Megadeth’s Ellefson on ‘Super Collider:’ Next Record to be ‘Much Different’
Many have been critical of Megadeth’s latest release “Super Collider,” although the band stands by the music.
Bassist David Ellefson has shared some insights on what Megadeth’s next offering may hold.
In an interview with MetalTitans, Ellefson opened up about the added hints on what fans might expect next.
“My personal thought is that the next record will be much different. We go through these phases.” Ellefson said.
“Dave (Mustaine) made three records when I wasn’t in the band, and a couple of them quite good, I might add. They were good records because they were really good ‘metal’ records. That’s what fans want to hear because Megadeth has this 30-year career, we have more than just one style in our cache.”
That career has spawned 14 studio albums.
“Fans have discovered us at various times throughout our journey,” Ellefson said. “There are fans that became fans when they heard ‘Risk.’ That’s when they got into rock ‘n’ roll and they bought their record and to them that is their debut Megadeth record. …
“I have learned not to criticize our own work, simply because there are naysayers out there and the fact that every record has significance to different people.”
Ellefson offered the perspective that, perhaps, the wrong first single was released.
“The first thing that people heard from the record was track ‘Super Collider’ which is a very mainstream, commercial song,” he said. “I think had they heard ‘Kingmaker’ first, for instance, the reaction would have been much different.”
Ellefson recently released his autobiography, “My Life With Deth,” which chronicles his career with the band and the struggles he’s faced on personal and professional levels.