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Metallica Shares Video Of James Hetfield Recording The Band's New Album In The Studio

Get a sneak peak of Metallica's first studio album since 2008's <i>Death Magnetic</i>.

Metal fans were thrilled last week when James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett revealed that Metallica is currently recording a new album. And now we've got proof! Today they shared a video on the band's new website, showing Hetfield hard at work on new material. It will be their first studio album since 2008's Death Magnetic.

Lars Ulrich served as "host" for the clip, intended as a special bonus for those who've signed up for their newly-free fan club. After talking about the new site and fan club, he leads the camera through the studio doors to capture Hetfield recording guitar tracks with producer Greg Fidelman. The moment may be short, but it's definitely a sweet taste of what's to come. Sign up for their site here!

“It’s heavy. We’ve got some heavy stuff going, Hammett recently told Ultimate Classic Rock. "It delivers on that front for sure. You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of Death Magnetic.”