No MEGADETH album before 2020 says DAVID ELLEFSON
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17/04/2019 14:29 - Published By Wahm Team

David Ellefson was interviewed by Meltdown (Wrif Radio - Detroit) about MEGADETH writing process and new album.

He declared that unfortunately fans will have to wait about one year for their new album to be released.

Dystopia which is a fucking good album was released in 2016 with Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) on drums.

So new album will be the first one to feature Dirk Verbeuren on drums. Will it have an effect on song writing and overall quality ?

Wait and see...

Ellefson explained:

"We shut down pretty much the end of 2017, was when we wrapped up in South America. And then the intention was 2018 would be writing a new album. He said

Probably our biggest challenge is we don't live in the same cities — Kiko and Dirk are in L.A.; I'm in Scottsdale; Dave's over in Nashville.

And Nashville is kind of the creative hub of our operation, where we rehearse and we do everything. We did only about eight weeks of shows last year that kind of came up in Europe and Mexico and stuff. But it's funny, we have a Dropbox folder that we all access. But it's organized well, where we keep track of what people are putting in there and contributing.

Ellefson continued: "We were obviously planning to do the Ozzy/MEGADETH tour, and now that that's been pushed back to next year, in a way, probably opens up a perfect window for us to really get in now.

All things happen for a reason, so I think on the MEGADETH schedule, it's probably maybe good timing, actually, to just go right in, and we're gonna definitely be really hunkering down now to get that going. Because we have some of our own shows in August that have been on the books. There's actually a few more coming in now, for example there's Rock In Rio, and that's early October, and then there's the MegaCruise. As much as we were hoping to have a record out this year.

Looking at how the 'Dystopia' timeline was where we were working on it early in 2015, we started doing some shows later that year, we put out a heavy track, 'Fatal Illusion', and then the record dropped in early 2016. So, in this case, sometime probably early 2020 is my thought that that's probably when the record will be ready to come out."