Megadeth Have Entered The Studio To Record Their New Album
We already know that Megadeth have a new album planned for 2019 — one Dave Mustaine assures fans is “heavy as hell.” Now, a recent post on the band’s Twitter has let everyone know that the recording process for Megadeth’s next album is officially underway.
Megadeth tweeted the following photos of the band set up in a studio in Franklin, Tennessee, with the caption, ‘It begins. #megadeth16.’
No word yet on a release date, but we’ll keep you posted.
In an exclusive interview with Kerrang!, Dave said that he already has a handful of songs written for the album, and was hoping to drop it in 2019.
“I’ve got about eight songs written myself at this point,” Dave told Kerrang! exclusively. “Of this eight probably three are completely done musically, to the point where I would record them tomorrow. I want to get in the studio and start woodshedding until I have the material we need or until the guys come and start contributing – because I welcome their songwriting. It’s just getting us all in the same room and waiting for the inspiration.”
“Hopefully a 2019 release,” added Mustaine. “I thought it would be out this summer but we’ve been on tour for a while and when we came home the guys went their separate ways. They have to pay their bills.
“Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] hasn’t been in the band very long so he doesn’t have any real income from Megadeth,” continued Dave. “Being in a smaller band as well, he had things he needed to do and I totally support him playing with other people when Megadeth aren’t on the road. Same with Kiko [Loureiro]. He’s a very talented musician and he would not feel fulfilled if all he ever did was make Megadeth records. I don’t believe it would be right to keep Kiko just playing in Megadeth because he plays bossa nova and calypso and classical and metal and rock…he can play anything. So if I said he could only play with us, shame on me.”
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