Megadeth Preparing To Record Next Album

Acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap will fly over to Southern California on September 8 to start recording their next album.

Megadeth Preparing To Record Next Album
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Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in an online posting that acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Machine Head) will fly over to Southern California on September 8 to "tweak some last-minute stuff" at Mustaine's new recording studio before returning again at the end of the month, presumably to helm the recording sessions for the group's new album. Sneap produced Megadeth's last album, "United Abominations", which came out in May 2007 via Roadrunner Records. Mustaine previously stated about working with Andy, "We'd been working with Jeff Balding, who does a great job. But we knew we needed something else to give the material that extra push, so we brought in Andy. It was cool because he isn't like some big rock-star producer. He was just another Joe to me. So we were trading jokes and laughing and it was fun. My sense of humour is pretty close to a British one, so we worked well together. Also, Andy told me I was the reason that he got into playing metal in the first place, which was really flattering." Megadeth's forthcoming album will be the group's first with guitarist Chris Broderick (Nevermore, Jag Panzer), who replaced Glen Drover at the end of last year. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Ron87
    I didn't like any of their songs after Friedman left...they suck now!!!
    Shreddin 4 Life
    [quote]HostileFTW wrote: littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing. Yeah I know because My Last Words sounds exactly like Dawn Patrol!!!1!!one!!eleven!!onethousandonehundredeleven![/quote ] Hahahaa, seriously eh! Some ppl just don't know when their 2 cents are grossly misplaced... Anyways, I love 'Deth and can't wait for a new album....I just hope that Broderick doesn't pull off anything too ridiculous from a technical standingpoint (if ya know what I mean). Something like that doesn't fit 'Deth in some ways, despite the fact that their music has always been very guitar solo-oriented...just a personal thing I suppose
    what??
    I really can't put into words how excited I am for this next album. I am having visions of another era of Friedmanesque glory. Chris Broderick is a world class guitarist. It cannot be anything but amazing with him and Mustaine. As for the comparison between the Megadeth/Metallica albums, stop that.
    what??
    I really can't put into words how excited I am for this next album. I am having visions of another era of Friedmanesque glory. Chris Broderick is a world class guitarist. It cannot be anything but amazing with him and Mustaine. As for the comparison between the Megadeth/Metallica albums, stop that.
    dudemanwhoathe1
    Metonyx wrote: Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release. You can stick that up yours. Why the hell do people even compare Megadeth to Metallica? It's like comparing AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. It doesn't work.
    YES! for once a guy who knows whats going down! they destroy megadeth to the extreme, and say united abominations is going to be better than death magnetic? they need to pull their shit together man, thats all i say to that
    VikingMetalhead
    Whoa, this is the YEAR OF METAL!!! New from Metallica, possibly Megadeth, Slipknot (which wasn't very good, sorry) and Amon Amarth!!! \,,/
    DroogieSteve
    Metonyx wrote: Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release. You can stick that up yours. Why the hell do people even compare Megadeth to Metallica? It's like comparing AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. It doesn't work.
    How can anyone not compare Megadeth and Metallica? They have a long history with each other and began with very similar guitar styles. As far as I'm concerned, metallica have had 3 good studio albums and Megadeth have had 10. Bring Criticism to the world!
    devilex121
    DroogieSteve wrote: Metonyx wrote: Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release. You can stick that up yours. Why the hell do people even compare Megadeth to Metallica? It's like comparing AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. It doesn't work. How can anyone not compare Megadeth and Metallica? They have a long history with each other and began with very similar guitar styles. As far as I'm concerned, metallica have had 3 good studio albums and Megadeth have had 10. Bring Criticism to the world!
    yeah! if we didnt compare these two bands both bands would lose their popularity they are both popular for this long ancient history about their feuds (and their music) -coming from an unbiased Megadeth fan
    markojuo
    Ironpriest wrote: i've only got the greatest hits. great, but nothing to go crazy about. still like metallica more. theres just something about mustaines voice...
    The wonderful thing is that Mustaines voice has greatly improved as the years went by. Listen to Play for Blood for example or any other song of united abominations. He doesnt resort so much to those squeals and now just sounds pretty badass.
    Sanitarium91
    markojuo wrote: Ironpriest wrote: i've only got the greatest hits. great, but nothing to go crazy about. still like metallica more. theres just something about mustaines voice... The wonderful thing is that Mustaines voice has greatly improved as the years went by. Listen to Play for Blood for example or any other song of united abominations. He doesnt resort so much to those squeals and now just sounds pretty badass.
    No, I think his voice is quite bad nowadays. Ok, not bad by anymeans, but it was really alot more interesting and original back in the day.
