Thursday, May 30, 2013

Super Collider, The Fourteenth Studio Album of Megadeth


 What the hell is going on this June? I can't believe this. Megadeth is also going to release their fourteenth studio album, “Super Collider”. The band revealed on August 22, 2012, that they would be returning to the studio with producer Johnny K to record their fourteenth album. On October 27, Dave Mustaine, guitarist and main man of Megadeth revealed that the band was planning to start the recording for this album  in the first week of November 2012, before leaving the studio for the American leg of the Countdown to Extinction 20th anniversary tour. And sooner, the next day, Mustaine that he had chosen a title and cover art for the new album, though neither was revealed at that time. As with Megadeth’s previous studio effort, Thirteen, work on the album was done at "Vic's Garage", the band's own studio in San Marcos, California. The song of this album, "Kingmaker" will make its online debut shortly. The track will be unveiled by one lucky fan who will be chosen to premiere the song on his or her personal Twitter feed.

December 18, 2012 Shawn Drover, drummer of Megadeth revealed that the band had started recording for the fourteenth studio album, “Super Collider”. On December 24, 2012, Mustaine announced that three new songs were tracked and almost done. And then on February 12, 2013, Mustaine announced that their fourteenth album, “Super Collider” will be released on June 4 on Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed through Universal Music Enterprises. Lastly on April 23, 2013, "Super Collider" was released as a single available for purchase through iTunes. Mustaine, the mainman of Megadeth told on Guitar World in the new June 2013 issue that “You can't always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren't even songs; they're like musical rams. But because I'm not a pop guy, I'm also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns."

The Tracks of the Album, Super Collider:

The Tracks of the Album, Super Collider:

    Super Collider
    Built for War
    Off the Edge
    Dance in the Rain
    The Beginning of Sorrow
    The Blackest Crow
    Forget to Remember
    Don't Turn Your Back
    Cold Sweat

Megadeth is one of the most famous and successful American heavy metal and thrash metal band in the world. In 1983 Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson started the band. In the past Dave Mustaine plays in Metallica. For some technical problem he left Metallica in 1983 and formed the band, Megadeth. Megadeth became one of the leading bands of the genre during the mid- and late '80s by streamlining the classic thrash metal approach and making the music more threatening, as well as making the lyrics more nihilistic. A pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s and is ranked as one of the "Big Four of Thrash" along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. The band was formed almost about 30 years ago and during 30 years activities more than 20 different people have officially performed as part of the group, with Mustaine being the only constant member. Throughout Megadeth's many lineup changes, the two core members were bassist Dave Ellefson and guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine who was the band's official leader.

Current Lineup of Megadeth:  

    Dave Mustaine – (1983–2002, 2004) - lead vocals, guitar
    Dave Ellefson – (1983–2002, 2010) - bass, backing vocals
    Shawn Drover – (2004-2013) - drums, percussion
    Chris Broderick – (2008-2013) - guitar, backing vocals

Current Lineup of Megadeth

Former Members:

    Greg Handevidt - (1983) - guitar
    Dijon Carruthers - (1983) - drums, percussion   
    Lee Rausch - (1984) - drums, percussion
    Kerry King - (1984) - guitar
    Gar Samuelson – (1984–1987) - drums, percussion
    Chris Poland – (1984–1985, 1985–1987, 2004) - guitar
    Mike Albert – (1985) - guitar (touring member)
    Chuck Behler – (1987–1988) - drums, percussion
    Jeff Young – (1987–1989) - guitar, backing vocals
    Nick Menza – (1989–1998, 2004) - drums, percussion, backing vocals
    Marty Friedman – (1990–1999) - guitar, backing vocals
    Jimmy DeGrasso – (1998–2002) - drums, percussion, backing vocals
    Al Pitrelli – (1999–2002) - guitar, backing vocals
    Vinnie Colaiuta – (2004) - drums, percussion (session only)
    Jimmy Sloas – (2004) - bass (session only)
    James MacDonough – (2004–2006) - bass
    Glen Drover - (2004–2008) - guitar, backing vocals
    James LoMenzo - (2006–2010) - bass, backing vocals

