Dave Mustaine reveals the fastest song Megadeth have ever written, and it is 190 bpm

Dave Mustaine performs with Megadeth at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway on June 5, 2022
(Image credit: Per Ole Hagen/Redferns)

Thrash metal titans Megadeth are currently gearing up to release The Sick, The Dying… and The Dead!, their first new studio album in six years.

In anticipation of the new LP, Guitar World recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with the band's frontman, Dave Mustaine, and lead electric guitar player Kiko Loureiro. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.