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Mustaine on "United Abominations": "I have absolutely made my best Megadeth record, ever"

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MEGADETH's new official biography contains several quotes from the band's mainman, Dave Mustaine, about the musical direction of MEGADETH's upcoming album, "United Abonimations", and Mustaine's lyrical approach on the new CD. Read on:

On MEGADETH's new CD, "United Abominations", being "a career landmark album":

"It's kind of a defibrillator for the metal community. Somebody's got to step up to the plate, play solos again, and play heavy rhythms that are actually recorded live in the studio - because it ain't the same six seconds pasted 300 times. Somebody had to do it again."

"It's really invigorating to go back to playing thrash and speed metal. I started playing this type of music because I loved the way it made me feel. When I started the turnaround with 'The World Needs a Hero' and 'The System Has Failed', it was obvious this was going to be where the buck stops."

On the recording sessions for "United Abominations":

"We were in the studio and Glen [Drover, guitar] had put his rhythms down on 'Sleepwalker'. And Andy [Sneap, producer/mixer] said to me, 'You know you don't really need to put your rhythm down there,' And I said, 'Oh yeah I do. My rhythm style is totally different from anybody's.' And as soon as I started playing, he goes, 'That's right! It's an old-school digging in, innit?' And I said, 'Yeah Andy. That's it.'"

On the new album's lyrical approach:

"If you have the goods musically, you can say whatever you want, and [on this album] I basically said it. I said how I feel about the United Nations. I said how I feel about the New World Order. I said how I feel about the ignorance and apathy of our fathers right now that are leading our country who are just letting everything be taken away from us."

"It's OK to practice freedom of speech, assembly, the press, religion, except when it comes to making you unpopular. When you take a stand for what's right you often become unpopular. I'm not a really popular guy. I may be semi-famous but I'm really more infamous than famous."

"I know there are some people who are prejudiced against this type of music. But I'm ready to get out there and see what the response is going to be like from the public.

"I can say that I have absolutely made my best MEGADETH record, ever."

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poisonprophet13's avatar

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1. poisonprophet13 writes:

It's about time Megadeth went back to their roots.
This CD will definitely go i my "DETH" collection.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ? writes:

System has failed had some sweet one's!...'tears in a viel' was crazy!...listen to that solo!

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. The Coroner writes:

"It's really invigorating to go back to playing thrash and speed metal. I started playing this type of music because I loved the way it made me feel."

Now, if only Metallica would feel the same way...

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Ostracised writes:

Yet another album I'm looking forward to!

Now Playing:"Find Your Own Voice" from Stratovarius

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

"I can say that I have absolutely made my best MEGADETH record, ever."

With all the talk around Megadeth vs Metallica, this is really a put up or shut up statement from the main man himself. Megadeth have released some bad sh** lately, just like Metallica. So with a statement like this, if Megadeth doesn't blow me away with the new album, I'm done with them.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. graveland writes:

I really wish people would get over Metallica. it's been 19 years since they put out a good album.

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7. night writes:

im stoned

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Neurotictim writes:

I'll buy this record, just like I've bought every one before it. And I'll enjoy it, not like every one before it, if half of what Mustaine says is true. If it's not, well, I've always got "Peace Sells."

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kain writes:

I agree with graveland, metallica has released crap since, hmmm, the black album, when was that, like 10+ years ago...

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. breastfest writes:

well in my own opinion megadeth aint never done a crap album..the new albums going to be awesome a$$ always

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. exzoomer writes:

oh yeah baby...my fav subject....everyone knows they suck...the big claim...the best ever....why this claim?........could it be that they truly blow a$$ and suck balls?
YES!!! YES YES YES...even dave himself knows the sh** he squeezes out sucks
the poofy girlie should hang it up and buy a bar...and work on what he's good at....getting sh**faced.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metalhead644 writes:

man i hope so... definately blow my load if they put out an amazing thrash album

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 2:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. poisonprophet13 writes:

I agree with deathbringer's comment.
I love Megadeth,but it IS TIME to put-up or shut-up.

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mad dog is fuk wit writes:

so what ne hasnt wrote about that bush planned 9/11 and you are all blinb to facts!

or that the illuminati conroll half the globe.

wow! theres world behind this world that cannot be there.

NEW WORLD ORDER IS ALL HERE!

# Mar 18, 2007 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. 6prophet o6f doom6 writes:

fukk y'all

# Mar 18, 2007 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. The Coroner writes:

The fact of the matter is that both have these bands have had great success, whether it be mainstream or whatever. I think it's time that they both get back to what got them there...their original fans. They both have to know how much criticism they've received over the years, and I have a feeling they will, at least attempt anyway, to get back to their roots. From what I've heard from the new Megadeth songs, they're on their way. It remains to be seen what Metallica does. It's just time to pay those of us who had been with them since the beginning, and make some kicka$$ music. I could care less what their "message" is going to be with their lyrics, just get back to the metal we all know and love.

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17. thrashmania writes:

i just hope that this new album sellout that would be a great impact in today metal music. -----------------solos like' tornado of soul' but in 2007 uhnn! i almost hear it

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