Megadeth launch Super Collider in June
New beginning: Megadeth
Megadeth have confirmed they’ll release their 14th studio album Super Collider in June.
And mainman Dave Mustaine is celebrating a record deal that sees him forming his own label, Tradecraft, after completing obligations to previous firm Roadrunner. The new organisation will be run with the assistance of Universal.
“It’s by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever,” says Mustaine, who missed out on a Grammy earlier this week to Halestorm.
“We’ve worked with some great people over the years, and it’s amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for Super Collider.”
The departure of key Roadrunner personnel was one of Mustaine’s beefs with his old label – but he recently insisted he’d been honourable to them, explaining: “We finished our contract with them and we moved on.”
Of the Tradecraft arrangement he says: “If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”
Last month bassist David Ellefson described the material on Super Collider as “Really great, great songs – fast, rippin’ and fully bringing the old-school Megadeth sound.”
Mustaine added: “I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now.”