Megadeth: 'Th1rt3en' Is A Modern Classic'

Megadeth have heralded their new album as a "modern classic", while Mustaine says there's more Big 4 on the way.

Megadeth: 'Th1rt3en' Is A Modern Classic'
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Megadeth have heralded their new album "Th1rt3en" as a "modern classic" - even if they say so themselves. Speaking to the "Severe Auditory Trauma" show (via Rock AAA), bassist David Ellefson said it's the closest the band have sounded to their classic "Countdown To Extinction" and "Peace Sells..." albums for years. Ellefson says the entire album was written and recorded in a small 10-week window between a Big 4 show in India and another in Germany. "We knocked out over a dozen songs for the record which was one every five-days... Every song is really unique and kind of harking back to 'Peace Sells', 'Countdown To Extinction'". He continued: "'Head Crusher' is a brand new song from 'Endgame' yet there is a couple of the songs we worked on in our 'Youthanasia' days. That's kind of how it works in Megadeth. We'll write a riff or maybe start a composition but for whatever reason its time hasn't come yet so it doesn't get completed for a few years. In fact, the very first song Dave (Mustaine) ever showed me was a song called 'Megadeth' back in 1983 and it didn't end up on a Megadeth album until our third one when it was retitled 'Set The World On Fire'". Meanwhile, frontman Dave Mustaine has hinted in an interview (via Blabbermouth) at the possibility of more Big 4 shows.

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    eldude08
    Where the **** did a Big 4 show in India come from?? This article must be a fake.... :O!!
    Leather Sleeves
    So far it seems this album is composed primarily of old material... and I don't mean old riffs that hadn't gotten to yet. Sudden Death was written for and appeared in GH5, or 4, whatever, and Neverdead is coming out for a video game of the same title. And as far as Public Enemy No 1 it's one of those songs I'll be sick of in a couple weeks. I'm skeptical of this album thus far, so please Dave and Co., prove me wrong.
    Grudgeshredder
    nincompoop wrote: He makes himself look like a dope in this interview: [quote='David Ellefson']In fact, the very first song Dave (Mustaine) ever showed me was a song called 'Megadeth' back in 1983 and it didn't end up on a Megadeth album until our third one when it was retitled 'Set The World On Fire'.
    It's actually called "Set The World Afire". Hopefully that's just a typo. [quote='David Ellefson']Every song is really unique and kind of harking back to 'Peace Sells', 'Countdown To Extinction'".[/quote] Self-contradiction. Peace Sells and Countdown to Extinction are completely different records. Peace Sells is thrash/speed metal and CtE is heavy metal/hard rock. Besides, Sudden Death sounds like Metallica (lyrically) and extremely modern. NeverDead sounds like an Endgame reject. I'm not big on them including Sudden Death and NeverDead, to be honest. If what they say is true, Sudden Death will sound of place and stick out like a sore thumb. NeverDead was written for a video game. It sounds like they're just being lazy.[/quote] The record company is making them put Sudden Death and NeverDead on there. They wanted 15 songs for the album and Megadeth gave them 13 new ones. In order to get what they want, they threw those songs in there as well. It's kind of like what the did with A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free). The song was supposed to be a B-side to the Washington is Next! single, but the record company not only wanted it on the album, they put it as the lead single. This proved to be disasterous because of: A.) The song being a remake B.) The original version was banned for apparently containing pro-suicide lyrics C.) This version was also banned for it. I wouldn't say lazy on the bands part, but greedy on the record companies part.
    garnchu
    Soundservant wrote: between a Big 4 show in India and another in Germany Indianapolis isn't India, UG.
    hahahahahahaha
    garnchu
    this album will be nothing short of unreal. dave mustaine never ceases to amaze me. kicks metallica's sorry ass any day. song after song after song on each album is quality and intense. i have yet to find a "weak track" on any of their albums, and i have high hopes for this next one
    SlackusMaximus
    Modern classic with that album title? LMAO And this is coming from someone who ranks Megadeth as their #1 band.
    SGofawesome
    sheriff_nein wrote: ok a few things. one, not digging the name. two, 10 weeks isnt exactly small, even for a record. three, please dont call your own album a classic.
    Sorry for the double post. 1: Since when does anyone care about a name? 2: 10 weeks for writing alone is small. To write and record something in that amount of time is ridiculously fast. 3: They know when an album is good or bad, they're professional musicians. I'm pretty sure they can call their album a classic.
    SGofawesome
    Didn't care for Sudden Death because it's just a solo, it's not an actual structured song. I like it, just not exactly a normal "song". I did however like the other two new songs a lot, I'm stoked!
    sheriff_nein
    ok a few things. one, not digging the name. two, 10 weeks isnt exactly small, even for a record. three, please dont call your own album a classic.
    thecandyman90
    Was worried when I heard Sudden Death about a year ago, seemed like they randomly selected guitar riffs and solos and put them together, didn't seem like a proper Megadeth song. Am hoping the most of the songs on the new album will be more like Public Enemy No. 1 which was amazing to hear live a few weeks ago
    marcgambrell
    SGofawesome wrote: sheriff_nein wrote: ok a few things. one, not digging the name. two, 10 weeks isnt exactly small, even for a record. three, please dont call your own album a classic.Sorry for the double post. 1: Since when does anyone care about a name? 2: 10 weeks for writing alone is small. To write and record something in that amount of time is ridiculously fast. 3: They know when an album is good or bad, they're professional musicians. I'm pretty sure they can call their album a classic.
    Not sure about number 3 there! Shawn isn't exactly a pro when compared to Megadeth's past drummers. He's alright but the quality control has noticably slipped with his live and studio performance.
    nincompoop
    I hate when quote tags are slightly different between forums. Can't keep track. :/ Anyway..
    nincompoop
    He makes himself look like a dope in this interview: [quote='David Ellefson']In fact, the very first song Dave (Mustaine) ever showed me was a song called 'Megadeth' back in 1983 and it didn't end up on a Megadeth album until our third one when it was retitled 'Set The World On Fire'.[/quote] It's actually called "Set The World Afire". Hopefully that's just a typo. [quote='David Ellefson']Every song is really unique and kind of harking back to 'Peace Sells', 'Countdown To Extinction'".[/quote] Self-contradiction. Peace Sells and Countdown to Extinction are completely different records. Peace Sells is thrash/speed metal and CtE is heavy metal/hard rock. Besides, Sudden Death sounds like Metallica (lyrically) and extremely modern. NeverDead sounds like an Endgame reject. I'm not big on them including Sudden Death and NeverDead, to be honest. If what they say is true, Sudden Death will sound of place and stick out like a sore thumb. NeverDead was written for a video game. It sounds like they're just being lazy.
    nargoth
    My broken nose will be a permanent souvenir of the sonisphere big four gig
    Megadethfan245
    I agree based on what I've heard with Never Dead, Sudden Death and Public Enemy. It really does sound like the Countdown to Extinction kinda style of an album. I personally think this is going to be their best album. I'm pretty pumped