Without much in the way of context, we can report tonight that drummer Shawn Drover has quit Megadeth. Drover released the below statement regarding his departure from the band.
“After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you.
Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey."
Megadeth has yet to release any official statement regarding Drover quitting, which I would imagine will include a sentence or two about if they still plan on hitting up the studio in early 2015 or not. Drover was the drummer for Megadeth from 2004 to 2014 and has performed on the group's last four records.
Update: Not long after Drover announced he was leaving, guitarist Chris Broderick also quit Megadeth.