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Megadeth Premiers New Track "Black Swan"

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Megadeth debuted the new track "Black Swan" from the forthcoming LP "Th1rt3en," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America. The song was premiered on Hot Topic, but can be heard below:

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1. Persecution Mike writes:

Not my cup of tea anymore.

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Not good.
Not bad.
Just....meh.
I daydreamed through half of it.
If it doesn't keep my attention, forget it.

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hmm writes:

im digging the new album

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

Presented by Hot Topic?

I always thought it was kind creepy when a 50 year old hangs around Hot Topic.

This is more rock than metal. Sounds like a B-side from Youthanasia.

Agree with BrianMN... meh...

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

sorry megadeth, no.

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cynic22 writes:

Hot topic presents? lol

Dave, Stop naming songs after movies!

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cynic22 writes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bZQlN-u3f4

# Oct 25, 2011 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DreamHeater writes:

D_J,
The reason it sounds like a B-side from Youthanasia because it was a B-side from United Abominations.
"New track" my ass, I heard this years ago.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

Good catch, cynic22 and DreamHeater.

I would seem that Dave has run out of ideas.

I youtubed an album review here:
/watch?v=jC4-7QbOnyQ
It was dissapointing how many times the reviewer said 'straightforward'.

Definitely NOT a 'return to form' album. I will be skipping this one.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KREDD writes:

so much potential. so disappointing. megadeth is better than this.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. dwizard writes:

ok. its def not bad. but not spectacular either i agree. but i could possibly see myself listening to this casually and in a decent mood. i guess thats what happens when you write due to label pressure...when will the c***sucking elites in the music industry realize that you cant FORCE art. it contradicts the very essence of what art is. i prey for the day when artists can create at their own pace and not be reliant of this terrible industry. this is another topic that needs immediate attention OWS protesters! sh** even dave said something similar in a recent vid on youtube. i agree. i rate it a even 5 out of ten overall.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Netromancer writes:

Technically this band should be at the top of their game. Creatively they are scrabbling by with tired, formulaic song structure, mediocre lyrics and re-hashed riffs. (Not to mention the whole re-releasing of old material) I hoped Ellefson coming back and Broderick joining would light a fire under Mustaine's ass, but so far this new material is incredibly underwhelming. I miss the days where he was breaking boundaries and pushing the envelope. These days it just feels stale.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Netromancer writes:

And just to re-iterate, I also agree that this is what you get when label pressure forces a creative process. Hell, I'd rather have a negative opinion on a piece than none at all.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. OverkillExposure writes:

#11 - There are plenty of artists who create PURELY "at their own pace," in every sense of that phrase. Unfortunately, neither you nor I will ever hear a peep from the vast majority of them. Why? Because they're not selling their product. If you're creating purely at your own pace, you're probably not meeting demand, or the demand isn't there to begin with.

This "terrible industry" is the very thing that has brought most of your favorite bands to your ears, and it happened due to profit/value incentives on EVERYONE's part - same as any other industry, right down to the shoes you're wearing.

Sure, nothing's perfect. There will always be unscrupulous businessmen, and there will always be occasional, cyclical trends that become institutionalized within an industry and tend to hurt certain people. It's the natural cycle of things. But to suggest that bands could succeed in reaching your ears without "the industry" is ludicrous. Even if you were to demolish the existing industry today, the bands of tomorrow would form a new one - admittedly a differently looking and operating one - within that vacuum. Why? Because how else will their music reach a vast number of ears? No matter how you look at it, this is a BUSINESS built on free, voluntary trade between producers seeking profit and consumers seeking value.

I seriously hope you're joking about an OWS-style "resistance." None of this is illegal. You can't just go around angrily protesting circumstances you happen to dislike, based on your arbitrary definition of fairness, and expect to get your spoiled way. Unfortunately, some of the common OWS demands tend to reflect such a mindset, making it a somewhat misguided movement.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. All The Noyes writes:

Diggin it.

Paul

# Oct 27, 2011 @ 6:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrunoHockalugie writes:

OverkillExposure post 14 said, "I seriously hope you're joking about an OWS-style "resistance." None of this is illegal. You can't just go around angrily protesting circumstances you happen to dislike, based on your arbitrary definition of fairness, and expect to get your spoiled way. Unfortunately, some of the common OWS demands tend to reflect such a mindset, making it a somewhat misguided movement."

That is exactly how the current generation looks at the world Trust me, I am 26 and I know that I am in the extreme minority of my age group that do not expect the entire world to handed to them on a silver platter. The entitlement generation has been told our whole lives that competition is wrong and that it is "unfair" if someone acquires more wealth than another through hard work and dedication.

Megadeth is cool.

# Oct 27, 2011 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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