Thrash titans Megadeth have made a big announcement yesterday. Apart from revealing the new record label and a UK tour, the band has officially set "Super Collider" as the new album title.
Announced as 'dark, heavy and fast', the "TH1RT3EN" follow-up is currently being mixed in Vic's Garage studio in California with Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head, Staind) at the helm of production. The album is set for a June release via Dave Mustaine's own label Tradecraft, powered by Universal.
"It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal. It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from the Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever!
"We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn't satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world", stated the frontman.
Universal seems as much as excited as the band and is 'looking forward' to working with the metal heavyweights.
"Megadeth is not just one of the most successful metal bands, but one of the most influential rock bands of the past 30 years. They continue to be a huge draw on the road with their longtime fans as well as continually adding new fans. I look forward to working together with them", said UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff.
As far as the new tour goes, the group has announced they will be touring UK in June with four concert dates already confirmed. The tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 15. Despite revealing a lot of new info, there are still a few unanswered questions fans would like to know more about, such as the matter of a guest singer supposedly set to appear on "Super Collider".
So how does "Super Collider" sound to you? Looking forward to this one or what? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.