MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed on this past Thursday's (October 6) edition of "The Metal Meltdown With Clutch" radio show. Host Clutch Rocks! talked with Mustaine about MEGADETH's upcoming album "TH1RT3EN"; the recent "Big Four" concerts (where MEGADETH performed alongside METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX); his autobiography "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir"; life; death; metal; faith and more. You can now stream the entire chat below.
"The Metal Meltdown with Clutch" airs weekly Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central on 106.7 The Source in Austin, Texas and can be heard worldwide on www.thesource.fm. The show brings listeners three hours of metal, hardcore, hard rock and more along with interviews with the biggest names in the scene.
Due on November 1 via Roadrunner Records, "TH1RT3EN" was recorded at Dave Mustaine's Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis), who has previously worked with DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, MACHINE HEAD and STAIND, among others. The artwork was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two MEGADETH studio albums, 2007's "United Abominations" and 2009's "Endgame", as well as the band's 2007 box set, "Warchest".
"TH1RT3EN" marks the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band's legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with MEGADETH in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a MEGADETH record since 2002's "Rude Awakening".
MEGADETH filmed the "Public Enemy No. 1" video on September 17 in Santa Clarita, California. The clip was shot on a movie set where old Westerns are filmed.
Photo below by Stephanie Cabral