Megadeth are inching closer to a new record. In their latest online update, singer Dave Mustaine provides the news that mixing has begun on their forthcoming release.

Though the band has yet to reveal any key details like an album title, artwork, track listing or release date, they have been diligent in keeping fans up to date on the progress of their new disc. The group has been working on their fourteenth collection at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California.

Mustaine revealed in his brief posting, "Played guitar, sang and did some minor adjustments yesterday to songs one-four. Mixing has begun and you'll have something soon to hear! I'm so pumped." Mustaine's posting follows another entry from bassist David Ellefson, who commented earlier last week, "Really some great, great songs taking shape at this point in the recording process. I told Dave [Mustaine] today that one of them totally reminded me of the earliest stuff back when we first met -- fast, rippin' and fully bringing the REAL old-school Megadeth sound!!!"

The group has been working with producer Johnny K on the effort and expects to release it via a new record label later this year. Footage of the band in recording sessions can be seen below. For members of the band's Cyber Army fan club, drummer Shawn Drover will be dropping in for a chat this Thursday night (Feb. 7) at 7PM ET. For details on the Megadeth Cyber Army, check here.

Watch Megadeth in the Studio

Watch Megadeth in the Studio