Thrash titans Megadeth earlier announced the title and release date of their upcoming fourteenth album. Set to see its release in June, the new album will be entitled Super Collider (a possible reference to the Large Hadron Collider?), and will mark Megadeth's departure from Roadrunner Records after three albums. Super Collider will be released on band leader Dave Mustaine's personal label - Tradecraft - through the Universal Music Group.
Talking about the move to Universal, Mustaine stated: “It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal. It seems like every time you see a great band or music video￼, it comes from a Universal label.Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home￼ for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all."
Mustaine continues, “We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, ‘Super Collider.’ If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”
Super Collider is the followup to 2011's Thirteen, and will be the first album in thirteen years (after Cryptic Writings) to feature the exact same line-up as the one before it. The current Megadeth lineup being: Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover.
Megadeth will also be in the UK for several dates in June: tickets will become available from Friday 15th (Feb).
The Megadeth UK tour dates are as follows:
June 3rd '13 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
June 4th '13 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
June 5th '13 – Manchester Academy
June 6th '13 – O2 Academy Brixton