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Metallica Going Down To The Wire On Hardwired

09/17/2016
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Metallica

(Metal Hammer) Metallica frontman James Hetfield says the band are still making small adjustments to 10th album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' - even though there are just nine weeks to go before it's released.

He reports that the music for the double-disc title has now been completed, but says the continuing work is down to their perfectionist attitude. And he adds that the band are taking a "can't please them all" approach to the fact that some people have started criticizing the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' without having heard it.

Hetfield tells 93.3 WMMR: "You can call us perfectionists if you want, and I will too. But there's always something - you know, 'Ah, this is a little too long-winded. Let's cut this out. Let's make this a little more potent.'

"We're craftsmen and we want to make this as sharp and potent as possible. So all the way up to the last minute, even running order, there's always something we're thinking about and trying to make it the best."

He adds: "It is, by all means, done as far as songs go. So it's just artwork and little things here and there we're still working on." The frontman describes Hardwired… To Self-Destruct as "diverse" but says that lead track Hardwired is "a summary of a lot of the feel around the album."

He continues: "That's definitely one of the shorter songs on the record. We've been known to have long songs and there's a few of those." Read more here.

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