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Dave Mustaine Has "About Eight Songs" For New MEGADETH Album

Posted by on March 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

One of the most anticipated releases of 2019 is the next Megadeth record. It will be the first where new drummer Dirk Verbeuren plays on the album.

Mustaine keeps talking about how heavy the album sounds, but we haven't heard much more than that, until now. In a new interview with Music Radar, Mustaine offered a progress report on the follow up to 2016's Dystopia:

"Whenever I've been home, I've been working on new music from 10 in the morning to seven at night," he said. "My co-producer Chris Rakestraw from the 'Dystopia' team has been helping with pre-production on songs. I have about eight songs and there's one which is just unanimously everyone's favorite, which is great… I'm not saying there's only one good song so far though, haha! Let's just say whenever I have that first song everyone gets excited about, I know I'm on my way to another great record…

"We're going to do 12 or 13 tracks this time," he continued. "My contract says I'm only supposed to do eight songs a record and I just can't do that — it feels like cheating.

"When I grew up listening to vinyl, it was a lot easier to buy a record and be happy with 45 minutes of music. When the digital world came, the paradigm changed — a musical offering needs a lot more. People aren't satisfied and hit fast-forward a lot. So right now, we know we're off to a good start; this new material is only going to get better and better…"

Between a new album, a cruise and a tour with Ozzy, Mustaine has plenty to keep him and his band busy this year.

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