At the time of its release, it marked the first time the band had released an album with the same lineup as its predecessor since 's Cryptic Writingshowever it is the band's final album to feature drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderickdue to their departures from Megadeth in November The album debuted at number six on the Billboard and has sold over 86, copies in the United States as of December On July 17,a tweet from the Twitter account for Megadeth's mascot Vic Rattlehead implied that frontman Dave Mustaine had begun writing lyrics for a follow-up album to 's Th1rt3en.
Later Mustaine announced that the band was preparing to start work on the album, and suggested early as a tentative release, on a new label, as the band had split from their previous label, Roadrunner Records. On October 27, Mustaine revealed that the band was planning to enter the studio to begin tracking the album in the first week of November before leaving the studio for the American leg of the Countdown to Extinction 20th anniversary tour.
However, drummer Shawn Drover later suggested that recording for the album wouldn't begin until earlyand also suggested that the album would possibly be released in the summer of that year, rather than Mustaine's initial projection of a late-spring release. Drover said the band was in the process of composing material and determining what riffs to use on the record. From January onwards, several short video clips were uploaded to the band's official YouTube channel, showing the band members working on new material in the studio.
Additionally, he confirmed that the band had decided on a new label and was signed. On February 12,the album's title was revealed as Super Collider. About two weeks later, Mustaine announced several song titles in an interview, discussing some of those songs in the process.
Mustaine also revealed that fourteen songs were being worked on in total. On April 10,a snippet of a new song titled "Don't Turn Your Back" was posted to the band's website for streaming, and the cover artwork for the album was revealed. The title track was released as the album's lead single, and "Kingmaker" was released for streaming in May. Super Collider was released in several versions domestically. There are two versions of the CD: a standard Album) and a Best Buy -exclusive edition which features three bonus tracks along with 3D cover art.
Additionally, standard and Wake Up Dead - Megadeth - Endgame (CD vinyl editions were made available, as well. A 3D cover is featured on the special edition. On April 23,"Super Collider" was released as the album's lead single through iTunes. On May 18, "Kingmaker" was announced and released for streaming via YouTube.
Mustaine has elaborated on the subject matter of several of the album's other songs as well. He has noted that "Forget to Remember" was intentionally written in an ambiguous way so that it could interpreted as being about either a person trying to forget about a relationship or someone who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has memory problems.
He also compared the concept behind the song to the film The Notebook. Mustaine Wake Up Dead - Megadeth - Endgame (CD hoped to have a guest feature on the song, and reached out to country musicians Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert ; however, neither appeared on the song.
Excluding bonus tracks, it is the first cover song to appear on a Megadeth album since " Anarchy in the U. So Album) Mustaine said he had been wanting to cover the song since the early s. The album received mixed to negative reviews from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 41, based on 8 reviews, making it the worst-reviewed album of Some reviewers compared Super Collider to Risk  the band's much-critiqued studio effort which saw Mustaine attempting to take a more commercial stand with the band's music.
Many critics named "Kingmaker" as a highlight, even those who took a generally dismissive view of the rest of the album. Monger commented that the album had a few good songs "Kingmaker", "Built for War" and "The Blackest Crow"but commented that the remainder of the album "is so mired in midtempo drudgery and familiar hard rock not thrash tropes that it never really connects", giving the album a 2.
Another generally positive review came from Blabbermouth. Specific praise was directed at many of Ellefson's bass parts, as well as much of the guitar solo work on the album. Van Horn declared that the album is no Risk despite the insistence of other critics and fans, but expressed uncertainty as to which sonic direction the band might take in the future.
Bowar gave reserved praise for the tracks "Kingmaker" and the band's cover of "Cold Sweat". Pratt took a negative view of several songs on the album, describing "Off the Edge" as "unlovable", "The Blackest Crow" as "an unfocused mess", and the title track as having a radio-oriented sound, much to his dislike. However, he did describe "Kingmaker" as "relentless", and commented that it sounded similar to material from Countdown to Extinction Dean Brown of PopMatters wrote a highly critical review of the album.
He characterized the title track as a "ghastly attempt" at arena rock that "even Bon Jovi would have thought twice about releasing as a B-side. In spite of the lackluster reception by critics, Super Collider debuted at number six on the Billboardselling 29, copies in the U.
Although it sold fewer copies than its predecessor Thirteen 42,it charted higher after the first week, as Thirteen debuted at number eleven. All music and lyrics composed by Dave Mustaineexcept where noted. Mustaine annonce que ce serait le dernier album du groupe. Drover reste finalement dans le groupe. Je crois que c'est fait [ 38 ]. Cependant, Mustaine informe qu'il ne pourra pas participer au Hall of Fame [ 53 ].
En avrilMegadeth et Slayer jouent au Canadian Carnage. Mustaine explique : « nous irons prochainement en studio pour exorciser notre futur album » et « Vous savez, la vie est courte. L'album Dystopia est sorti le 22 janvier Vic did not appear on the front cover of any albums or compilations from to However, when Megadeth tried to bring back a more "classic" vibe to their material, he returned for the album The World Needs a Herothe album The System Has Failedas well as the studio album United Abominations in a human form.
He is identified by his visor, metal caps on his ears, and Wake Up Dead - Megadeth - Endgame (CD on his mouth. Only Vic's face is shown in the mushroom cloud on the compilation Greatest Hits: Back to the Start. Vic was once again absent from the cover of Endgameinstead found in the album's booklet much like the inside cover of Youthanasia and Countdown To Extinction.
His portrait image can also be found by joining the spine labels of the 7 albums Mustaine re-released in Vic was mentioned in the band's video " The Right to Go Insane " and featured on the cover art for the " Sudden Death " single.
On the cover of Th1rt3en he is shown with his back turned. Vic can be seen very faintly on the Super Collider album artwork as a reflection in the center of the particle collider; it is revealed inside the cover and on the back that Vic is the Super Collider.
On Dystopiaa robot version of Vic Rattlehead is seen. Vic has made small appearances in the music videos for "Anarchy in the U. The Punishment Due", and "Hangar 18". Vic also appears in the music video for "Moto Psycho" At around On January 29,an official contest was announced on DeviantArt to redesign the Megadeth icon.
Not only do you get the chance to redesign a mascot whose image has appeared on several Megadeth albums as well as a myriad of band merchandise, you can also win the biggest prizes we've ever offered for a DeviantArt contest! The prizes were three different ESP electric guitars. The contest ended on February 14,and was judged by Mustaine, with the results posted on DeviantArt on March 15, The cover art for Megadeth's eleventh album, United Abominationsrevealed a redesigned Vic, using artwork from John Lorenzi, one of the DeviantArt contest entries, albeit not a winning entry.
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