Dave Mustaine has spilled a few details on the new Megadeth album, starting with its superstitious title, 13. The album was recorded in Mustaine’s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (Sevendust, Disturbed, Staind). Artist John Lorenzi, who worked on United Abominations, Endgame and Warchest with the band, will provide the cover art.
As for the album title, Mustaine told Rock Radio DJ Tom Russell it was an auspicious number.
"I started playing guitar at 13 and this is our 13th record and I was born on the 13th,” he said. “As soon as I said I was going to call it 13, I started noticing 13 everywhere. They never used to have 13th floors in hotels, but now they have them again!"
13 is tentatively scheduled for release this November.