Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine shared a couple of major updates, offering a tentative release date for the band’s new album and revealing that the gang is organizing a new “huge festival” similar to Gigantour. He told Mitch Lafon (transcribed by UG):
“We’ve been putting new music up in my Dropbox. And the stuff that Dirk’s [Verbeuren, drums] been playing along to it is scary. We’ve never had any of those blast-beat kind of things in our music before.
“Some of the drumming on this is mind-blowing. It’s making me a better guitar player again, which I love. But I never thought we were gonna be playing this fast or this aggressive again.”
When asked about the release plan, he said:
“We’re hoping April of next year. We’ve got a huge festival that we’re gonna be announcing and I’ll have management tell you everything as soon as possible.
“It’s really a big deal. It’s kind of an equivalent of Gigantour, but it’s a much fresher idea. We’ve got that set up in about 10 cities in April. We’re gonna do that again for a three-day weekend in the middle of the year, and then we’re gonna do probably about another 10 of those dates at the latter part of the year.
“We’ve got a bunch of other really fantastic things that I wish I could tell you. We’ve got a cruise, like a ‘Murder Who Died’ kind of boot camp thing we’re gonna be doing over in Europe. And Pledge [Music] is gonna be in the studio with us again, and blah blah blah blah… So it’s a great day to be a Megadeth fan.”