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MEGADETH - DYSTOPIA CD ART -10-8-15Thrash metal genre pioneers will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22, 2016.

With musical architect and band visionary at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).

The rest of the 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 .

Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners. “Fatal Illusion” is the first track released from the album, listen here.

Dystopia weaves together ’s intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to ’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) 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.

TRACK LISTING:

The Threat Is Real

Dystopia

Illusion

Death From Within

To The Brain

American World

Poisonous Shadows

Conquer or Die!

Lying In State

The Emperor

Foreign Policy

Megadeth’s current tour dates are:

OCT 11                        Tokyo, Japan               Loud Park 15

OCT 13                        Osaka, Japan              Orix Theater

OCT 16                        Perth, Australia            MetroCity

OCT 18                        Sydney, Australia         Hordern Pavilion

OCT 19                        Melbourne, Australia    Festival Hall

OCT 21                        Brisbane, Australia       Eatons Hill

OCT 24                        Shillong, India               NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Bhoirymbong

OCT 30                        Mumbai, India               Richardson & Cruddas

NOV 01                        Calcutta, India               NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Nicco Park Grounds

NOV 04                        Moscow, Russia            Stadium Live

NOV 05                        St. Petersburg, Russia  A2 Arena

NOV 09                        Dublin, Ireland               3Arena

NOV 11                        Glasgow, Scotland        Braehead Arena

NOV 12                        Manchester, England    02 Apollo Manchester

NOV 14                        Wembley, England        The SSE Arena

NOV 15                        Birmingham, England   02 Academy Birmingham

DEC 05                        Toluca, Mexico              Centro Dinamico Pegaso

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