MEGADETH has set “TH1RT3EN” as the title of its new album, tentatively due in November via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at MEGADETH mainman Dave 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 will once again be created by artist John Lorenzi, who was responsible for the artwork 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”
Speaking to DJ Tom Russell of Rock Radio backstage at the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth earlier today (Friday, July 8), Mustaine stated about the new MEGADETH CD title, “I started playing guitar at 13 and this is our 13th record and I was born on the 13th. As soon as I said I was going to call it ‘TH1RT3EN’, I started noticing 13 everywhere. They never used to have 13th floors in hotels but now they have them again.”
One of the songs that will appear on “TH1RT3EN”, “Public Enemy No. 1”, was premiered during MEGADETH’s headlining performance on July 4 at Docks in Hamburg, Germany.