NOTE: This download was only up for 24 hours and is thus no longer available.
Megadeth's new single "Head Crusher", from their forthcoming album Endgame, is currently available for free from Roadrunner Records. According to an article at Metalunderground.com, the song will only be free for 24 hours, although the download page makes no mention of a time limit; if this does indeed turn out to be the case, then you should have until 11:00 EDT on July 8 to download it, so go there quickly if this is something that interests you.
Megadeth have long been one of my favourite bands, and they were the first metal band I became interested in back in 1992 or 1993 when I heard "Symphony of Destruction". I have to admit that I haven't been very interested in what I've heard from them in the last five years or so, ever since they broke up after Dave Mustaine's arm injury. "Head Crusher", though, is sounding pretty good to me right now, so I may decide to check out Endgame once it is released in September. It's a solid piece of classic sounding thrash metal that sounds like it would be right at home on Peace Sells. Dave's snarling vocals are just as aggressive as they've ever been, and there's a great little spoken section in the middle that reminds me of a lot of old Megadeth songs that I love. The drums are absolutely relentless, and the guitars sound as good as I've ever heard them sound in Megadeth.
To access the 7.5 MB MP3, all you need to do is enter your email address at the website; the download link will appear on the same page after you've done so. Happy listening!