Clash: Our New Symphonic Overlords: Metallica On 'S&M2'
Metallica have always been a future-focussed beast. An unstoppable force in heavy music, the thrash icons simply power through any obstacles in their way – whether that’s record industry politics, the shifting critical tides, or even a global pandemic. Speaking to Clash on the phone from his home on the American west coast, Lars Ulrich is busy putting a positive gloss on a somewhat mystifying year. Metallica’s plans were altered, but the group escaped relatively unscathed; they have their health, he points out, and lockdown meant that he got to spend more time with his family – something he doesn’t often get during hectic touring periods.