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Metallica News Round-Up: New Album Update, Hetfield Collaboration With Heart

Looks like work on Metallica’s new album is taking a step in the right direction.

Fans who are Met Club members caught wind of the positive news in a special Q&A on the 20th anniversary of the album Load in which the piece was prefaced by author Dan Nykolayko with, “I managed to corner Lars and James at HQ before they locked themselves in the control room with Greg Fidelman to start mixing the new album.”

So, we’re still likely a ways away from release, but as we previously stated, this is still a step in the right direction.

In other Metallica news:  James Hetfield will be appearing on Heart’s new album Beautiful Broken, which is due out July 8th.  The album will be comprised of re-recorded and reworked tracks from various Heart demos, unreleased material and three new tracks.  Hetfield appears on the album’s first single/title track.  Take a listen to the preview below!

Heart - "Beautiful Broken" Teaser

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.