Dave Mustaine Reveals the Title of Megadeth’s New Album, Teases First Single

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In February, it was announced that thrash legends Megadeth would be pushing back their new album until after the pandemic. The band hit another speed bump after parting ways with founding bassist Dave Ellefson and subsequently erasing and replacing all of his bass parts on the album. Now, frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed the title of the band’s new record, and has given fans a first taste of the title track to boot.

The news comes via Cameo video made by Dave in which the vocalist and guitarist wishes someone named Joe a happy birthday. Then, he gives Joe a special bit of news:

“If you listen real closely, you can hear in the background – look over my shoulder, uh oh, there’s the Pro Tools rig with the new album, doing a rough mix! — and you’re getting to hear a little bit of it in the background for your birthday,” says Dave in the video. “This is the beginning of the song ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead,’ which is our title-track.”

Check out the video below:

Well, there you have it: Megadeth’s new album is titled The Sick, The Dying and The Dead. More details as we know it.

Catch Megadeth on tour with Trivium and Hatebreed later this year at one of the following dates:

8/20 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/21 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/22 – Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
8/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/27 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
8/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
8/31 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
9/1 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/2 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
9/4 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
9/5 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
9/9 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
9/11 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival*
9/12 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/13 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
9/15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
9/16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
9/19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
9/22 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
9/24 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
9/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
9/30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
10/1 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
10/2 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron

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Words by Chris Krovatin