Megadeth Dystopia on LP
Thrash metal genre pioneers Megadeth will kick off the 2016 new year with the release of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia. 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. Featuring 11 brand new tracks including lead single "Fatal Illusion," 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, 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). Megadeth 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.