Dave Mustaine has revealed the working title for the next MEGADETH album.
As part of an appearance at this past Saturday's (January 9) Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp masterclass, the guitarist/vocalist said about the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" (hear audio below): "The tentative album title we have right now is called 'The Sick, The Dying And The Dead'. We may change that, because there's some other titles, and I usually change the titles four or five times before I settle on anything."
Last month, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" that Mustaine was still laying down his vocal and guitar tracks for the band's new album. "Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and I did our stuff back in May and June, and then Dave and Kiko [Loureiro, guitar] were laying guitars down, and then over to vocals, and et cetera, et cetera," he said. "So it's moving along well, actually."
In October, Mustaine told "The Five Count" radio show that MEGADETH's new LP will "probably" be "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.'"