(image from facebook.com/megadeth)Being a part of the Megadeth Cyber Army has many awesome benefits. Aside from meeting obsessive fans like yourself, you get to have chats with musicians in the band. Since Megadeth has recently announced that they are involving Chris Adler, and Kiko Laureano in the studio writing process for their 15th album, the cyber army gets the opportunity to chat with them. Not only that, but we also get free access to the site pledgemusic.com, which is where they release updates/ video samples of what they are recording.
Today, we talked with Chris Adler. What makes Chris Adler an awesome addition to the Megadeth writing process, is that he is a long time Megadeth fan himself. He knows what we all want to hear. Not only that, but we were also able to get some information on what he likes about Megadeth from a fan's perspective.
From some of the questions asked, he stated that his favorite Megadeth drummer was "Gar," and when I asked him what his favorite Megadeth records were/are, he stated,
I asked him,
"If you had to compare the sound of the album that you are working on [in the studio] with other Megadeth albums, in YOUR opinion [from a fellow fan's perspective], which album do you think it sounds the most similar to?"
"The tunes are aggressive. It's hard to compare because I'm still busy being stoked that it’s me playing! lol. There is a vibe like Endgame with some great fast tempo tunes, but a lot of the structure stuff goes back to much earlier stuff. Several riffs sounded to me like they were right off [the album] ‘So Far, So Good, So What.' "
I told him that I think it is going to be an awesome album, despite what the nay-sayers are complaining about, and he said,
He discusses how everyone is getting along great in the studio, that there is a really positive vibe, and that Dave is "really FUNNY" and has a "great sense of humor." Everyone is getting along so well, that he jokes about Megadeth changing the band name to "Good Buddy Hug Club."
With Megadeth having announced that they will be touring with Lamb of God, I asked him if he will be pulling double duty since Megadeth has no official drummer confirmed as of yet. He replied with "Yes- Double duty :-) "
He also lets us know (per being asked) that Lamb of God will be doing a US tour next year, with "potentially a very special guest."
I know that from what I have heard and seen, this will be a very fast album. The beats per minute chart that they listed on pledgemusic.com are amazing. I do not think that anyone will be disappointed when they hear this record. As a fan of Nick Menza, and Marty Friedman, I must say that this is sounding pretty good without them so far! Kiko Laureano on guitars= phenomenal.
For more information on the new Megadeth album currently in the works, go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/megadeth, and/or for further insider information, you can always join the Megadeth cyber army at Megadeth.com.
(Below is the print screened chat with some other fun things to read about the conversation. You have to right click the image, open in another tab, and zoom in to read it all.)