Metallica has been pretty busy lately, which may explain why they probably won't release a new album until late 2014 or even 2015. So what's keeping these guys so busy? Well if you haven't heard the band has a movie coming out. Yes, they are attempting a Rob Zombie on us Buzzhead!

The band has enough material to make a new album, or at least that's what frontman James Hetfield told Billboard on Wednesday, he also said that the delay is because of the bands movie Metallica Thru The Never. "I want it to be done yesterday, and you know, this movie is keeping us pretty busy at this point and it's taking a lot of our time and effort. We're having to tour some obscure places to pay for this movie, so we're having to go make some money, so the touring is keeping us from getting in here and finishing the record. Right now the focus is the movie."

The first trailer for Metallica Thru The Never hit the internet on Wednesday night and the movie itself will be hitting IMAX screens on September 27th here in the States, with a wider release coming on October 4. Drummer Lars Ulrich is currently at the Cannes Film Festival  in France shopping the movie around to international distributors. The movie is all about a Metallica crew member who is sent on a mission while the band is playing an arena and from the trailer below, you can see things don't always go as planned. The movie is suppose to mix your usual kind of story line with a bunch of Metallica concert footage.

So don't get your hopes up for new Metallica music because like we have all been told, it's going to be a while. Hetfield also commented on the making of the bands 10th studio album, saying "We've gone through maybe one-tenth of the material that's on our riffs CDs. We've got enough for an album, we just haven't had enough time to really focus on it and dial in and start whittling it into these masterpieces, hopefully."

While there's no new music, you can still see Metallica in concert. They will be playing the Orion Music + More festival on Belle Island in Detroit on June 8th and 9th alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and more.