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MEGADETH Announce Iconic Albums‘The World Needs A Hero’ & ‘The System Has Failed’Reissue With BMG.

Having formed in 1983, Megadeth are one of the most acclaimed metal acts of all time, with a career spanning 35 years and has sold over 38 million records worldwide.

Over the band’s illustrious career they have notched up 5 platinum albums, 7 top ten albums and after 11 nominations they won a coveted Grammy award in 2017 for their album ‘Dystopia’.

Megadeth is one of the few bands from the 1980s American underground metal scene to have achieved mass commercial success. Along with contemporaries Metallica and Slayer, Megadeth is regarded as one of the core founding groups of thrash metal.

Their incredible catalog of fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and six compilations albums has seen them tour the globe for over three decades, earning them one of the largest and most dedicated fan bases in the metal world.

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On 15thFebuary 2019 the band will release and reissue two of their iconic records with 2001’s ‘The World Needs A Hero’ and 2004’s ‘The System Has Failed’ through BMG.

The World Needs A Hero is the ninth studio album by US thrash metal band Megadeth. Originally released in May 2001 the album was critically acclaimed as a return to a heavier musical direction for the band and charted at number 16 in the Billboard 200 upon release. It received positive reviews across the music press and it gained comparison to the bands’ classic albums ‘Rust In Peace’ and ‘Countdown To Extinction’.

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