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.

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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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    CrazyPigeon
    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.
    HostileFTW
    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!
    Waltmeister
    Hope Ellefson joins again. Megadeth is awsome (no matter what), but it's just not the same without him
    kmchipower
    yea...just not the same without ellefson...but honestly...lomenzo is a different but just as good bass player
    kmchipower
    axl and mustaine...two of my favorite people...those fiery crazy red heads
    LifesSweetDrug wrote: Dave looks like Axl in that pic
    Uranutan
    Ultimate Guitar always manages to find the least appealing picture for the front page.
    ferretman
    Uranutan wrote: Ultimate Guitar always manages to find the least appealing picture for the front page.
    lol, like the Van Halen stories where eddie always looks like a strung out meth junkie
    markojuo
    to those who want ellefson back, i dont think Lomenzo is the problem here. the drumming has to be shall we say improved on quite a bit. Shawn Drover is good and all, but he plays too basic, Im hoping he can pull off something a bit more in the Mike Portnoy area this time around
    zakkwyldefan79
    ferretman wrote: Lrn2shrd69 wrote: I'm looking forward to hearing Chris play on the album. I mean if you've actually watched the guy, he has one of the most virtuostic techniques I've seen, including insane finger control (
    ), has an insane sense of melody and phrasing that ranges from heavy ass metal to jazz and classical and above all seems like a nice guy. But the problem with megadeth is that Dave mustaine writes all music and he'll give broderick a couple of bars in each song to solo over. Hence he wont have a big chance to influence the music much. Thats what happened with the last album, which is why it sucked. Dave should actually allow Broderick to contribute on this one. He is a much better songwriter than mustaine
    Dave does allow the rest of the band to help write songs. For the last album Glen and Shawn didn't help cause they use their stuff for their other band Eidolon. James just doesn't write songs. Dave always let David Ellefson, Marty Freidman and Nick Menza write so I'd say he'll let Chris write some if he wants to.
    ferretman
    Example of brodericks amazing playing and writing Jag Panzer - Take to the Sky
    Lemoninfluence
    checked bringing up metallica will result in a warning from now on if I get to your post first.
    NightEmbers
    This is a Year for Metal!... How many albums have we got already, and our soon to come Lets take back the world that rightfully belongs to us
    kmchipower
    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.
    Sputnik1
    Chris should definitely bring in some amazing stuff, and Dave will hopefully continue to bring the goods, can't wait!
    strat07
    I'll hate that album It'll be so technically perfect, so i may not be able to play a single riff Joking! I can't wait! It'll be ****in' great!
    jduke
    spartan 118 wrote: jduke wrote: Although i liked glen's playing style very much i think Chris will bring some interesting versitility to the band that we have never heard from megadeth. They say he play's like friedman but i don't agree with that. Can't wait for this to come out!!! He's got as much technical ability as Friedman, but their styles are pretty different. Should be interesting to see how this turns out.
    i Agree with the technicality but not the sound. Friedman can be a litle choppy at times. Chris is very smooth compared to friedman(Not saying that its better or worse)
    markojuo
    am also looking forward to seeing what Chris can accomplish, he has a completely different style than previous megadeth member, im hoping he puts something new to the table, but not too extreme
    Shredx
    I hope chris does great in megadeth and isnt just cast aside quickly and they have yet another line up change
    markojuo
    CliffIsAngry wrote: I hate how people still credit friedman, "uuuh he's such a good guitarist! if only he was still in megadeth" and blah blah blah. Friedman left because he didnt wanna play only metal. FORGET HIM.
    I sort of agree. Friedman was great, theres no escaping that, but its going to be great to see new styles introduced to Megadeth with the help of Chris Broderick. Would be awesome if the songs had some slight neo classical twists to them, nothing major, nothing... shall we say "genre changing" but something unique. Megadeth Thrash combined with the classics. Dang, the only thing I can think of thats wrong with that combination, is an awesomeness overload of the earth and we all end up dead.
    evertonianBG
    ferretman wrote: Uranutan wrote: Ultimate Guitar always manages to find the least appealing picture for the front page. lol, like the Van Halen stories where eddie always looks like a strung out meth junkie
    +1 xD Looking forward to the new 'Deth album.
