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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - Megadeth Announce Rust In Peace Live DVD
The final night of Megadeth's historic month-long "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming "Rust In Peace Live" Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory.

On March 31, 2010, at this incredibly special show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, Megadeth played their landmark, genre-defining 1990 "Rust In Peace" album in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favourites. "Rust In Peace Live" also marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years. Ellefson (bass) joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar).

Megadeth founder/frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine explains, "We are pumped to be able to share the 'RIP Live' concert with you all around the world. The anniversary and David Ellefson coming back was better than a facelift and a bottle of Viagra for old [Megadeth mascot] Vic."

The 80-minute "Rust In Peace Live" DVD (5.1 Dolby Surround 16:9 Widescreen) and Blu-ray (5.1 DTS Master Audio 1080p High Definition) were directed by Kerry Asmussen (Green Day, Coachella). The DVD and Blu-ray will also include behind-the-scenes footage, including a rare glimpse of the band rehearsing in their dressing room as they prepare to take the stage.

The full track listing for the "Rust In Peace Live" CD, DVD and Blu-ray is as follows:

"Rust In Peace" Live:

01. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
02. Hangar 18
03. Take No Prisoners
04. Five Magics
05. Poison Was The Cure
06. Lucretia
07. Tornado Of Souls
08. Dawn Patrol
09. Rust In Peace...Polaris

Bonus Content:

10. Skin O' My Teeth (Countdown To Extinction)
11. In My Darkest Hour (So Far, So Good.So What!)
12. She-Wolf (Cryptic Writings)
13. Trust (Cryptic Writings)
14. Symphony Of Destruction (Countdown To Extinction)
15. Peace Sells (Peace Sells.But Who's Buying?)
16. Holy Wars - Reprise (Rust In Peace)
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - New Megadeth song
A free download of Megadeth's new song 'Head Crusher' from the band's forthcoming album Endgame, is available here.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - Megadeth Announce Endgame As Title Of New Album - Due In September
News from Megadeth:

Megadeth have announced Endgame as the title of their twelfth studio album. The album is expected to be released in September through Roadrunner Records. It was recorded at the band's brand new, self-built studio, Vic's Garage, located near San Diego and named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattlehead character.

Endgame is being produced by Andy Sneap and Dave Mustaine. Sneap also manned the boards for 2007's United Abominations. Some track titles include 'Headcrusher', '1,320', 'How the Story Ends' and 'This Day We Fight'.

Endgame boasts the technicality, ferocity and snarl that's synonymous with Megadeth and Mustaine. It's a violent masterwork that represents Mustaine's best work in nearly two decades. In a musical world dominated by bands that make generic, blanket statements, Endgame finds Mustaine, once again, making informed and substantial lyrical declarations about the state of the world we live in.

Mustaine himself commented on Endgame, saying, "Thematically, I've never been known to be a silent bystander in a world that needs our participation. As more is revealed about our former President's legacy, a little-known yet staggeringly frightening document which was signed into law, named 'Endgame,' has been uncovered. The album Endgame is the most energetic music offering I have penned in over a decade and is far more believable than knowing someone signed 'Endgame' -the document- into law. The album is also the perfect 'ass- kicking' music to listen to once you are done reading the aforementioned document!"

In short, it's the Megadeth record that fans of classics like So Far, So Good... So What? and Rust In Peace have been chomping at the bit for.

"This new album is my proudest moment since the famous (or infamous) Rust In Peace album," Mustaine also said. "With this album, I am also very excited to be introducing my new lead guitarist Chris Broderick to the world. I have always felt lucky to have had top shredders in that position, but after touring with Chris in support of my last album, I couldn't wait to get into the studio and see what he could do."

Megadeth's lineup consists of Mustaine, Broderick, bassist James LoMenzo and drummer Shawn Drover.
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Monday, January 14, 2008 - Glen Drover Explains Departure From Megadeth
Guitarist Glenn Drover has delivered the following official statement to BW&BK in regards to his departure from Megadeth:

"I am aware of the rumors that I left Megadeth to focus on family life. My family life has always been my priority.

