Metallica are heading into the studio in a couple months. Drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the news to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, telling them that “there’s a really good vibe in the band at the moment” so “it won’t be that long before [they] start working on a new album.” Lars thinks they’ll “get the creative process going in March or April” then head into the studio. Read the full translated interview at Blabbermouth.net.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had this to say in the article:

"There's a really good vibe in the band at the moment. In the past, we would be fed up with METALLICA whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different. Therefore it won't be that long before we start working on a new album. I think that we'll probably already get the creative process going in March or April and go into the studio. We really want to get back to METALLICA quickly because we are enjoying it so much right now."