The New Megadeth Album Will Include a Mystery Cover Song


Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band’s new album, which is tentatively titled The Sick, the Dying and the Dead, is nearly finished. Mustaine also says that the album will include a cover song… although he hasn’t said what that cover song will be.

Speaking on Gimme Radio’s The Dave Mustaine Show, the guitarist/singer said (audio below):

“Lyrics, all done. Singing, almost all done. Guitar solos, in the process. And all the other little things that go on the record — the ear candy, the background vocals, the keyboards and percussion stuff — is also going down as we speak. [We’re] getting solos sent from Finland by [Megadeth guitarist] Kiko [Loureiro], which is a really cool thing. And I just got a really cool lyric from [Megadeth bassist] David Ellefson sent over. Now it’s my job to finish writing his lyric and make it into a song. And then that is going to be the last lyric on the record. So I’m pretty stoked. And I can’t wait to tell you what cover song we chose for this record. I’ll tell you soon. I think you’ll get it. I’ve been giving you guys hints for a while. But I haven’t really let anybody know.”

In the past, Megadeth has covered artists ranging from Black Sabbath to Nancy Sinatra to the Sex Pistols. You can enjoy some of those below.

Megadeth’s follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia is tentatively scheduled for release later this year, although Ellefson recently said that the band may not put it out until after the pandemic.

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