    CBofJAWBREAK
    sweet, sounds good i bet dave lost a little sleep after hearing about metallicas new single although IMO megadeth is just as good if not better than metallica
    Quinj
    WOOT! An album im truley looking forward to this year! This will be awesome, Dave hasnt let me down yet and their new guitarist is amazing. Hell, every Megadeth line-up has been awesome! RATTLE YOUR GODDAMN HEAD!!
    soapalot
    I hope it's completely different to United Abominations, I'm not very fond of that album. I always look forward to more Mustainage though!
    motorbreath_445
    man, this new album should sound pretty sick, i hope chris adds in his 8 finger tapping and shit. a buddy of mine saw them on gigantour and he said he was by far and away better than glen, so this should be a treat.
    markojuo
    Sanitarium91 wrote: markojuo wrote: Ironpriest wrote: i've only got the greatest hits. great, but nothing to go crazy about. still like metallica more. theres just something about mustaines voice... The wonderful thing is that Mustaines voice has greatly improved as the years went by. Listen to Play for Blood for example or any other song of united abominations. He doesnt resort so much to those squeals and now just sounds pretty badass. No, I think his voice is quite bad nowadays. Ok, not bad by anymeans, but it was really alot more interesting and original back in the day.
    well i for one like the new voice alot more, I mean when I listen to songs like Ashes in Your Mouth, or Tornado of souls, I see some of the best riffing in metal history, but its weighed down a little by the high pitched vocals, but we'll see how it works out, io at least, UA had the best singing out of all Megadeth albums thus far.
    51VH50
    I read in an interview that he was done with megadeth. think it was even on this site... he said that he was going to start doing his own solo stuff. oh well, i love megadeth and i am not going to complain.
    mtllica
    kmchipower wrote: yup...truly great bands...in my experience...never make "bad" albums...ahem CrazyPigeon wrote: If this is as good as UA I will be very pleased. Megadeth haven't made a "bad" album. Risk wasn't great, but it is still better than 99% of the crap music in the world.
    yeah, when I'm talking about a band's "worst" album I've started saying it's their "weakest" album
    IainDavies_2
    I'm really excited about this album, and this year. Trivium w/ Shogun, Metallica w/ Death Magnetic, Slipknot w/ All Hope Is Gone, Jeff Loomis w/ Zero Phase Order, and now Megadeth. i think Chris is an amazing player, far better than i am, but i can never really see whether he plays with feel or not, cos his style is very i wont say mechanical but very calculated. seeing him play megadeth solos however shows he does have feel, his vibrato is good, but im still not sure. glen on the other hand i love his style. he's not the best player on earth but he has feel and a really smooth legato. i always felt the megadeth lead guitarists were more interesting when they had some kind of faults. Marty is one of my fav guitarists but he could use a little tweaking, same with glen. those are my top megadeth guitarists. ill have to wait and see.
    poopdedoop
    Megadeth is going to be sweet with Chris Broderick. He's a freaking monster, and hopefully the new album will have some more diversity in it. I liked United Abominations, but I think Chris will push Dave and the rest of the band to new heights.
    Metonyx
    Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release.
    You can stick that up yours. Why the hell do people even compare Megadeth to Metallica? It's like comparing AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. It doesn't work.
    MadMetal
    Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release.
    Metallica's new album sounds like its gonna be awesome. just listen to their new single. The day that never comes. I'm looking forward to both their albums
    DroogieSteve
    Am I the only person who thinks that Metallica haven't had an original sounding riff since Master of the puppets? Also, James' voice seems to get more average as each album passes. I look forward to hearing Megadeth's new stuff greatly, United Abominations was definitely in the right direction and probably their best so far, so this can only be good. PS. Risk was a true abomination and should not be spoken of.
    scottishmob
    I feel that this album and Death Magnetic are gonna destroy everything else in from the last two years. Well, maybe not, but they are going to bring some metal to the masses. Hell yeah.
    DimeLvR
    Thats cool megadeth is doing this. them being one of my fav bands little more so than metallica. tho megadeth hasnt been as great w/o other Dave. its a shame mustaine wont bring him back.
    brentondig
    Perrrsonally, I didn't really care for Megadeth's last album, or System Has Failed, really. I wish Megadeth would revive Thrash. That'd be awesome.
    Ironpriest
    i've only got the greatest hits. great, but nothing to go crazy about. still like metallica more. theres just something about mustaines voice...
    evertonianBG
    Metonyx wrote: Retro Rocker wrote: Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release. You can stick that up yours. Why the hell do people even compare Megadeth to Metallica? It's like comparing AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. It doesn't work.
    I Think he only compared the albums , which i'm totaly sure that Megadeth's gonna be way better ... have you ever heard "Cyanide" ? I mean okay but ... never heard a worst song in my life ... ! Looking forward to Megadave's album Gonna be kickass ! And his pic rly does look kinda ... scary
    EclipseNine
    YAY!!! This is awsome. I can't wait to hear the new album. I know it will be good cause I loved United Abominations, and broderick has already worked with this guy. Can't wait. Can't Fucking wait!
    Metalhead3333
    Yipee, I love megadeth Hopefully the new guy will be good, as he has a lot of expectations to live up to.
    jacksonmetaller
    Megadeth2011 wrote: That means a new tour, am i right?
    umm, don't megadeth do gigantour every year... maybe i'm wrong but i don't believe so.
    lowtek
    nice.. the last album proved that megadeth is perhaps the only band that can bring its sound back to "when it worked" yet not sound like a boring clone of its former self.