Dave Mustaine has confirmed that the bass parts for Megadeth’s next album are over after the band brought in a new bassist to replace David Ellefson’s recordings after his dismissal earlier this year.
There is still no confirmation on who the studio’s successor is or whether that person will also be part of Megadeth’s live or permanent lineup. But Mustaine has acknowledged that thrash icons are getting closer to the eventual release of the 2016 follow-up. Dystopia in a Cameo video message sent to a fan named Tina.
Although he only joined Cameo, a celebrity-based video platform where fans can pay for personalized messages, less than a week ago Mustaine has already started using the popular service to prepare. slyly updates the group.
In the video response (seen here), Mustaine speaks to fans Tina and David, who informed him that they will both be attending this summer’s co-starring summer tour with Megadeth and Lamb of God.
Megadeth’s frontman later took note of a Dystopia song Tina and David allegedly professed to be big fans and shared a preview of the long-awaited new album.
“Heard that you are a big, pretty fan of ‘Fatal Illusion’ right now. It’s cool. Actually we have a song on the new album – it’s called ‘The Dogs Of Chernobyl’ – which is very similar to ‘Fatal Illusion’ in Aggression. So I hope you like this song when you get the new record. It won’t be long, “said Mustaine, who added,” It’s It’s about finishing the parts when I get home today and tomorrow. The bass parts are all done. And it won’t be long, so I can’t wait to see you meet. Until then, grab take care of yourself and stay metal. “
In mid-June, three weeks after the band officially split from David Ellefson following a leak of graphic and sexual videos featuring longtime Megadeth bassist, Mustaine suggested that a bassist ” stellar ”would soon enter the studio to record new bass tracks for the disc whose name has yet to be named.
He left open the question of whether this bassist would stay with the band in any capacity, however, but expressed hope that they had found their new member in the long run.
On May 24, Ellefson was officially fired from the group. In the previous weeks, videos have surfaced showing Ellefson masturbating in an online video chat and it has been alleged that he groomed this fan before the sexual encounter. Ellefson denied the allegations, but admitted that it was him in the video and that he was indeed engaged in a sexualized video conversation with the 19-year-old fan in question.
Ellefson has since filed “revenge porn” charges in her home state of Arizona and said her lawyers are also preparing to file a libel suit against the anonymous person who leaked the video clips. A police report subsequently provided further details of the situation.
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