TAYLOR Swift has announced that she is dropping her long-awaited re-recording of Megadeth’s seminal heavy metal album, Countdown to Extinction, at 6pm on 6th June.
Swift has already re-recorded Red and Fearless from her own back catalogue, and has decided that the experiment went so well that she is branching out into the back catalogues of heavy metal acts.
Label executive Helen Archer said: “Fans were expecting a re-recording of her Grammy award-winning 1989, but Taylor loves to surprise them.
“And by re-recording this seminal Megadeth classic, featuring classic tracks Symphony of Destruction and Sweating Bullets, she’s once again confounded the industry with a distinct, but not entirely unexpected, departure from her previous work.
“She’s dropped plenty of hints, including being seen out and about with blow-dried hair resembling Dave Mustaine’s flowing mane and the appearance of the band’s skull-in-a-metal-visor mascot Vic Rattlehead in the All Too Well video.
“Some of her younger fans might be a bit taken aback, but Taylor is confident that real Swifties can follow her from country to pop to indie-folk to thrash metal and then to her true passion, acid jazz.”
Archer confirmed that the move means that Swift now owns Megadeth’s back catalogue in its entirety and will earn 100 per cent of all publishing royalties from it.