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‘Its Direction Was In The Wrong Place’

Shredload.com recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick.

On his decision to leave MEGADETH in November 2014:

Broderick: “Well, I think the decision had been… It had been brewing in my head for a long time. And, you know, when it comes down to any decision you make, you can never be sure if the time is right or anything like that; you just go with your gut feeling. And at that point in my career, Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman] was calling us down to start working on the next CD, and I didn’t wanna go down there and get involved with something that my heart wasn’t in. In my mind, the negatives were starting to outweigh the positives, and that’s when I decided to leave.”

On how much, aside from his lead guitar tracking and solos, he was allowed to contribute to the writing of MEGADETH music:

Broderick: “Not a lot, you know. It was definitely something where, I think, Dave is, and always will be, MEGADETH, you know, and it’s gotta sound MEGADETH. So anytime you allow other people into that realm, it is going to change the sound, naturally. So you can’t fault him for that. But, for me, personally, even with that realization, I knew that I wanted to get more of my material out there. And not only more of my own material, but also with it just being [allowed] to exist as it is — not being altered or subject to change, or anything like that. I think it makes sense, when you’re in that world, that… Dave is the owner and the founder of MEGADETH, so he has earned that right.”

On whether he thinks “Super Collider” was “overthought”:

Broderick: “Um… Nah, I don’t… You know, because, looking at the process and seeing how much time [Dave] spent and what he thought of how things should be, I don’t think it was overthought. Like I said, I just think its initial direction — you know, the reasoning behind it; what, kind of, guided its path — was the wrong direction.”

Only hours after Drover announced his exit from MEGADETH on November 25, 2014 to “to pursue [his] own musical interests,” Broderick revealed he also quit the legendary metal band, saying that he was leaving the group “due to artistic and musical differences.”

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring Broderick and Drover, alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL‘s Matt Bachand (bass), released its debut album, “Birth And The Burial“, yesterday (Friday, August 21) via Metal Blade Records.

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(Read more at Blabbermouth)

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