MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shared a snippet of music from band’s upcoming sixteenth studio album.
Mustaine shared the clip while filming a new video message on Cameo, and it can be found below.
Addressing a fan named Gabe, he said: “I will play you something that’s been recorded already and is special. How would you like to hear a little bit of the new album? This is song two from side one. It’s called ‘Life In Hell’.”
“There you go. A little special surprise for you, buddy,” Dave later added. “So I think that makes you the first person in the outside world — outside of the studio and the band and my family — that’s heard any music from the new record.”
In a recent interview with American Songwriter magazine, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band’s new album, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead, is planned to be released in spring of 2022.
He also said the The Sick, The Dying And The Dead title track is about the plague, but not solely centered around the current pandemic.
“The song itself was a historical journey of how the plague started and where it went, starting with rats on ships carrying the disease, coming ashore in Sicily,” Dave said.
According to Mustaine, the music for The Sick, The Dying And The Dead was assembled from riffs and music he has had archived for years, some as far back as his teens. “A lot of the riffs have been saved over time,” he revealed. “A brand new song can be made up of something I wrote when I was 15 or 55. If It’s a good riff, I’ll save it.”