Metal veterans Megadeth have officially finished the recording sessions of the forthcoming new album "Super Collider". In a recent post via his Twitter profile, frontman Dave Mustaine announced March 13 as the completion date of the new album recording along with some interesting facts regarding the release. The record itself is set for a June release via Mustaine's own record label Tradecraft, powered by Universal Music.
"More 13 weirdness... We finished the record on 31313. 13 of 14 songs used; song 13 left off. It was 13 years since we tracked 'Silent Scorn'," the singer/guitarist stated in his Twitter post.
In case you were wondering about the "Silent Scorn" reference, it addresses the horn player Bob Findley who will also appear on the "Super Collider", and was previously featured as a guest musician on "The World Needs A Hero" 13 years ago.
Therefore, an album is just a mixing stage away from being fully complete and set for an official release. With Johnny K. (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head, Staind) at the helm of production, "Super Collider" will mark the 14th release in the group's catalogue, the first one not to feature a lineup change from the preceding record since 1997's "Cryptic Writings".
The band has recently also posted a new studio update, this time featuring footage from lead guitar recording sessions with Mustaine himself and guitarist Chris Broderick.