This past November, Dave Mustaine shared a short teaser clip of new Megadeth music — and he’s been giving small updates on the band’s progress (though a targeted release date of their new album hasn’t been determined.) Now Mustaine revealed he’s taking a social media break to focus on the band’s follow-up to their 2016 album Dystopia, which brought them their first Grammy award.

Mustaine tweeted on Christmas Day: “Droogs, I’m pulling back on Social Media as things rev up re: LP 16. Not enough time to do my job(s). Progress is good. Music is fast & strong. All 4 contributing. Things are good. Get updates via, @Megadeth until we finish LP 16. I’m hurryin’. Really!”

2019 looks to be a busy year for the legendary rockers. Their “Megacruise” is booked for October 13, and Megadeth will be providing direct support for Ozzy Osbourne on the next North American leg of his farewell tour. 

MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE On Upcoming Album: ‘Music Is Fast And Strong’


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