Dave Ellefson On New Megadeth Albums: “50% Of Fans Would Hit Repeat On ‘Rust In Peace’”

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Metalhammer
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Megadeth: looking forwards

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson reckons that, while recent Megadeth material has given the thrash titans the chance to spread their wings a bit, many fans would be happy to see them rehash their classic albums.

“New records are always interesting for Megadeth because, probably, 50% of the fan base would love to just hit repeat on Rust In Peace,” he tells The Weeklings. “That’s the soundtrack to their lives and if that’s all we ever did, they could die and go to heaven, you know? But there’s the other half of the fan base who came into the Megadeth fold at various points along the way, maybe with Countdown To Extinction, which was a more song-oriented and melodic record. Same with Youthanasia, same with Cryptic Writings.

“Some of our younger fans got introduced to Megadeth when the thrash metal movement became really popular again in the mid-00s, led largely by the next wave of bands like Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God and those kind of bands. But making a Megadeth record now, we realize we’re not a one-trick pony and while we can write Holy Wars or Hangar 18, there’s also a tendency to write Symphony Of Destruction and those kinds of songs. So a new Megadeth album like Super Collider is going to have a title track like Super Collider, which is a very melodic, very mainstream kind of rock song, yet also have things like Built For War, Kingmaker and other songs that have very much the traditional Megadeth thrash elements in them.”

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from Metal Hammer http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/dave-ellefson-on-new-megadeth-albums-50-of-fans-would-hit-repeat-on-rust-in-peace/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dave-ellefson-on-new-megadeth-albums-50-of-fans-would-hit-repeat-on-rust-in-peace
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