NEW MEGADETH ALBUM DYSTOPIA OUT NOW
“Vital and menacing thrash…Megadeth sound reborn on Dystopia”
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“Heavy enough to crater a parking lot but with just the right amount of math and post-Zeppelin exotica. On their 15th studio album, Megadeth remains the thinking-person’s thrash-metal band” – LA WEEKLY
“the Megadeth of old is back” – DECIBEL
Megadeth’s newest album Dystopia is out now and rock press outlets and fans alike are hailing the album as a triumph.
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia (Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records) is available on CD, LP, and digitally. Additionally, a special edition featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience in which fans will be able to purchase the new album, a CEEK Virtual Reality headset with instructions, and a download code to access and unlock exclusive content to begin their VR Experience. All configurations can be purchased through physical and online partners now.
Recently, Dave Mustaine did an interview for Spotify’s METAL TALKS, highlighting tracks from the album, and giving rare insight into the history of Megadeth and the early days of the genre that helped found.
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 new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra), David Ellefson on bass, 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.
Recently, Megadeth announced the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which will kick off in Dallas, TX on February 20, 2016. The North American leg will take them across the U.S, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada. For more information, go to www.megadeth.com.
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) which 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.