Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently gave fresh info about the new album recording, confirming a tentative late summer studio entrance. Chatting with 94.5 FMX, Dave focused on the band's upcoming schedule. "We right now have a bunch of dates that's gonna take us up until August of next year," he explained. "That's when we start recording the next record. We've already started working on writing stuff." Elaborating further, Mustaine noted the group's desire to "go a little bit out of our comfort zone while we're near the end of this cycle, because we wanna make sure that we really experience as much as we can." "Life is what you make it, man," the frontman added (via Blabbermouth). "And we really, really enjoy what we're doing right now. I mean, we're not in it for anything other than just the love of playing music and looking at the smiles on your faces. That's, to me, the biggest reward. Because if you've got a roof over your head and your kids are healthy, then you're very wealthy. And if you've got enough friends to count on one hand, then you're a really blessed person. I've had a great life and I love playing for our fans." In a separate Classic Rock Revisited chat, bassist David Ellefson gave an interesting comparison of church and rock concerts while discussing his spirituality. "To me, faith isn't about church; it's about finding a strength that lies beyond our own finite abilities," Ellefson explained. "Church is just a fellowship of like-minded believers, much like a rock concert is a fellowship of like-minded believers, plus, we all want to know where we came from. Scientists confirm we are all made up of atoms but who made the atom? I guess that is the answer we all seek at some point in our lives." So the thrash titans are charging forward fast as ever. What kind of sound would you like for the new album? Let us know in the comments.