Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine predicted real events in his writing.
The band is back with a new album called “The Sick, the Dying…and the Dead!”, and Dave explained that the title track was written before the COVID-19 outbreak and is actually about the plague. bubonic, which ravaged Europe during the Middle Ages.
He told Metal Hammer magazine: “Yeah, it was written before (COVID-19)… But I think if somebody wants to make fun of me as Nostradamus, there’s plenty of other songs… But this one was inspired by another virus, the plague… After writing the song, I knew people would think it was about COVID.
Another song on the album also apparently predicted events before they happened, as he wrote “Dogs of Chernobyl” about Ukraine before the Russian invasion of the country.
Dave was asked if he “saw the war in Ukraine coming” and he insisted the track had nothing to do with what had happened in recent months.
Speaking about the track, he explained, “Believe it or not, it’s a love song.”
The music star added that the record was inspired by a film he watched about the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986.
The rocker also revealed that he used several passages from the song that were written by the radiologist who treated him for throat cancer.
He shared: “I told him I needed a few sentences and information about radiation poisoning when everyone got sick in Chernobyl so he wrote this masterful article for me and I ‘ve used in its entirety.”