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Megadeth Begins Recording New Album

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Megadeth has issued the following announcement about beginning the recording process for the band's new album:

"The recording process for Megadeth's new album is now underway, with producer Johnny Karkazis (Machine Head, Sevendust, Staind, Disturbed) and is slated for a fall 2011 release via Roadrunner Records.

"The drum tracking for the album is scheduled to begin this week, with the entire recording process expected to be completed by the time Megadeth hits the road this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Disturbed and Godsmack. Follow Dave Mustaine on Twitter and Facebook for daily studio updates!"

Additional details on the follow-up to "Endgame" will be announced as they are made available. You can also check out a trailer for the upcoming New York show with "The Big 4" of thrash metal at this location.

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1. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

MEGADETH FOREVER!!!

# May 9, 2011 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

PLEASE give us another balad like "The Hardest Part" on this album. The comedic value is priceless.

# May 9, 2011 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. who am i writes:

its going to be bad a$$ to i bet

# May 9, 2011 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. TheRaper writes:

Metallica should take lessons from these fellas. This is how you keep a fan base. Steady quality music on a regular basis. No experimental bullcrap. Like Disturbed, we know what we're getting when a new record comes out. Endgame was excellent. Death Magnetic was poop.

# May 9, 2011 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

The last 3 albums by this band have been awesome. They've far surpassed Metallica in every way. Lookin' forward to this.

# May 9, 2011 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. METAL213 writes:

I agree with ZMA that the last 3 albums have all been awesome. They seem to keep getting better. Idk if they can get better than Endgame, RIP, PSBWB?, or CTE. We'll just have to see. Super excited!

# May 9, 2011 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. silvermountains writes:

I'm really stoaked for new Megadeth, Dave and Chris are an excellent duo.. and having David back in the band, this is gonna be just one hell of a cool record if it comes out as good as Endgame was. Can't wait!

# May 9, 2011 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

Yea agree with you guys .Megadeths last few have been pretty good .Like above said,Jr being back on bass will make a huge differance. Looking forward to new work.

# May 9, 2011 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

Megadeth is like some kind of a tropical disease;

Truly a painful experience that just won't go away.

# May 10, 2011 @ 4:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Dying_Isis writes:

awesome. now if we can get the new Testament and Anthrax this year too it'll be a great year for old school thrash

# May 10, 2011 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. alb-st-cro writes:

i hope that new megadeth album stays thrash
metal...

# May 10, 2011 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Goodbye, goodbye, good- byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeee! LMFAO!

# May 10, 2011 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

good news did like endgame

# May 10, 2011 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ZMA writes:

I take it Wolf doesn't like Megadeth.

But yea post 11, when has Megadeth not been thrash lol? In fact Mustaine has fired people for not stick to the thrash sound he wanted. At least that's what I've heard.

# May 10, 2011 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. R10 writes:

Hey Z,you going to the Hartford,CT mayhem date? July 24 i think .Let me know, ill buy you one of those tall boy 14 dollar beers! Im going for Megadeth,Machine Head,Unearth! Worth 20 dollar lawn!

# May 10, 2011 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jenny writes:

Lol Blindgreed, you're killing me :P

Endgame was good. Not great, but definitely good. I was kinda hoping for a longer gap before a new album (give or take at least one more year from now, I'm all for a 2012 release) but alright.

# May 10, 2011 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cynic writes:

I couldn't echo Jenny's thoughts more. I'd rather wait longer for another great Megadeth album than get one half filled with "meh" soon.

Dave seems to still be reaching for that big "hit" which seems to manifest as most songs starting off well, then getting to the chorus and bam it's another standard 4/4 anthem sing along. Boring - in the words of the man himself "Give me alchemy, give me sorcery, Give me wizardy!"

# May 10, 2011 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bbristowe writes:

let Jeff loomis and Broderick do an album already

# May 10, 2011 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

@ Jenny and Cynic. Agreed and quit trying to sing a balad for fvck sake! Paint The Devil On The Wall, don't say goodbye, goodbye, good byyyyyyyyeeeee... Drives my dogs crazy everytime it cycles through the play list.

# May 11, 2011 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BrunoHockalugie writes:

^^^
I know what you mean. When that song caome on I thought someone had switched Endgame with Cryptic Writings.