In the end, I was unhappy with the situation, which magnified me wanting to spend more time with my family and realizing that it's time for me to move on to the next chapter in my musical career. First, I want to spend some good quality time here at home with my family for a little bit before getting into anything serious.

Obviously, I have not spent the last several years of my life working hard to stop now.

That would be insane, to put it mildly. This is what I do, and I am excited about what the future in music has in store for me.

I would like to thank Dave (Mustaine) for giving me a great opportunity to be a part of Megadeth for the past 3 + years. To be a part of this band with my brother (drummer) Shawn (Drover) and tour the world, was awesome to say the least!

I have a lot of great memories and met a ton of great people along the way, both fans and people in the industry. I am also very proud to have been a part of bringing Megadeth back to the forefront and firmly putting the band back on the map!

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of the fans, the Megadeth road crew and all of my endorsements, as well as everyone who has supported me in making my time with Megadeth a very memorable experience!

Glen Drover."


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Monday, January 14, 2008 - Megadeth Confirm New Guitarist; Official Gigantour 2008 Details Revealed
Press release from Megadeth:

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has big news for metal fans: Gigantour is back, and Megadeth has a new guitarist. The third installment of Gigantour - the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched in 2005 by Mustaine--will kick off April 12 in Denver, CO with headliner Megadeth, Scandinavian death metal band IN FLAMES, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, Arizona's modern extreme JOB FOR A COWBOY and Oakland, CA heavy power trio HIGH ON FIRE all confirmed. The 29-date trek will criss-cross North America and wraps May 22 in Phoenix , AZ.

Mustaine sums up the philosophy behind v, hailed by Revolver magazine as "the mother of all shred-fests" : "If the bands and the fans are treated well, then the entertained and the entertainers go home happy - it's a win-win situation." Since its inception in 2005, Gigantour has galvanized bands that emphasize true musicianship and virtuosity, offering them a new opportunity to showcase their talents. "I think that in a small way, we are cleaning up the environment of crappy bands," he says, laughing. "All of the people that really love this kind of music know that they can count on these bands to deliver the goods this year."

In other Megadeth news, the group has officially welcomed new guitarist Chris Broderick (Nevermore, Jag Panzer) to the band after parting ways with Glen Drover - which was hinted at back in November. "I've noticed [on the Internet] that people are pissed with me over the way things were handled with Glen quitting the group," says Mustaine, "but they're gonna be pissed even more when they hear how fierce we are with Chris! Megadeth is playing at a new level." Broderick will make his live debut with Megadeth February 4 in Finland, where the group--guitarist/singer Mustaine, guitarist Broderick, drummer Shawn Drover and James Lomenzo on bass - is kicking off a long string of international dates which wrap March 14 in Bangalore, India. The full itinerary, including Gigantour UK dates, is below. To see Broderick in action, click here

Gigantour features bands hand-picked by Mustaine with a sharp eye on true musicianship and a heavy focus on top-notch guitarists. The first incarnation in 2005 included DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC and BOBAFLEX, while the 2006 trek included LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, INTO ETERNITY, SANCTITY and THE SMASHUP. The trek always offers a strong connection between fans and musicians.

VIP ticket packages are available--via www.gigantour.com, www.megadeth.com and www.ticketmaster.com, and -- whereby fans can take a personal photo with Megadeth at an exclusive meet and greet session and receive an official tour laminate, guitar picks, etc.

For more Megadeth news, check out here or leave a message for Dave Mustaine at 866-597-MEGA.

Megadeth live dates:

February (Megadeth headlining dates)
4 - Helsinki, Finland - Old Ice Hall
6 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arena
7 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
8 - Copenhagen, Denmark - KB Halle
10 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
11 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfallenhalle
13 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
14 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
15 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo

February (Gigantour UK with Megadeth, Job For a Cowboy, Evile)
17 - Norwich, UK - UEA
18 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
19 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
20 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
22 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
23 - Manchester, UK - Academy
24 - London, UK - Brixton Academy

February (Megadeth headlining dates)
26 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
28 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
29 - Madrid, Spain - Macumba

