Video footage of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine talking about the band's new track called "Sudden Death", which will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" game, can be viewed below.
In a recent interview with RollingStone.com, Mustaine stated about the song, "I'm sure some fans will think it's the greatest thing we've ever done. But other people will say it sucks. That's just the way of the world."
Mustaine told RollingStone.com the track has a "funky kind of polyrhythm to it" which will make it even more difficult for the Guitar Hero elite. "Just the sheer repetitiveness of it can blow people's minds. And, my guitar style is way different than [other MEGADETH guitarist] Chris Broderick's. Chris plays with a lot of love and I play with a lot of hate. My guitar playing is explosions, and his is more like fireworks. When you are trying to emulate the two kind of guitar styles, it's tricky. I don't care what anyone says, you've gotta be good."
"I thought it was a great idea for us," said Mustaine. "We've had experience with games in the past, and our songs have been in sports games and Grand Theft Auto, but we never really got into the Guitar Hero thing. When they talked to us about doing this, I never imagined it would be something this honorable."
"Only once in my career have I had this happen before," Mustaine said, referring to 1991's soundtrack for "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey", to which MEGADETH contributed "Go to Hell". "We had written something and Interscope told me to make the lyrics even darker. Activision heard the track, and said, 'We want more solos on it.' And I said, OK, I can do that.'"