Megadeth - No Longer On Roadrunner Records

American thrash metal legends Megadeth announced that they have parted company with Roadrunner Records through band leader Dave Mustaine who tweeted: "Today marks the end of an era with Roadrunner. Hopefully we can finish strong with a Grammy."

Mustaine had previously voiced his discontent in 2009 through an online post: "Kudos, Roadrunner, the is the first worldwide critically acclaimed record by the press, and the fans, and you just can't seem to get this right. This is the first time that everyone likes a record of mine, and you can't get us on the radio or into the stores. I can't tell you how many stores I go into while on tour and I see nothing. And all I hear from [Roadrunner] is, 'We are committed to the record'. My ass."

Later he also hinted that the 2011 album would be the last to be released under Roadrunner.

The band has been with Roadrunner Records since the release of the 2007 album United Abominations and then went on to release two other studio albums through the label, Endgame in 2009 and last year's Th1rt3en, which earned them a Grammy nomination for the song "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)".

Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 11.12.2012 by Cynic Metalhead

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13.12.2012 - 10:06
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Written by Ace Frawley on 12.12.2012 at 11:40

Written by Guest on 12.12.2012 at 01:34

I look at Megadeth the same way I look at Westminster Abbey... beautiful art fueled by insane deluded immensely talented fools.

Post of the day, surely!

Cheers, Ace!
14.12.2012 - 11:52
I've definitely noticed an evolution in the Megadeth fanbase. A few years ago, there were a lot of people that were totally on Dave's side, and sympathised fully with him and his situation with Metallica. However, now things are completely different, and I haven't seen nearly as many people doing it nowdays. This is without a doubt Dave's own fault, and I don't know what he's thinking of when he goes on these recent rants of his. Does he really expect people to support some of the stuff he says?

I do agree with pretty much everything all of you has said up to this point. I believe Dave is a more talented musician than pretty much anybody in Metallica, but with the way he acts now, he's never gonna reach the same level of popularity as them. He needs to distance himself from the band. I do understand that this would be really hard though, considering the fans and press and all that stuff, but he should at least give it a try.
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14.12.2012 - 21:06
The Shape 1973
Written by Opethian on 11.12.2012 at 19:26

Written by The Shape 1973 on 11.12.2012 at 13:21

Probably start his own label like Metallica did last week. Rattlehead Recordings, Rusty Records?

More like 'Ginger Records'

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25.12.2012 - 19:33
For some reason it's maybe the best answer for megadave.

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