Megadeth has now confirmed that they are heading back into the studio to record their sixteenth album.
2020 is turning out to be a great year for Megadeth, with Dave Mustaine confirming that he is now 100 percent cancer-free, and now the good news keeps on coming. The band has confirmed that they will be entering the studio to record a brand new album before they hit the road with Lamb of God this summer.
Megadeth just wrapped up their European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves, and they took to Facebook to share their sentiments.
“We wanted to thank the bands we played with, our amazing hardworking crew who help us put on the best show possible night after night, the venues, security, & our die-hard fans who travelled far and wide to see us play. It means the world to us! An extra special thank you to Cullen and Ellie at Adidas for setting us up with these amazing jackets! Kept us warm in these beautiful frozen European cities,” the band wrote on their Facebook post.
“We are heading home for a brief break, record album 16 and then preparing for our summer tour with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames.”
Read the full post below.
Megadeth began pre-production for their sixteenth studio album in May of last year, just a month prior to Mustaine’s cancer diagnosis. The frontman already had 13 songs written for the album by that point, but things were put on hold while he underwent treatment.
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Dave Mustaine jumped back on the road with Megadeth in late-January after completing his throat cancer treatments last October. The band’s halfway through a 24-date European tour – a ballsy undertaking for someone in recovery, but an indication of Mustaine’s overall condition.
During a show at London’s 12,000-cap Wembley Arena on January 31, Mustaine told the crowd his doctor had given him the all-clear. He reportedly detoured into a discussion about his fight with cancer halfway through the show.