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Megadeth Set to Record New Album with Producer Johnny K

Megadeth Set to Record New Album with Producer Johnny K

Megadeth will begin drum tracking for their new album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009's Endgame, next week with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head.) Members of Megadeth had hinted early on that Andy Sneap would return to the fold to produce the new record, however scheduling conflicts with Sneap's band, Hell, will prevent the producer from featuring on a third straight Megadeth album, having helmed both Endgame and United Abominations.

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine said recently that the fans can expect the new album to be "more like 'Endgame', maybe sticking in that vein and going a little forward toward what I like." Dave Ellefson, speaking with UGO, told fans they could expect it to "be heavy, hooky, and have the trademarks you'd come to expect from us."

The band hope to wrap up recording by the time they are scheduled to start playing summer dates as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on June 9.

Megadeth will also take part in the Big Four concert on September 19 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. To purchase Revolver‘s special Big Four issue of the magazine, click here.

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