On April 20, the title track and first single from Megadeth‘s new album,“Super Collider”, was premiered on Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio metal show. The song will be released digitally on April 23 via iTunes.
“Super Collider” is scheduled for a June 4 release via Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises [UMe]. Horn player Bob Findley — who previously appeared on the track “Silent Scorn” from Megadeth‘s 2001 CD, “The World Needs A Hero” — is a featured guest on the song “A House Divided” on the new album. Other tracks set to appear on the effort include “Forget To Remember”, “Dance In The Rain”, “The Blackest Crow”, “Burn”, “King Maker” and “Don’t Turn Your Back”, a snippet of which can be streamed at MegadethGame.com.
In a recent interview with the Shockwaves”/“HardRadio podcast,Mustaine stated about the Super Collider title track and cover artwork: “I was up in Santa Barbara, and USA Today, as a newspaper, I started reading a long time ago because it had Sudoku in it. I’m not really down with a lot of the viewpoints of the newspaper, but I kind of got used to reading it because of the puzzles in it — ’cause I love word puzzles; I like to enrich my word power. And there was a story in there about how they finally had identified the mass that goes around the molecules and stuff; it’s called the Higgs Boson and we had done that with the Super Collider. And I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a really cool story.’ Actually, the stuff’s called the ‘God particle.’ And I thought, knowing how closed-minded people are with my faith and thinking that that’s gonna change who I am as a person — which it did — and that that would also correlate into changing my guitar playing, which it didn’t, I didn’t wanna have a song called ‘God Particle’, because every village has its idiots, and unfortunately for me, a bunch of them follow me on the Internet. So we opted to call it ‘Super Collider’. And this first song is kind of, like, a song about no matter how bad things get, come with me, we’ll take the high road and we’ll hang out and have a great time and we’ll stick together until the end of the world, so to speak, when the world explodes like a Super Collider. Because the whole theory of the super collider is atoms swirling into one another at millions of miles an hour, I guess. I love the concept, I love the artwork that we have for this record — it’s the Hadron Collider, and that is a remarkable machine. And if you look at the Super Collider, the thing itself — whether it does a damn bit of good or not, nobody really knows; I don’t know how it’s gonna correlate to lowering gas prices or anything like that, or getting people to stop trying to run everybody’s lives right now and the dumbing down of America… But it’s really cool if you look at how big it is. A lot of pictures on the ‘Net will show this enormous machinery and guys the size of ants next to it. And the one picture that we used for our cover was, like I said, the Hadron Collider and it’s just beautiful stuff, man. Science is really interesting. I mean, I don’t believe in evolution, I believe in creation, so science only goes so far with me, but I really dig looking at that whole way that’s set up with the tubing and the piping and the reactors and all the stuff that goes along with it. You have to see it for yourself.”
Super Collider is Megadeth‘s first release its recent split with Roadrunner Records.
Megadeth‘s latest album Th1rt3en has sold around 119,000 copies in the United States since its November 2011 release. The CD marked the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band’s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band’s legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This was the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002′s Rude Awakening.
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