Megadeth is Back In the Studio Recording Album Number 16

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Megadeth has confirmed they are back in the studio for album number 16.

It has been three years since the release of 2016’s Dystopia. Now, the metal band is back in the recording studio working on a follow-up. The band shared a photo of them in the studio on social media with the caption “It begins #megadeth16.”

Earlier this year, Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine told Music Radar that the album comprises of 13 or 14 songs rather than the contracted 8.

“My contract says I’m only supposed to do eight songs a record and I just can’t do that – it feels like cheating,” he revealed.

“When I grew up listening to vinyl, it was a lot easier to buy a record and be happy with 45 minutes of music. When the digital world came, the paradigm changed – a musical offering needs a lot more. People aren’t satisfied and hit fast-forward a lot. So right now, we know we’re off to a good start. This new material is only going to get better and better.”

The upcoming album has no scheduled released date but fans should anticipate a 2020 release.