Country star plays on new Megadeth album

Posted by on June 25, 2015

The new Megadeth album that’s in the works will feature a guest appearance from four-time Grammy Award winning country singer and guitarist Steve Wariner. In an interview with The Tennessean, the 60 year old revealed the collaboration started from meeting Mustaine (who lives in Nashville) in the recording studio.

“Worlds collide. It’s funny. Imagine Megadeth with steel guitar. That’s what I did, and Dave Mustaine is the nicest guy in the world. Isn’t that crazy? It’s out of my world. You know me, I’m a traditional country guy. But the stuff I played on is awesome.”

Also on this album will be current Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler, and someone paid $5,000 via the band’s Pledgemusic campaign to write a song with Mustaine, too.

Said Mustaine on the new album, which has no release date just yet.

“Unlike a lot of other rock and metal bands that, you know, they rely on a set formula, I try and make the songs all different. The funny thing, though, was that when Ellefson was doing the bass tracks I was telling him, “This is the ‘Tornado’ [‘Tornado of Souls’] part,” “This is the ‘Bad Omen’ part,” “This is the ‘Black Friday’ part,” “This is the ‘Holy Wars’ part.” Because a lot of the things were in that kind of vein. Now, is it going back in time? Hell, I don’t know. But I like what I’m hearing.”

(via Metal Hammer)



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