Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have left Megadeth. Broderick who had been with the band for seven years cites artistic differences for his departure, while drummer Shawn ended his 10-year stint to pursue his own musical interests.
Broderick made the announcement on his official blog: “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. 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’ll all dig it.”
Until then, Chris. \m/
Drover announced: “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 all the amazing fans around the world. I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey.”
In early November, Dave Mustaine had announced that the band was to start recording their 15th album in January. A mega tour was also in the works for August with "a very huge English metal band," according to Mustaine.
No statement has yet been made from the band.