Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has returned to studio to record vocals for band’s sixteenth studio album.
The band posted an image on social media accompanied with following message: “Vocals are being laid down and they sound KILLER! Quiet when recording please…”
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson discussed how global pandemic will impact on releasing band’s upcoming album in a recent interview with U.K.’s TotalRock Radio.
“We’re working on album number sixteen, and just finishing it up now,” Ellefson said. “We’ve got a big year of touring lined up — festivals in Europe; the big ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’ is rescheduled for July and August this year; Rock In Rio in Brazil in September. And it’s all confirmed, but it depends on what — COVID has a say in this matter, unfortunately.
“So there’s this undecided third factor spinning over there with the pandemic that we’re just all doing the best we can to play around that,” he continued. “And the same with the MEGADETH release schedule, being able to put things out. We’re gonna wanna be able to get on the road and promote it. It doesn’t make sense to drop a brand new record in the middle of a pandemic and not be able to support that.
“And so if that means we have to push things back a little bit so that it can be the most effective to tour it and support it, then I’m sure those are decisions that are being made… Quite honestly, those are decisions that get updated pretty much weekly inside the MEGADETH camp.”
Mustaine recently revealed that tentative title for the new MEGADETH album is The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead.