David Ellefson Says New Megadeth Album Would Be An Amazing Prog-Metal Record


Megadeth bass guitarist David Ellefson spoke in a recent interview with Metal Rules and talked about the upcoming album of Megadeth.

As you might remember, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine confirmed the release of the new Megadeth album back in February 2021, and thrilled the fans by saying that they have already finished the lyrics.

In the conversation, David pointed out that they don’t want to repeat themselves for the recordings and revealed that they have been putting effort into this matter every time.

Additionally, Ellefson mentioned that they got blown away after listening to the records and said that if they released it now as it is, the album could be easily a great progressive metal record.

Here is what David Ellefson said:

“With Megadeth, we do not want to repeat ourselves. We don’t sound like anyone else, and we are pretty tough on ourselves not to repeat a lyric, a riff, a melodic line, or structure from our past. That is where we get very critical to keep raising the bar on ourselves.

We are 16 albums in, and there are only 12 notes on the scale. We have sung a lot of words on a lot of topics. The first thing I’m sure people wanted to write is a COVID or a pandemic song, which is so obvious that I’m sure we will see a ton of records about that next year.

The biggest thing now for us is touring this summer; we are told it will happen. As the tour happens, that unlocks the process of releasing new songs for the next record.”

He continued:

“We listened to all the tracks and were blown away. We could have released it as an instrumental CD, and it would be an amazing prog-metal record. It was enjoyable to listen to. I have learned a lot from making our Megadeth records over the years as it’s always this building process.

It was a laborious and painstaking process in the beginning of writing songs, with the exception of ‘Peace Sells’. Those songs didn’t write themselves sitting in a room with everybody jamming.”

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