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Megadeth announces ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’ Album release date, unleashes ‘We’ll Be Back’ Single

Posted by on June 23, 2022

Megadeth has announced the release of its highly anticipated sixteenth studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! September 2 is the day that fans can get their hands on new music from the band that pioneered thrash metal via UMe.

Megadeth architect Dave Mustaine said this ;

“For the first time in a long time, everything that we needed on this record is right in its place, I can’t wait for the public to get hold of this!”

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire,” which includes guitar and vocals from Hagar himself.

Mustaine spoke about “Night Stalkers” in an interview earlier this year saying: “It’s a brutal song. I can’t remember if that was the fastest one [on the new album] or not. But ‘Night Stalkers’ is about the 160th Battalion with the United States Army, and it’s all the black-ops helicopters that go in at night — nobody knows they’re there; they’re in, they’re out. And I had my buddy Ice-T join me on a part in the middle of it, because Ice was a ranger for the army, and he did two tours over in Afghanistan, I think it was. I think that was back in ’91, when I first met him. It might have been a little earlier than that, but I know he was a ranger. And I had just done something on his last record. But when I asked him, I thought it would be great to have him because of his bravado and then the fact that he’s got real credibility as someone who was there. And then we’ve got several other guys to participate in the track just to make it as real as possible. We’re going up to the base to go film a bunch of helicopter footage and sounds and stuff like that. We’ve got three videos that we’re making for this record right now down in Brazil, and we’re combining all that production and the stuff from the base, with the helicopters and everything together, to make this first three-song video offering up.”

Mustain spoke about Hagar’s involvement on the cover of “This Planet’s On Fire” : “It’s a super-heavy song. And the good thing about this [is] we didn’t just do the song; [Sammy] played on it too. So we’ve got a little bit of some guitar; we’ve got a lot of bit of singing. I think it’s super badass.”

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! track listing:

01. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
02. Life In Hell
03. Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
04. Dogs Of Chernobyl
05. Sacrifice
06. Junkie
07. Psychopathy
08. Killing Time
09. Soldier On!
10. Célebutante
11. Mission To Mars
12. We’ll Be Back
13. Police Truck (DEAD KENNEDYS cover)
14. This Planet’s On Fire (Burn In Hell) (Sammy Hagar cover) (feat. Sammy Hagar)

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