Metallica is planning on heading back into the studio to work on the follow up to 2008's Death Magnetic.
The new record, whenever it is completed, will be the bands tenth studio album. The Rick Rubin produced Death Magnetic, was a large commercial and critical success. It was certified double platinum and was nominated for five Grammy Awards. The record was considered to a be a big comeback from St. Anger, which was panned by critics and fans alike. It is unclear if producer Rick Rubin will once again produce, if they will return to long time producer Bob Rock or go in an entirely new direction.
Metallica did collaborate with Lou Reed on LuLu prior to his passing late last year.
The band will be looking to build off of some successful ventures including recently becoming the first band to play on all seven continents after a show in Antarctica, as well as their critically acclaimed concert film Through the Never.
There are no details on exactly how long the band will be in the studio or as to when fans can expect to hear the record, but it's in the works.