Megadeth trends on Twitter within first hour of new song release

“We’ll Be Back” is available now

Megadeth is making major headlines upon announcing its highly anticipated new studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! The thrash metal titans shared the album news this morning (Thurs, June 23rd) and unleashed the album’s first track “We’ll Be Back.” Within the first hour of being released, the group’s overwhelming fan reaction resulted in the band trending on Twitter.

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is Megadeth’s 16th studio effort and will be released on September 2nd via UMe. Featuring 12 new tracks, the project will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2 LP, 12-track album pressed on 180-gram black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus 7-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased b-side “The Conjuring (Live).” The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via Megadeth’s official webstore, Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover.

The new single is accompanied by the world premiere of We’ll Be Back: Chapter I, an epic, action-packed short film chronicling the origins of the band’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead. Produced by Dave Mustaine, We’ll Be Back: Chapter I is a soldier’s tale of bravery, personal sacrifice, and the will to survive. It is the first installment of a trilogy of videos to be released in conjunction with the release of the new album.

Featuring some of Mustaine’s strongest songwriting while also incorporating writing from the rest of the band, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! brings together everything that’s exhilarating and distinctive about Megadeth’s. From the blistering throwback fury of “Night Stalkers” (featuring icon Ice-T) and first single “We’ll Be Back,” to the more mid-tempo and melodic “Soldier On!,” and the very personal title track, with its enthralling twists and turns.

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! consolidates a furious return to form that began with the Grammy winning Dystopia, while pushing forward musically and marking Mustaine’s recent triumph over throat cancer. Reuniting visionary Megadeth leader and sonic architect Dave Mustaine with co-producer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Parkway Drive), who together helmed 2016’s Dystopia, the album was recorded at Mustaine’s home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren. Bassist Steve DiGiorgio temporarily stepped in to record the album–with the kick-off of Megadeth’s recent tour, Megadeth-alumni James LoMenzo rejoined the Megadeth family as permanent bass player.

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