MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:
"Just a little note to let you all know that I have just arrived home safely from the MEGA sessions [for the new album, 'United Abominations'] and all went very very well! Working with [British producer] Andy Sneap [who is mixing the new CD] is absolutely awesome!!! Andy [NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH] is a great guy and saying that he is the 'right man' for the job would be a complete understatement. To me, it really feels like we have been working together for a while — very natural and we are all on the same page. You really cannot ask for anything more, can you?
"The album is very close to completion now and I will be going back to finish up my final guitar parts sometime later this month...
"Very exciting stuff, people!!!!!"
As previously reported, MEGADETH's new song, "Gears of War", is available for download at this location. The track comes off "United Abominations", tentatively due in March 2007 via Roadrunner Records.
Said MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine about the track: "This was a mix made by Andy Sneap to apply for the job as mixer on this record and I was so impressed I wanted him to help me finish up the last parts as well as cutting two new songs we hadn't planned on releasing. [It was] a great start to one of my favorite records to have ever made so far. If the process of writing and tracking, and the energy we felt in the studios is any indication, then this is just the beginning of the rebuilding of the perfect beast!"
A video clip of MEGADETH performing "Gears of War" live on October 31, 2006 at Six Flags in Springfield, Massachusetts during the "Gears of War - Match Made In Hell" event has been posted online at YouTube.com.
Check out the "Gears of War" lyrics at Megadeth.com.
As previously reported, "United Abominations" will include a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Out on the Tiles", which Dave Mustaine has previously described as one of the album's highlights. "It could be the best song," he said. "I think it rocks!"