Megadeth Reveal Track Listing for New LP, Launch Countdown Clock
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has leaked the track listing for the band's new album — and judging from the countdown clock ticking away at their website, another big announcement is coming in just a few days.
The band's 15th studio album, the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, features a revamped lineup featuring Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. As Mustaine revealed during a recent visit to the Megadeth Cyber Army chat room, the record will contain 15 tracks, including covers of Budgie's "Melt the Ice Away" and Fear's "Foreign Policy." You can check out the complete track listing below.
In advance of the full LP, which still has no official title or release date, the group appears to have settled on "Fatal Illusion" for the first single; as Bravewords notes, the track is available for pre-order through Amazon as an import release through Universal Japan.
The Megadeth website, meanwhile, has launched a countdown clock that, as of this writing, is running down the seconds towards this Friday (Oct. 2) at 1PM ET/10AM PT., all while a brief loop of music — presumably from the new LP — repeats in the background. As a Loudwire commenter has pointed out, the image on the page depicts the Sydney Harbor Bridge, which could signify the band's upcoming Australian tour — or something bigger.
Whatever ends up happening when that clock hits zero, Megadeth are scheduled to start their Australian dates Oct. 16 in Perth, followed by stops in Sydney (Oct. 18), Melbourne (Oct. 19) and Brisbane (Oct. 21). The group's traveling obligations for 2015 also include shows in China, Japan, India, Russia, Mexico and the U.K. — just the start of what seems likely to be a lengthy and wide-ranging tour in support of the new LP.
Megadeth 15th Studio Album Track Listing
“Death From Within”
“Conquer... Or Die!”
“Lying in State”
“Me Hate You”
“The Emperor's New Clothes”
“Bullet to the Brain”
“Last Dying Wish”
“Post American World”
“Look Who's Talking”
“The Threat Is Real”
“Melt the Ice Away"
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