MEGADETH: Snippet Of New Song 'Headcrusher' Now Available To Non-Fan-Club-Members

A six-minute video featuring MEGADETH's British producer Andy "Undie" Sneap (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS) describing the process of mixing the band's new track "Headcrusher" at his studio in Derbyshire, U.K. can be viewed below. The clip, which was previously only available to members of MEGADETH's official fan club, MegaFanClub, features around 30-second snippet of the actual "Headcrusher" track which will appear on MEGADETH's forthcoming album, set to be released in September via Roadrunner Records.

Said Sneap: "It's certainly old-school MEGADETH — that's what I like."

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine commented in a new online posting, "I am so stoked to see all of the positive comments [on teh band's official forum] about 'Headcrusher', since this was the last song that we wrote on the record.

"You see, Shawn [Drover, drums] had this song and there were parts that I took out and wrote the rest of the song to, and there you have it. The concept is about the torture device, the most horrific allegedly, and the image is of a person subject to the nauseating results of a 'head crushing.'

"I noticed a few squeamish schoolgirls have commented on the artwork [see below], and I can only shake my head and be grateful that we appeal to all kinds.

"This had been an unbelievable period in my life and we are embarking on what could very well be the most fitting climax to my career over the next several years, because it just keeps getting better; what with the opportunities we keep getting, this great new record, I almost feel like we have caught up to ourselves from the past. We may even surpass our greatest moments with record sales and ticket sales in concert.

"Of course, this is a huge feat, but I am aiming high and with all of the dates that are coming in for the new world tour, we are going to be right back where we stopped and then some!"

MEGADETH's twelfth studio album was recorded at the band's own Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California.

Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Nothing Left To Lose But My Mind", "The Hardest Part of Letting Go... Is Saying Goodbye", "Bite The Hand That Feeds", "1320", "How The Story Ends", "This Day We Fight" and "Endgame".

MEGADETH's forthcoming LP will be the group's first with guitarist Chris Broderick, who replaced Glen Drover at the end of 2007.

Mustaine recently stated about the band's new CD, "It is fast, it is heavy, there is singing, yelling, speaking, and guest voices (maybe not singing — more like in 'Captive Honor'), the soloing is insane." He added, "We have some great song concepts, like 'Nothing Left To Lose' is a song about having been wiped out, like so many Americans, from the recession and potential depression years of 2000, or 'Bite The Hand That Feeds', which is a song about the greed of the fiduciary leaders of the financial world and how they just didn't care about the responsibility they had to the public. There are also songs like '1320', a song about nitro fuel funny cars (something I enjoy), 'How The Story Ends' and 'This Day We Fight', both inspired by warrior creed from the great Sun Tzu with the use of drums and flags in ancient war, and an impassioned plea from Aragorn to his loyal fighters in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, respectively. I also have some bizarre songs, like 'Headcrusher', which is about the medieval torture device, and 'Endgame', which is about a bill that ex-President George W. Bush signed into law that gave him the power to put American citizens in concentration camps that are actually called 'detention centers' here in the United States, and a favorite lyric of mine on this record about the North Hollywood bank robbery of 1997 (or 1998)."

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