Megadeth released their first studio album in 1985, so it’s safe to say they have been around for awhile. It may come as a shock to some fans to learn that Dave Mustaine has an 18-year-old daughter, Electra, and that she’s putting out her own version of the band’s music. Specifically, Ms. Mustaine is changing the face of the country music world with a cover of “I Thought I Knew It All,” off of Megadeth’s sixth studio album, Youthanasia.
Electra has recreated an almost unrecognizable version of the song, which was originally a deep cut with Megadeth’s lead guitarist and singer screeching lyrics in his rough voice, even as his own guitar proved adequate competition to his crooning. Now, Electra Mustaine has made the song her own, slowing down the tempo and singing with a much softer voice.
Electra Mustaine Feels Confident That Both Country Music Fans And Megadeth Fans Will Appreciate Her Music
Electra hopes her cover of the 20-year-old Megadeth song will be appreciated by fans of both country and old school thrash metal lovers, because it was always meant to be a tribute to the band’s fans. The “I Thought I Knew It All” singer adds that she feels very grateful to fans of her father’s band, because, without them, she wouldn’t be able to fulfill her own dreams.
“I thought, let’s show everyone this is where I come from, and yes, I am Dave Mustaine’s daughter, but look what I can do with it. We tried to make it organic, raw and vocally driven.”
Currently, the Mustaine family is going country in a big way. First, Electra has introduced the country music world to Megadeth’s music and even the video for her first single features the singer walking a horse through a field. It doesn’t get much more country than that. Second, the entire Mustaine family is leaving their Los Angeles home for Nashville, Tennessee.
“Everyone knows the story of Megadeth and who my dad is. That story has already been told. But the one that hasn’t been told is what he’s like with his family, what it’s like for him to move to Nashville,” Electra says, as she reveals the comedy in seeing her heavy rocking dad adapt to life in the heart of the country music industry. “And what it’s like to have him walk into a tractor store and try to fit in. He is funny as heck.”
Electra Mustaine is currently in the studio working on an EP and she says she has found inspiration from artists such as Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Electra adds that she hopes her music will have a “Clint Eastwood vibe” to it.
Megadeth Clings To Their Post-Apocalyptic Roots With A Look At Dystopia
As the Mustaine family adjusts to life in Nashville, Megadeth is moving forward with their 15th studio album, Dystopia. Early critics rejoiced over the sounds and themes of the album’s tracks, finding the soaring guitar riffs and unapologetic themes reminiscent of the band’s earlier albums. Megadeth relies heavily on animation for the promotion of this album, releasing videos for their first two singles as a two-part story.
“We had met with a guy in England, and I basically talked to him about this dystopian city that I had kind of visualized. You see all these movies like Armageddon, Independence Day, 12 Monkeys, Planet of the Apes and stuff, and there’s always a moral at the end of the story: If you stand up for what’s right, you won’t have to give in to a dystopian world,” says Dave Mustaine, explaining how the concept for Dystopia came about.
“It’s just one of those things we grew up in. Explaining that concept to the artist — I thought he got what I was saying pretty clearly.”
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