Following a series of reports that Megadeth are working on new music, we finally got a chance to hear about the fresh material's vibe, as the band's manager dubbed Dave Mustaine's latest efforts "old-school."
Chatting with Loudwire, Dave was asked about the progress on the "Super Collider" follow-up. Apart from noting that the group got together with their classic-era manager Ron Laffitte, Mustaine stated:
"I'm just fiddling around with songs. I sent a song over to management, working with Ron Laffitte again and Ron and I were together during the heyday of Megadeth's biggest records - 'Rust in Peace' and 'Countdown to Extinction' and 'Youthanasia.' He's a metal fan and we've been friends for a real long time.
"I was interested to see what his opinion was. The last guy we had managing us was really sweetheart of a guy but he wasn't really born in the wool, if you know what I mean. He didn't really understand metal that much and if I would have sent him a song he could have said it was great, but deep down inside I probably would have said yeah, 'What do you know?'
Focusing on the new track, the frontman added, "I sent a song over to Ron and he freaked out. He said it's like the old-school stuff and I can't wait to see what happens. This is a guy that wouldn't say stuff like that unless he was serious. The band guys are all excited about it too, now as far as collaborating for new music.
"That's on these guys shoulders. I've got in my Pro-Tools rig," Dave continued. "I have over 130 songs I've been working on, pieces of stuff. Saving them, fixing them, making them right and more complex, more melodic, heavier and stuff. I'm ready to go [laughs].
"I'll see what these guys do, see if they hang out and just let - just rely on me or if they got some ideas of their sleeve. Another thing too, a song isn't just music. There's lyrics to it, and the melody. You can have a great sounding song but the vocal line can suck [laughs]. So, having someone come in and say, 'Hey, try this,' is always great," Mustaine concluded.
As the band's latest effort, "Super Collider" saw its release in June 2013 via Tradecraft.