Megadeth's Dave Mustaine At War With Label

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has real disdain for Roadrunner Records. He joins a chorus of other metal vets including Glassjaw, Obituary, Deicide, Death and Pestilence who have openly criticized how the mall friendly label operates.

Mustaine has been frustrated at what he sees as a lack of promotion for the new Megadeth album, which he has spoken out about previously. Of course that is a common complaint, but now he is raving mad because he says that fans can't actually find the album in stores. He wrote on the following on the Megadeth forum last week: "Since we have tried and tried to find out why our records are not being stocked in so many places that our other labelmates are being stocked at, and ALL of our peers are being sold in too, and since we keep getting excuses from either the stores, the distributors, or the other people involved with getting the record in stores and out to you, I have decided that depending on how tired I am each night, I am willing to do their jobs too, and I will be waiting for you each night after we play and we (me) will be autographing records for you at our merchandise booth to support Megadeth somehow at these shows.

Please remember that I am going to be doing my best to do this for us all, although I should NOT have to do this in order to sell my new record. Talk about feeling like a beginner band, and having no real understanding of why you are being treated like you don't deserve to be treated better, but f**k it and f**k them."

At least he'll have CDs to sign at the gigs; apparently Martin Van Drunen of Pestilence received one copy of his album from the label and had to actually buy additional copies of the disc. more on that here.

Reference links for other artists who had problems with Roadrunner"





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