METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following update to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site:
"Not much to report today. Not much to report today??!! What the fuck kind of a site are we running here? Somebody give me some fucking information here. Oh..it is supposed to come from me/us. I forgot that part.
"Boys and Girls, for helvede, welcome once again to what we in METALLICA world affectionately call 'CRUNCH TIME'! It's been a while since that crept up on us, actually about 3 1/2 years (since finishing up 'S&M'), but the shit is flying off the wheel BIGTIME. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the record, in between what seems like endless meetings about tours, production, art work, bass dudes...it's all a bit overwhelming, but challenging and in rare moments of not pulling out what little hair I have left, pretty fucking exciting to be doing this all over again, or rather, being fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to do it all over again.
"Sorry I haven't been as forthcoming with new information as I was before the holidays, but to be totally honest with you, I'm spending most of my time in the control room trying to put the best finishing touches on the latest 'floods of vomit' (hint, not the title) or, maybe that should read, sonic vomit from your friendly neighborhood San Francisco Heavy Metal Band. Right now I would love to spend the next ten sentences spewing at you about how much this is going to blow your minds, heaviest record ever made, the best thing we ever done, all that horse shit, but I know you have faith and I will just leave it at 'I think you will be very, very stoked'. Once again, the rest of the time is spent gearing the 'TALLICA monster up for some serious EAR SPANK on the road and everything that comes in the wake of that. Hence my time to post or go online is a little more limited than before, but Kirk is down there right now finishing up some guitar riffing, so I snuck out for a quick post and some love. We will share a lot of information in the very near future, as soon as the last few bits fall in to place. I know some of you are getting a little impatient and to be honest, so am I, but we're not much for spewing info out until it's pretty well set, and not much for answering silly rumors. There will be a tidal wave coming your way soon, OK! It's called METALLICA, motherfucker. Jump in, strap yourselves down and come along for the ride if you can handle it. Love from the Metal Factory on a Wednesday afternoon, LARS."