MEGADETH Drummer Working On New Material

MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of MEGADETH's official web site:

"It doesn't take me long to start sniffing around for something productive to do, so after winding down after this world tour, the inevitable question I always ask myself, 'OK, what do I do now??' began to creep in about one week into our hiatus.

"Unlike Glen [Drover, MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist], who is constantly occupied with his young son, my kids are much older and self-sufficient (much to my chagrin, if truth be told) thus not needing my constant supervision. Having said this, I have been keeping busy for the most part.

"I have been working on material for possible consideration for the next MEGADETH record. As I write this, I am currently on song #2 (this is apart from the riffs I submitted to Dave [Mustaine] a few months back).

"Since I have pretty much written about 80% of EIDOLON's entire catalogue (seven records now), this is certainly not a new challenge for me, but it is certainly something that I do enjoy greatly. I cannot predict the outcome of how much of this material — if ANY of it — will make the [next MEGADETH] record, and I have no problem with that, because I am doing this for the right reasons — I am not doing this for personal gain. If Dave digs some of it, then perhaps some riffs may make the cut — perhaps meshing with 'Dave's riffs,' but who knows?? The whole process of creating music is fun for me, and one thing's for sure, he will have a lot of my stuff to listen to over the next few months.

"I am going to see my friend's in NEVERMORE/INTO ETERNITY when they perform with OPETH here in Atlanta in about a week's time. It will be nice to see Warrel [Dane, NEVERMORE singer] and co. again, as I have not seen them since Gigantour (though we do shoot each other an occasional e-mail). It will be great to see Tim Roth again as well (INTO ETERNITY guitarist/songwriter). Tim was one of the 'very few' people who knew about Glen and then myself joining MEGADETH as it was happening, so we did have many telephone conversations at that time. Tim is a great positive guy who was genuinly as happy as we were when we joined the MEGS.

"Anyway, this will be a fun show to attend.

"Other than that, not much else new to report."

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