Megadeth Plans New Album, Launches Internet Service

Megadeth, after recently wrapping up a world tour and launching their own ISP, is now focussing on making some new music.

The band's record label, Capitol Records, notes that the band will enter a recording studio in Nashville with producer Dan Huff next month, and plans to release the album later next year.

Speaking with fans during a chat at megadeth.com, frontman Dave Mustaine told fans that the band is currently in "preproduction mode," and that they will begin recording on January 6. Mustaine went on to say, "We have about three hours of music that we have to condense to one hour."

Until the new album arrives, fans can get their Megadeth fix online, where the guys launched Megadeth.net last Friday. Like David Bowie and Kiss before them, the band is offering Internet access and band-specific goodies like Megedeth.com e-mail addresses to fans who subscribe for a monthly fee.

You can learn more about the service at www.megadeth.com.