Megadeth co-founder and also the bassist of the band for almost 40 years, David Ellefson, was recently interviewed by TotalRock Radio of United Kingdom and talked about why they are still hesitant about releasing the new Megadeth album during the self-quarantine.

While both Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson are regularly talking about the new album which is possibly named ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead,’ back in January, David Ellefson stated that they are still working to complete the upcoming album of Megadeth and the fans will be able to listen when it’s done.

However, in his latest interview, Ellefson stated that they want to wait for the coronavirus outbreak to end to release it because they want to promote it while they can make like shows and be on the road.

Here are the statements of Ellefson about the upcoming album:

“We’re working on album number sixteen, and just finishing it up now. We’ve got a big year of touring lined up — festivals in Europe; the big ‘The Metal Tour Of The Year’ is rescheduled for July and August this year; Rock In Rio in Brazil in September. And it’s all confirmed, but it depends on what — COVID has a say in this matter, unfortunately.

So there’s this undecided third factor spinning over there with the pandemic that we’re just all doing the best we can to play around that. And the same with the Megadeth release schedule, being able to put things out. We’re gonna wanna be able to get on the road and promote it. It doesn’t make sense to drop a brand new record in the middle of a pandemic and not be able to support that.”

He continued:

“And so if that means we have to push things back a little bit so that it can be the most effective to tour it and support it, then I’m sure those are decisions that are being made…

Quite honestly, those are decisions that get updated pretty much weekly inside the Megadeth camp.”

You can listen to the interview below.

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