Megadeth are back in the studio for their 16th album

“It begins #megadeth16”

MegadethDave Mustaine of Megadeth
performs during the Stone Free Festival at The O2 Arena on June 16,
2018 in London, England

Megadeth have
confirmed that they’re in the studio laying down tracks for the
follow-up to 2016’s ‘Dystopia’.

The band shared the news on social media with pictures of them
in a recording studio, captioned: “It begins #megadeth16.”

The US thrash metal legends had previously
posted footage of rehearsal sessions
for their forthcoming
16th studio album though it wasn’t clear if recording had
started.

Ready to thrash! @VerbeurenDirk

#megadeth16

#preproduction
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— Megadeth (@Megadeth)
May 14, 2019

The Cheshire Cat is smiling! Enjoy a lil
tease. ⁦@Megadeth
@VerbeurenDirk

#Album16
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— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine)
November 5, 2018

Guitarist Dave Mustaine told
Music Radar
in March that the band is aiming to put 12 or 13
tracks on the new album. “My contract says I’m only supposed to
do eight songs a record and I just can’t do that – it feels
like cheating,” he said.

“When I grew up listening to vinyl, it was a lot easier to buy
a record and be happy with 45 minutes of music. When the digital
world came, the paradigm changed – a musical offering needs a lot
more.

“People aren’t satisfied and hit fast-forward a lot. So
right now, we know we’re off to a good start. This new material
is only going to get better and better.”

Additionally, in April the band’s bassist David Ellefson told
the Talkin’
Rock With Meltdown
podcast that the album is more likely to hit
shelves in 2020 than this year.

‘Warheads On Foreheads’, the band’s compilation album, was
released at the end of March. It was accompanied by a 350-page
graphic novel that pays tribute to the band who are this year
celebrating their 35th anniversary.

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Megadeth are back in the studio for their 16th album