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Metallica have material, but no time for new album

Metallica have material, but no time for new album

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Metallica's James Hetfield says they have enough material for a new album, but that doesn't mean fans will be able to get their hands on it any time soon.  He tells "Billboard" he and his bandmates have done a little jamming, but they've just been too busy to start "whittling" out new songs for what would be their first full-length album since 2008's "Death Magnetic." 

Metallica have been busy with live performances around the world lately, and Hetfield says they're currently focused on their upcoming 3D concert film and their second Orion Music + More festival. 

"Metallica Through the Never" is scheduled to hit IMAX theaters on September 27th, while the Orion fest kicks off June 8th in Detroit. 

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