Megadeth Reveal 'Super Collider' Title Track

New album title song leaks online prior to tomorrow's release.

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Thrash legends Megadeth have set April 23 as the official release date for the "Super Collider" title track single. Prior to kicking off the iTunes sale, group has premiered the new song in an exclusive "Full Metal Jackie" show appearance. It didn't take long for the recording to leak, making the single available for streaming over at

Frontman Dave Mustaine has recently discussed the story behind the title track, revealing the so-called "God particle" and the Hadron Collider particle accelerator as the his main inspiration. According to singer/guitarist, it all started with a certain USA Today article.

"There was a story in there about how they finally had identified the mass that goes around the molecules and stuff; it's called the Higgs Boson and we had done that with the 'Super Collider'," said Mustaine in a recent Shockwaves/HardRadio interview. "And I thought, 'Wow, that's a really cool story.' Actually, the stuff's called the 'God particle.' And I thought, knowing how closed-minded people are with my faith and thinking that that's gonna change who I am as a person - which it did - and that that would also correlate into changing my guitar playing, which it didn't, I didn't wanna have a song called 'God Particle', because every village has its idiots, and unfortunately for me, a bunch of them follow me on the Internet. So we opted to call it 'Super Collider'."

"And this first song is kind of, like, a song about no matter how bad things get, come with me, we'll take the high road and we'll hang out and have a great time and we'll stick together until the end of the world, so to speak, when the world explodes like a Super Collider."

"Super Collider" is scheduled to drop on June 4 via Mustaine own Universal-powered label Tradecraft. The band will embark on a European tour at the end of May and then join the metal icons Iron Maiden for a string of seven South American concerts of their "Maiden England Tour."


