updated - June 21, 2018 Thursday EDT
Megadeth is expected to finally release their new album in January!
And while waiting for the highly anticipated release to happen, Dave Mustaine has gamely shared details of the band's new album.
According to a Revolver Magazine report, Mustaine talked about the band's plans to bring back its glory days by bringing its original thrash sound to new listeners.
"There's a lot of riffing going on in there, that's for damn sure," he said of Megadeth's new album. "There's a lot of solos, a lot of pounding drums and bass. I knew from the start that I wanted to go back to my roots, and I wanted to make a thrash record."
He also has a message to the band's haters, who have been very skeptikal about their come back.
"Over the years we've always said, 'We're going back to our roots,'" he said. "But the naysayers, they just want 'Rust In Peace' 20 times, which is never gonna happen."
"Because I've never written the same song twice. Unlike a lot of other rock and metal bands that, you know, they rely on a set formula, I try and make the songs all different."
As confident as he is of the Megadeth's new album, Mustaine talked to Loud Wire to discuss the "upgraded" sound the band has now been able to come up with, with the help of new members, Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler take replacing former members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover.
"My expectations are so incredibly high that I don't know that we'll ever have one of those shows, but as far as did it make me happy?" Mustaine said of the new members' contribution to the Megadeth album. "I was completely chuffed."
"In no way is this meant to be offensive to Shawn or Chris, but we've definitely upgraded talent wise, personality wise, friendship wise."
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