New Megadeth album 'The Sick, the Dying...and the Dead!' due out in spring 2022

Flowers will be blooming to the sound of new Megadeth music next year.

The long-awaited 16th album from Dave Mustaine and company, titled The Sick, the Dying...and the Dead!, is finally set to arrive in spring 2022.

That news comes courtesy of a recent interview Mustaine conducted with American Songwriter magazine. In the piece, Mustaine discusses the album's title track, which he describes as a "historical journey" through Earth's plagues and pandemics, starting with the Black Death bubonic plague that beset Eurasia and North Africa in the 1300s.

The Sick, the Dying...and the Dead!, the follow-up to 2016's Dystopia, will be Megadeth's first record to follow the firing of bassist David Ellefson, who was let go from the band after sexually explicit videos of him leaked online. The bass parts he'd already recorded prior to his departure are being re-recorded by someone else.

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