Kirk Hammett Says He Has “A Lot of Really Kick-Ass, Great Material” For Next Metallica Album

October 14, 2019

A few years ago, news broke that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett lost his phone that contained over 500 musical ideas before they recorded their latest album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, meaning he found himself little to the final cut. However, in an interview with Cosmo Music, Hammett says he has "overcompensated" since then by putting together a new collection of material.

“I have a lot of stuff written that I’ve put aside for the band – a lot of stuff,” Kirk says. “Because last album, I didn’t have any stuff, ’cause I lost most of my ideas when I lost my phone – over 500 musical ideas… It took me a long time to recover from that. And I got it into my head I had to produce twice as much – basically, I overcompensated. So, as it stands, as we speak, I have a lot of material – really kick-ass, great material – that I just can’t wait to show the other guys and turn into some music, record, get the album out and have more kick-ass metal.”

So what kind of material can Metallica fans hope to expect from Kirk in the next album? "Just kick-ass heavy metal, that's all."