March (Megadeth headlining dates)
1 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
3 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rohstofflager
4 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
5 - Pordenone, Italy - Palasport
7 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Zimni Stadion (Metalmania 2008)
8 - Katowice, Poland - Spodek (Metalmania 2008)
10 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
11 - Frankfurt, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
14 - Bangalore, India - Rock In India Festival

April (Gigantour with Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job For a Cowboy, High on Fire
12 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
13 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
15 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Pavilion
17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
19 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Gardens
20 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
22 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
24 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
26 - Baltimore, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
28 - Quebec City, QC - Pavilion De La Jeunesse
29 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
30 - Toronto, ON Arrow Hall

May
1 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
3 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Center
4 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
6 - Chicago, IL - Aragon
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
9 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
10 - Winnipeg, MB - Convention Center
11 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Exhibition Hall
12 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
14 - Calgary, AB - The Corral
16 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
17 - Salem, OR - Salem Armory
19 - San Jose, CA - Event Center @ San Jose State
20 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach Arena
22 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Megadeth - Warchest compilation details - Release moved to October 9th
4-CD+DVD Box Set Is Armed With More Than 6 Hours of Megadeth's Best, Including 33 Previously Unreleased Audio and Video Tracks

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Capitol/EMI have collaborated to create and deploy the ultimate Megadeth boxed set: Warchest. The 4-CD+DVD collection features more than six hours of digitally remastered content, hand-selected by Mustaine, including 30 audio and video tracks making their global release debuts, and an additional three tracks that have never before been released in the U.S. Warchest's October 9 release caps Mustaine and Capitol/EMI's in-depth Megadeth catalog remastering and restoration campaign, which has encompassed the band's Capitol studio albums, while also adding new audio and video collections to the band's arsenal.

Armed with digitally remastered career-defining album cuts, soundtrack and compilation sides, unreleased live and studio performances and interview clips spanning more than 20 years, Warchest is the ultimate Megadeth compendium. Included in the trove are a full 75-minute live set from a night on the 1990 "Clash of the Titans" tour and a DVD of highlights from a 1992 stop supporting Countdown - two historical shows, both making their release debuts on Warchest. The set's custom "vac-u-form" packaging showcases a 3-D ammo belt on its front and a 36-page booklet with an essay by Ian Christe and a comprehensive discography, complemented by an array of photos and images.

Dave Mustaine says, "This is, by far, the best and most comprehensive look at all-things-Mega if you had to get a crash-course in metal! With some of the most famous, and infamous, shows and any of the fluid, or flammable, line-ups, listening to this box set when it was all done was an adrenalin surge. I have got to hand it to my past band mates, they played great for how turbulent times could get in the blink of an eye, and I absolutely love every moment of this collection."

Megadeth was formed in 1983, shortly after California native Mustaine parted ways with Metallica. "When I first started the group, I wanted to form a band because I was very bitter about being fired (from Metallica) and my fuel was revenge," said the bracingly candid musician. With something to prove, Mustaine initially set out to create the heaviest metal band ever. Beginning with the band's 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combined the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that built a rabid worldwide following.

Several early albums, including 1986's classic Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? and the masterful 1990 release, Rust In Peace, solidified the band's underground metal fanbase. In 1992, Megadeth burst into the mainstream with their fifth album, Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart and went on to sell more than two million copies in the U.S. alone. 1994's Youthanasia followed with a #4 debut, while 1997's Cryptic Writings yielded four Top 20 hits at rock radio, including "Trust" and "Almost Honest."

By the time of 1999's Risk, however, which featured a pop slant unheard on previous Megadeth recordings, Mustaine himself began to grow disillusioned with the band's direction and the music industry. 2001 saw a return to the band's heavier roots on The World Needs A Hero, but a year later, a compressed nerve in Mustaine's arm forced the singer and guitarist to put his career and Megadeth on hiatus, while reassessing both.

Part of that reassessment involved Megadeth's Capitol Records catalog, which began with the band's second album, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? "I always had the desire to make So Far, So Good...So What! (1988) sound good ever since it came out, because I wasn't really happy with it," says Mustaine. "I just wanted all of them to sound good." Mustaine spent months remixing, remastering, restoring - and in some cases, reconstructing - the band's Capitol catalog to bring it as close to his original vision as possible. Each reissue was packed with unreleased tracks, demos and alternate mixes, as well as new liner notes by the iconoclastic Mustaine.

