On April 25, 2013, Sam Hatch of WWUH Radio‘s metal show “The House Of Zazz” conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Ellefson discussed the recording process for the band’s new album, “Super Collider”; the spark that comes from maintaining the same lineup of musicians; finding inspiration in the band’s early material; the influence of THE WHO‘s John Entwistle on the title track’s bass lines; relaunching the Jackson guitar brand in Japan; and MEGADETH‘s upcoming Gigantour stint in the U.S. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
You can listen to “The House Of Zazz” Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings from midnight until 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 91.3 FM WWUH (in Connecticut) and streaming live via the Internet at www.wwuh.org.
MEGADETH 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. More pictures 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.
“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “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 “Super Collider” album is scheduled for a June 4 release via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Horn player Bob Findley — who previously appeared on the track “Silent Scorn” from MEGADETH‘s 2001 CD, “The World Needs A Hero” — is a featured guest on the song “A House Divided” on the new album. Other tracks set to appear on the effort include “Forget To Remember”, “Dance In The Rain”, “The Blackest Crow”, “Burn”, “Kingmaker” and “Don’t Turn Your Back”, a snippet of which can be streamed at MegadethGame.com.
“Super Collider” is MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s recent split with Roadrunner Records.
As previously reported, MEGADETH will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Monday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with MEGADETH by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the “Rockline” web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
“Super Collider” album cover: