Megadeth Prep 15th Album 'Dsytopia' -
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Megadeth Prep 15th Album ‘Dsytopia’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 2, 2015

in Live,New Music,News

Megadeth will release their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, in January.

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 return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.

Mustaine said “There’s an excitement right now that I haven’t felt for a really long time.”

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.

Dystopia weaves together 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 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). Megadeth has 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.

Dystopia track list

The Threat Is Real
Fatal Illusion
Death From Within
Bullet To The Brain
Post American World
Poisonous Shadows
Conquer or Die!
Lying In State
The Emperor
Foreign Policy

The band has also announced the first dates of a world tour in support of the album:

Megadeth tour dates

10/06 – Beijing, China – Hui Yuan M Zone Center
10/08 – Shanghai, China – Shanghai Gymnasium
10/11 – Tokyo, Japan – Loud Park 15
10/13 – Osaka, Japan – Orix Theater
10/16 – Perth, Australia – Metro City
10/18 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
10/19 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
10/21 – Brisbane, Australia – Eatons Hill
10/24 – Shillong, India – NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Bhoirymbong
10/30 – Mumbai, India – Richardson & Cruddas
11/01 – Calcutta, India – NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Nicco Park Grounds
11/04 – Moscow, Russia – Stadium Live
11/05 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2 Arena
11/09 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
11/11 – Glasgow, Scotland – Braehead Arena
11/12 – Manchester, England – 02 Apollo Manchester
11/14 – Wembley, England – The SSE Arena
11/15 – Birmingham, England – 02 Academy Birmingham
12/05 – Toluca, Mexico – Centro Dinamico Pegaso


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