MegaFans of the Week
- Cyber Army Username:samanthaferrara2112Location:New Jersey, USABirthdate:February 5thStatus:I'd rather not sayCurrent occupation:Student
Samantha FerraraFemale of the WeekMonday, October 20, 2014
We asked Samantha...How long have you been a Megadeth fan?
Since February of this yearWhat was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?
Holy Wars...The Punishment DueWas there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?
Definitely Holy Wars!What are your three favorite Megadeth songs?
"The Scorpion" "Seven" and "Trust"What is your favorite Megadeth album?
Cryptic WritingsHow many times have you seen Megadeth live?
None yetWhat is your favorite Megadeth lyric?
"As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting. I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything. Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in. You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion." I love the meaning of this song.Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?
I'll say Dave MustaineWhat's your favorite Megadeth album cover?
Super ColliderWhat is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?
My Youthanasia shirt that my friend bought me
Samantha explains...How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?
Only about two weeksHave you met the band? If so, what did you say?
I have notWhat's the furthest you've traveled to see Megadeth?
n/aIf you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?
Dave Mustaine and I would want to discuss his musical influences and how he came to Christianity.Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?
Holy WarsTo you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?
Both, reallyHave you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?
I have triedWhich Megadeth song means the most to you and why?
The Scorpion, because I think it conveys an important messageWhat do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?
I like being part of a community all connected by one thing...MegadethWhen did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?
8/22/14 and #18779What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?
I really admire that he stands by his Christian views and still rocks!What are your thoughts on the new album "Super Collider"?
I really like it, a lot! It has a totally different sound than my favorite albums, but I really like most of the songs and the artwork is really cool too!What does being a true Megafan mean to you?
It means supporting the band and really enjoying the music they have made as well as the people who made itHave you got any interesting Megadeth stories for us?
I remember purchasing Rust in Peace on CD and being extremely excited to finally have a copy in my hands. I was driving in the car with some family members and immediately popped it in the CD player. All of the windows were down and the fantastic sounds of the album were pouring all over the place. I was immediately in love! That's not a very interesting story, but that's the first time I really had the opportunity to listen to them.
NotablesIn a band:Name of band:Genre:Instrument played:Samantha spends her free time:
Playing clarinetWhere she would like to be right now:
Probably a concertThe one thing she would change about the world:
More appreciation for school music programsFavorite place to vacation:
I like California a lotThree favorite websites:What makes her laugh:
Just about anything- I laugh constantly.First concert ever seen:
Rush on the Clockwork Angels tourSong stuck in her head right now:
The Scorpion (I'm obsessed)Pet peeves/irritations:
People who stop caring about really important thingsBiggest fear:
Probably a plane crash or something. I'm not really sure.Strength/Weakness:
My musical ability/letting things goFavorite holiday:
ChristmasFavorite cartoon character:
School Of RockLast TV show watched:
That 70s ShowFavorite color:
I don't really have oneFavorite food/meal:
Chicken al limoneFavorite beverage:
Dr. PepperFavorite saying/line:
"The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching."
― John WoodenHer best advice to give:
ALWAYS try your best! There's nothing more you can do.
- Cyber Army Username:BknobLocation:Calgary, AB, CanadaBirthdate:October 31st 1993Status:In a relationshipCurrent occupation:Freelance Graphic Designer/College Student
Brendan MudrykMale of the WeekMonday, October 20, 2014
We asked Brendan...How long have you been a Megadeth fan?
16 years - since I was 5 years oldWhat was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?
Sweating BulletsWas there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?
Sweating BulletsWhat are your three favorite Megadeth songs?
Sweating Bullets, 99 Ways to Die, Rust in PeaceWhat is your favorite Megadeth album?
Countdown to ExtinctionHow many times have you seen Megadeth live?
6What is your favorite Megadeth lyric?
The gun in my mouth was real, with a taste that blew my mindWho do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?
According to my Cryptic Writings comic books, he was something similar to that of Christ and was condemned as a sinner.What's your favorite Megadeth album cover?
KIMB RemasteredWhat is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?
A tie between my leather jacket, with custom painted KIMB Remastered painted on the back; my leather bound Megadeth Crpytic Writings comic book; or the "Megadeth Tape" I got from my brother.
Brendan explains...How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?
1 yearHave you met the band? If so, what did you say?
Yes, a friend of mine and I saw them and summed up what we wanted to say in what little time we had with "I love you". We got a good laugh out of the band.What's the furthest you've travelled to see Megadeth?
Not far, they've been coming to my city ever since I was in grade 7 when I started going to concerts.If you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?
Dave Mustaine. I'd love to ask him about how he got through all the tough stuff in his life and just listen to him talk about it all. He probably has some amazing stories he couldn’t fit into his book and I'd love to hear them.Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?
She-Wolf. I especially love the live performance on Rude Awakening with Al Pitrelli.To you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?
Depends, a lot of the political based ones are more along the lines of thinking, in that while they have emotion expressed, they're more so supposed to make you think and be critical about the higher powers in our societies (or whatever topic is addressed). Songs like A Tout Le Monde, however, are much more about the emotion and are intended to bring up emotion from within you.Have you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?
Since I got into them; everyone. I have quite a few friends who are really into them now because of it.Which Megadeth song means the most to you and why?
A Tout Le Monde, quite simply I discovered it in grade 4 when I was going through a lot of stuff in my life, especially loss of family. I listened to it almost religiously and it was one of the things that helped me get through that time.What do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?
I suppose I could say the sense of community, but really I just like how it allows the band to interact with the fans in ways a lot of other bands don't. It's that extra step that means the most.When did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?
I joined it on 11/25/2013 and my number is 15878What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?
His ability to get through tough stuff in his life, and even with all the criticism from fans and others he still pushes forward to do what he needs as an artist and a person.What are your thoughts on the new album "Super Collider"?
I'll admit, im on the fence. I'm not crazy about a lot of the songs, but songs like Forget to Remember, Kingmaker and Cold Sweat have the sound I really enjoy from Megadeth. The song The Blackest Crow really intrigues me because of the different direction Megadeth took. It sort of reminds me of I Ain't Superstitious or These Boots in how they blended thrash with another genre, it's really cool in my opinion.What does being a true Megafan mean to you?
Listen to the songs you love and respect the band members for who they are and they choices they make. You don't have to love everything, it's important to be critical, even of those you admire and love but you also don't have to be asinine about it.Have you got any interesting Megadeth stories for us?
Just one, it involves that "'Megadeth' Tape" I mentioned in for my merch. To keep it short, right before they first broke up, they came to Edmonton which is a 3 hour drive north of my city and I couldn’t go because i was too young. My brother was going and he said he'd bring me something back, and I expected a tshirt. Instead he came home with a strip of black tape with "MEGADETH" written on it with red ink. He explained that he snuck back stage and got to where they keep the equipment and cut off one of the pieces of tape they had stuck on one of the cases and almost got caught. He still stands behind his story and his friend he was with vouches for him. Regardless of whether or not someone believes the story, I choose to believe it because of what it represents between my brother and I. So I basically have stolen property of Megadeth, sorry Dave!
NotablesIn a band:
N/AName of band:
I played Hot Cross Buns on my recorder in grade 2, thats as far as my musical abilities went.Brendan spends his free time:
Outside of college, I do design work for my brother and lots of other people - namely hip hop artists. Otherwise I play video games, read up articles online learning new random information or hang out with close friends of mine.Where he would like to be right now:
Somewhere warmer than your average Canadian city this time of year.The one thing he would change about the world:
Peoples’ lack of respect. Everyone has their rights; you don't get to stomp on someone else’s just because you disagree.Favorite place to vacation:
My cabin with my family in Saskatchewan and with my girlfriend and her family in Penticton, BC.Three favorite websites:What makes him laugh:
Pretty much anything that's clever, but I do have a soft spot for genuinely stupid/mindless humor. Also, really terrible puns make me happy, especially when people sigh in disgust to the ones I make.First concert ever seen:
The first Megadeth Gigantour with AnthraxSong stuck in his head right now:
Black Snow 2 by SnowgoonsPet peeves/irritations:
Selfishness in its truest form. It’s not just someone not giving you things, but when someone cannot put others before themselves in all aspects of their life.Biggest fear:
I try my best to put just about everyone in my life before me. It can be both a blessing and a curse but I wouldn't change it.Favorite holiday:
The overall Christmas season. I really enjoy spending time with my family.Favorite cartoon character:
Bender Bending RodriguezFavorite movie:
Not a big movie person, but I really enjoy documentaries and learning stuff. Planet Earth is a movie that comes to mind that I really enjoyed in theatres.Last TV show watched:
The Walking Dead - I've never been so addicted to watching a show before, especially after reading the comics. That season 5 premiere was nuts!Favorite color:
1967 Lincoln ContinentalFavorite food/meal:
Just about anything made from scratch, but I particularly enjoy authentic mexican foodFavorite beverage:
You fookin wot?His best advice to give:
Try to look at things objectively. Just because you believe one thing doesn't mean it's the right answer for everyone. Everything is a matter of perspective and context, so do your best to listen and digest what people tell you and respond accordingly.