Megadeth Expected to Release New Music in 2021

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Heavy metal legends Megadeth will have some new music to show for next year. According to the group’s bassist David Ellefson, this might even include releasing the follow up to their most recent studio effort, 2016’s Dystopia.

Ellefson revealed this during an appearance on the Decibel Geek podcast in which he discussed the band’s plans for the future and prospects of Megadeth fans hearing a new song in 2021.

“Basic tracks are done. Overdubs now are continuing,” said Ellefson. “I’m sure 2021 will see some new Megadeth music of some form—hopefully, the whole album.”

Ellefson also added that the group remains hopeful of resuming their touring plans next year.

“Touring will open up, and we can drop a record, and the tour dates that we have rescheduled will all go forward as planned. That’s what we’re hoping,” he explained.

Megadeth was scheduled to tour North America with Lamb of God in 2020, but the bands had to postpone the shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates are currently set for the second part of 2021. 

You can check out Ellefson’s entire interview on Decibel Geek below.

Back in June, Megadeth’s frontman Dave Mustaine told SiriusXM that the band already has 18 songs lined up for the new record. Mustaine said at the time that the album will be comprised out of 16 original tracks and two covers while adding that the release could end up being “in the top four” of their best studio efforts.