Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying and The Dead
2020 has been a remarkably tough year, especially for metalheads and the frontman, one and only Dave Mustaine from Megadeth. He worked devotedly to complete their last album despite being diagnosed with throat cancer and the pandemic. As the metal community has been patiently waiting to hear it, Mustaine announced the working title as "The Sick, The Dying and The Dead" in a live Q&A session.
“So I’m fine right now. I’m back in training and back to playing. And we’ve got, I think, probably one of the most ferocious records we’ve done since ‘Rust In Peace’. David Ellefson, he’s a pretty good barometer of things, and when he did his bass parts, he went, ‘Man, my arm is killing me. I can’t believe this.’” -Dave Mustaine
Bassist David Ellefson stated the new record includes harder riffs than anything off “Rust in Peace” and called it “insanely progressive”. We heard a little teaser in a Q&A session and also Mustaine shared a teaser from his twitter account which includes heavy drums and the band’s first drummer, Dirk Verbeuren.
The due date of the album is officially declared but seems like it will stay in the band's inner circle. At least we know 2021 will bring us an album that is a milestone for Megadeth, and maybe for the history of progressive metal. Stay in the loop to track further updates!