“I want to sing about things that fans can relate to and not about things somebody has privilege to do or own” – Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine reveals his story as a metal vocalist 

Author Arto Mäenpää - 6.8.2023

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with immense pleasure and honor that we bring you one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of heavy metal music – Dave Mustaine, the legendary frontman of the band Megadeth. With a career spanning for over four decades and a musical legacy that has shaped the genre known as metal, Dave Mustaine stands tall as a true visionary and trailblazer.

Born on September 13, 1961, in La Mesa, California, Dave’s journey to stardom was marked by both triumph and tribulation. As a co-founder of Megadeth and the band’s primary songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, he has been the driving force behind some of the most adrenaline-pumping and thought-provoking tracks in metal music’s history.

Mustaine’s musical prowess and distinctive guitar playing have earned him accolades as one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. His ability to craft intense, fast-paced, and intricate riffs has made him a revered figure among guitar enthusiasts and has left an indelible mark on the metal community.

As a songwriter, Dave Mustaine’s lyrics have often delved into complex themes, ranging from social issues to personal struggles and existential questions. His unique ability to blend aggressive instrumentals with profound and thought-provoking lyrics has earned him a dedicated fan base that resonates with the raw emotions and intellectual depth of his music.

In this exclusive interview which was conducted before Megadeth‘s headline show at Kuopiorock festival in Kuopio, Finland on July 29th, we sat down with Mustaine to discuss about the subject he has talked a little less during his amazing career so far: singing.

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You can check out Megadeth‘s latest “The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!” album in full below: