Megadeth's New Album Is Mustaine's "Last Real Shot At Achieving Anything Significant"
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Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed to UK’s Guitar And Bass magazine that it is crucial for him to make an impact with latest release ‘United Abominations.’
Mustaine revealed, "This is my last real shot at achieving anything significant. If I don't do it this time, there probably will never be a next time. I'm 45, I have a nerve disorder in my back called stenosis (an overgrowth of bone closing off the hole in the vertebrae where the nerve emerges to go to the arm) and it's making it harder for me to play. Prior to the damage to my arm, I was already starting to feel weird things happening [and] my arm was starting to go numb. But I've got two black belts in karate. I'm a tough guy," he winked. "I can handle it."
On top of this frightening prospect, the axe legend claimed that a catalyst for the album’s rekindled anger was a chat with a fellow thrash icon.
"Frank Bello [bass] from Anthrax sat me down one night after a show and said, 'Dave, I really like Megadeth, but we really need you to get pissed off again. Megadeth is important music and the best stuff you ever wrote was when you were pissed off.’
"The thing is, as I said to Frank, I'm not an angry person anymore! But then I figured that there was a lot of things in the world to be angry about as well that had to be spoken out against. In my personal life, I stopped fighting and started to seek reconciliation where I could."
‘United Abominations’ is out on May 15 via Roadrunner Records.
Source: Metal Hammer
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