Yesterday, the band shared a short video teaser for the new site and included the following caption: “The sick, the dying and the dead are among us. Mark yourself SAFE from Vic Rattlehead before it’s too late at sickdyingdead.com “.
The first single from The Sick, The Dying And The Dead is expected to arrive this Thursday, June 23.
During an appearance at this month’s Download festival in the UK, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine told the crowd that The Sick, The Dying And The Dead will now be released in September, after he previously said the LP was expected on July 8.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s widely-acclaimed Dystopia, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire”, the latter of which includes vocals from Hagar himself.
This past March, Mustaine told SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk’ about the upcoming Megadeth album: “I know that we’ve got a single that is gonna be serviced to radio any day now. It’s a song called “Killing Time”. Obviously, that’s [written about] somebody in my past, but it’s not as obvious as it sounds – it’s wasting your time, not time to kill things. And it had to do with some of the situations that myself and the different band guys have gotten themselves into with the band over time. And I’m sure a lot of people are gonna relate with that. So that one, it’s gonna be sent to radio, gosh, any day now.”
Megadeth’s sixteenth album, The Sick, the Dying and the Dead will be released on frontman Dave Mustaine’s Tradecraft label via Universal in September 2022. It will also be the first Megadeth album to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren.