LOS ANGELES, CA — November 16, 2022 — Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH cap off 2022 with their 13th GRAMMY® nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song “We’ll Be Back” from their new, critically acclaimed album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! (UMe).
“I am so happy to be nominated again” says Dave Mustaine. “I am still on a high from our last win, and this is just surreal. After all the hard work put in by my team, this moment is for them to share in the celebration as well!”
MEGADETH kicked off 2022 with the highly anticipated release of their 16th studio album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! to both fan and critical acclaim. The album debuted at the top of the charts during its first week of sales, taking the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as number ones on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! is the highest charting MEGADETH album of all time around the world, also notching No. 1 in Finland, No. 2 in Australia, Poland, Switzerland, and Scotland, No. 3 in the UK, and more.
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.
The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!features twelve new tracks on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, all available HERE. The record is alsoavailable as a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g 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 online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, and can now be ordered, HERE.
Renowned worldwide and synonymous with metal guitar, Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH in 1984, virtually inventing a genre, and less than a year a later debuted with the release of Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! in 1985. MEGADETH has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning many accolades along the way, including a GRAMMY® Award for the title track from their most recent album Dystopia, along with 13 additional GRAMMY® nominations, as well as five consecutive platinum/multi-platinum albums. Also, a New York Times bestselling author and sought-after speaker, host, and commentator, Mustaine has remained a standard bearer for metal and heavy guitar rock, combining a musical and technical standard with the punk and rock n’ roll ethos and attitude.