Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Megadeth continue guitarist auditions

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine confirms the band are continuing to audition guitarists as they search for a replacement for Chris Broderick, who left the group last fall.

On Tuesday, Mustaine tweeted: “I'm excited to be auditioning one of my final picks for my new guitarist today.”

The frontman also confirmed the band will begin recording the follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” next week.

He writes: “One more week! Load in for the next record starts 3/17. So pumped!!”

Bassist David Ellefson recently confirmed Megadeth are moving forward with plans to hit the studio to record a new album as planned with as-yet-to-be-announced new members in place of recently departed duo.

Both Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover issued separate statements in late November – just hours apart – that they were leaving Megadeth to pursue their own musical interests.

The pair have now resurfaced as Act Of Defiance, a new outfit that includes former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand.

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