Megadeth's tenth studio album, 2004's The System Has Failed, debuted at #18 on Billboard's Top 200, and the band's sold-out "Blackmail The Universe" tour followed, supporting the new album and Capitol's extensive catalog campaign. Dave Mustaine's "GIGANTOUR," inspired in name by the classic 1960s cartoon "Gigantor," took Megadeth and a host of other bands selected by Mustaine across North America and in 2005 and 2006. The prophecy continues with the band's new critically acclaimed album, United Abominations. Megadeth will invade cities across the U.S. this fall on the band's "United Abominations Tour Of Duty."

For the majority of three decades, Megadeth has yanked heavy metal into the future - musically, lyrically, and culturally - and worked the raw soil into something desirable and dangerous. With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they've been rewarded with seven Grammy nominations and five platinum and multi-platinum albums. Just shield your eyes, open the Warchest, and count the notches on Megadeth's bullet belts.


MEGADETH: WARCHEST
Disc One
1. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!
2. The Skull Beneath The Skin
3. Peace Sells
4. Wake Up Dead
5. Devils Island
6. Set The World Afire
7. Into The Lungs Of Hell
8. Anarchy/Problems [session take] *
9. Hook In Mouth
10. Liar
11. In My Darkest Hour
12. No More Mr. Nice Guy
13. "dark themes..." *
14. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due [Casey McMackin demo] *
15. Tornado Of Souls [demo] *
16. Five Magics [demo] *
17. Hangar 18

Disc Two
1. "keeping score..." *
2. Symphony Of Destruction
3. Go To Hell
4. Foreclosure Of A Dream
5. Architecture Of Aggression [demo] ^
6. Skin O' My Teeth [live at Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 5/23/92]
7. High Speed Dirt [live at Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 5/23/92]
8. Ashes In Your Mouth [live at the Cow Palace, S.F., CA 12/4/92]
9. Sweating Bullets [live at the Cow Palace, S.F., CA 12/4/92]
10. Breakpoint [session take] *
11. Angry Again
12. Train Of Consequences
13. Reckoning Day
14. New World Order
15. The Killing Road
16. Strange Ways
17. Paranoid
18. Diadems
19. A Tout Le Monde

Disc Three
1. Trust
2. Almost Honest
3. Use The Man
4. She-Wolf
5. A Secret Place [live at Woodstock, NY 7/25/99]
6. One Thing ^
7. Duke Nukem
8. Insomnia
9. Crush 'Em
10. Kill The King
11. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
12. Never Say Die
13. Moto Psycho
14. 1000 Times Goodbye
15. Coming Home ^
16. Kick The Chair
17. Of Mice And Men

Disc Four
all tracks recorded live at Wembley Stadium, London, England 10/16/90
1. intro/Rattlehead
2. Wake Up Dead *
3. Hangar 18 *
4. Hook In Mouth *
5. The Skull Beneath The Skin *
6. The Conjuring *
7. In My Darkest Hour *
8. Lucretia *
9. Devils Island *
10. Take No Prisoners *
11. Peace Sells *
12. Black Friday *
13. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due *
14. It's Electric *
15. Anarchy In The U.K. *

Disc Five [DVD]
all tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 9/30/92
1. intro/Holy Wars...The Punishment Due *
2. Wake Up Dead *
3. Hangar 18 *
4. Lucretia *
5. Sweating Bullets *
6. In My Darkest Hour *
7. Tornado Of Souls *
8. Ashes In Your Mouth *
9. Peace Sells *
10. Anarchy In The U.K. *

* previously unreleased
^ previously unreleased in the U.S.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - Megadeth - Full-Length Version Of 'A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)' Available For Streaming
Megadeth's new version of the song "A Tout Le Monde", now retitled "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)", is available for streaming in its entirety at this location (Windows Media).

