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Megadeth To Release New Album “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” In September, Debut “We’ll Be Back” Music Video


After a lengthy gestation period necessitated by Dave Mustaine‘s successful cancer treatments, a global pandemic and an ousted bassist, thrash metal legends Megadeth have unveiled the first single from their long-awaited new album “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!“. They’ve also announced a September 02nd release date via UMe for that record, which will be their sixteenth to date.

Several formats will be made available, including a limited edition vinyl pressing which will sport a bonus 7″ featuring the album’s first single “We’ll Be Back” and a b-side live performance of “The Conjuring“. A short film by the name of “Well Be Back: Chapter I” has been released for this first track to emerge from this new opus and it serves as the initial entry of a trilogy of interconnected videos set to released along the album cycle.

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The band’s vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine co-produced “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” alongside Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Parkway Drive). Steve DiGiorgio of Testament was brought in to re-record the bass parts for the effort after the band parted ways with David Ellefson following his sex video scandal back in May of 2021.

Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has since rejoined the band as a permanent replacement for Ellefson. In addition to a pair of covers, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” also boasts a pair of guests in the form of musician/actor Ice-T of Body Count, etc. fame and Sammy Hagar.

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” track listing:

01 – “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
02 – “Life In Hell
03 – “Night Stalkers” (feat. Ice-T)
04 – “Dogs Of Chernobyl
05 – “Sacrifice
06 – “Junkie
07 – “Psychopathy
08 – “Killing Time
09 – “Soldier On!
10 – “Célebutante
11 – “Mission To Mars
12 – “We’ll Be Back
13 – “Police Truck” (Dead Kennedys cover)
14 – “This Planet’s On Fire (Burn In Hell)” (Sammy Hagar cover) (feat. Sammy Hagar)

Pre-orders are available here. This summer will see the band hit the road in support of the album with the following dates booked:

With Five Finger Death Punch, The HU & Fire From The Gods:

08/19 Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
08/23 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
08/24 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
08/26 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/27 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/01 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/02 Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/09 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/15 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
09/17 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
09/18 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/20 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake (no Megadeth)
09/23 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/24 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
09/27 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (no Megadeth)
09/28 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/30 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/01 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/05 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/07 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/08 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

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