Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Megadeth to Begin Recording New Album in March

It would seem that the recent departure of long time members Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick has not hindered Megadeth from working on new music. In fact, according to founder and front man Dave Mustaine the band is set to begin recording next month (March) a follow-up to 2013's Super Collider. So far Mustaine has not revealed the names of any of the replacements for the departed members, but has insisted that "fans will be happy" with the choices they have made.

Mustaine is intending this time around to stick to his roots and give the fans the kind of music they want to hear. This means no more radio/commercial friendly Megadeth. Mustaine recently did an interview with Full Metal Jackie where he stated:

“I’m going in the studio March 2 no matter what. It’s set right now. I told the label I’m not making another radio song ever, cause you know that’s what record companies want. It was the bane of Megadeth’s existence. When 1992’s Countdown To Extinction came out, we had so many radio songs — from Countdown to Youthanasia to Cryptic Writings to Risk and down and down and down. It was more radio, radio, radio. I love all those songs, but it’s not what Megadeth fans want to hear. They want to hear The Conjuring, Set The World Afire, stuff like Devil’s Island, Holy Wars and Prisoners and I get it, I wrote those songs. I can do that in my sleep. But when you’re having someone say, ‘This is what you have to do,’ you know, you listen or you don’t.’”

Hopefully Megadeth's new tracks will have the same kind of raw burning passion, fire, and power that the classic ones did. The last album that they did in their main style (2011's TH1RT3EN) seemed kind of bland and flavorless with none of the rage fueled riffs and lyrics that the band has been known for. Many fans including myself have become afraid that Mustaine has become soft, calm, and uninspired in his old age. Maybe with some luck we will be proven wrong.

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