"A Tout Le Monde", which originally appeared on the 1994 CD "Youthanasia", has created controversy because the song was cited in an online post by Dawson College killer Kimveer Gill as one of his favorites before his Montreal shooting spree last September. MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine contends that he wanted to give the song a second shot at success, as the original video for it had been banned by MTV, and most radio stations followed suit. The track ended up featuring Cristina Scabbia from Italian alt-metal act LACUNA COIL. "The first singer didn't work out," Mustaine told Straight.com, "the second one didn't work, and the third one was Lisa Marie Presley. She was on the way to the airport, and we had to call and say, 'Sorry, we changed our minds.' I would have loved to have heard what Lisa Marie Presley would have done, but because of the demographics of the LACUNA COIL fan base, and Cristina's reign in the heavy-metal business, it was the right thing to do."

A video clip of Cristina Scabbia talking about the video shoot for "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)", which took place March 8-9 in Los Angeles, has been posted online at this location.

Commented Cristina: "[Dave Mustaine] actually asked me to be part of this duet, and I was really surprised about it because 'A Tout Le Monde' is a song that I've always loved, even if it's not like the new [version] because [the original song] [was released on] the album 'Youthanasia'. It was a big surprise for me to get this invitation ?" I was really honored to be part of it. And seriously, when I heard the final result, I was awesomely surprised 'cause I think that the two voices are fitting incredibly [well together]. I think that the version of 'A Tout le Monde' 2007 has a stronger attitude. If the original version was for the mellow mood, this one is way more rock, way more powerful. I totally love it. I was surprised myself, and I think that a lot of people will be pleasantly surprised.

"It was recorded, like an hour from Birgmingham [England]. So I flew in and recorded my parts with Andy Sneap [producer]. He's [Andy] an amazing guy ?" super professional ?" and the atmosphere in the studio was so relaxed. It was like a family vibe, and I think that's the most amazing thing when you have to work. You can work and still smile, you know, and be relaxed.

"I tracked the entire song because we weren't really sure what we had to do, so we just wanted to be totally sure, so we recorded all the parts that Dave sung with some improvisation with it, double vocals. We basically made anything possible, so they could pick up whatever they wanted to."

"A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)" will appear on MEGADETH's new album, "United Abominations", due on May 15 via Roadrunner Records.

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Saturday, March 3, 2007 - New Megadeth song avalable
To download your copy of "Sleepwalker" from Megadeth's forthcoming album, United Abominations follow this link and fill in the details. A download link will be sent directly to your email.

United Abominations will be in stores on May 15.
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Sunday, January 21, 2007 - New Megadeth album release date
An update from Dave Mustaine of Megadeth:

"....So, yes the May 8th date (for United Abominations) is finally confirmed now that the mix is nearly done. I hate saying when release dates are, because sometimes they change, and you have to deal with nay-sayers who behave like the ultimate inch of colon, but I would rather this record was finished to my standards, and above (which it is . . . about time, I know) then put out a soft record.

Metal needs a really good old-school record again. I believe I have delivered. It ain't RIP2, but it could be the record that makes me forget about everything in-between.

Love to all of you that I saw at NAMM, and that saw me on the net thanks to the interviewing pianist."
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 - Megadeth news
Megadeth have set "The System Has Failed" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records.

"The System Has Failed" was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and is set to feature cover artwork by Ed Repka. Joining mainman Dave Mustaine on the recording are drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist Jimmy Sloas. Additional lead guitar tracks were laid down by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland.

"The System Has Failed" track listing:

01. Blackmail The Universe
02. Shadow Of Death
03. My Kingdom
04. Of Mice And Men
05. Truth Be Told
06. The Scorpion
07. Kick The Chair
08. Something That I'm Not
09. Tears In A Vial
10. Die Dead Enough
11. Back In The Day

The upcoming CD will be preceded by reissues by all seven of MEGADETH's studio albums recorded during the group's tenure with Capitol Records. Mustaine remixed, remastered and restored each album, all of which will feature previously unreleased tracks as well as demos and alternate mixes, and newly penned liner notes.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 - Megadeth - 'Holy Wars...' download
A remixed and remastered version of Megadeth's "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" is available for download here.

"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" comes off the upcoming "Rust In Peace" reissue, due on July 17. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature added bonus tracks, artwork and detailed liner notes.

