Whaddaya Mean Megadeth Recorded a Judas Priest Song for an Amazon Project?!
This could either be really cool or an embarrassing flop, but Megadeth have recorded a Judas Priest cover for an undisclosed Amazon project. Word of the song and its existence came while frontman and shredding ginger Dave Mustaine was in an interview on the Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown Podcast.
“We went and listened to the song and charted out the performance. And going into that kind of micromanaging of the song, that minutiae production, we started to see a lot of things in the song where it seemed like there was no guide for the song.
“So we did everything the way that we do our recordings. And I believe it got a little more straightforward with the riffing and everything.”
During the chat, Mustaine gushed over his love of Judas Priest’s 1976 classic album Sad Wings of Destiny. Though he didn’t say whether the song Megadeth recorded is found on that record, there certainly are some great songs to choose from. That being said, I don’t know if I can imagine Dave singing “Victim of Changes,” but “The Ripper” or “Deceiver” might work?
As long as it’s nothing off of Nostradamus, I’m good.
Aside from all the drama surrounding former bassist David Ellefson, Megadeth has been plugging away at promoting their upcoming album, with new music videos — which you can see below — coming out at a regular clip. Megadeth’s new album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! drops September 2 and is currently available for pre-save and pre-order.
Megadeth’s The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!:
- The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!
- Life In Hell
- Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
- Dogs of Chernobyl
- Killing Time
- Soldier On!
- Missin to Mars
- We’ll Be Back
- Police Truck
- The Planet’s On Fire [Burn In Hell] (feat. Sammy Hagar)
Megadeth are currently set to kick off their tour with Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, and Fire From The Gods tomorrow night in Portland, Oregon. If you want to catch them live in your neck of the woods, check out the dates below.
w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Fire From The Gods
8/19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]
8/20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater [tickets]
8/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [tickets]
8/24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater [tickets]
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
8/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
8/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
9/1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
9/2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [tickets]
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
9/9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach [tickets]
9/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
9/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater [tickets]
9/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
9/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake [tickets]
9/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain [tickets]
9/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium [tickets]
9/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [tickets]
9/28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center [tickets]
9/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
10/5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [tickets]
10/7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]
10/8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [tickets]
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater [tickets]