Jun 232015

megadeth2015recordinglineup_638Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Guitar World magazine about the band’s long-awaited fifteenth album, which is currently being recorded at a Nashville studio for a late 2015 or early 2016 release. He said: ‘I think a lot of people are gonna be happy, because the music is really aggressive again.’ He continued: ‘There’s nothing too out of the ordinary on the record. I think probably the most noticeable thing will be how my playing with the San Diego Symphony [in April 2014] affected some of my guitar work. Learning Vivaldi and Bach and all that, there’s some stuff on the album where you can tell that made an impression on me. But there’s nothing like ‘Blackest Crow’ [from 2013’s “Super Collider”], and, lyrically, nothing like songs that were on [1999’s] “Risk”, talking about ecstasy or the breadline and stuff like that. These songs are definitely very dark. But is there anything unexpected? It depends what you expect. And anyway, to be predictably unpredictable… is still to be predictable.’

Regarding the songwriting process for Megadeth‘s new CD, Mustaine said: Continue reading »

Apr 132015

megadeth-kikoMegadeth has entered Lattitude Studio South in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee to begin recording its fifteenth album for a tentative late 2015 release.

A Portuguese-language video message from Megadeth‘s new Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro can be seen below.

Says Kiko: ‘Hey, everyone! I’m here in Nashville, Tennesee, at this beautiful place getting ready to record the fifteenth Megadeth album and I made this video to thank all of you for the messages and support in this new journey, specially my bandmates from Angra, who were the first to give me their blessing.’

‘As a musician, one of my main goals was to take the identity of Brazilian music to the world, so I’m very happy to be part of Megadeth now and share this achievement with you all.’ Continue reading »

Apr 082015

Megadeth-Logo Megadeth has finished writing 15 songs for its next album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be the band’s first to feature Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler.

In a new tweet, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine wrote:  I’m stoked so many people have reacted so positively about Kiko and Chris playing on this next record! Falling Upward again!’

He added in a separate tweet: ’15 songs finished being written. Just waiting for Jr. [Megadeth bassist David Ellefson] to arrive. He is gonna freak over Chris and Kiko.’ Continue reading »

Apr 072015

mustaineellefsonpromo_638In a brand new interview with Australia’s Glam Adelaide, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke about his relationship with the band’s mainman, Dave Mustaine, and how it was affected by Mustaine‘s conversion to Christianity.

‘As far as faith goes, it brings people together,’ Ellefson responded. ‘It has as far as Megadeth goes anyway; it’s given us a common menu to read from. The faith part of it has helped in a really cool way; it’s a commonality for us.’

He continued: ‘I believe that there’s a fundamental idea of God inside each of us, however you choose to understand it. It’s made things so much better for us — our music, lives and everything else, actually.’

Ellefson, who has lived through the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle associated with the music industry, also offered a message for those going through a tough time right now. Continue reading »

Apr 022015

KikoLoureiro-DaveMustaineBrazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, has joined Megadeth.

Says Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine: ‘I first met Kiko around 8 years ago for a cover shoot for Burrn! magazine. I had no idea who he was, other than the fact he was tremendously talented and that the staff from Burrn! held him in high regard. Since then, I’ve come to see what a guitar virtuoso he is, and I’m deeply encouraged by his depth and talent.’

He continued: ‘Very few Megadeth alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko.’

‘As Frank Sinatra says’, ‘the best is yet to come!’ Continue reading »