Report: New Metallica Album To Hit Store Shelves In October?

Metallica fans could be getting new music as early as this fall, in the form of a new album.

According to the German newspaper, Bild, the band is looking to drop the follow-up to their 2008 album, Death Magnetic on October 14th of this year.

There has been no confirmation thus far from Metallica’s label, Universal, however the rumored release date seems to fall in line with the schedule James Hetfield spoke about just last month.

“We’re mixing it now, so hopefully by fall it’ll be out and hitting people’s ears,” Hetfield had said in an interview with NBCSN outside game four of the Stanley Cup Finals at the beginning of June.

Hetfield’s comments echoed those made by drummer Lars Ulrich back in May.

“If the record doesn’t come out this year then it won’t be because it’s not done,” Ulrich told Metal Forces Magazine back in the spring.

We await official confirmation on the rumors.

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