Megadeth Reissue Sells Less Than 2k

Meanwhile, Dave Mustaine says a spell he cast on a bully caused him to crash a car.

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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.

41 comments sorted by best / new / date

    killyerscene
    Former Jehovah's Witness, turned Occultist/Junkie, now Born-Again Christian... riiiiight
    azisnomarsa
    Hmm, that hex thing sounds really cool, he should write at tutorial how to do that
    metalgod96
    "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."" Looks like I'm gettin' into witchcraft!
    Spartan101400
    Galvatron wrote: Are the vocals all redone? I dont want any part of it if it sounds like his re do of RIP.
    Everything is from the Master tapes, there is no "Replace this guitar track or replace that vocal track."
    TomWhaley
    GenerationKILL wrote: probably because: a) Every metalhead already owns this awesome album b) Why BUY a reissue, when you can just download it somewhere for free, especially if you've already heard the whole album or own the original?
    Usually when it comes to reissues, people buy them for all the cool content included (you can't download the artwork and packaging...)
    postmortem2006
    The hex thing sounds like bullshit to me. Not to mention the fact that he's ruined the sound of PSBWB on this new reissue... Megadeth fans should steer clear and stick with the original pressing and/or the 2004 remaster.
    Anchr
    Spartan101400 wrote: Galvatron wrote: Are the vocals all redone? I dont want any part of it if it sounds like his re do of RIP. Everything is from the Master tapes, there is no "Replace this guitar track or replace that vocal track."
    The reason that the vocals of the RIP reissue were replaced was because the master vocals recordings were missing, which was not the case for PS BHB?
    queenslander47
    KnotParkDay wrote: So it turns out no-one's buying indeed...
    lol I was about to say that. Beat me to it
    AnnihilationUK
    Mr. Dragon wrote: Man if I could only sell 2000 albums.
    I agree with this. 2000 copies... PLUS the original sales...
    Eternal Decay
    Peace Sells... But Who's Buying Sells... But Who's Buying? Really, am I the only one dying of laughter from the irony?!
    metalhed0294
    Eternal Decay wrote: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying Sells... But Who's Buying? lol Really, am I the only one dying of laughter from the irony?!
    ptr362
    Tanaboon wrote: it sold less than 2k because anyone who likes thrash metal already owns it =p
    That's pretty much it, plus there's a lot less hype put towards re-issues anyway. Can't really promote it with a single/video seeing as it's already been done!
    jfefrey
    In the article it says the when peace sells was originally released "It originally achieved platinum sales when released in 1986." The album wasnt certified platinum by the RIAA until Nov. 1992..... misleading articles are annoying, although if i had the extra $130 to spend i would own it by now.
    CronoMagus
    azisnomarsa wrote: Hmm, that hex thing sounds really cool, he should write at tutorial how to do that
    I'm sure part of it is explained in The Conjuring haha
    Megadethfan245
    I'm pretty sure this same thing about the hexes and stuff have been in the news about 3294823948 times before. But about the Peace Sells thing I'm not to surprised because they already released the original, reissue, remastered and now the 25th anniversary reissue. I mean if you don't own it by now, than you probably never will.
    Tanaboon
    it sold less than 2k because anyone who likes thrash metal already owns it =p
    SGofawesome
    I've never understood the point of a reissue. If they didn't buy it the first time, what would make you want to buy it the second time?
    MegadethFan18
    Megadethfan245 wrote: I'm pretty sure this same thing about the hexes and stuff have been in the news about 3294823948 times before. But about the Peace Sells thing I'm not to surprised because they already released the original, reissue, remastered and now the 25th anniversary reissue. I mean if you don't own it by now, than you probably never will.
    Similar name lolz. I agree though I saw it in HMV when looking for the new TBDM CD and was like Bertstare.jpg. If I own a copy of an album I don't re buy it.
    Galvatron
    Are the vocals all redone? I dont want any part of it if it sounds like his re do of RIP.
    Lapidus
    mmm, I can imagine him planting needles in a small hetfield puppet (pun intended) and we all know that it worked since no one never heard of that metallica band...
    zn-1
    I'd buy the 25th anniversary reissue, but I don't have $130 to shell out on the cool edition. I have Peace Sells and cassette and vinyl. I wouldn't mind having an awesome collectors set.
    GenerationKILL
    probably because: a) Every metalhead already owns this awesome album b) Why BUY a reissue, when you can just download it somewhere for free, especially if you've already heard the whole album or own the original?
    shikkaka
    I hate the articles like this. Where the headline is relative to 30% of the article. I am not surprised its not doing that great. Its really expensive and lots of people already own it.
    Jimmyboba
    GenerationKILL wrote: probably because: a) Every metalhead already owns this awesome album b) Why BUY a reissue, when you can just download it somewhere for free, especially if you've already heard the whole album or own the original?
    Cheers for rephrasing everything a few people have already said. I had trouble understanding it the first few times round.
    Mobby32
    i like how these born agains make up fake stories oif when they uses worship satan or some crud.
    Chuckles1234
    There could've been much better ways of celebrating the 25th anniversary of such a landmark album. Like maybe, playing the album live in it's entirety, hmm?