Megadeth sold less than 2000 copies of their "Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?" 25th anniversary re-issue in the first week of US release. It originally achieved platinum sales when released in 1986.
But frontman Dave Mustaine will be busy praying that he doesn’t bump into the devil, judging by his recent interview on ABC.
He said why he first dabbled in the occult: "My mom was a Jehovah's Witness. I was brought up as a Witness and I revolted into the witchcraft because I hated going out and knocking on people's doors.
Mustaine went on to cast two hexes during his experiments with witchcraft. The first was on a bully who punched him: "From what I heard, he got in a car accident and something happened to a part of his body that I had targeted in a hex, and that showed me that it was real."
Next was a spell on a girl he had a crush on: "Everybody wanted her, including me, but she was so out of my batting average and just totally out of my league. And I did it, and the next day she was in my apartment."
Meanwhile, Mustaine will use a new web technology called StarGreetz which adapts and customises his voice to greet and thank every one of Megadeth’s 3.6 million facebook fans.