Heavy metal legends Megadeth dropped their brand-new album Super Collider yesterday and they’ve given fans a free taster, letting loose 2 more tracks from the record online for streaming, Built For War and The Blackest Crow.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine told Full Metal Jackie that Built For War is about arson, revealing that drummer Shawn Drover‘s original working title for the song was Face Melter but Mustaine thought that was a stupid name, so he changed it to Ball Buster simply to, er, bust Drover’s balls, as you do.
The guitarist, vocalist and founding member got a little more serious on The Blackest Crow, telling Rolling Stone that the song was written about his mother-in-law’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and was then “altered to be more about a tragic loss and the depression that follows.” The track has a surprising bluegrass sway while still being as heavy as you’d expect from the pioneers of thrash, with Mustaine revealing that the band asked country stars Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert to guest, although both politely declined.
Super Collider is out now via Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft. It’s the 14th studio effort from Megadeth and their first since parting ways with Roadrunner Records.