Megadeth’s New Album ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’ Storms The Charts At Number 3 On The Billboard 200, Highest Charting Megadeth Album Ever Around The World

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 13, 2022 – MEGADETH debuts at the top of the charts with their new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! its first week of sales, taking the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 marking their eighth Top Ten album of their career, and matching the chart impact of the band’s last album, the Grammy-winning DystopiaThe Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! total Consumption was 47,552, and pure Album Sales were 44,781, placing the album at No.1 on Top Album Sales, Top Current Albums Sales, Top Rock & Alternative Album, Top Rock Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums charts respectively, and at No. 2 on the Vinyl Album Sales chart. 

MEGADETH also dominated the charts worldwide, achieving the band’s highest ever chart appearances in most territories:

  • Finland (No. 1) * 
  • Australia (No. 2) *
  • Poland (No. 2) *
  • Switzerland (No. 2) *
  • Scotland (No. 2) *
  • U.K. (No. 3) *
  • Germany (No. 6) *
  • Belgium (No. 6) *
  • Netherlands (No. 7) *
  • Austria (No. 8)*
  • Spain (No. 8) *
  • Norway (No. 9)
  • Sweden (No. 9)
  • Japan (No. 10) 
  • 1 on the Rock chart
  • 3 on International chart
  • Canada (No. 11)
  • 1 on the Vinyl Albums Sales chart
  • 1 Digital Albums Sales chart
  • France (No. 12) *
  • Italy (No. 15) *

*Highest-Ever chart entry For MEGADETH

Thrash Metal pioneers and metal icons MEGADETH released 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!is available on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, HERE. There is also 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, HERE

Today, MEGADETH also announced Rattleheads, a generative art NFT collection drawing on 40 years of the band’s iconic mascot, Vic Rattlehead. More info will be announced weekly.

‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead’ World Headline Tour begins in February 2023.

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