Late last month, Andy Gould announced that he would be forming his own label through Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). T-Boy Records will be giving the bands he signs their own labels, starting with Rob Zombie. We wondered out loud then whether one of the first artists after Zombie to sign would be Megadeth, seeing as they were an established artist without a label. While there’s no official confirmation yet, it looks like the band have chosen UMe as their new label home.
UK website Rock Sins reports that Mustaine will be forming his own label, Tradecraft and releasing their 14th studio album, Super Collider in June. There’s no word on whether or not this is via Andy Gould, but it sure seems that way. Here’s a quote from Mustaine, which we have yet to officially receive from a label.
“It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal. It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from a Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world. Shawn, Chris and David have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now!”
We’ll update this when we get more information, such as a firm release date and/or a press release with more details.
UPDATE: Megadeth has since confirmed the new album’s title and their new label home via an official statement.
[via Metal Sucks]