MEGADETH's New Song 'Sudden Death': Hear It Here First

June 18, 2010

A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death", which will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game, can be heard in its entirety in IGN Entertainment's live demo of the game in the YouTube clip below.

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine tells the track is brutal, and "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 tells the song 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," Mustaine explains. "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," says 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 says, referring to 1991's soundtrack for "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey", when the band crafted "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.'"

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