Dave Mustaine Is in the Studio Working on the New Megadeth Album
When Dave Mustaine revealed last week that he’s been diagnosed with throat cancer, he told fans that although the diagnosis would mean Megadeth would have to cancel all of their 2019 tour plans save for the Megacruise, “Kiko [Loureiro], David [Ellefson], Dirk [Verbeuren] and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.” And while absolutely no one would blame Mustaine if he took a break from studio work while he undergoes treatment, he really is in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia.
Evidence? The below photo shared by Verbeuren, who calls Mustaine “a true warrior,” asking fans to “keep Dave and his family in our thoughts.”
It’s unlikely that Megadeth’s sixteenth full-length album, which will reportedly contain 12-13 songs, will be released this year, especially given that Mustaine can’t do any promotion right now. But his prognosis is good — the treatment he’s undergoing has a 90% success rate — so it seems like a safe bet that the record will see the light of day in 2020.