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 Picosong.com.
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."