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Dave Mustaine reveals all on Megadeth's next chapter, only in the new issue of Metal Hammer

Dave Mustaine on the cover of the new issue of Metal Hammer magazine
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"I'm more excited than I've been in a long time."

In a world exclusive new interview, Dave Mustaine opens the lid on the new chapter of Megadeth, namely their long-awaited new studio album The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead!

Six years in the making and after facing countless delays due to Mustaine's cancer battle and, y'know, that whole pandemic thing, The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead! is finally upon us, and we got the first major interview with the man himself to talk us through what this record means for the future of Megadeth, his thoughts on the shock departure of Dave Ellefson last year, what keeps him ticking as he marches into his seventh decade and much, much more.

The issue comes in a special Megadeth fan pack that includes a limited edition The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead! patch and an exclusive Vic Rattlehead art print, as well as an exclusive live poster of everyone's favourite spooks, Ghost!

Also in the new issue of Metal Hammer, on sale now, we look inside the early years of Chester Bennington and find out how his pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze saw him primed for greatness; we explore the fascinating new museum dedicated to Metallica icon Cliff Burton; we dig inside the drama that informed the writing of one of Within Temptation's greatest anthems and we pay tribute to the life and career of The Black Dahlia Murder hero, Trevor Strnad. 

All that plus Gwar, Nova Twins, Greg Puciato, Ice Nine Kills, Satyricon and much, much more.

Only in the new issue of Metal Hammer, on sale now across the UK. You can also order your copy straight to you door here.

Metal Hammer issue 363

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Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin stepped into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.