MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘Amazon Has Basically Saved The Planet’ In 2020

David Ellefson
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During a recent appearance on Talking Metal, David Ellefson has offered an update on the new MEGADETH music the overall state of the world right now.

After asked in what stage is the new MEGADETH music right now, Ellefson responded: “Being recorded. We started the basic tracks back in May and June and then moved on to guitars and everything, now into lyrics and vocals and all the overdubs and stuff. So yeah, being recorded now, it’s moving along. As far as the release of it, I don’t have a title, I don’t have any song titles and any of that stuff yet, but you know, I assume we’ll be dropping it around touring.

“We’ve got tour stuff scheduled for June in Europe, July and August, the metal tour of the year with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM, and IN FLAMES.” — Dates and tickets for the tour are available at this location.

Ellefson continued: “The vaccine’s coming out, so again, it’s all TBD, you know, so I think it’s kind of one of the beautiful things this year, even what Drew [Fortier] and I have been working on. It’s funny you can do these things digitally now.

“You can go to Amazon — Amazon has basically saved the planet. What do you need? A hairdryer? Or a book? It’s been an interesting year of creativity, of being able to do things.

I’ve made one record, the Ellefson No Cover record, we did it remotely from around the world, and that worked. It’s not my preferred way to make records, on that one it actually worked really well. MEGADETH of course was in a room.”

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently revealed that tentative title for the new album is The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead.