MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine Talks Dystopia Album, Band History On Spotify’s Metal Talks; New Album US Sales Projections Revealed
January 26, 2016, 5 years ago
Megadeth’s newest album, Dystopia, is out now and rock press outlets and fans alike are hailing the album as a triumph. Hits Daily Double are projecting that Dystopia will likely to sell between 43,000 and 48,000 copies in the US in its first week of release. The SPS figure (“sales plus streaming”) is expected to be between 44,000 and 49,000.
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia (Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records) is available on CD, LP, and digitally. Additionally, a special edition featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience in which fans will be able to purchase the new album, a CEEK Virtual Reality headset with instructions, and a download code to access and unlock exclusive content to begin their VR Experience. All configurations can be purchased through physical and online partners now.
Recently, Dave Mustaine did an interview for Spotify’s Metal Talks, highlighting tracks from the album, and giving rare insight into the history of Megadeth and the early days of the genre that helped found. Listen to the interview here.
With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The rest of the Megadeth lineup is comprised of new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra), David Ellefson on bass, 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.
“Death From Within”
“Conquer... Or Die!”
“Lying In State”
“Me Hate You”
“The Emperor's New Clothes”
“Bullet To The Brain”
“Last Dying Wish”
“Post American World”
“Look Who's Talking”
“The Threat Is Real”
“Melt The Ice Away” (Budgie cover)
“Foreign Policy” (Fear cover)
Recently, Megadeth announced the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which will kick off in Dallas, TX on February 20th. The North American leg will take them across the US, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada.
20 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
21 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
23 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
27 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
2 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik (Megadeth only)
3 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik (Megadeth only)
5 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
6 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Resort
8 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
9 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10 - Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
15 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre
16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
19 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
21 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
23 - Bangor, ME - Cross Insurance Center
24 - Quebec, QC - Centre Videotron
26 - Sioux Falls, SD - Badlands Pawn
Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good, which 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.