Megadeth have shared the first single and video from their long-awaited new album, their 16th, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! via UMe on September 2, 2022. Featuring twelve new tracks, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved at the links below.. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph, and a bonus 7-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased b-side “The Conjuring (Live).” The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via Megadeth’s official online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, and can be pre-ordered below as well. Watch the video and stream “We’ll Be Back” right now!
Megadeth has launched a dedicated website for the band’s upcoming album, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead, due out later in 2022. We are due to get a new title track/ lead single, full album details, and possibly a video all later this week on June 23rd. The new album features drummer Dirk Verburen and bassist Steve Digiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death), with the latter replacing previously recorded and deleted tracks by bassist David Ellefson who was fired from the band in early 2021. James LoMenzo has been named the permanent Megadeth bassist going forward. The new album features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire”, with vocals from Hagar. The new website has the following message:
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has shared a snippet of a new song – “Life in Hell” on Cameo. The song comes from Megadeth’s upcoming 16th studio album – The Sick, The Dying, and The Dead with release date as yet to be announced, but apparently due out next spring. Cameo lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Mustaine charges $299 for each of his Cameo videos for personal use $2,093 for a video for business use, while other artists charge anywhere from $5 – $1000s. Addressing a fan named Gabe, Dave said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “I will play you something that’s been recorded already and is special. How would you like to hear a little bit of the new album? This is song two from side one. It’s called ‘Life In Hell’.”