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.