MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "On Monday, July 24th we will be making the official announcement of Gigantour 2006 North America with information on this year's lineup, the cities, the venues, and the dates as well. You can get information here or at the Gigantour site. Meanwhile, deep in vocals land [recording vocals for new MEGADETH album]. The choice of what new songs to break out live is as cool as it was during the 'Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good' tour when we were playing the new music from 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?'." MEGADETH's as-yet-untitled Roadrunner Records debut is being recorded under the watchful eye of mainman Dave Mustaine and co-producer Jeff Balding. The initial studio sessions held at Sarm Studios, outside of London were filmed by director Michael Sarna (ANTHRAX, OBITUARY) and are available at Megadeth.com to fan-club members. MEGADETH's last CD, "The System Has Failed", has sold more than 180,000 copies since its September 2004 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, who were most recently signed to Sanctuary Records, were joined by bassist James Lomenzo (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) in February following the departure of James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH).