Metallica Plot New Studio Album

Oh, and a 3D film...

Metallica have revealed that they will begin work on their new studio album next year.

Metallica remain one of the biggest metal groups on the planet. Capable of selling out stadiums, the band's return-to-their-roots 2008 set 'Death Magnetic' delighted fans.

Since then, the thrash legends have focussed primarily on touring alongside that Lou Reed collaboration. Now, though, Lars Ulrich has revealed that Metallica intend to get back into the studio next year.

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, the drummer said: "We'll have run out of excuses for not doing it by then. 2014 will be all about making a new Metallica record". (via NME)

Alongside this, Metallica are also previewing a new 3D film. 'Through The Never' is unusual in that it matches concert footage to a fictional plot, with Dane DeHaan set to play a roadie who ends up on a surreal adventure.

Unveiling the trailer at Comic-Com, you can watch the clip below.

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