Director Michael Sarna, who worked with MEGADETH on their "Of Mice And Men" video, is currently in the studio with the band in England filming the recording process for their new album, tentatively due late 2006 via an as-yet-undisclosed label. He has posted the following update on the group's official web site:
"Hello from SARM recording studios just outside of London. I have been here with the guys filming them make the new album, and I can tell you, you are in for one great new album! I have had the privilege of working with some great bands over my career but I have to tell you all that the past two years that I have had with MEGADETH has been nothing short of amazing! And on this trip having the chance to see Dave [Mustaine], James [Lomenzo], Shawn [Drover] and Glen [Drover] create music for the first time is incredible. I will have some small videos sent to the web master sometime today to post at the fan club so you can see the boys at work making the music we all love!"
The video footage is available at MEGADETH's official fan club, MegaFanClub, but you must be a member in order to view it.
MEGADETH's last CD, "The System Has Failed", has sold more than 175,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, who were most recently signed to Sanctuary Records, were joined by bassist James Lomenzo (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) in February following the departure of James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH).