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MEGADETH – European Tour Schedule Updated

MEGADETH have updated their European tour schedule with shows in Norway, The Netherlands and Spain (**). Their current schedule can be viewed below:

May
22 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane
24 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene **
26 – Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort **
27 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
29 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-son
31 – Madrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Rios **

June
1 – Barcelona, Spain – Parc del Forum **
3 – Newcastle, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
4 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy Glasgow
5 – Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
6 – London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
8 – Milan, Italy – Fiera Milano Live Rho
9 – Amneville, France – Snowhall Parc

July
20 – Cadott, WI – Chippewa Valley Rock Fest

Go to this location for updates and pre-sale ticket links.

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine offers “A big thanks to Johnny K. and Cameron Webb for excellence in helping me create Super Collider! We’re almost done! I am getting excited!”

Super Collider will be Megadeth’s 14th studio album, and the first release through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

A release date will be announced soon.

DAVE MUSTAINE: STRYPER’s MICHAEL SWEET And I ‘Believe In The Same Jesus’

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, “Honestly”, to be made available later in the year. There is also a 12-song solo record to go hand in hand with the release of the book.

According to Sweet, his “friend and brother,” MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was “kind enough” to write the following blurb/quote for the book:

“Sometimes you see someone or something and you think you got it all figured out, just to find you were pretty far off base. That’s a sucky feeling. I learned a long time ago not to judge a book by its cover, and as much as I used to think that I am nothing like Michael Sweet, I have come to realize that we both have had a lot of hardships in common; the same trials and tribulations, the same band problems, and some of the same relationship issues. Fortunately for us, we both believe in the same Jesus, and serve the same amazing, loving creator, so it’s no wonder that we would both be standing on the same victorious side of life, once all the smoke clears at the end of the fight. I hope you will enjoy his memoirs and come to a new understanding and a new appreciation of Michael Sweet.”

Sweet previously stated about his upcoming book: “Writing and finishing my autobiography has gone WAY beyond my expectations, good and bad. It’s been much more difficult than I could ever imagine yet it’s been somewhat therapeutic being able to talk about my life and the past 30+ years of all things STRYPER. I get into everything and share things that may surprise you. I talk about the disfunction in this band, the pain and heartache of being so close to each other that we sometimes hurt each other the most, the ups and downs from our highest point (1987-1988) to our lowest point (1991-1992) and why we were driven to bankruptcy and how we climbed our way back from complete loss and despair. I share my personal pain from considering to give up music altogether to the day I broke the news to the guys that I would be leaving the band and why. From that day forward, I had everything a man could ask for and then, in what seemed like an instant, it was all taken away.

“I’m almost 50 yet I feel like I’ve lived the life of a man who is almost 90. I look back on everything and all I can say is thank you God for allowing me to serve you and for giving me my gift, my life!

‘Honestly’ will be available soon and I can say from the bottom of my heart, it is brutally honest and my hopes and prayers are that it touches you in some way.”

Michael‘s new solo album will be issued via Big3 Records. Guest musicians set to appear on the CD include CHICKENFOOT drummer Kenny Aronoff, FOZZY singer Chris Jericho, WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich; Tony Harnell of TNT, and Michael‘s brother Robert Sweet and STRYPER‘s Timothy Gaines.

Regarding Harnell‘s appearance on the CD, Sweet previously stated, “I think Tony is truly one of the most underrated singers of all time. He’s always been one of my favorites and is an incredibly nice, humble guy to boot. I’ve always wanted to work with Tony and I knew this would be the perfect song and opportunity to do so. ‘Taking On The World Tonight’ is very heavy with a combination of old-school riffs and solos yet it’s got a very modern, relevant sound as well. It’s the best of both worlds!”

MEGADETH: New ‘Super Collider’ Studio Clip Posted Online

The seventh in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the new MEGADETH album, “Super Collider”, can be seen below.

“Super Collider” is scheduled for release in June via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises(UMe).

“It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal,” said Mustaine. “It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from a Universal label.

“Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for MEGADETH ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all.

“We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, ‘Super Collider’.

“If MEGADETH being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”

“Super Collider” is being recorded at Mustaine‘s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California and is MEGADETH‘s first release its recent split with Roadrunner Records.

Shawn [Drover, drums], Chris [Broderick, guitar] and David [Ellefson, bass] have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now,” Mustaine said.

Speaking to Full Metal Jackie at last month’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California, Mustaine stated about the direction of the band’s new material: “[MEGADETH bassist] David Ellefson is one of those guys that’s kind of the barometer of the band. You ask me, you never really know what you’re gonna get, but when you ask David Ellefson, it’s kind of like reading the ingredients on the back of something, ’cause he’s such a straight shooter. He told some people the other day that this is music that’s really similar to [MEGADETH‘s 1985 debut album] ‘Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!’, some of the stuff — really dark, really heavy and fast stuff. I mean, I don’t thnk it’s really as fast and heavy as ‘Killing’ is, to me, but Junior is a great, like I said, barometer — bad word, but he knows what’s going on.”

On the topic of MEGADETH‘s current label situation, Mustaine said: “We have a new label. We left Roadrunner; we completed our contract with them, which not a lot of many metal bands have the luxury to have been able to complete contracts. They usually either break up or quit or give up and stuff like that, but we were honorable and finished our contract with them and we moved on. And we’ve actually got a fantastic relationship with a brand new label. We have eleven songs already recorded. We wanna give them thirteen, ’cause, you know, the B-sides and Japanese releases and all that kind of crazy stuff.”

MEGADETH is not just one of the most successful metal bands, but one of the most influential rock bands of the past 30 years,” said UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff in making the announcement. “They continue to be a huge draw on the road with their longtime fans as well as continually adding new fans. I look forward to working together with them.”

With the recent acquisition of EMI, UMe now brings together MEGADETH‘s classic, 14-year, seven-album Capitol catalog, which includes one multi-platinum release (’92’s “Countdown To Extinction”), four platinum records (’86’s “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” ; ’88’s “So Far, So Good… So What?”; ’90’s “Rust in Peace”; ’94’s “Youthanasia”), and one gold (’97’s “Cryptic Writings”). In all, the band has scored five U.S. Top 10 albums (including 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”) and two Top 5 releases, with 2011’s “TH1RT3EN” debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

In a January 24 post on his Facebook page, Ellefson wrote about the recording process for MEGADETH‘s new album: “Having a great week here at Vic’s Garage laying down bass on the new songs. Really some great, great songs taking shape at this point in the recording process. I told Dave [Mustaine] today that one of them totally reminded me of the earliest stuff back when we first met. Fast, ripppin’ and fully bringing the REAL old-school MEGADETH sound!!!”

Johnny K produced MEGADETH‘s last album, 2011’s “TH1RT3EN”, which was also recorded at Vic’s Garage.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)

MEGADETH – Studio Update #6; Video

MEGADETH recently announced their new album and new label deal. Currently working in their studio in San Diego on their 14th studio album titled Super Collider, Mustaine, along with bassist Dave Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, are looking forward to its release in June.

The band has released more footage from Vic’s Garage Studio in San Marcos, California.Check out studio report #6 below:

Previous footage of Megadeth recording tracks for album #14 can be seen below:

Super Collider is the first release through leader Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises(UMe).

“It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal,” said Mustaine during a break in the sessions. “It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from the Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”

Mustaine added, “Shawn, Chris and David have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now!

Megadeth also announced that they will be touring the UK in June of this year. They will play headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Megadeth tickets go onsaleat 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15. Megadeth fan club tickets presale begins Wednesday, February 13 @ 9 a.m. local at this location.

Megadeth UK dates:

June
3 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK
4 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, Scotland
5 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
6 – O2 Academy – Brixton, UK

Other Megadeth dates:

June
8 – Sonisphere Italy – Fiera Milano Live Rho
9 – Sonisphere France – Amneville Snowhall Parc

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth unveil details on his own record label and new album ‘Super Collider’

 

METAL GODS MEGADETH NEW ALBUM ‘SUPER COLLIDER’ SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 2013

Dave Mustaine brings legendary thrash-metal pioneers to his own label with Universal for first time, uniting with his multi-platinum Capitol/EMI catalog

With worldwide sales of more than 30 million, and a seat at the top of the headbanging pantheon. Megadeth is a force -Billboard

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2013 -For 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 -Megadeth’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come, especially after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises.

Currently working in their studio in San Diego on their 14th studio album titled Super Collider, Mustaine, along with bassist Dave Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, are looking forward to its release in June 2013

Megadeth’s Super Collider is the first release through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe.

“It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal,” said Mustaine during a break in the sessions. “It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from the Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Uni will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”

With a newfound energy with the band, Mustaine is raring to go, preparing for his latest tour, marking the 20th anniversary of their best-selling Countdown to Extinction album. Mustaine added, “Shawn, Chris and David have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now!”

“Megadeth is not just one of the most successful metal bands, but one of the most influential rock bands of the past 30 years,” said UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff in making the announcement. “They continue to be a huge draw on the road with their longtime fans as well as continually adding new fans. I look forward to working together with them.”

Mustaine formed Megadeth in Los Angeles in 1983, and with a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-’80s and ’90s, boasting such arena anthems as “Symphony of Destruction,” “Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying,” “Holy Wars,” and “Sweating Bullets,” along with the top singles in 1997/98 off Cryptic Writings, “Trust,” (No. 1 track) “Almost Honest,” “Use The Man” and “A Secret Place.”

With the recent acquisition of EMI, UMe now brings together Megadeth’s classic, 14-year, seven-album Capitol catalog, which includes one multi-platinum release (’92’s Countdown to Extinction), four platinum records (’86’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?; ’88’s So Far, So Good… So What?; ’90’s Rust in Peace; ’94’s Youthanasia), and one gold (’97’s Cryptic Writings). In all, the band has scored five Top 10 albums (including 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame) and two Top 5 releases, with 2011’s TH1RT3EN debuting at No.11 on the Billboard Top 200 and No.1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.