Megadeth have checked in from Franklin, TN where they are currently working on album #16, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to Dystopia from 2016.
— Megadeth (@Megadeth) May 10, 2019
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently spoke about the progress being made on Megadeth’s next studio album, during a recent interview on Detroit radio station 101 WRIF with Meltdown.
During the chat, Ellefson stated, “We were obviously planning to do the Ozzy / Megadeth tour, and now that that’s been pushed back to next year, in a way, probably opens up a perfect window for us to really get in now [and focus on the new album]. All things happen for a reason, so I think on the Megadeth schedule, it’s probably maybe good timing, actually, to just go right in, and we’re gonna definitely be really hunkering down now to get that going. Because we have some of our own shows in August that have been on the books — there’s actually a few more coming in now — there’s Rock In Rio, and that’s early October, and then there’s the MegaCruise.”
“As much as we were hoping to have a record out this year, looking at how the Dystopia timeline was where we were working on it early in 2015, we started doing some shows later that year, we put out a heavy track, ‘Fatal Illusion’, and then the record dropped in early 2016. So, in this case, sometime probably early 2020 is my thought that that’s probably when the record will be ready to come out.”
Listen to the entire interview here.
Aug 09 – Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL
Aug 10 – RiverEdge Park, Aurora, IL
Aug 17 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Sep 21 – Rockfest, São Paulo, Brazil
Oct 04 – ROCK IN RIO 2019, Barra Da Tijuca, Brazil
Oct 11 – EXIT 111, Manchester, TN
Oct 13 – MegaCruise 2019, Los Angeles, CA
Megadeth’s fifteenth studio album “Dystopia” has been released on frontman and guitarist Dave Mustaine‘s Tradecraft label via Universal on January 22, 2016. The album was produced by Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw and features cover artwork by Brent Elliot White.
“Dystopia” was the first album to feature Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra.
Our review of “Dystopia” can be found here.