RollingStones.com reports that "Metallica prepare to go into their Northern California studio next month to record their next album". This is good news for metallica fans like me. Hopefully the album will be released at the end of the year. Metallica have said in interviews that "the band will change the music a bit, harder, although not a step back, but a big step forward in the right direction". Only time will tell how it will be, but I think that this albums is going to be their best, because they wanna give something to the fans that were mad at them because of the whole napster scandal.