I still thought Endgame was a good album!

# May 11, 2011 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ZMA writes:

Hey R10, yea I've thought about going to that. I'd go to see Disturbed, Megadeth, In Flames, Straight Line Stitch, Unearth, and possibly All Shall Perish cause I kinda like them. I don't know though cause I depends on how much cash I have when July comes around. I'm goin' to see The Human Abstract this month and then Tech N9ne in july cause I'm a dirty rap fan. Other then that don't know.
My girl loves Straight Line and so I actually might have to go because she'd wanna see them. Of course so would I cause SLS are awesome imo.

But yea Megadeth shouldn't do ballads. Not the right style for Mustaine. Keep it heavy. Other then that the album was good. I'm not really into old Megadeth. Must respect for all the old albums but I'm way more into the newer stuff anyway. System Has Failed is one of my favorite albums. Back In The Day DUCK DODGERS!!!!

# May 11, 2011 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Diamond Oz writes:

"when has Megadeth not been thrash lol?"

Risk, and to a lesser extent, Cryptic Writings.

# May 11, 2011 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ZMA writes:

I have been corrected. Thank's Oz. Like I said I haven't listened to their old stuff enough to get it. But they are a thrash band at heart.

# May 11, 2011 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. WOLF7 writes:

Close enough.

I'd describe Mustaine and Megadeth as "trash".

# May 12, 2011 @ 5:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. R10 writes:

Mustaine has said theyd be doing Peace Sells in its entirety this year celabrating 25 anniversary of this thrash classic.Cmon Wolf you at least like that one dont you? I admit they lost me on Risk,but thier last couple have been pretty damn good imo

# May 12, 2011 @ 7:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. alb cro st writes:

message for post 14...mustaine can make commercial
record after endgame like "youthansia"or"risk" but
i hope megadeth stays thrash metal until end it
probably will.

# May 12, 2011 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. WOLF7 writes:

R10, actually... no. But I did like "Holy Wars", due to Marty Friedman's awesome playing on it.

# May 12, 2011 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

I actually do like Peace Sells. Chris Poland did some pretty good work on that album.

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29. Cynic writes:

I've been listening to Peace Sells a bit, it is great. Near ruined by production though, the snare sounds obscene, Dave's vocals are too low and overall it's just rough as hell.

# May 12, 2011 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. R10 writes:

Interesting thing is Cynic whether Dave goes back on his word and plays Conjuring and Bad Omen live. Since becoming a born again David has refused to play those songs because they reminded him of his past ,dabbling with black magic. Well see. Still a classic, Black Friday and My Last Words i wanna hear. Hear ya Wolf,Rust in Piece was badass!

# May 12, 2011 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ZMA writes:

I wanna hear Back In The Day and Sleepwalker. Other then that they can play whatever.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fvcking enough already! Sh!tstaine the Megadumper just needs to stop crapping out these dog scat records---please! no more....YUCK

Retire, go away, drown yerself, play some golf, or play in traffic, buzz off, find a bridge, become a hermit, or better yet, a f***ing monk ....ha! Friar Davey

fvcking anything! except forcing that haggard and tired 'Dumper horse to hobble on....that poor pony's been lame for a long fvckin time, now cowboy up and shoot the damn thing!

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. ZMA writes:

.......You don't like Megadeth do you hellrat? heh heh

I remember reading somewhere (in Guitar World mag I think) that this album or the next album will be the last Megadeth record. But he's said it before. I think it might be serious. He talked about it in length in the article saying after he'll put down the Mega reins and focus on solo stuff which I won't care about.
Figured that'd be a nice relief to hear HR. But for all I know he could just be blowing smoke out his a$$.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. R10 writes:

Damn HR Mustaines almost 50! Stick a knife in em like that huh? Whos waiting in the wings ,Parkway Drive,Asking Alexandria,A7X? Wanna hold on to Megadeth just a little longer dude before i get hip to whats in nowadays! NP:Megadump/Devils Island

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. hellrat writes:

