Dave Mustaine has said he only has “one song left to sing” for Megadeth‘s new album.

The singer has been providing fans with updates on the progress of the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Dystopia‘ for the past year. Last June, he revealed the band has recorded 18 new songs.

Now, Mustaine has revealed he has one song left to sing, another line to re-record, some guitar tracks to lay and “ear candy” finishing touches.

Speaking on his Gimme Radio show, Mustaine said: “Thankfully, my partner is coming back out to Nashville, and we’re gonna be commencing on some guitar tracks and solos and some ear candy to wrap all that up. We’ve got probably about another…I’ve got one song left to sing, and then another song I’ve got one sentence that I’ve gotta finish.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine CREDIT: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage

“Other than that, all the vocals are done on this record, and it’ll be time to focus now on background vocals and the remaining stuff with solos and, as we say,” he said.

Explaining the “ear candy”, Mustaine added: “I know I’ve said it so many times — ‘ear candy.’ For you guys that don’t know what that is, it’s just what it sounds like — it’s sticky, sappy, syrupy crap people put on records that help to — I don’t know — make the song sound better. When you’re thinking about AC/DC, you don’t usually think about percussion” [quotes via Loudwire].

In January, Mustaine, who sings and plays guitar in the US metal band, also revealed in a masterclass that their 16th album had the working title of ‘The Sick, The Dying and the Dead’.

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