Hopefully you didn’t get too water logged with the amount of rain that we got last night because it was coming down like buckets. I’m speaking of course to our closest regional readership so you folks in warmer sunnier climates just hang tight until I’m done. Today I will be heading to the annual BookExpo and I always enjoy this event and while you wait to learn what I observed today you can check out this announcement about some Megadeth re-issues. Take a look down below.
The Press Release:
Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH burst onto the scene in 1983, virtually inventing a genre and have earned their spot as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts of all time. Over the course of their illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, notched 6 consecutive platinum efforts, 7 top-ten albums, and has earned numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominations and a 2017 GRAMMY® Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the title track “Dystopia”.
With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH has worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world.
MEGADETH’s 11th studio album, entitled United Abominations, was first released on May 15, 2007. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it was their highest debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. The album was voted No. 1 metal album of the year by several publications and was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest of the band’s career and was revered as their best in a decade.
The new reissue has been fully remastered by producer Ted Jensen (Guns N’ Roses, Mastodon, Machine Head and Trivium) and includes rare bonus track “Out on the Tiles” on the CD version – a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic. The record will also be on vinyl for the first time in over 12 years and again on CD for the first time in 3 years.
2. Washington Is Next!
3. Never Walk Alone… A Call to Arms
4. United Abominations
5. Gears of War
6. Blessed Are the Dead
7. Play for Blood
8. Á Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)
(featuring Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil)
10. You’re Dead
11. Burnt Ice
12. Out on the Tiles – CD Bonus Track
Endgame is the 12th studio album from these thrash metal legends and was originally released on September 15, 2009. Following on from the trends and acclaim of its predecessor it earned several awards and praise from critics and fans alike – some calling it “their finest hour” and “an incredibly powerful album”.
The new reissue has been fully remastered by producer Ted Jensen (Guns N’ Roses, Mastodon, Machine Head and Trivium) and includes rare bonus track “Washington Is Next! (Live)” on the CD version. The record will be available on vinyl for the first time in over 10 years and again on CD for the first time in 3 years.
1. Dialectic Chaos
2. This Day We Fight!
3. 44 Minutes
5. Bite the Hand
8. The Hardest Part of Letting Go… Sealed with a Kiss
9. Head Crusher
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right to Go Insane
CD Bonus Track
12. Washington Is Next (live)
Taking its title from its number in their catalogue, TH1RT3EN was another instant classic in the MEGADETH oeuvre upon its release on November 1, 2011. Darker, heavier and more immediate than its predecessor, the album has become a firm fan favorite and has only further cemented MEGADETH in the halls of heavy metal history as one of the greats.
This new reissue includes rare bonus track “Public Enemy No.1 (Live)” on the CD version. The record will be available on vinyl for the first time in over 8 years and again on CD for the first time in 3 years.
1. Sudden Death
2. Public Enemy No.1
3. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
4. We the People
5. Guns, Drugs & Money
6. Never Dead
7. New World Order
8. Fast Lane
9. Black Swan
11. Millennium of the Blind
12. Deadly Nightshade
CD Bonus Track
14. Public Enemy No.1 (live)
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is awesome news and I can’t wait to add the re-issues to my music library. Yeah I am one of those folks who still prefers the actual CD release to look at and to hold and see the pages in the booklet. I know its archaic but that’s just me. What do you readers think of this news? Do you like these three Megadeth albums? Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below.
Official Website: http://www.megadeth.com