Metallica frontman says he can't wait to record a new album

James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica , revealed that the band is preparing to enter the studio at the beginning of next year.

The last album released was "Death Magnetic", 2008. The band had already said it had more than 600 song ideas ready for a new album.

"If all goes well, we will start recording soon," the singer said, "I can not wait. We have much material to work with. This takes some time; because there's a lot of good stuff. I know I just need few songs, but we are looking at about 800 riffs. It’s kind of crazy we've been through some that are now ready to begin."

Hetfield also said that the band needed a break after the recordings of their film "Metallica: Through The Never". "I know we do need to rest after this, get this movie out of our heads. It took a lot of time and effort, will hopefully start recording our next album some time in the spring."

The documentary of the band, Metallica: Through The Never, debuted in theaters on October 4.