Kirk Hammett tells Guitar World magazine that the band will be buckling down in September to get to work on the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.
"We totally want to make an album," Hammett said. "But...we have families now. It's gonna be summertime soon and it's hard to work [then] because the kids are out of school."
Hammett also laid out a timetable for the band to get to work on the new album, "September is gonna be the time when we buckle down," he said. "I know I told everyone it was gonna be last January…but that's just the way it goes!"