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He reveals that the band's reaction in the studio was full of immense positivity listening back to what they've done so far: "We sat back and listened, and, man, me and Dave and Dirk [Verbeuren, drums], we were just, like, going, 'Holy heck, man. That's just scorching.' I mean, you could see the fire burning off the Pro Tools; it was just so good. I don't wanna keep boasting about it, ’cause I'd hate to let you down, but in the room, in the moment, it was pretty spectacular, man."
While the album isn't finished yet, David says that Megadeth's intention is to kick things back into gear in "the middle of 2021", with the record hopefully complete by that point.
"We should have certainly some new music, if not the whole new record, in place and be ready to drop some new music around the touring," he says. "And, of course, that just gets everybody excited and kind of keeps the whole train rolling for the next few years."
Dave Mustaine also offered an update on the progress Megadeth have made on album number 16, explaining to Loudwire on November 16 that they're putting finishes touches on things before he starts laying down his vocals and guitar solos: "Kiko [Loureiro, guitar] is back in Finland now and we've been communicating remotely about what we want to finish wrapping up with all of the guitar parts and some other little timpani stuff."