The band have planned that once they will complete with their 3-D concert film they will be heading back towards studio for the preparation of their album.
Drummer Lars Ulrich said: "We're gonna basically just concentrate on new music and try to get another Metallica record done."
He said frontman James Hetfield has lots of new ideas, adding: "Every time he picks up a guitar there's some brilliant riff that comes out of him.
"I try to make sure that they're all recorded and try to do my best to keep up with them and try to put some drums behind them.
"So there are, obviously, tons of ideas sitting around waiting to be had at in terms of turning ideas of James' into songs."