Two more songs from MEGADETH's forthcoming "Super Collider" album — "Built For War" and "The Blackest Crow" — are available for streaming using SoundCloud widgets below.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told RollingStone.com that "The Blackest Crow" was inspired by his mother-in-law's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. The song was then "altered to be more about a tragic loss and the depression that follows," he said.
As for "Built For War", Mustaine told Full Metal Jackie that the song was written "about arson." He said: "[MEGADETH drummer] Shawn [Drover] had a song that he and I wrote together, [and MEGADETH guitarist] Chris [Broderick] had a little bit to do with it [as well] — so we've got the first time all three of us are writing together. Shawn's tentative title was 'Face Melter' and I went, 'That's such a stupid title,' so I went, 'How about we just call it 'Ball Buster'?' just to bust his balls on it, right? So we had that as a funny title for a while, but that one ended up being called 'Built For War'."
"Super Collider" is scheduled for a June 4 North American release via Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
"Super Collider" track listing:
02. Super Collider
04. Built For War
05. Off The Edge
06. Dance In The Rain
07. Beginning Of Sorrow
08. The Blackest Crow
09. Forget To Remember
10. Don't Turn Your Back…
11. Cold Sweat
The album will be available as a limited-edition CD with 3-D cover and bonus tracks, regular CD, regular LP, limited LP plus a bonus colored seven-inch single with two bonus tracks, and a download voucher.
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," 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."
"Super Collider" is MEGADETH's first release since the band's recent split with Roadrunner Records.
MEGADETH filmed a video for the "Super Collider" title track on 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."
"Built For War" audio stream courtesy of Grammy.com
"The Blackest Crow" audio stream courtesy of RollingStone.com
"Kingmaker" audio stream
"Super Collider" (song) audio stream