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New Metallica Album To Be Released Online?
Alex Denney , November 26th, 2008 12:54

Metal icons put aside web doubts to consider online release

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Metallica may decide to release their next album online, reckons drummer Lars Ulrich - but fans shouldn't trouble their clicking fingers for a good while yet.

Ulrich said the band would consider a number of options for the release of their follow-up to Death Magnetic, which closed out their record deal with Warner Brothers in September.

"We're free of our record contract," Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "We have that element of complete freedom with the next record, so we can do whatever we want. We could do an Internet thing or even put it on (American hockey player) Andy Greene's record label."

He added that the band are in no rush to record another album in the near future:

"I wouldn't hold my breath for another Metallica record. I'm still decompressing and coming down from the whole experience of the last one, but if we spit one out every four or five years that's not so bad."

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