according to paintingAnd the Megahis new album, “The sick, the dying…and the dead!”sold 48,000 equivalent albums in the United States in its first week of release to land at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. It represents the band’s eighth Top 10 singles album.
The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multi-meter consumption as measured in album equivalent units. Units consist of album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming albums equivalent (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, 10 single tracks sold from an album, 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 official/subscription on-demand sounds generated by songs from an album.
to “The sick, the dying…and the dead!”48,000 units sold for the week, album sales comprise 45,000 units, SEA has 3,000 units, and TEA units make up a negligible amount.
MegaThe previous top 10 entries were for the Billboard 200 “Countdown to Extinction” (No. 2, 1992),“Euthanian” (No. 4, 1994),“Mysterious Writings” (No. 10, 1997),“United Abominations” (No. 8, 2007),“game over” (No. 9, 2009),“Super Collider” (No. 6, 2013) and “Corrupt City Literature” (No. 3, 2016).
“The sick, the dying…and the dead!” Arrived Sept 2 via UMe. LP cements his intense return to the form that began with Grammyhe won “Corrupt City Literature”with musically pushing forward and facing up Dave MustaineThe final victory over throat cancer. Reunion Dave with co-producer Chris Rakestru (DanzigAnd the Parkway drive), who helped together in 2016 “Corrupt City Literature”The album was recorded in mustineHome studio in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarist Kiko Loreiro and drummer Dirk Fairbourne. bassist Steve DiGiorgio Temporarily intervened to record the album. with kick off Megahis last round, Mega University graduate James Lomenzo he returned to Mega The family as a permanent bass player.
includes some mustineStronger songwriting with the incorporation of writing from the rest of the band as well, “The sick, the dying…and the dead!” It combines everything that is exhilarating and distinctive Mega. From anger rebound ulcers “Night stalkers” and the first one “we will be back”to a medium tempo and more melody “Continue persistently!” And a very personal title track, with its captivating twists and turns. “The sick, the dying…and the dead!” Also contains a cover Meet Kennedys” Police Truck And the Sami Hajar‘s “This planet is burning”the latter includes vocals from He immigrated Himself.
“The sick, the dying…and the dead!” It blends high-speed rebellion, highly intricate solos, and the adventurous spirit for which the quartet is known, all embellished with distinctive ingenuity and precision. mustineSingular sardonic growl. This album combines all the enchanting musical forms that have been made Mega Both repeat metal disruption and flag bearers of a venerable type.
Regarding He immigratedcontribution to “This planet is burning”And the mustine Tell SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”: “It’s a very heavy song. And the good thing about it is [is] We didn’t just do the song; [Sammy] I played it too. So we have a little guitar. We have a lot of singing. I think it’s very difficult.”
As for the Megacoverage decision Police TruckAnd the mustine He said, “It’s no secret I’m old Meet Kennedys Fan, I would have wanted to do Vacation in Cambodiabut my friends in Almond Rocket I did it, and I felt it [I would] Just let them get their glory from that song, and if the time comes, I’m sure another song will stick with it. And there it was – the song was Police Truck. So we recorded it.”
earlier this year, mustine confirmed that Digiorgio Put on bass tracks “The sick, the dying…and the dead!”
There has been speculation about DigiorgioShare in the new Mega LP since July 2021, based on A a barrier video mustine It was recorded as providing the first glimpse of the guitarist who re-recorded it David ElefsonBass tracks on the latest Mega efforts.
Digiorgio He is widely known as a pioneer of bass fretboard in heavy metal music, having played with him certificateAnd the the death And the Sadnes, among other things. Within this type, Steve He is respected for his amazing playing skills, versatility and techniques. He has over 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring around the world.
in May, Mega announce Lomenzo As a permanent member of the band. Lomenzo I was MegaA bass player in the mid-2000s, he has recently returned as a touring member of Metal Tour of the Year.
Lomenzo join Mega in 2006 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007 “United Abominations” and 2009 “game over”. He was separated from the group in 2010 and replaced with the original comeback Mega Guitar player Elefson.
In addition to MegaAnd the Lomenzo played with Ozzy OsbourneAnd the Zack Wilde And the white lion. for nine years, Lomenzo He also performed with popular rock bands John Fogerty.
Lomenzo He played his first show with Mega In nearly 12 years in August 2021 in Austin, Texas. The concert took place three months later Elefsondismissal from Mega After posting sexually immoral messages and explicit videos of him Twitter.
Elefson Laying on bus tracks Mega16th LP in May 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
In June 2021, mustine announced during his episode Radio Gimme a program “The Dave Mustaine Show” who – which ElefsonBus tracks will not be used on the new Mega LP.
Elefson was in Mega From the band’s debut in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 until his last departure.