Megadeth will release their fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, on January 22 via UMe / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records.
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.
The 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
- 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