The complete list of albums being re-released on July 17 is as follows:

"Peace Sells ...But Who's Buying" (1986)
"So Far, So Good, So What" (1988)
"Rust In Peace" (1990)
"Countdown To Extinction" (1992)
"Youthanasia" (1994)
"Cryptic Writings" (1997)
"Risk" (1999)
"MD45 - The Craving" (1996)

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 - New Megadeth track
A brand new Megadeth song, entitled "Kick the Chair", has been posted at the official Megadeth website. Here is the direct link.

"Kick the Chair" comes off the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September through Sanctuary Records.

Commented Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine: "This is for the 95% of the people here who are my friends - the people who, even if they don't agree, they are still decent. This is for the people here who set us apart from the rest of the net, all of the fan sites, chat rooms, and forums.

"This is for you, my fans - because after this, there will be no more doubt who I am.

"This version of 'Kick The Chair' is a final mix, but is not the 'master' that will be on the new record.

"Please enjoy this and know that I love you all, even the assholes."

The complete track listing for the forthcoming Megadeth CD is as follows:

01. Blackmail The Universe
02. Shadow Of Death
03. My Kingdom
04. Of Mice And Men
05. Truth Be Told
06. The Scorpion
07. Kick The Chair
08. Something That I'm Not
09. Tears In A Vial
10. Die Dead Enough
11. Back In The Day

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Thursday, September 5, 2002 - New Megadeth release
Dave Mustaine posted the following update at www.megadeth.com recently: "September 10th brings along a new Megadeth release, featuring never released live tracks and a selection of previously released studio tracks. The new tracks were recorded at the Web Theater in Phoenix, Arizona November 17, 2001. This was the last concert for Megadeth prior to my departure, the recording was done for the Live CD and DVD Rude Awakening. There were additional tracks that were not on that record, we've included them on this new release. My return to the studio with Bill Kennedy to finish up the mixing and mastering for the six live songs was really invigorating, these tracks sound amazing. It was awesome to hear how good the band really was. As for me, my arm is continuing to heal according to the Doctors projections and I have even been picking up the guitar every now and then. I am getting excited to start playing and writing again. Trust me, you'll be hearing from me soon. I would like to say thanks to everyone for supporting the band, for your understanding of my position and the decision I had to make, for all of your encouragement while I was healing, and rest assured that you haven't heard the last of Megadeth or Dave Mustaine."

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Megadeth is to me a very special band. This is one of the first ever Metal albums I bought, and the album was the brilliant "Countdown To Extinction". I will never forget the look on my mothers face as she saw the cover art. It was a great experience to get to know this band.


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Comment by Huttz (Anonymous) - Thursday, February 13, 2003
I am also a huge fan of Megadeth. I first got interested in them not too long ago and love their music. It would be excellent if Dave could recover soon and then I could see them live. I hope Dave recovers quickly and perfectly.


Comment by Rebecca (Anonymous) - Thursday, March 20, 2003
love it, and i love megadeth**



Comment by chris (Anonymous) - Sunday, March 30, 2003
megadeth is the best!
"ALL" the albums are great!
risk sucks? no it's great too!


Comment by KILO (Anonymous) - Sunday, October 5, 2003
Megadeth es una de las bandas que mas aporte ha hecho al metal.
Ojala vuelvan algun da.
Megadeth rules!!!!!!!!!


Comment by jeff (Anonymous) - Friday, December 5, 2003
yeh countdown to extinction is their best album. it was extremely implicit. they sung about some of the important issues like conformity, how governments came to power(usa), and of course corruption in our gavernment


Comment by Mustaine .T (Anonymous) - Saturday, December 6, 2003
MEGADETH FOREVER..


Comment by berda_theo (Anonymous) - Wednesday, March 10, 2004
megadeth is one of my favourite band, my favourite songs are trust, almost honest, angry again and kill the king. megadeth rules!!!!!!!!


Comment by *KiTtO* (Anonymous) - Wednesday, April 21, 2004
I was into MEGADETH @ the age of 14,when I was still growing up and I guess it really had an influence in my life. Keep playing guys dont stop .... I'am a big fan of yours.Remember youur fans live for ya Musik .... :> Kit


Comment by jordan (Anonymous) - Tuesday, July 20, 2004
megadeth rules
rocl on!!!!!


