Megadeth Unleash New Studio Album ‘Dystopia’


Available JANUARY 22, 2016

Brand new track “Fatal Illusion” available now


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.




Fatal Illusion track 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) 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
  2. Dystopia
  3. Fatal Illusion
  4. Death From Within
  5. Bullet To The Brain
  6. Post American World
  7. Poisonous Shadows
  8. Conquer or Die!
  9. Lying In State
  10. The Emperor
  11. Foreign Policy


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