MEGADETH’s New Single To Arrive Next Week; ‘The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead’ Album Now Due In September

MEGADETH is teasing a June 23 launch date for what is going to apparently be the primary single from the band’s upcoming album, “The Sick, The Dying, And The Useless”.

Throughout an look eventually weekend’s Obtain competition in the UK, MEGADETH chief Dave Mustaine informed the group that the one would arrive on July 23 (see video under),however it’s now believed that he misspoke and gave the flawed month. Mustaine additionally revealed that “The Sick, The Dying, And The Useless” will now be launched in September, after he beforehand stated the LP was anticipated on July 8.

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

This previous March, Mustaine informed 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 track known as ‘Killing Time’. Clearly, that is [written about] someone in my previous, but it surely’s not as apparent because it sounds; it is losing your time, not time to kill issues. And it needed to do with a number of the conditions that myself and the completely 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 stated that he hoped to open a number of the upcoming MEGADETH reveals with a brand new track known as “Evening Stalker”. “It is received some sounds in it that’s one thing we’re gonna incorporate into the start of our present,” he stated. “And it is a monitor that we have now… my buddy Ice-T had guested on.”

Mustaine spoke in additional element about “Evening Stalker” in a separate interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Steel. He stated: “It is a brutal track. I can not bear in mind if that was the quickest one [on the new album] or not. However ‘Evening Stalker’ is concerning the a hundred and sixtieth Battalion with the USA Military, and it is all of the black-ops helicopters that go in at night time — no person is aware of they’re there; they’re in, they’re out. And I had my buddy Ice-T be part of me on a component in the midst 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 may need been a little bit sooner than that, however I do know he was a ranger. And I had simply achieved one thing on his final file. However after I requested him, I assumed it might be nice to have him due to his bravado after which the truth that he is received actual credibility as somebody who was there. After which we have got a number of different guys to take part within the monitor 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 three movies that we’re making for this file proper now down in Brazil, and we’re combining all that manufacturing and the stuff from the bottom, with the helicopters and every little thing collectively, to make this primary three-song video providing up.”

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

As for MEGADETH‘s resolution to cowl “Police Truck”, Mustaine stated: “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 achieved that, and I felt that [I would] simply allow them to have their glory off of that rendition of that track, and if the time comes, I am certain there’s one other track that’ll stick out to me. And there was — it was the track ‘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 extensively 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 taking part in expertise, versatility and unbelievable method. 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 Steel Tour Of The Yr”.

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 passed off three months following Ellefson‘s dismissal from MEGADETH after sexually tinged messages and express video footage involving him had been posted on Twitter.

Ellefson laid down his bass tracks on MEGADETH‘s sixteenth LP in Could 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. A short while later, he raved about his efficiency on the file, telling the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired In The Empire” that his musical chemistry with Verbeuren was akin to the interaction between Geddy Lee and Neil Peart on basic RUSH albums. “I really feel like on the brand new MEGADETH file, me and Dirk have those self same moments,” he stated. “It is MEGADETH — it is not RUSH, clearly — however within the discipline 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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