MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of th eband's official web site:
"I am officially telling you that as of this second, I am finished with all of my parts on the new MEGADETH record, 'United Abominations'.
Some song titles are:
01. United Abominations
02. Washington Is Next
03. Gears Of War
12. (Japanese release)
"We are announcing the Gigantour line-up and dates on MTV.com today and will make the official announcement to the rest of the world immediately following that with the opening of the new Gigantour 2006 sites at www.gigantour.com and www.myspace.com/gigantour2006.
"I can't wait to see you next week in Spain or around September when G.2006.NA starts, or Japan, or Australia, or next year in Europe, or South America, or the another trip through NA."
"United Abominations" was recorded under the watchful eye of mainman Dave Mustaine and co-producer Jeff Balding. The initial studio sessions — held at Sarm Studios, outside of London — were filmed by director Michael Sarna (ANTHRAX, OBITUARY) and are available at Megadeth.com to fan-club members.
MEGADETH's last CD, "The System Has Failed", has sold more than 180,000 copies since its September 2004 release, 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).