MEGADETH Launches Dedicated Web Site For Upcoming Album, ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead’

MEGADETH has launched a devoted site for the band’s upcoming album, “The Sick, The Dying And The Useless”.

Earlier in the present day (Monday, June 20),MEGADETH shared a brief video teaser for the brand new website and included the next caption: “The sick, the dying and the useless are amongst us. Mark your self SAFE from Vic Rattlehead earlier than it is too late at “.

The primary single from “The Sick, The Dying And The Useless” is predicted to reach this Thursday, June 23.

Throughout an look at this month’s Obtain competition in the UK, MEGADETH chief Dave Mustaine advised the gang that “The Sick, The Dying And The Useless” will now be launched in September, after he beforehand mentioned the LP was anticipated on July 8.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia”, “The Sick, The Dying And The Useless” incorporates a cowl of DEAD KENNEDYS“Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar‘s “This Planet’s On Hearth”, the latter of which incorporates vocals from Hagar himself.

This previous March, Mustaine advised SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” concerning the upcoming MEGADETH album: “I do know that we have got a single that’s gonna be serviced to radio any day now. It is a tune known as ‘Killing Time’. Clearly, that is [written about] any person in my previous, however it’s not as apparent because it sounds; it is losing your time, not time to kill issues. And it needed to do with among the conditions that myself and the totally different band guys have gotten themselves into with the band over time. And I am certain lots of people are gonna relate with that. In order that one, it is gonna be despatched to radio, gosh, any day now.”

Dave additionally mentioned that he hoped to open among the upcoming MEGADETH exhibits with a brand new tune known as “Night time Stalker”. “It is obtained some sounds in it that’s one thing we’re gonna incorporate into the start of our present,” he mentioned. “And it is a observe that we’ve got… my buddy Ice-T had guested on.”

Mustaine spoke in additional element about “Night time Stalker” in a separate interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metallic. He mentioned: “It is a brutal tune. I am unable to keep in mind if that was the quickest one [on the new album] or not. However ‘Night time Stalker’ is concerning the one hundred and sixtieth Battalion with the USA Military, and it is all of the black-ops helicopters that go in at night time — no one is aware of they’re there; they’re in, they’re out. And I had my buddy Ice-T be a part of me on a component in the course of it, as a result of Ice was a ranger for the military, and he did two excursions over in Afghanistan, I feel it was. I feel that was again in ’91, after I first met him. It might need been a little bit sooner than that, however I do know he was a ranger. And I had simply performed one thing on his final report. However after I requested him, I believed it could be nice to have him due to his bravado after which the truth that he is obtained actual credibility as somebody who was there. After which we have got a number of different guys to take part within the observe simply to make it as actual as potential. We’re going as much as the bottom to go movie a bunch of helicopter footage and sounds and stuff like that. We have got three movies that we’re making for this report proper now down in Brazil, and we’re combining all that manufacturing and the stuff from the bottom, with the helicopters and all the pieces collectively, to make this primary three-song video providing up.”

Concerning Hagar‘s contribution to “This Planet’s On Hearth”, Mustaine advised “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”: “It is a super-heavy tune. And the benefit of this [is] we did not simply do the tune; [Sammy] performed on it too. So we have got a little bit little bit of some guitar; we have got quite a lot of little bit of singing. I feel it is tremendous badass.”

As for MEGADETH‘s choice to cowl “Police Truck”, Mustaine mentioned: “It is no secret I am an enormous DEAD KENNEDYS fan, and I had needed to do ‘Vacation In Cambodia’, however my associates in LÄÄZ ROCKIT had performed that, and I felt that [I would] simply allow them to have their glory off of that rendition of that tune, and if the time comes, I am certain there’s one other tune that’ll stick out to me. And there was — it was the tune ‘Police Truck’. So we recorded that one.”

Earlier this yr, Mustaine confirmed that TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio laid down the bass tracks on “The Sick, The Dying And The Useless”.

There had been hypothesis about DiGiorgio‘s involvement within the new MEGADETH LP since final July, based mostly on a Cameo video Mustaine recorded by which he provided the primary glimpse of the bassist that re-recorded David Ellefson‘s bass tracks on the much-anticipated MEGADETH effort.

DiGiorgio is broadly famend as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy steel music, having performed with TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, amongst others. Inside his style, Steve is revered for his enjoying expertise, versatility and unimaginable approach. He has greater than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.

Final month, MEGADETH introduced bass participant James LoMenzo as a everlasting member of the band. LoMenzo was MEGADETH‘s bass participant within the mid-2000s and not too long ago stepped again in as a touring member for “The Metallic Tour Of The 12 months”.

LoMenzo joined MEGADETH in 2006 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”. He was fired from the band in 2010 and changed with returning authentic MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson.

Along with MEGADETH, LoMenzo has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and WHITE LION. For the previous 9 years, LoMenzo has been performing with iconic rocker John Fogerty.

LoMenzo performed his first present with MEGADETH in practically 12 years final August in Austin, Texas. The live performance happened three months following Ellefson‘s dismissal from MEGADETH after sexually tinged messages and express video footage involving him have been posted on Twitter.

Ellefson laid down his bass tracks on MEGADETH‘s sixteenth LP in Might 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. A short while later, he raved about his efficiency on the report, telling the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired In The Empire” that his musical chemistry with Verbeuren was similar to the interaction between Geddy Lee and Neil Peart on basic RUSH albums. “I really feel like on the brand new MEGADETH report, me and Dirk have those self same moments,” he mentioned. “It is MEGADETH — it is not RUSH, clearly — however within the subject of what we do, there have been these moments that I used to be simply going, ‘Oh, my God.’ That is me as a child going, ‘That is my Geddy/Neil second proper right here.'”

In June 2021, Mustaine introduced throughout an episode of his Gimme Radio program “The Dave Mustaine Present” that Ellefson‘s bass tracks wouldn’t be used on the brand new MEGADETH LP.

Ellefson was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest departure.

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