MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:
"I wanted to thank our beloved Webmaster and his system lords for doing such a great job. I sent them a copy of a rough mix of [new MEGADETH song] 'Sleepwalker' weeks ago and like the stars that they are, they didn't mention a peep!
"For this alone I would love you forever. Your loyalty is the stuff legends will be made of.
"And to the MFC [MegaFanClub] members (what a great job [webmaster] McRobb is doing, huh?), thank you for those who came to England to visit, and to all those who were gifted with the 'livestream' of 'Sleepwalker' and keeping it to just us for the time being.
"I regret repeating this for the informed, but there are one or two people here that just wanna rub you all the wrong way, and don't deserve anything, and I wanted to give something special to you all as soon as I could, but the MFC was first.
"Hell, you knew I would come through with a song for you to hear anyway ;-)
"To everyone else that is experiencing 'Sleepwalker' for the first time, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do dreaming it!
"This is going to be a fun year for us all, and it starts with touring on March 11th, and a video shoot on the 8th of next week. I am sure that some of you will wonder what we are releasing for the first single, but for now it is a secret.
"We head up to Canada on the 9th for two qwik days of rehearsing and then it's 'Cold Gin Time Agai-hen!'
"And it seems that there is a ray of hope in the bonus material of 'The Making of United Abominations' being included on this record, or at the very least, it coming out on its own later as a single project. Thank you for that.
"So, all around good trip, great week, the best fans and SLs, and the one and only webmaster, I bid you adieu!
"A tout le monde, a tout mes amis, je vous aime, je dois partir!"
"Sleepwalker" comes off MEGADETH's new album, "United Abominations", due on May 15 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). Check out the cover artwork at this location. A professionally shot video clip of MEGADETH performing a new song, entitled "Washington is Next", on October 14, 2006 at the Loud Park '06 festival in Tokyo, Japan has been posted online at YouTube.com. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Gears of War", "United Abominations", "Burnt Ice", "Never Walk Alone" and "Amerikhastan". A rough-mix version of "Gears of War", is available for download at this location. A video clip of MEGADETH performing "Gears of War" live on October 31, 2006 at Six Flags in Springfield, Massachusetts during the "Gears of War - Match Made In Hell" event has been posted online at YouTube.com.