LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2013 – MEGADETH, a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—founder, leader, guitarist, lyricist Dave Mustaine premieres Megadeth’s 14th studio album titled Super Collider, on June 3, 2013 on Tradecraft/UMe/Universal Music Group. The new album reunites Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson and drummer Shawn Grover.
Mustaine’s lyrics often reflect various viewpoints on society as well as social issues and are crafted in a way that is open to interpretation and promote discussion. “Super Collider itself is more about the metaphoric climax from having a good time with other people, which is comparable to those atoms colliding with one another, and the orgasmic explosion which comes after it,” explains Mustaine. “It’s also about that person at the top of the mountain, reaching down to help someone else to the top, showing them a better place, a higher road to travel.”
Mustaine also draws his themes and lyrics from his personal experiences. Tracks on the album include “Built for War” (co-written with Drover), inspired by Mustaine’s martial arts lessons as a latch-key kid which taught him to defend himself, and the corrosive “Off the Edge,” a song about a world gone mad, shares the album with cautionary tales about teenage pregnancy (“Beginning of Sorrow,” a co-write with Broderick), the ravages of drug addiction (“Kingmaker”), a faltering economy (“Dance in the Rain”), an arsonist (“Burn!”), betrayal (“Don’t Turn Your Back on a Friend”) and even the very personal and painful process he is currently dealing with as his mother-in-law battles with Alzheimer’s (the dark delta country-blues of “The Blackest Crow” and “Forget to Remember”).
The Super Collider title comes from the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator which allows physicists to smash atoms in the hope of discovering the origins of the Big Bang Theory. The actual device, considered one of the great engineering milestones of mankind, is pictured on the album cover, with permission from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), which developed and built it.
This summer, Super Collider is set to smash atoms, notes and heads, a worthy entry for one of the world’s top heavy metal rock outfits. It’s a soundtrack for today, amped up and in your face, just
like Megadeth has been for the past three decades.
Limited Edition Deluxe CD – with 2 bonus tracks + exclusive lenticular 3D cover artwork
Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl LP – 180-gram heavyweight vinyl with 2 bonus tracks on an exclusive bonus coloured 7” single + download voucher
Standard LP – 180-gram heavyweight vinyl + download voucher
2. Super Collider
4. Built For War
5. Off The Edge
6. Dance In The Rain
7. Beginning Of Sorrow
8. The Blackest Crow
9. Forget To Remember
10. Don’t Turn Your Back…
11. Cold Sweat
MEGADETH is currently on tour in Europe and will be headlining GIGANTOUR. The critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new multi-artist bill featuring metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION, all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine.
MEGADETH EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
May 22, 2013 Bucharest, Romania Arenele Romane
May 24, 2013 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
May 26, 2013 Groningen, Netherlands De Oosterpoort
May 27, 2013 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
May 29, 2013 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-son
May 31, 2013 Madrid, Spain Auditorio Miguel Rios
Jun 01, 2013 Barcelona, Spain Parc del Forum
Jun 03, 2013 Newcastle, U.K. O2 Academy
Jun 04, 2013 Glasgow, U.K. O2 Academy
Jun 05, 2013 Manchester, U.K. Academy
Jun 06, 2013 London, U.K. O2 Academy Brixton
Jun 08, 2013 Milan, Italy Sonisphere Italy
Jun 09, 2013 Amneville, France Sonisphere France