A bit of shocking news that will reverberate around the metal world this morning, and the thrash metal community in particular. Just when we all thought Megadeth's line up was about as solid as it had ever been, their drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick announced late last night / this morning within a couple of hours of each other that they were both leaving Megadeth!
Shawn Drover's statement was largely positive:
“After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey.”
But Chris Broderick's alludes to some differences within the band that have at least led to his departure, if not both men:
Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megadeth for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on. I wish Dave and everyone in Megadeth all the best. I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it.Until then,Chris. \m/
Megadeth were, prior to this news, beginning the work on their follow up to 2013's Super Collider, the first album the band had released through Dave Mustaine's own record label Tradecraft. No official comment from the Megadeth camp (namely Dave Mustaine) is available yet. So until we have any further update on this we'll leave our readers with a top Megadeth tune from the "Drover and Broderick" era. Both men will be sorely missed!