MEGADETH: Release New Single

Photo By: Travis Shinn


Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2022 – Today, MEGADETH announced their highly anticipated new studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, and unleashed the album’s first track “We’ll Be Back.” Within the first hour of being released, MEGADETH‘s overwhelming fan reaction resulted in the band trending on Twitter.

In addition to fans, the track has been hailed by critics. 

“…an unrelenting exhibition of Megadeth’s prowess” – Rolling Stone

“Today (June 23rd), we got our first taste in the form of lead single “We’ll Be Back,” and as promised, it’s a fucking ripper, full of classic Megadeth thrash touchstones” – Revolver

“Dave Mustaine and company bust out of the gates with an absolute ripper” – Consequence

“Megadeth return in glorious form with new thrasher, We’ll Be Back” –  Guitar World

The new ferocious and quintessentially MEGADETH track “We’ll Be Back” is from their highly anticipated 16thstudio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!which is being released via UMe on September 2. The new song is accompanied by the world premiere of We’ll Be Back: Chapter I, an epic, action-packed short film chronicling the origins of MEGADETH’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead. Created by Dave Mustaine, produced by Rafael Pensado, and directed by Leo Liberti, We’ll Be Back: Chapter I is a soldier’s tale of bravery, personal sacrifice, and the will to survive. It is the first installment of a trilogy of videos to be released in conjunction with the release of the new album The Sick, The Dying… and The Dead!.

Watch the short film We’ll Be Back: Chapter IHERE

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! features twelve new tracks and will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved, HERE. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus 7-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased b-side “The Conjuring (Live).” The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via MEGADETH’s official online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, and can be pre-ordered HERE

The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! melds the ultra-frenetic riffing, fiercely intricate solos, and adventurous spirit the quartet are known for, all laced with signature virtuosity and precision and Mustaine’s singular sardonic snarl. This album combines all the crushing musical motifs that have made MEGADETH both repeat metal disruptors and revered genre flagbearers.

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