Megadeth say their new album "Super Collider" has sold less than their previous album "Th1rt3en" because the whole industry is suffering the effects of music pirates - despite recent figures that show the global and US music industries are growing.
Some fans have criticised Megadeth's new album, but their live shows remain as popular as ever according to drummer Shawn Drover.
"We are certainly thrilled to have a #6 record on Billboard in America and #4 in Canada, but sales are way down for the entire music industry right across the board, which is a real drag," he told Blabbermouth. "Internet piracy, torrent sites and all that are the reason why. Concert attendance for us is still great around the world, so we are definitely happy about that."
When asked about frontman Dave Mustaine's controversial political opinions, Drover suggests he's rather see modern bands keep these kind of views private: "I would rather just let the music do the talking and keep whatever my beliefs are to myself. I always admired Led Zeppelin's mystique they had back in the day and wished more bands would go back to that."
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