Megadeth is one of the most consistent bands around, having released a new album every two to three years since the band’s inception in 1983. The band’s previous effort, Dystopia, was one of their most successful in years, pushing them to an extended tour that continues through this summer. This means we’re going to have to wait even longer for a followup. Thankfully, lead and co-founder Dave Mustaine is always working on something, and is teasing new music on Twitter.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) May 16, 2018
This confirms the involvement of Chris Adler once again, with bassist David Ellefson recently expressing hope that we’ll get a new album by 2019. In the meantime, Loudwire caught wind of an impromptu acoustic set in which Mustaine performs bits of Cryptic Writings tracks “Trust” and “Use the Man” outside of Argentina’s Park Hyatt hotel last week (May 10).
“When local media reported that the Megadeth legend was staying in Mendoza, Argentina and even disclosed which hotel he was at, headbangers congregated outside hoping for a Mustaine sighting,” explains the site. “The crowd got what they came for as Mustaine walked out to cheers before sitting on the hotel steps to play a brief set.”
Megadeth will kick off a European tour on June 5 as they continue to support 2016’s Dystopia.