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

Mar 17, 2016, 09:00 ET from Universal Music Enterprises

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Peace, Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia.

Featuring 11 tracks, Dystopia was released on January 22nd on CDLP, and digitally, as well as a special Deluxe 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 Belgium, Ireland 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, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, 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

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 Tour, MEGADETH will also be making special festival appearances. Go to 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. | |

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