The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennessee and was produced by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN). The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS and GOJIRA.
“Dystopia” will mark the recording debut of MEGADETH’s new lineup, featuring founding members Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.
“Dystopia” final track listing:
01. The Threat Is Real
03. Fatal Illusion
04. Death From Within
05. Bullet To The Brain
06. Post American World
07. Poisonous Shadows
08. Look Who’s Talking (iTunes bonus track)
09. Conquer Or Die
10. Lying In State
11. The Emperor
12. Last Dying Wish (iTunes bonus track)
13. Foreign Policy (FEAR cover)
The band also recorded a cover version of “Melt The Ice Away” (BUDGIE).
The “Dystopia” cover artwork can be seen below. The song “Poisonous Shadows” features piano playing from Kiko as well as orchestration from famed Nashville arranger Ronn Huff, the father of former MEGADETH producer Dann Huff. Mustaine described the track to Rolling Stone as “a really haunting piece” and added that “the part that [Kiko] played is very Chopin-meets-MEGADETH, if that makes sense.”
MEGADETH will play Ireland’s 3 Arena on Monday November 9th with Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Sylosis as part of a small run of dates prior to the release of the album.
For more information on Megadeth, just hit this link.
Overdrive are giving away a pair of tickets to see MEGADETH & LAMB OF GOD next month and all you have to do to enter is the following:
2.) Like and Share the below photo/image on your Timeline / Twitter feed by clicking ‘Share’
3.) Make sure when you click ‘Share’ that the image is set to Public so that we can view your entry
You must follow ALL of the above steps for your entry to be valid. We can and WILL check to ensure your submission counts.
Pre-order Megadeth ‘Dysopia’ by clicking on the graphic below!