Megadeth has resumed work on its fourteenth studio album. The record, which is as-yet-untitled, is tentatively due in 2013, and will be produced by Johnny K, also responsible for producing the band's "Th1rt3en" album. It as unclear as to who will release the album, following Megadeth's recent split with Roadrunner Records.
Dave Mustaine speculated about the direction of the new material:
"Some of it's a little darker, some of it's a little faster. Being in this position right now, not knowing where we're gonna go or what we're gonna do, it's kind of like the world's ours to do what we want. Are we gonna go back to the speed and thrash metal roots that made us who we are? Are we gonna experiment and rely on the melody that we've discovered in Megadeth songs?"
Mustaine has also posted the following tweet about the album:
Johnny made it in. Record 14 is officially underway. Clips to upload tomorrow. Thrashin' time!
Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) 18, 2012