David Ellefson: Recording of the New Megadeth Album Is “Officially Underway”

  • Axl Rosenberg

As if there was any doubt, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has now confirmed that recording of the band’s new album is, indeed, “officially underway.”

Ellefson tells The Metal Circus:

“Recording happens in various stages. First, the basic tracks, which, for us, is bass and drums. And then the rhythm guitars, and then starting to put some vocals down and solos and all the embellishments of extra guitars and whatever layers of melody and stuff. The main thing, the first thing we wanted to get done was drums and bass, so me and Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] were working on that this last week.

“So, look, it’s underway. I think that’s the good news now — the album is officially underway. We’ve been writing it since late 2017 — our last show was in Buenos Aires, Argentina back in November of 2017. And then the intention from there was just to get started composing. But it’s on its way — the ship is sailing, which is great.”

I wouldn’t expect to hear this thing until 2021, especially given the inherent issues with being able to promote it properly this year. Here’s hoping the wait is worth it.


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