Feb 042016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth‘s new album, “Dystopia”, debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 28.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

In terms of pure album sales, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking Megadeth‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000. Continue reading »

Dec 192013

megadeth_2013Rooster of 94.5 FMX‘s “The Wrecking Yard” in Lubbock, Texas recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. You can now listen to the chat at KFMX.com.

Speaking about Megadeth‘s plans for a new studio album, Mustaine said: “We right now have a bunch of dates that’s gonna take us up until August of next year. That’s when we start recording the next record. We’ve already started working on writing stuff…

“Sometimes we’ve been forced to really kind of write on the spot. Right now we’ve got an amazing luxury to be able to take some time. Continue reading »

Oct 152013

megadeth_2013Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans “an all-access pass” to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest “Crazy Tour Stories” episode, focusing on Megadeth. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on July 19, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during this past summer’s Gigantour, can be seen below.

Megadeth‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, sold 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 4 via Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises [UMe]. Continue reading »

Jul 032013

megadeth_2013Megadeth‘s video for the title track and first single from the band’s new album, “Super Collider”, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful [a model and a mathematician] and still very in love.”

Photos from the set of the “Super Collider” video shoot are available at this location.

The track “Super Collider”, which was premiered on Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio metal show on April 20, was released digitally on April 23 via iTunes Continue reading »

Jun 282013

dave_mustaine1Jesse Capps of RockConfidential.com recently conducted an interview with Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

RockConfidential.com: With the release of “Super Collider” and being on a new record label, it seems you’re really anxious or even hungrier to be Dave Mustaine and be in Megadeth.

Mustaine: It feels good to be me right now. I still have moments where it’s kinda hard to get outta bed. [laughs] I enjoy my life. I’m going through a renaissance period right now with the band and it just feels like a second childhood. Especially with the record charting as high as it did. Metal is on the rise. I’m really excited about the times we’re living in. Unfortunately, metal music is popular when the world is kind of topsy-turvy, but hey — the world has been in kind of a fuck for a couple thousand years. Continue reading »