Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Megadeth issue first video promoting new lineup

(L-R) Kiko Loureiro, Dave Mustaine, Chris Adler (absent: David Ellefson)

Megadeth have released the first video promoting their recently-confirmed new lineup.

Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson recently announced the addition of former Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro to the band, with Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler joining the group in the studio as a guest player on their next studio album.

The promo video lists the new lineup along with a plug for fans to sign up “for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience sessions from the inside” – without providing further details at this time.

The follow-up to 2013’s "Super Collider" will be Megadeth’s 15th studio album.

“I'm stoked so many people have reacted so positively about Kiko and Chris playing on this next record!,” tweeted Mustaine. “ Falling Upward again!”

In a second tweet, Mustaine added, “15 songs finished being written. Just waiting for Jr. [Ellefson] to arrive. He is gonna freak over Chris and Kiko.”

This week, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza revealed that he and guitarist Marty Friedman were in talks to rejoin the group following last fall’s departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, but said that a reunion of the band’s classic 1990s lineup was shut down during negotiations.

"As soon as I got home and it was time to sit down and negotiate my terms in writing,” explained Menza, “I was offered a very unfair deal that was so wrong. They didn't feel I was worth anything to the band.”

See also:

Reunion of classic Megadeth lineup fell apart during negotiations
Megadeth add guitarist Kiko Loureiro to lineup
Megadeth confirm new drummer
VIDEO: Megadeth tease new drummer reveal
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