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DAVE MUSTAINE Says New MEGADETH Album Will Now Arrive In The Summer

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says we will have to wait until the summer for the new album "The Sick, The Dying And The Dead".

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Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH’s sixteenth studio album, “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead”, has been pushed back to a summer release.

Mustaine spoke about a possible release date for MEGADETH’s new record while promoting the next U.S. leg of MEGADETH’s “The Metal Tour Of The Year” with LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM which kicks off on April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

When asked by Forbes if fans can expect this leg of the tour to be the first run in support of “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead”, Dave said: “No. This is wrapping up the remainder of last year, but I know that our actual official record release date had gotten moved back again with all of the distribution stuff, and all of these issues with getting product from one place to the next with record plants making vinyl. We’re not reliant on vinyl so much but just the whole process has been delayed, so it’s just gotten moved back again. We’re going to be doing, I believe at the time I’m not sure, but I believe at the time when the record comes out this summer we’ll be on a tour that we’re going to be announcing, but I can’t really get into that right now because I don’t know for sure the dates.”

Back in December, Mustaine had said that the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” had been mastered and was “super close” to being released.