    GHOST_OF_WAR
    nc_crispino wrote: littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing. If it's not your thing, why check out the article? Personally, I love every album from megadeth except for Risk and Killing is my Business. This is just more megadeth to look froward to. =)
    not killing is my business? thats their best album to date. nothing thrashes harder or heavier than killing is my business..i have to agree with risk tho..not a great album if yur a fan of megadeth.
    GHOST_OF_WAR
    markojuo wrote: CliffIsAngry wrote: I hate how people still credit friedman, "uuuh he's such a good guitarist! if only he was still in megadeth" and blah blah blah. Friedman left because he didnt wanna play only metal. FORGET HIM. I sort of agree. Friedman was great, theres no escaping that, but its going to be great to see new styles introduced to Megadeth with the help of Chris Broderick. Would be awesome if the songs had some slight neo classical twists to them, nothing major, nothing... shall we say "genre changing" but something unique. Megadeth Thrash combined with the classics. Dang, the only thing I can think of thats wrong with that combination, is an awesomeness overload of the earth and we all end up dead.
    actually he didnt want to play that kinda music anymore he decided to do other music..i saw it in an interview. unless thats what the guy above you was talking abotu
    jduke
    Although i liked glen's playing style very much i think Chris will bring some interesting versitility to the band that we have never heard from megadeth. They say he play's like friedman but i don't agree with that. Can't wait for this to come out!!!
    Rockford_rocks
    DANZIG767 wrote: nc_crispino wrote: littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing. If it's not your thing, why check out the article? Personally, I love every album from megadeth except for Risk and Killing is my Business. This is just more megadeth to look froward to. =) How do you not like Risk or Killing is My Business?!?! its awsome!
    Fixed. Risk is waaaaay under appreciated. Can't wait for the new album! DETH TIL DEATH!
    nc_crispino
    littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing.
    If it's not your thing, why check out the article? Personally, I love every album from megadeth except for Risk and Killing is my Business. This is just more megadeth to look froward to. =)
    spartan 118
    jduke wrote: Although i liked glen's playing style very much i think Chris will bring some interesting versitility to the band that we have never heard from megadeth. They say he play's like friedman but i don't agree with that. Can't wait for this to come out!!!
    He's got as much technical ability as Friedman, but their styles are pretty different. Should be interesting to see how this turns out.
    sgwielder
    littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing.
    Haven't listened to much then, have you? Also, this is awesome. I loved UA, so hopefully this will be as good.
    Lrn2shrd69
    I'm looking forward to hearing Chris play on the album. I mean if you've actually watched the guy, he has one of the most virtuostic techniques I've seen, including insane finger control (
    ), has an insane sense of melody and phrasing that ranges from heavy ass metal to jazz and classical and above all seems like a nice guy.
    Retro Rocker
    Good, we'll need something good to balance out the toss that Metallica is apparently about to release.
    DANZIG767
    nc_crispino wrote: littleleo88 wrote: oh no, not more megadeth. every song sounds exactly the same - not my thing. If it's not your thing, why check out the article? Personally, I love every album from megadeth except for Risk and Killing is my Business. This is just more megadeth to look froward to. =)
    How do you not like Killing is My Business?!?! its awsome!
    ferretman
    Lrn2shrd69 wrote: I'm looking forward to hearing Chris play on the album. I mean if you've actually watched the guy, he has one of the most virtuostic techniques I've seen, including insane finger control (
    ), has an insane sense of melody and phrasing that ranges from heavy ass metal to jazz and classical and above all seems like a nice guy.
    But the problem with megadeth is that Dave mustaine writes all music and he'll give broderick a couple of bars in each song to solo over. Hence he wont have a big chance to influence the music much. Thats what happened with the last album, which is why it sucked. Dave should actually allow Broderick to contribute on this one. He is a much better songwriter than mustaine