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    Wow, wasn't expecting that after hearing that Ellefson said this album reminds him of Killing is My Business!
    reminds me of that interview where Kirk Hammett said that Death Magnetic had middle eastern influences.
    It does have middle eastern influences. He must have been working on The Judas Kiss at the time. The harmonic minor (middle eastern) scale is all over that song.
    From the riffs they were pulling out in the studio videos, they should have some better stuff on the album.
    I don't mind it, I just hope this isn't the "best" song on the album. Too short of a song though.
    Is it me, or is Mustaine's description of the song absolutely nothing to do with what the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva does. "come with me, we'll take the high road and we'll hang out and have a great time and we'll stick together until the end of the world" I just don't get what that has to do with theoretical physics
    He said in an interview the song was a godsong, a christian song ud say, but he dint wanna call it the god particle because hed take alot of criticism for that
    I hope the rest of the album doesn't sound like this, honestly. I'm not judging the whole thing just yet, but this song kind of just falls flat for me. I just wish they would return to how Endgame sounded - as a younger fan of Megadeth, when that album came out, it changed my life and view of metal.
    Mixed feelings about this. The solo is certainly one of Chris' better ones, but the song itself is too 'mainstream happy', it feels forced and sounds cliche. I'm a fan of MD's hard rock peroid, I think Youthanasia is one of thier best albums, but so far I'm not liking post-Endgame Megadeth.
    You think that this solo is one of Brodericks best? Have you listened to some of the crazy shit he played on endgame and thirteen? Compared to 1,320, Dialectic Chaos, and Headcrusher this solo has the complexity and lack of originality that i would expect from Kirk hammett
    Hmm... I really want to like this, but it just isn't doing anything for me. As stated by everyone above, let's hope the rest of the album holds more in store. I guess one of the cool things about Megadeth is, if you don't like the current album, it's never too far away for the next one. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of Super Collider! I don't want to write it off with one song.
    Pretty disappointing. Ellefson's bass is nice, though, but I'd prefer about any track from Thirteen over this, and I'm hoping for the rest of the album to be faster, more intricate and less streamlined-sounding than this.
    Mr Winters
    Wasn't Megadeth a thrash metal band? They can do much better than this
    My Last Words
    inb4 endgame, the last time Megadeth made thrash was with So far so good so what..
    The last time before endgame megadeth made theash was sfsgsw??? What about rust in peace!!!
    My Last Words
    Hangar 18 = prog. Five magics = prog. Lucretia = prog. Tornado of souls and polaris are both pretty progish if you ask me. Rust in peace is/was and will always be proggressive thrash, and that is a long way from the thrash-thrash-megadeth of january 1988. [read: SFSGSW] Period.
    By that logical you could very well call 'Master of Puppets' or any other "thrash metal" album by Metallica progressive. It's a distinct characteristic of the genre. Besides doesn't make 'Rust in Peace' any less impressive haha
    Yep. Rust was their last thrash album. Countdown to Extinction was when they sold out and went with the commercial sound.
    they never "sold out".
    My Last Words
    I always hate the fact that everyone blames metallica for "selling out" with the black album, when Megadeth doing CTE is pretty much the same thing.
    Do you even know what selling out is? Did you follow Dave's footsteps through the early 90s? Did you know what they were thinking? I love EVERY Megadeth album. Cuz i'm not one to point the finger and judge everything that is make-believably WRONG in my eyes. In this case, ears.
    if i could ban one phrase in the world it would be sold out. people just chuck it around the comments whenevr an album sounds a bit different from the last
    well, you're a dumbass.
    My Last Words
    Says the guy who has Kerry "dumbass" king listed as one of his favorite guitar players. And I should take you seriously because.. ?
    Dude honestly? Kerry King sucks. I added him as one of my favorites a couple years ago. Doesn't mean i don't like him either.
    A song in the vein of Cryptic Writings, a pure hard-rock songs were the vocals are meant to shine...and tries, it kind succed but only kinda. If you're expecting something like KIAMB or something faster, its pretty dissapointing. But its a Megadeth's single, they are always the worst songs of the album(except for Head-crusher).
    Great song. I had low expectations so I didn't think I'd enjoy the song as much as I do. Always loved Megadeth's hard rock songs (Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings, The System Has Failed, even a couple of songs of Risk), sometimes even more so than their thrash.
    I like Megadeths hard rock stuff (Cryptic Writings is one of my favourite albums) but this reminds me of a type of rock that i dont really care for. I dont like the chorus, and his voice doesnt suit the song particularily well. But its just one song, theres probably some good stuff on the album.
    Holy crap, that was the most generic rock song I've ever heard Megadeth do! That sounded like I'd hear that come on a classic rock or country radio station. Blech... Maybe it's time Dave hang up Megadeth & just go solo. Keep Ellefson on bass, and take FireReaver's advice... find a more conventional singer. I think this would go down a lot easier if it just said "Mustaine" instead of "Megadeth."
    i really like the kinda different feel this song has to it. interesting kinda thing to hear from them. nothing groundbreaking but solid nonetheless
    Yo, this sounds horrible. If Mustaine wants to write this type of music now, he needs to become a guitarist exclusively and find someone who can actually sing. The songwriting and guitar playing isn't bad, but man...those vocals! Maybe Draiman didn't give him enough lessons...
    My Last Words
    What about pure instrumentals? -His voice being in a downward spiral is of not much use anyway -It might give him some time to get his lead back to original standards -Just let the crowd si-Oh what am I saying. Here are the reasons: -The conjuring, bad omen, anarchy, good mourning.. black friday -The conjuring, bad omen, anarchy, good mourning.. black friday -The conjuring, bad omen, anarchy, good mourning.. black friday -The conjuring, bad omen, anarchy, good mourning.. black friday Apart from all my other fairly negative comments on this particular article, I honestly think this is a great idea!
    Oh, the irony reading this, Firereaverx, after all the claims you've made about Geoff sounding good recently.
    shit... that was terrible... and I actually love Hard Rock but damn that made me cringe big time.
    Everyones bitching saying the expectations for this album are low and this song sucks so the album will suck mustaine said signing with universal thered be some softer stiff and this is a god song so theyre not gunna thrash out for it, i still gurantee from the stidio ipdates theyll be some sick songs on this album that will blow us megadeth fans away, ill be dissaponited if there isnt 1 or 2 thrash songs though
    Whatever happened to it being "a little darker, a little faster"? There's nothing dark or fast about this
    The preview for Don't Turn Your Back was much better than this... There is still some hope for this on..
    It was played on a radio show. I've never listened to Full Metal Jackie because I can't pull it in where I live, but since it's radio, I'm just assuming they probably had to play something a little more "radio-friendly." Could be totally wrong though. Either way, it kind of reminds me of something from Carcass's Swansong. Awesome solos, but below par songs. Either way, if that's the worst song on the album, it'll probably be decent. The song's not really bad either... it's just not a Megadeth song.
    I havent heard it yet but i gurantee itll be a good song in my eyes im a hardcore megadethfan that knows their thrash legends but theyve always experiemented throughout the system has failed, risk, countdown, peace sells, rust in pece, youthanasia, endgame, thirteen you cant tell me any of those records sounded alike, every album has material people like and dont and from the studio updates theyll be some sick thrash tunes to
    My Last Words
    Dave should -Get away from Christianity -Get away from Dean guitars -Get away from Johnny K -Get away from Shawn Drover -Get away from streamlined-radio-friendly-poppy production (as in Endgame/Th1rt3en radio-friendly, not like CTE or Youthanasia-radio-friendly) -Get back on drugs -Get back to Jackson -Bring Marty and/or Chris poland back (don't ask me how) -Hire Max Norman -Hire Ed Repka for album covers -Hire a drummer with a little more creativity than Shawn "droner" drover (no offense). /RANT.
    I had low expectations but that has fallen way below the bar. radio friendly nickel-rock at best.
    They should of at least released an official version with better audio quality. Doesn't really do the song justice.
    The single is released tomorrow as the article says. I doubt that version sounds like this one.
    I think we can all agree thirteen wasnt a great album but it had 2-3 songles, sudden death public enemy, and thirteen that were all sick somgs, we should know in this century mustaines title tracks have all been softer and catchy along with this is a godsog for him ure not gunna make a thrash fest outta that -_- i love megadeth theyll impress throughout this album they put half a year into it, look it we have a 13 song hour run time album with 1 song revealed a cli revealed of another song and we know drainman is singing on one song, that leaves 10 songs so i think we need to calm down
    doesn't do it for me. Too radio rock, almost isn't even on the "metal" side of things. Better be some better tunes on this album!
    It may not sound 100% megadeth but its better than anything we hear on commercial radio today. Personally, I like it.
    The song is very good to me....however its a sample of it thats being played over the radio, so that probably has asomethign to do with the sound.... the song will probably be better on the album itsself though
    Urge to listen to it again fading, fading, fading...RISING..fading, fading.....gone.
    As long as it's not considered 'heavy metal'. there is nothing heavy about standard tuning...
    Yeah, standard tuning is an automatic -10 brutals. I don't even think a breakdown could save you at that point.
    nah you'd just think after 30 years bands/fans would get tired of them ending on E5
    I really want to hear it, I heard it "sucks more than Risk" but I actually really liked a few songs off Risk.
    considering its the title track, im sure that they tried to make it radio friendly and catchy and whatnot. its not a bad song but its not a great megadeth song, if you catch my drift. Im sure that the album will have faster and darker songs. but so far, this and the little sneak peek or whatever the sneak peek was way better