Megadeth Aim For New Album In 2011

In a recent interview, Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover admitted that the band have begun to work on material for a new album.

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What about your last album Endgame? How happy are you with it musically and commercial wise? Shawn: We're very happy with it. In terms of success the way things are with the Internet downloading and stealing music it can't be compared to earlier time when records sold platinum times have changed. That's the way life is and how the music industry is right now. Bands don't sell as much as they used do which sucks but its (the Endgame album) very critically acclaimed record, many people really love it, our fans love it. As long as we have fans there actually isn't anything to worry about. And we get new fans every time. We just keep doing our best and hoping for the best. And the sales have been down for everybody. But I still consider this album a success. I read that you are working on a new album and it should be out in 2011. Is that right? We're talking about it. We have been in a tour mode at the moment but we have started to work on a couple of ideas. But just very few ideas only. During a sound check we recorded a few ideas but we're going to finish this world tour and then come together and start working out these ideas. We hope it will be out next year but we'll see how things will go. You have received many awards. How important are these awards to you? Well, I've never gotten a Grammy award (laughs). I've been in the band for six years (since 2004) and we were nominated with the song Headcrusher but we lost that to Judas Priest. It's cool to be recognized by the industry, it's nice to have been offered awards, to have been nominated. We appreciate it a lot. It's like 25 years later and Megadeth still gets nominated. So, I think it's a really good thing. We just try to make good music with every record. People still like us after 25 years so we have to do something right. Read the entire interview here.

