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.
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.
- 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
Megadeth’s current tour dates are:
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