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Megadeth to release new album in September, premiere first single

New album 'The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!' will arrive on September 2.

Megadeth

Travis Shinn

Official press release:

Thrash metal pioneers and metal icons Megadeth will cap a summer of successful global touring with the release of their highly anticipated 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! via UMe on September 2, 2022.

Featuring twelve new tracks, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12x24 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 online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, and can be pre-ordered now.

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The first song to be released from The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is the ferocious, quintessentially Megadeth track, "We'll Be Back," which is accompanied by the world premiere of We'll Be Back: Chapter I, an epic, action-packed short film chronicling the origins of Megadeth'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 The Sick, The Dying… and The Dead!

Watch the short film We'll Be Back: Chapter I, here:


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.

"For the first time in a long time, everything that we needed on this record is right in its place," Dave Mustaine enthused. "I can't wait for the public to get hold of this!"

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. 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! melds the ultra-frenetic riffing, fiercely intricate solos, and adventurous spirit the quartet are known for, all laced with signature virtuosity and precision and Mustaine's singular sardonic snarl. This album combines all the crushing musical motifs that have made Megadeth both repeat metal disruptors and revered genre flagbearers.

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The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! track listing:

01. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
02. Life In Hell
03. Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
04. Dogs Of Chernobyl
05. Sacrifice
06. Junkie
07. Psychopathy
08. Killing Time
09. Soldier On!
10. Célebutante
11. Mission To Mars
12. We'll Be Back
13. Police Truck (Dead Kennedys cover)
14. This Planet's On Fire (Burn In Hell) (Sammy Hagar cover feat. Sammy Hagar)

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evil_hero 103 days ago

ice-t. lol. this shits so f*cking stupid. hang it up, dave.


anonymous 103 days ago

new song actually rips


anonymous 103 days ago

remember when these clowns were trying to make their own crypto and NFTs? LOL How'd that work out for ya? Get back to flipping burgers ya losers


anonymous 103 days ago

I don't know, man. I really wanted to hate this song, but I can't. Classic Megadeth sound.


anonymous 103 days ago

They still f*ckin rip dude. Especially the old fart Mustaine. Gotta hand it to him.


anonymous 103 days ago

lol at the Sammy Hagar cover feat. Sammy Hagar... that's just a rerecording with a shitty backing band


anonymous 103 days ago

The first single is the second to last track on the album. Not a good sign.


anonymous 103 days ago

remember when these clowns were trying to make their own crypto and NFTs? LOL How'd that work out for ya? Get back to flipping burgers ya losers >> Crypto is dumb, NFTs are not. They did it the wrong way. If they hired me for 100K cash they'd make back 11 times that (my fee/principal + 1M) AFTER TAXES.


anonymous 103 days ago

no ellefson no care


anonymous 103 days ago

Typical new style megadeth, and yes it rips. Dirk's drumming is completely in the pocket, Kiko is shredding his ass off. Posers should go suck off Tim Lambesis.


anonymous 103 days ago

This song and sound is f*cking great!! The backing chorus vocals are strangely weak though - but must be their intention! Bring on the album!! Show Metallica how to release records HAHA


anonymous 103 days ago

Crypto is dumb, NFTs are not. They did it the wrong way. If they hired me for 100K cash they'd make back 11 times that (my fee/principal + 1M) AFTER TAXES. YOU ARE DUMB AF STFU AND GO BACK TO P**SY DESK JOB


anonymous 103 days ago

YOU ARE DUMB AF STFU AND GO BACK TO P**SY DESK JOB Only pus s y is you. I'd wipe the sidewalk with you in real life.


anonymous 103 days ago

^ sounds kinda weird, man.


anonymous 103 days ago

evil_hero 7 hours ago ice-t. lol. this shits so f*cking stupid. hang it up, dave Look who's talking


carveyournamein 103 days ago

Sup, Dave Mustaine?


anonymous 103 days ago

"I'd wipe the sidewalk with you in real life." Sure you would, fat boy. Go eat some more twinkies.


anonymous 103 days ago

I'LL F UCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES


anonymous 102 days ago

finally something cool happens \m/ thanks Mustaine! we need megadeth more than ever


anonymous 102 days ago

I'd wipe the sidewalk with you in real life." Sure you would, fat boy. Go eat some more twinkies. Not fat, don't eat Twinkies, you're a chickenshit.


anonymous 102 days ago

f*ck you. I'm stoked.


anonymous 102 days ago

new song is only good cuz it sounds like peace sells, but thats what they should have been doing all along as it is their peak


anonymous 101 days ago

Show respect Assholez I am a legend


anonymous 101 days ago

they havent made anything this good since rust in peace


anonymous 101 days ago

Flipping burgers? Lol Ur an idiot. And they've made PLENTY of good shit since rust in peace. Like this song. There's nothing negative to say about their music. Besides 1 shitty pop album. Enjoy it. Dave's still got it, even after cancer!! Respect to the metal goat!





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