Comment by Dane Reddy< SA (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Megadeth will never sellout
musical masterminds


Comment by DAN SHELLENBARGER (Anonymous) - Friday, August 13, 2004
DAN SHELLENBARGER
PO BOX 11942, Westminster CA 92685
CELL 831 278-1659
SHELLENBARGER_88@HOTMAIL.COM

EXPERIENCE
I HAVE PLAYED METAL GUITAR FOR 18 YEARS! METAL IS THE ONLY MUSIC THAT I ENJOY PLAYING. LUCKILY IT INCORPORATES SUCH A WIDE VARIETY OF STYLES THAT IT MAKES PLAYING EXCITING CHALLENGING AND INTERESTING.
BANDS LIKE BLACK SABBATH- OZZY- JUDAS PRIEST TO METALLICA- SLAYER - MEGADETH ARE THE TOP GUITAR METAL BANDS I ENJOY PLAYING ALONG TO. THESE BANDS GIVE ME MY MUSICAL DIRECTION.

EQUIPMENT
MY AMP IS A MARSHALL 9200 100/100, THE BEST AMP EVER MADE!
MY PRE AMP IS A MARSHALL JMP-1, THE BEST PRE AMP EVER MADE!
MY EFFECTS PROCESSOR IS AN ELESSIS 2101 ARTIST.
I USE A JACKSON V AND IBANEZ S-SERIES.

MISSION STATEMENT
I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A GUITAR PLAYING JOB WITH DAVE MUSTAINE OF MEGADETH. I KNOW I HAVE THE TALENT AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB.
I HAVE JUST MOVED TO ORANGE COUNTY 8/6/04 TO PLAY MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS.



Comment by Sean (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Megadeth kicks major ass...one of the greatest metal bands in music history..Dave Mustaine is a Mastermind...I recently heard some material from The System Has Failed and it is awesome!


Comment by Redza (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Damn right Megadeth rocks! But most malaysians love Metallica rather than Megadeth..Eat Shit to them! Roll on Megadeth!!!


Comment by TANVIR (Anonymous) - Thursday, September 23, 2004
i'm a blind fan of mustaine and he's my ideal...i'm also in the same place...means i'm a guitarist vocal...like to play V shapes like him try to create riffs and leads like him...my bands ist albam is under construction and i hope dave will not be that disapointed if he listen those...my email add is crow21us@yahoo.com wish i could talk to him...i mean my ideal dave...!!!!!!!!!


Comment by Shumoni (Anonymous) - Thursday, December 9, 2004
I really didnt know what heavy metal was until I heard Holy Wars and Five Magics.

These tracks are absolutely superb and have engraved a lasting impression on me. Megadeth"s lyrics are profound and well versed .My best wishes to the band members.
Shumoni,
NSU,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh.


Comment by Bending Deth (Anonymous) - Sunday, January 23, 2005
i love megadeth, they are my favourite band, i play guitar, i only play megadeth music, i want a kelly just like friedman.


Comment by jagadish (Anonymous) - Friday, May 20, 2005
heavy metal = kill the king+hangar 18+holywars





Comment by KevinKavanagh (Anonymous) - Friday, June 17, 2005
Megadeth Rule!!
Rust and system are their best by far!!
They better stay put after Gigantour,cuz I may c 'em live!
(system has failed-9/10)


Comment by taylor (Anonymous) - Friday, July 15, 2005
megadeth is awesome, i hope lars ulrich explodes
-holy wars
-sweating bullets
-hangar 18
-symphony of destruction



Comment by taylor (Anonymous) - Friday, July 15, 2005
can someone tell me why they got rid of marty friedman he was half the band


Comment by Saadia imam khan (Anonymous) - Friday, April 21, 2006
this is a very interesting band. this band is full of pleasure.



Comment by Jon (Anonymous) - Thursday, June 29, 2006
Who cares if Megadeth changed their lineup so many times throughtout the yeerz? Megadeth is the awesomest speed metal band ever


Comment by Jon (Anonymous) - Thursday, June 29, 2006
Dread and the Fugitive Mind! That's my song rite there







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