Megadeth vocalist Dave Mustaine has shared a few major updates regarding the bands’ new album. Mustaine has revealed a provisional release date for the new album and has revealed that the band are organising a huge tour, in a similar vein to Gigantour.
In an interview with Rock Talk, Mustaine divulged:
“We’ve been putting new music up in my Dropbox. And the stuff that Dirk’s been playing along to it is scary. We’ve never had any of those blast-beat kind of things in our music before… Some of the drumming on this is mind-blowing. It’s making me a better guitar player again, which I love. But I never thought we were gonna be playing this fast or this aggressive again.”
In regards to the albums release date:
“We’re hoping April of next year. We’ve got a huge festival that we’re gonna be announcing and I’ll have management tell you everything as soon as possible”
And the tour:
“It’s really a big deal. It’s kind of an equivalent of Gigantour, but it’s a much fresher idea. We’ve got that set up in about 10 cities in April. We’re gonna do that again for a three-day weekend in the middle of the year, and then we’re gonna do probably about another 10 of those dates at the latter part of the year.
This album will be Megadeth’s 16th album, following up 2016’s Grammy-winning Dystopia. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of Megadeth.