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 »

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 132013
 

megadeth_2013Megadeth‘s new 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].

“Super Collider” follows up “Th1rt3en”, which opened with 42,000 units back in November 2011 to enter the chart at No. 11. The band’s 2009 CD, “Endgame”, premiered with 45,000 copies to debut at No. 9. This was slightly less than the 54,000 first-week tally registered by 2007’s “United Abominations”, which entered the chart at No. 8. 2004’s “The System Has Failed” premiered with 46,000 copies (No. 18) while 2001’s “The World Needs A Hero” moved 61,000 units in its first week [No. 16]. Continue reading »

Megadeth – Super Collider

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Jun 122013
 

megasupercollidercoverrealRemember when Metallica’s “black” album came out?  Those of us who were fans since Kill Em All certainly do and I remember selling my cd back about a week after picking it up.  Yes, there were some good songs, but they were all short, radio-friendly and (gasp) there was a ballad of all things!  The Metallica of old was gone and really hasn’t returned since.  I see Super Collider as Megadeth’s “black” album.  The standard Megadeth thrash sound is still there but only in short bursts here and there.  Dave Mustaine’s scathing social commentary is toned down a bit and the songs in general are more radio friendly.  That being said, there is no mistaking the songs for Megadeth.  In that sense, I think this is less of a departure from their “sound” as the ”black” album was for Metallica.  Many have already heard the title track “Super Collider”, and I would caution you not to judge the rest of the album on that song as I feel it is probably the weakest on the album.  If you can get past the change in direction, this is a good, listenable metal album.

Super Collider is the fourteenth album from Megadeth, a band that has been active for 30 years and seen over 20 different members.  Most notably, Dave Mustaine also shares some history with Metallica as he was an early member of that band as well, being let go in 1983, which prompted the formation of Megadeth with bassist Dave Ellefson.  Continue reading »

May 122013
 

megadeth_2013Megadeth filmed a video for the title track and first single from the band’s new album, “Super Collider”, on Friday, 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.”

A few photos from the set of the “Super Collider” video shoot can be seen below. Continue reading »