METALLICA Bassist Says 'Hardwired' Album Is 'Doing Incredibly Well'

April 3, 2017

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo was interviewed by Cooperativa before the band's April 1 concert at Lollapalooza Chile in Santiago. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked if he is happy with the response to METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", Trujillo said: "Yeah, the album's been very well received. It's doing incredibly well. I mean, I don't know if we could have asked for a better release.

"You never know what people are gonna think of your record. And for this album to so well received, and we get to do it our way. And I really am proud of the production; I love the sound of the bass — I think it's very powerful."

Trujillo also talked about the musical similarities between some of the songs on "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" and those on METALLICA's earlier albums. He said: "We write together. I feel like 'Death Magnetic' was a first step and then this is a second step, and I feel good about the third step for the future. That's the thing — everything feels great. You know, a new producer who gets great sounds, who's a part of the team; new ideas, new tour… It's a great place to be. When you get into your career a little bit older, but you're still having fun."

The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicks off in Baltimore and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.

The first European leg of "WorldWired" kicks off on September 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and stretches through November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland.


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