Dave Mustaine Speaks To What He Thinks Is The Fastest Megadeth Song The Band Has Ever Made

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Have you ever wondered what the fastest Megadeth song is? Well Dave Mustaine recently shared which of the band’s songs he thinks is the fastest.

Per a conversation with Guitar World, the Megadeth singer spoke to a new song the band just recently released, being that of “Night Stalkers.” The song features Body Count vocalist Ice-T and is one hell of a thrilling thrash cut. While talking to Guitar World, Mustaine speaks to this song and shares that he think it is the fastest Megadeth song the band has made. He also speaks to his relationship with Ice-T. Per Dave Mustaine:

“I think that’s the fastest song we’ve ever done – 190 bpm – and it took a while to get working up to that speed. The song just needed that frantic pace because Night Stalker is a secret helicopter division of the military. They fly missions at night and no one knows what they’re gonna do until it happens. Ice-T does some great [acting] parts in the song.

“I’ve been friends with Ice-T for a long time. When we first met in Los Angeles he told me he was an Army Ranger, so it was only natural that I would get him to do this because I wanted to get a great musician who has cred as a military guy. I asked him if he would do a spoken part and he gave me so many good ones it was hard to pick which one to use.”

You can check out “Night Stalkers” for yourself below. Funny enough, did you know a fan letter from way back in the day inspired Megadeth to become a faster band? Also, the band will be hitting the road in the near future as support for Five Finger Death Punch. You can find all the upcoming dates associated with that tour below.

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8/19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
8/20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
9/1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/2 – Houston, TX -The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
9/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
9/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake**
9/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
9/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater**
9/28 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
9/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

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