Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH performing the song “She-Wolf” on August 5 at ATT Show Box in Taipei, Taiwan can be seen below. Also available is MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson‘s 12-minute video recap of the concert.
During a recent interview with Infowars.com, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine stated about the band’s plans for the immediate future, “Well, we’re really excited about what’s going on. We’re getting ready to do a new record. We’re leaving in a couple of days for Asia, and we’ll be coming back and continuing work on this new record. And we’ll go to South America in September and come back and continue to do work on the new record. We’re looking for a new release the beginning of next spring, hopefully.”
He continued, “We’re super, super excited about what’s going on for us. We’ve continued to congeal as a band, with [bassist] David Ellefson coming back and he and [drummer] Shawn Drover as our rhythm section. It’s very important that the bass player and the drummer are tight. And David is such an excellent bassist and Shawn is such a great drummer, the two of them just needed to be familiar with one another. They spend time together all day long when we’re on tour, travelling and doing things — mostly seeking out Starbucks around the world. [laughs]”
He added, “I’m excited about the music that we’re gonna be writing. We just changed agencies; we’re with the prestigious CAA agency in Beverly Hills. We’re gonna be going to sign a new contract for our recording career. Our contract with Roadrunner‘s up. We haven’t really notified anybody what our decision is; we’re still kind of deciding. But for the most part, we’re getting ready to record this next record and I’m sure it’s gonna be chock-full of all kinds of subject matter that our Class Of 2008 has given us.”
MEGADETH‘s latest album, “TH1RT3EN”, sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at Mustaine‘s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis), who has previously worked with DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, MACHINE HEAD and STAIND, among others. The artwork was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two MEGADETH studio albums, 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”, as well as the band’s 2007 box set, “Warchest”.