Metallica names album 'Death Magnetic'

New release due in September

NEW YORK -- Metallica's new album will be titled "Death Magnetic" and is expected in September via Warner Bros. The news was revealed over the weekend on the band's Web site.

No new material has been played live at the band's handful of recent shows, but British journalists have heard rough mixes of six untitled songs, several of which cross the seven-minute mark.

"Death Magnetic" was produced by Rick Rubin and is the follow-up to 2003's "St. Anger," which has sold 1.76 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

After its Friday headlining slot at Bonnaroo, the band is taking a month off before hitting the European festival circuit through late July.