17 March 2016

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MEGADETH's New Album 'Dystopia' To Be Issued As A Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Disc

MEGADETH's New Critically Acclaimed Album 'Dystopia' To Be Issued As A Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Disc on April 8 (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)
On April 8th, 2016, Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records will issue MEGADETH's new highly successful and critically acclaimed album Dystopia as a limited edition vinyl picture disc featuring the album's vivid dark and chilling artwork which takes the bands long-time mascot Vic Rattlehead to a whole new level and drops him into a bleak, futuristic dystopian universe.
The Dystopia picture disc can be ordered individually at all participating retail and online outlets or at UMv as part of a specially priced pack with other picture disc titles including Peace Sells…But Who's Buying?So Far, So Good…So What!Rust In PeaceCountdown To Extinction and Youthanasia.
Featuring 11 tracks, Dystopia was released on January 22nd on CDLP, and digitally, as well as a specialDeluxe Virtual Reality CD package.
Dystopia debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, no. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts. and no. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart. 
Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (no. 2),Japan (no. 2 international chart), Finland (no. 3), Mexico (no. 4), Czech Republic (no. 5), Australia (no. 6), New Zealand (no. 6), Switzerland (no. 7), Poland (no. 8) and Germany (no. 10), which along with BelgiumIreland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH's highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway,SwedenItalyNetherlands, and France. A truly worldwide success, Dystopia outsold the band's previous album Super Collider (2013) in only 4 weeks.
Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine's intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to MEGADETH's influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.  

1. The Threat Is Real
7. Poisonous Shadows
2. Dystopia
8. Conquer or Die!
3. Fatal Illusion
9. Lying In State
4. Death From Within
10. The Emperor
5. Bullet To The Brain
11. Foreign Policy
6. Post American World

MEGADETH are currently on the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, visiting a total of 12 states and throughout Canada, before performing across Europe in June and July, and in Latin America in August. Current tour dates are included below, with full information available at www.megadeth.com/tour.
Dystopia World Tour North American Dates are as follows:

Mar 17
Terminal 5
New York, NY
Mar 19  
Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
Bethlehem, PA
Mar 20  
Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 21  
House of Blues
Boston, MA
Mar 23  
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor ME
Mar 24  
Videotron Centre
Quebec City, Canada

In addition to the Dystopia World TourMEGADETH will also be making special festival appearances. Go to www.megadeth.com/tour for ticketing info and up-to-date information. 

Festival Dates Include:
Apr 28
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico  
Apr 30
Fort Rock @ JetBlue Park
Ft. Myers, FL  
May 1
Welcome to Rockville @ Metropolitan Park
Jacksonville, FL  
May 7
Carolina Rebellion @Rock City Campgrounds
Concord, NC  
May 20-22
Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium
Columbus OH  
May 22
Rock'n Derby @ Shaghticoke Fairgrounds
Schaghticoke, NY
May 26
Badlands Pawn
Sioux Falls, SD
May 27-29
Rocklahoma @ Catch The Fever Festival Grds 
Pryor, OK
May 29
River City Rockfest @ AT&T Center
San Antonio, TX

MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992's two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
SOURCE: Universal Music Enterprises
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