Dave Mustaine of the american heavy metal band Megadeth performing live at Carroponte, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy on 8 August 2017. (Photo by Roberto Finizio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Megadeth currently have their hands full working on their new album – a follow-up to their 2016 record “Dystopia.” They expect to release it in a few months. It’s also the first release to feature the work of new drummer Dirk Verbeuren who joined the group around three years ago.
In an interview with Kerrang!, frontman Dave Mustaine revealed an update about their sixteenth studio album and what his son thinks about the tracks.
“We’re trying to keep with that real heavy thing.
“Dystopia was more of us doing what makes us feel good; there’s a lot of super heavy, fast drumming at the end of some songs. My son was in here two days ago and when we were doing Dystopia he was listening to the songs and making comments, and the ones he commented on were the ones that got the best response.
“When he came over this time, we were working on a song that has the tentative title The Dogs Of Chernobyl, and the intro riff has kind of a Hungarian guitar part, kind of like something Mercyful Fate did on Into The Coven. The song comes in super powerful and strong, and my son goes ‘Oh god that’s heavy as hell!’ and I just started laughing.”
Megadeth will also release “Warheads On Foreheads”, a greatest-hits album which will feature 35 remastered tracks handpicked by Mustaine.
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