METALLICA's Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that his recent contribution to the soundtrack of the Netflix film "Triple Frontier" has made him ponder the idea of doing more scoring work in the future. "I started thinking what it would be like one day to make a score for a film only out of drums and rhythmic instruments," he said. "It would not have a score or any kind of melodic instruments — just rhythms and pulses and beats. You can go so many places in how you manipulate the sound. It would be super fun."
Released earlier this month, "Triple Frontier", which was directed by J.C. Chandor ("Margin Call", "All Is Lost", "A Most Violent Year"), stars Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal as a group of five former special forces operatives who reunite to steal a drug lord's fortune.
Lars got involved with "Triple Frontier" last fall when Chandor called him out of the blue with the offer of drumming on the movie's soundtrack. Ulrich recorded his parts before Christmas in the studio at METALLICA's headquarters in San Rafael, California and worked through the scenes. Greg Fidelman, who produced METALLICA's last LP, "Hardwired … To Self-Destruct", helmed the session. "It was hitting hard and hitting softer and sort of imagining there was a 'thunder' button to make things louder or softer," Ulrich said. "It was awesome."
METALLICA performed the final North American show of the "WorldWired" touring cycle on March 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band's 18-song set closed out a run of arena shows that set several attendance records this year, including recent dates at venues in Wichita, Kansas, Raleigh, North Carolina, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Indianapolis.
The trek was the band's second on these shores in support of "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", following a summer stadium jaunt in 2017. The tour was METALLICA's first full-length tour of North America in eight years.
METALLICA will head to Europe and Australia later this year before ending the tour cycle for "Hardwired".