MEGADETH has officially completed recording its new album, "Super Collider", for a June release via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises(UMe). Mustaine sang the very last note on the album earlier today (Wednesday, March 13) at his Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California. The next step in the process is to finish mixing the album.
Commented Dave via Twitter: "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'." [Horn player Bob Findley played on the track "Silent Scorn" from MEGADETH's 2001 CD, "The World Needs A Hero", and is a featured guest on the song "A House Divided" on the new album.].
"Super Collider" is MEGADETH's first release since its recent split with Roadrunner Records.
With the recent acquisition of EMI, UMe now brings together MEGADETH's classic, 14-year, seven-album Capitol catalog, which includes one multi-platinum release ('92's "Countdown To Extinction"), four platinum records ('86's "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" ; '88's "So Far, So Good... So What?"; '90's "Rust in Peace"; '94's "Youthanasia"), and one gold ('97's "Cryptic Writings"). In all, the band has scored five U.S. Top 10 albums (including 2007's "United Abominations" and 2009's "Endgame") and two Top 5 releases, with 2011's "TH1RT3EN" debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.