Dave Mustaine Speaks On “Heavy” New Material For Next Megadeth Album


Megadeth frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine has given Kerrang! an brief update on where the band are at with their sixteenth studio album. Speaking of that and a song they are working on for it tentatively titled “The Dogs Of Chernobyl“, he offered:

“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.

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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.”

When the album does arrive it will be their first with drummer Dirk Verbeuren (ex-Soilwork), who joined the band in 2016.