I would never believe one fvckin word that goddamned idiot says brother....I don't know if it's possible, but I MIGHT even hate that fvcking goon more than Wolf does

only frikken twit that's worse is the fvcking Turd Danish

the twin Dipsh!ts: Deplorable and Despicable

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

nah R, no knife....just a few swift kicks about his person....maybe string him up by his frikken tuff boy black belt ....the turd danish would just get slapped, MANY times...not fair to pound outright on the oompa loompas :)

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Blindgreed1 writes:

That's the thing isn't it? Dave Cumstain vs. Megadave. Personally, I like Peace sells and Rust In Peace. The rest is all filler to me. Dave is such a pr1ck that it makes it hard for people to like his music. There are one off's on all of their albums that I like (particularly like Darkest Hour because it's about Cliff and it's well written), but on the whole those 2 are the best Megadave ever did. Just one man's opinion of course.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. hellrat writes:

exactly Blind...

I cannot take them guys seriously and have utterly Zero respect for either of em....renders anything marginally decent that they MIGHT make virtually unlistenable to me

what fvckin time is it?? I'm gonna go grab some beers!

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. R10 writes:

Ah i hear u guys;HR@Greed ..Mustaines sh**,but this old schooler wants to glorify what he grew up on,because the alternatives so much worse!You all haggle over it .Just taking advantage of this stuff while its still around .

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. ZMA writes:

I share your thoughts R10. It'd rather keep him around a little longer so I don't have to deal with those other bands.

But I agree Blind and hell also. You can make music that gets women to immediatly squirt through their pants but if you're an a$$hole I can't take you seriously. Mustaine isn't as bad a douche as Metallica though.
Actually wait a perfect example would be Axel buttfvckin' Rose. I love Guns N Roses but Axel literally made me hate them because how much of a d!ck he is. Makes it hard to listen to them now. I try and look at it from the stand point "I'm listening to the band.....not Axel." It still barely helps.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. ZMA writes:

I think Mustaine has sort of cooled down with bein' mean to his peeps. It makes the music more enjoyable. I think an artist should enjoy the work he does. Not be miserable and mean to people.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

I caught them the last time they rolled through town (Free tickets), and while Dave was never much of a singer to begin with; time hasn't been kind to his pipes.

# May 12, 2011 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hellrat writes:

Yessir Z agreed about the Haxle as well

R brother, there will be no haggling from me---I've vented my spray, and I'm outta here

unless of course, one of the Sh!tstaine 'droogers' or whatever the fvck they're called is gonna come on here p!ssing and sputtering about how 'ig-nant' I is :)

NP---Heavy Duty---Judas Fvckin Priest

# May 12, 2011 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. R10 writes:

Nah i respect you alls opinions,i aint sore. Just trying to hang onto something i grew up with is all .Still wanna see em do the Peace Sells record live in entirety ,Mustaines screeching cat catawauling and all!

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45. ZMA writes:

Hell yea Heavy Duty is the best. Good sh!t HR.

I didn't grow up with Megadeth but it'd be cool to see him do that live. Just as long as he plays some newer stuff.

# May 12, 2011 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. WOLF7 writes:

Oh yeah, the name of the album was "Rust in Peace", not "Holy Wars". I forgot the name of that masterpiece.

# May 13, 2011 @ 2:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Jay3730 writes:

All I have is that I'm a huge "Megadump" fan, so I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the new album once it's released, especially with Ellefson finally back in the band. :)
Oh and ZMA, I agree Dave & co. should try to add some newer material into the setlists. Some songs such as "Burnt Ice" "Washington Is Next" "Back in the Day" and "Blackmail the Universe" would be great to hear live.

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48. j. writes:

im glad dave is a prick so he can piss you p***ies off. nothing like seeing a whiner whine about a whiner. screw dave and screw all of you.

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49. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Nobody's p***ed off here ya dousche nozzle. We're having a friendly discussion. Intelligent people are capable of this without injecting emotion into the conversation. Now go back to licking that window and come back and tell us when you've decided on what flavor it is ya fish headed mongoloid queer.

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50. HeavyMetalBoner writes:

They should do a guest solo from Jeff Loomis now that he's no longer with Nevermore, given that Loomis auditioned for Megadeth as a teenager and Chris B used to be in Nevermore. Reunion + Wish Fullfillment

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