MEGADETH have announced Endgame as the title of their twelfth studio album. The album is tentatively scheduled for a September release through Roadrunner Records.
Endgame was recorded at the band’s brand new, self-built studio, Vic’s Garage, located near San Diego and named after their iconic Vic Rattlehead character (seen on the band’s album covers). Production duties were shared between Andy Sneap, who produced the band’s 2007 United Abominations album, and frontmand Dave Mustaine. Some track titles include “Headcrusher,” “1,320” “How the Story Ends” and “This Day We Fight!”
Mustaine commented: “Thematically, I’ve never been known to be a silent bystander in a world that needs our participation. As more is revealed about our former President’s legacy, a little-known yet staggeringly frightening document which was signed into law, named Endgame, has been uncovered. The album Endgame is the most energetic music offering I have penned in over a decade and is far more believable than knowing someone signed Endgame -the document- into law. The album is also the perfect ‘ass-kicking’ music to listen to once you are done reading the aforementioned document!
“This new album is my proudest moment since the famous (or infamous) Rust in Peace album. With this album, I am also very excited to be introducing my new lead guitarist Chris Broderick to the world. I have always felt lucky to have had top shredders in that position, but after touring with Chris in support of my last album, I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and see what he could do.”
A six-minute video, via the official MEGADETH fan club, features Andy Sneap describing the process of mixing “Headcrusher.” Watch the video: