Metallica fans today are accustomed to waiting long lengths of time between releases. Eight years spanned Hardwired… To Self-Destruct and Death Magnetic, and there were five before that. But perhaps work on their next record will be much quicker, according to Kirk Hammett in a new interview. The guitarist spoke with Australia's Mixdown magazine and hinted that the band could hit the studio after their "WorldWired" tour wraps in November. "We're in our third year since "Hardwired". Maybe we can get a bit more focus and go into the studio a bit sooner. I have a ton of material. I've over-compensated, so I'm ready to go anytime," Hammett reveals.