MEGADETH has launched a music video for the title monitor of the band’s new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” The third and newest video installment from MEGADETH‘s multi-part brief movie concerning the origins of the group’s mascot Vic Rattlehead, it was crafted by MEGADETH chief Dave Mustaine, together with producer Rafael Pensado and director Leo Liberti.
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!: Chapter III” is the most recent within the collection that follows the saga of a struggle hero, now absolutely reworked into Vic Rattlehead, as he brutally exacts revenge and punishment on those that betrayed him and destroyed his family members and life. On this chapter, Vic continues to maneuver up the chain of command as he torments his unsuspecting sufferer earlier than dragging him all the way down to everlasting damnation within the land of the useless.
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” options twelve new tracks on CD, vinyl and cassette, in addition to digitally by all on-line companions,. The document can be out there as a restricted deluxe version 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credit insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus 7-inch that includes “We’ll Be Again” and the beforehand unreleased B-side “The Conjuring (Reside)”. The restricted deluxe version can solely be bought through MEGADETH‘s official on-line retailer, by Sound Of Vinyl and uDiscover.
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” consolidates a livid return to type that started with the Grammy-winning “Dystopia”, whereas pushing ahead musically and marking Mustaine‘s latest conquer throat most cancers. Reuniting Dave with co-producer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, PARKWAY DRIVE),who collectively helmed 2016’s “Dystopia”, the album was recorded at Mustaine‘s residence studio in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren. Bassist Steve DiGiorgio quickly stepped in to document the album. With the kick-off of MEGADETH‘s latest tour, MEGADETH alumnus James LoMenzo rejoined the MEGADETH household as everlasting bass participant.
“For the primary time in a very long time, all the things that we would have liked on this document is true as a replacement,” Mustaine enthused. “I am unable to watch for the general public to pay money for this!”
That includes a few of Mustaine‘s strongest songwriting whereas additionally incorporating writing from the remainder of the band, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” brings collectively all the things that is exhilarating and distinctive about MEGADETH. From the blistering throwback fury of “Evening Stalkers” and first single “We’ll Be Again”, to the extra mid-tempo and melodic “Soldier On!” and the very private title monitor, with its enthralling twists and turns. “The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” additionally incorporates 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.
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” melds the ultra-frenetic riffing, fiercely intricate solos, and adventurous spirit the quartet are recognized for, all laced with signature virtuosity and precision and Mustaine‘s singular sardonic snarl. This album combines all of the crushing musical motifs which have made MEGADETH each repeat steel disruptors and revered style flagbearers.
Relating to Hagar‘s contribution to “This Planet’s On Fireplace”, Mustaine advised SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”: “It is a super-heavy tune. And the benefit of this [is] we did not simply do the tune; [Sammy] performed on it too. So we have a bit of little bit of some guitar; we have a whole lot of little bit of singing. I feel it is tremendous badass.”
As for MEGADETH‘s determination to cowl “Police Truck”, Mustaine mentioned: “It is no secret I am an enormous DEAD KENNEDYS fan, and I had needed to do ‘Vacation In Cambodia’, however my mates in LÄÄZ ROCKIT had carried out that, and I felt that [I would] simply allow them to have their glory off of that rendition of that tune, and if the time comes, I am positive there’s one other tune that’ll stick out to me. And there was — it was the tune ‘Police Truck’. So we recorded that one.”
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” monitor itemizing:
01. The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!
02. Life In Hell
03. Evening Stalkers (feat. Ice T)
04. Canines Of Chernobyl
08. Killing Time
09. Soldier On!
11. Mission To Mars
12. We’ll Be Again
13. Police Truck (DEAD KENNEDYS cowl)
14. This Planet’s On Fireplace (Burn In Hell) (Sammy Hagar cowl) (feat. Sammy Hagar)
Earlier this 12 months, Mustaine confirmed that 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 July 2021, 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 broadly 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 abilities, versatility and unimaginable approach. He has greater than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.
In June, MEGADETH introduced LoMenzo as a everlasting member of the band. LoMenzo was MEGADETH‘s bass participant within the mid-2000s and lately stepped again in as a touring member for “The Metallic 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 Ellefson.
Along with MEGADETH, LoMenzo has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and WHITE LION. For 9 years, LoMenzo had additionally carried out with iconic rocker John Fogerty.
LoMenzo performed his first present with MEGADETH in practically 12 years in August 2021 in Austin, Texas. The live performance came about 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 Might 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
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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