Megadeth has already released thirteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, two extended plays, forty-four singles, eight video albums, and thirty-three music videos. Megadeth is known for its distinctive, technical instrumental style that often features frequently, intricate passages and trade-off guitar solos, and for recurring lyrical themes including politics, war, addiction, personal relationships, and religion. The band has sold over 50 million records worldwide with six consecutive albums being certified platinum or multi-platinum in the US, according to the band's official website. Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? So Far, So Good... So What!, Rust in Peace, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Writings all achieved platinum status, the band's fifth and most successful record, Countdown to Extinction, sold multi-platinum, and the album Risk achieved gold certification. As of 2013, Megadeth has received eleven Grammy nominations.

The Studio Albums of Megadeth:

    Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! (1985)
    Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? (1986)
    So Far, So Good... So What! (1988)
    Rust in Peace (1990)
    Countdown to Extinction (1992)
    Youthanasia (1994)
    Cryptic Writings (1997)
    Risk (1999)
    The World Needs a Hero (2001)
    The System Has Failed (2004)
    United Abominations (2007)
    Endgame (2009)
    Thirteen (2011)
    Super Collider (2013)

In a recent interview with the "Shockwaves"/"HardRadio" podcast, Mustaine stated about "Kingmaker",
"It's no secret that I had surgery on my neck. I think that when I showed up at the 'Big Four' show [at the Yankee stadium in September 2011] with a neck brace on, people kind of figured out that there was something wrong with me. It turns out that I had a broken bone in my neck and a shard of my vertebrae got into my spinal cord and was causing me tremendous pain for a very long time. I had started taking pain pills and became chemically dependent on it. 
With my substance-abuse history, it was really hard for me to go from being an addict and an alcoholic and then getting set free from all that stuff. 'Cause I went to the whole twelve-step thing, which was really beneficial for me, but unfortunately, for me it wasn't an anonymous program; I would go in there and whatever I would say, people would talk about. So it really violated my anonymity. It's also a program that is based on God, but when I would talk about God in there, they would say, 'Ah, G.O.D. stands for Group of Drunks.' And it's, like, 'No, it doesn't. Can't you spell, you retard? That's why you're in here.' But at the time, it was very influential in my life and very important and I respect it tremendously and I wish anybody who needs a twelve-step program will find one... "

"The song 'Kingmaker' is about how people are running from their problems… And there's a lot of that on this particular record — just looking at, like, 'Here's what I've got. What are you gonna do with it?' It's talking a lot about this generation, how people, their lives are falling apart and they just take pills. Instead of sucking up and doing what I did and going and getting the surgery and getting off the medication, they'll continue to just trudge it out until the end of their life where they just take pills until their body is eaten… And the other thing that's part of that song is talking about how when you take these things how they make you feel different. Some people, they get into that 'cause they like the way it makes you feel, 'cause it makes you kind of feel warm and fuzzy. In the song, it talks about wanting to fly and being ten feet tall. Booze does that to some people. And this is just something that, I think, if there is a way that I can help educate a lot of our fans, especially the younger ones that still have their whole life ahead of them, it's not as glamorous as you think it is to go down that path of just checking it out and drugging yourself up and not facing reality… 

Part of what 'Kingmaker' means to me is that I am able to look back now on this whole episode of my life, being a slave to Big Pharma. You have no idea what a pain in the ass it was. In order to travel to go overseas, and I needed the medication with me, to know that if my backpack would have been stolen and my medication would have been gone, that I would have gone into serious withdrawals and been hospitalized and the tour would have been over. That kind of stuff; it's horrifying. And my heart goes out to the people that are stuck in that vicious circle and slavery to narcotics. Granted, you need it if you're in pain, but…"


Zakaria Rajib said...

well done....waiting for this headbanging album

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