Released 22nd January 2016
Brand new track “Fatal Illusion” available now
UK/Eire Tour Dates – November 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. 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 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
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 2016 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