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Megadeth return in wonderful type with new thrasher, We’ll Be Again

Megadeth return in wonderful type with new thrasher, We’ll Be Again
(from left to right) James LoMenzo, Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro from the band Megadeth perform on stage at the Sentrum Scene on June 05, 2022 in Oslo, Norway

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It has been an enormous week for Dave Mustaine. A pair days in the past, he teamed up with Gibson to unveil his newest signature guitar, the Flying V EXP “Rust in Peace” model.

At present although, Mustaine’s band, Megadeth, lastly returned with a brand new tune, their first new materials in six years. Titled We’ll Be Again, it is pure adrenaline from the phrase go.

There is a relentless opening riff to get the blood pumping, adopted by a dizzying flurry of blow-for-blow electric guitar solos from each Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro. 

As scenes of wanton destruction and violence within the tune’s music video – which you’ll see beneath – mess around them, each guitarists faucet, bend and all-around shred with breathtaking pace and precision the hardened troopers of the onscreen navy could be hard-pressed to match.

The thrasher is the primary single from the band’s long-awaited sixteenth studio effort, The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless! Initially slated for launch in early 2022, however pushed back due to distribution issues, the album is now set to be launched on September 2 by way of UMe. It is the band’s first album since 2016’s Dystopia, and comes after an eventful few years for the group.  

In June 2019, Dave Mustaine was diagnosed with throat cancer. He subsequently underwent greater than 50 radiation and 9 chemo therapies that, according to Mustaine, have been utterly profitable in subduing the illness. 

The brand new album was delayed additional when, in Could 2021, the band fired their longtime bassist, David Ellefson, after a collection of intimate movies and conversations that includes Ellefson and a teenaged fan have been leaked on Twitter.

Mustaine went on to recruit Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio to re-record the album’s bass parts, and James LoMenzo to function the group’s touring bassist.

Intriguingly, The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless! options not one, however two covers – a model of the Useless Kennedys’ Police Truck and Sammy Hagar’s This Planet’s On Fireplace, with the latter that includes a cameo from Hagar himself. 

You possibly can take a look at the album’s just-released cowl and tracklist beneath.

To preorder The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!, go to Megadeth’s website (opens in new tab).

The cover of Megadeth's forthcoming album, The Sick, The Dying and the Dead

(Picture credit score: UMe)

Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!:

1. The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless

2. Life In Hell

3. Night time Stalker (feat. Ice T)

4. Canine Of Chernobyl

5. Sacrifice

6. Junkie

7. Psychopathy

8. Killing Time

9. Soldier On!

10. Celebutante

11. Mission To Mars

12. We’ll Be Again

13. Police Truck

14. This Planet’s on Fireplace (Burn in Hell) (feat. Sammy Hagar)

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Affiliate Editor at He’s been writing and enhancing tales about new gear, approach and guitar-driven music each previous and new since 2014, and has additionally written extensively on the identical matters for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album opinions and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Although open to music of every kind, his best love has all the time been indie, and every thing that falls beneath its huge umbrella. To that finish, you’ll find him on Twitter crowing about no matter nice new guitar band you might want to drop every thing to listen to proper now.

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