David Ellefson Explains Why They Don’t Want To Release New Megadeth Album Before Covid-19 Is Over

Megadeth bass guitarist David Ellefson talked about band’s upcoming album as well as the live shows during a recent appearance on TotalRock Radio.

While some of the bands and musicians decided to release new records in the middle of the pandemic, Ellefson stated that they didn’t want to that as everybody else and explained the reason behind it.

According to Ellefson’s statement, Megadeth almost finished up their new album and excited the whole community. However, it seems like the iconic thrash band will be waiting coronavirus outbreak to come to an end.

David Ellefson said that it wouldn’t be reasonable to release their new album in the middle of the pandemic because they couldn’t support it afterward with the live shows, and that’s why Megadeth will wait for the pandemic to over before releasing their sixteenth album.

Here is what David Ellefson said:

“We’re working on album number sixteen, and just finishing it up now. We’ve got a big year of touring lined up — festivals in Europe; the big ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’ is rescheduled for July and August this year; Rock In Rio in Brazil in September.

And it’s all confirmed, but it depends on what — COVID has a say in this matter, unfortunately. So there’s this undecided third factor spinning over there with the pandemic that we’re just all doing the best we can to play around that.”

He continued:

“And the same with the Megadeth release schedule, being able to put things out. We’re gonna wanna be able to get on the road and promote it. It doesn’t make sense to drop a brand new record in the middle of a pandemic and not be able to support that.

And so if that means we have to push things back a little bit so that it can be the most effective to tour it and support it, then I’m sure those are decisions that are being made… Quite honestly, those are decisions that get updated pretty much weekly inside the Megadeth camp.”

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