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Posted on Oct 24, 2013 01:13 pm
Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth recently discussed different musical preferences among the group's fanbase, pointing out that the latest studio effort "Super Collider" serves as a good testament to Megadeth's variety and three-decade career.
"There are some fans who will always want to hear just the hardest, most ripping thrash songs," he told Steppin' Out magazine (via Blabbermouth). "But when you look at our 30-year career, there are a lot of fans that have come in at various points along the way. A lot of fans came in during 'Countdown to Extinction' or 'Cryptic Writings' and during the 2000s. 'Super Collider' is this all-encompassing record that contains all the musical styles and variety that is Megadeth today."
Ellefson also focused on his spirituality and Megalife Ministries worship group, saying that religion has always played a major role in his life.
"It wasn't leaving the rock and roll life to go get this new life," he explained. "It was the new life developing within my life in the band. That's why I was able to stay in rock and roll and play in Megadeth. I think the faith journey and getting sober was about getting connected into the mainstream of life again. Drug addiction is meant to pull you away from people and faith so it can ultimately kill you."
Megadeth will hit the US road later next month and visit 15 cites as a part of their "Super Collider" tour. The album itself dropped on June 4 through Tradecraft.