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    rockgodman
    Yea I also think Endgame was bland compared to their earlier stuff. At least on United Abominations each song was kind of different but on endgame almost every song sounded the same. I mean every song is the same tempo besides like one. Wtf is that? I am a huge megadeth fan but if they make another album that is just fast riff after fast riff with 9 mindless solos per song I will not be buying it.
    queenslander47
    I loved Endgame. United Abominations was ok, but I liked Endgame much more. Very excited for a new album now that Junior is back.
    ParasiticTwins
    Chris Broderick has helped this band so much, so glad I saw them just as he joined The band just needed to be shaken up a bit imo.
    Guitar28000
    Honestly another album like Youthanasia would be nice. People are seeming to think it is going to be something exactly like Endgame or UA. What if it's not? They seem to surprise with every new release.
    MyUserName777
    I seem to be in the minority liking both Endgame and United Abominations and even The System Has Failed. The next record shouldn't disappoint.
    bustapr
    I didnt like the endgame album very much (only "The Hardest Part of Letting Go...Sealed With A Kiss", which was awesome). I hope their new album has a more Tornado of Souls feel to it.
    nincompoop
    I'd like Risk 2, but that's not going to happen (not a troll). I personally have loved every Megadeth album. Hopefully the next one will be a natural progression. With such an amazing line-up, it should be killer. Hopefully by the new 2011 record, Dave will have gotten all his religious and political preachiness out of his system. No offense Dave, love you.
    espChris93
    Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame.
    agreed im a huge megadeth fan but idk why everyone thinks endgame is so great because its not nearly as good as anything they've done. Then again I thought Metallica's latest release was great and some people disagree maybe some people just dont know what they're talking about.
    espChris93
    BTW why doesnt anyone ever learn to not give into the obvious ignorant trolls. Anyone who comes to a Megadeth article just to post "Metallica>Megadeth, discuss!!" is an attention ***** so why even reply to them?
    jointsalot84
    I thought Endgame was nothing short of riffage at its best. I'm also keen to hear what Chris Brodrick brings to the new album.
    thrashmonkey
    espal wrote: rebeltildeth87 wrote: Lets all take a guess whos gonna be in the band for this one... lol nah I dig Megadeth. I'd like Friedman back. I mean, Broderick isn't bad at all, it's just that... I dunno. He's more like power metal, not trash. IMO, even Drover or Pitrelli would be better.
    Naw dude, Broderick's the best of all of em (well, except for the almighty Dave Mustaine.) The album's probably gonna be along the lines of Endgame. Endgame was good, had some great songs on there, "Dialectic Chaos", "This Day We Fight", "44 Minutes", "1320", and "Headcrusher." The rest was kinda blah for me but whatever.
    TheChaz
    espChris93 wrote: Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame. agreed im a huge megadeth fan but idk why everyone thinks endgame is so great because its not nearly as good as anything they've done. Then again I thought Metallica's latest release was great and some people disagree maybe some people just dont know what they're talking about.
    The riffs on Endgame were great. The solos were a little mindless sounding, but the rhythm section was good.
    Skuzzmo
    ChucklesMginty wrote: Endgame was an absolute return to form IMO, United Abominations isn't bad per se.. But after the first two tracks the rest of the album was a let down for me. Endgame was brilliant throughout.
    Totally agree with you here. Been a Megadeth for more years than I care to remember and I thought UA was ok...ish... however Endgame is a quality album... in fact, I'd go as far to say a Fuckin' awesome album....
    blommen
    i just hope they take their time with it, not rushing anythng. i'd rather wait a whole year more, and then get a much better album. its the last album, and it should not just be some routinely written and recorded one. take your time fellas!
    Spitty33
    I love how everyone judges endgame to rust in peace not to modern thrash metal. Guys music as a whole as moved on, being that rust in peace has a vintage sound now. Its not going to happen again so zip it and support the albums they bring out because they ARE good. Music has moved on from 1990! so should you.
    OXL
    Another album like Pice Sells would be nice. That being said, I realize that music has moved on from 1990 (or in my case 1986). There are a lot of new bands (in many, many genres) I like but for Megadeth, the only thing they have created that really does something for me is Peace Sells. Endgame certainly wasn't a bad album but from my point of view it has no soul.
    yoitsfez
    jointsalot84 wrote: I thought Endgame was nothing short of riffage at its best. I'm also keen to hear what Chris Brodrick brings to the new album.
    Just as much as he brought to Endgame.
    Silentlassassin
    espChris93 wrote: Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame. agreed im a huge megadeth fan but idk why everyone thinks endgame is so great because its not nearly as good as anything they've done. Then again I thought Metallica's latest release was great and some people disagree maybe some people just dont know what they're talking about.
    Or maybe people have different tastes... But no, that can't be it.
    trashbeast
    yoitsfez wrote: jointsalot84 wrote: I thought Endgame was nothing short of riffage at its best. I'm also keen to hear what Chris Brodrick brings to the new album. Just as much as he brought to Endgame.
    Not very much at all then?
    Rampancy
    espChris93 wrote: Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame. agreed im a huge megadeth fan but idk why everyone thinks endgame is so great because its not nearly as good as anything they've done. Then again I thought Metallica's latest release was great and some people disagree maybe some people just dont know what they're talking about.
    It really sounds like you sir, don't know what you're talking about ;P
    0RI0N
    I hope Chris writes some better solos. I can't remember even one off of endgame.
    M3tall1ca-
    not to bad an ablum. but i saw them live recently and dave has lost his voice. he can do the highs anymore.
    Nyhm
    Shawn wrote: As long as we have fans there actually isnt anything to worry about.
    respect +1
    Spoonerismz
    Should be good. My respect for Megadeth has gone up with their first two albums (Getting me over the whole Metallica vs. Megadeth thing)
    kennykenny
    If it's anything like United Abominations, that's a step in the right direction in my opinion.
    wyldeshredder
    united and endgame are both awesome albums, will certainly buy the next one. really enjoy their new stuff
    Fadetoblack5:03
    Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame.
    Bland? This day we fight is one of the most headbanging riffs I've ever heard
    DaMarsbarPerson
    Hmm as much as I would love a new album I wish they'd finish Endgame with a decent tour... All it has been so far is repeated US tours... For the UK all they've done since the album came out was one download show, come on now!
    Spartan101400
    With Ellefson back in the band, the old team of songwriting is back, which means we can get some classic sounding Megadeth if they do it right. With Dave and Junior back in the band together, I have no worries that the next album will be fantastic.
    Patriot1zzy
    Fadetoblack53 wrote: Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame. Bland? This day we fight is one of the most headbanging riffs I've ever heard
    I don't find it to be a headbanging riff as much as a mosh pit riff
    saintjimmy924
    Cheeseman Jay wrote: I personally didn't enjoy Endgame but I am excited for a new album already
    Alijonroth
    Slapfunkah wrote: hopefully not as bland as Endgame.
    +100 i only liked 44 minutes
    tume
    kennykenny wrote: If it's anything like United Abominations, that's a step in the right direction in my opinion.
    You are damn right dude, United Abominations was one of the best Megadeth albums ever, Endgame mm.. maybe a little disapoint but hopefully this new album is gonna be better than Endgame.