By Martin Dover
The past week, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been talking to fans on Cameo. Here, he made some interesting points regarding the upcoming Megadeth album. As of yet, this album does not have a title, but according to Mustaine it is nearly done and will be released at some point in 2021.
Replying to the fan who asked about its release date, he said “It won’t be long. It’s a matter of finishing the parts when I get home today and tomorrow. Our bass parts are all done. And it won’t be long.” With this said, this is the news that all Megadeth fans have been waiting for.
It has now been nearly 4 years since the metal group released an album, which was Dystopia in 2018. Since then though, Mustaine has kept busy, previously beating throat cancer last year and even earning a belt promotion in martial arts in early 2021. However, he also added some important information regarding the bass player David Ellefson.
In May of this year, Ellefson left Megadeth after a sexually explicit video emerged with him and a woman who was not his wife. When asked about this situation on Cameo, Mustaine said “We are making progress. The record’s being completed, and we’re gonna have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had. Which should be relatively quick because the person we’re talking to is a stellar bass player. And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward.”
With this said, the future of Ellefson and Megadeth looks to be in the balance. Interestingly, earlier this year, Ellefson released a found footage horror movie called Dwellers.