Dave Mustaine talks details of the story behind the new Megadeth album THIRT3EN and their new ‘super-modern’ sound.
The title of Megadeth’s thirteenth album is not only synonymous with where it lands on the list of Megadeth’s official releases, it’s also refers to a number that seems to follow Dave Mustaine around. When asked by Rock Radio’s DJ Tom Russell, Mustaine had this to say regarding an eerie coincidence with the number thirteen.
“I started playing guitar at 13 and this is our 13th record and I was born on the 13th. As soon as I said I was going to call it ‘THIRT3En’, I started noticing 13 everywhere. They never used to have 13th floors in hotels but now they have them again.”
Aside from commemorative story behind the title of the new album, there seem to be some unlikely influences in the albums new sound:
“[It’s] different, a hundred percent different, unlike anything we’ve ever done before because the guitar sounds are different; it sounds really super-modern. If I was going to say it sounds like a particular band, I would say it sounds like really old classic [Black] Sabbath and with a little bit of a modern edge of Queens Of The Stone Age kind of thing. But then again, with the twists and turns of music that Megadeth has been famous for over the years, you never know how it’ll turn out.”
THIRT3EN has been scheduled for a November release.