NewsNovember 22, 2021 12:32 PM ET2,569 views

Megadeth to release new studio album in spring 2022

Megadeth's forthcoming album, recently revealed to be titled The Sick, the Dying and the Dead, will arrive during the spring of 2022, according to a new interview with frontman Dave Mustaine.

Speaking with American Songwriter magazine earlier this month, Mustaine also provided more background on record's title, which refers 14th century bubonic plague pandemic, the Black Death. "It's a historical journey of how the plague started and where it went, starting with rats on ships carrying the disease, coming ashore in Sicily," said Mustaine. "'Ring Around the Rosie' was the ring on your cheek, the [rash] that would show on your cheeks from the plague."

Mustaine went on to explain that much of the music is comprised of riffs assembled over the course of many years: "A lot of the riffs have been saved over time," says Mustaine. "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."

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anonymous 185 days ago

Mustaine was better before he found God and lost his mind.


anonymous 184 days ago

Old dudes who jack it on cam for teenagers are stoked.


anonymous 184 days ago

Posers are not stoked.


anonymous 184 days ago

Enter the arena and hit the lights


evil_hero 184 days ago

do more cocaine, dave


evil_hero 184 days ago

over the hill weird pretentious rocker dude


anonymous 184 days ago

He needs to slam a speedball and bring us back to square one.


anonymous 184 days ago

Who?!?!?!?!


anonymous 184 days ago

Despite the dumbass comments made by clowns,Im looking forward to hearing the new release.


anonymous 184 days ago

Dystopia rips


anonymous 183 days ago

"Despite the dumbass comments made by clowns,Im looking forward to hearing the new release." "Dystopia rips" Everyone, please welcome Eddie Trunk to the discussion.


anonymous 183 days ago

cant wait for it it will be better then any of the garbage anyone puts out anywhere.hope james lomenzo is permanent but david will be missed .





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