Dave Mustaine has told the Cry Of The Wolf blog that he was offered a "crazy opportunity" to work on a new project that will involve his MEGADETH bandmates.
Even though it's been less than a year since MEGADETH's latest album, "Dystopia", was released, Mustaine reports that the band is "working feverishly with the hard drives to catalog all the song ideas we have — to start working on separating them into new parts and so forth and so forth."
He adds: "We have a crazy opportunity of a project that I am working on. We have a lot of songs for that I am working on. I cannot give you more details but as soon as I can, I will."
Mustaine also talked about the lyrical themes he covered on "Dystopia". He says: "[The lyrics are] definitely a reflection of the time we are living in right now.
"Looking at society, every day it's on the news [that] someone is stabbed, shot or blowing up a cop or a school.
"When I was growing up, there was honor amongst the people that fought. You would never think of shooting into a hospital or a school. Now they do that with no remorse.
"I think about combat as a martial artist and you would touch gloves before you fight. Now they don't do that.
"[There is] so much animosity out there. We are swimming in an era of just hate.
"I try to stay upbeat and positive. My Twitter feed is unusually upbeat. I think that is because I do not immediately respond. Some of our international fans might not communicate the same way we do, so before you fly off the handle, you have to take that into account."
MEGADETH's tour with AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, METAL CHURCH and BUTCHER BABIES kicked off on September 20 in Casper, Wyoming, with dates booked through October 15 in Camden, New Jersey.
In addition to Mustaine, MEGADETH's current lineup includes longtime bassist David Ellefson, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA, and former SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren.