Thrash metal genre pioneers Megadeth will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22, 2016.
With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).
The rest of the Megadeth lineup is comprised of David “Junior” Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.
“There’s an excitement right now that I haven’t felt for a really long time,” exclaims Dave Mustaine.
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners. “Fatal Illusion” is the first track released from the album, listen here.
Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine’s intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to Megadeth’s influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.
Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time). Megadeth sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums–including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
1. The Threat Is Real
7. Poisonous Shadows
8. Conquer or Die!
3. Fatal Illusion
9. Lying In State
4. Death From Within
10. The Emperor
5. Bullet To The Brain
11. Foreign Policy
6. Post American World
Megadeth’s current tour dates are:
OCT 06 Beijing, China Hui Yuan M Zone Center
OCT 08 Shanghai, China Shanghai Gymnasium
OCT 11 Tokyo, Japan Loud Park 15
OCT 13 Osaka, Japan Orix Theater
OCT 16 Perth, Australia Metro City
OCT 18 Sydney, Australia Hordern Pavilion
OCT 19 Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
OCT 21 Brisbane, Australia Eatons Hill
OCT 24 Shillong, India NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Bhoirymbong
OCT 30 Mumbai, India Richardson & Cruddas
NOV 01 Calcutta, India NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Nicco Park Grounds
NOV 04 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live
NOV 05 St. Petersburg, Russia A2 Arena
NOV 09 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
NOV 11 Glasgow, Scotland Braehead Arena
NOV 12 Manchester, England 02 Apollo Manchester
NOV 14 Wembley, England The SSE Arena
NOV 15 Birmingham, England 02 Academy Birmingham
DEC 05 Toluca, Mexico Centro Dinamico Pegaso
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.