Megadeth’s “Dystopia” Album to be Released As a Limited-Edition Vinyl Picture Disc


DystopiaOn April 8, Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records will issue Megadeth‘s latest 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 eleven tracks, “Dystopia” was released on January 22 on CD, LP, and digitally, as well as a special Deluxe Virtual Reality CD package.

“Dystopia” debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 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 ten countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included U.K., Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France.

“Dystopia” shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 28.

In terms of pure album sales, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking Megadeth‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logged the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.

“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.

Megadeth kicked off the North American leg of its “Dystopia” world tour on February 20 at South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas. All confirmed dates and locations are listed below.

In addition to Mustaine, Megadeth‘s current lineup includes bassist David Ellefson, Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra.


Upcoming Shows:

Mar. 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Mar. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar. 21 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Mar. 23 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Mar. 24 – Quebec, QC – Centre Videotron
Mar. 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Badlands Pawn
May 27 – May 29 Pryor Creek, OK Catch the Fever Music
May 29 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest @ AT&T Center


Jun 2 Milan, Lombardy Gods of Metal Festival
Jun 3 Bologna, ITA Estragon
Jun 5 Nijmegen, NLD FortaRock
Jun 7 Lodz, POL Atlas Arena
Jun 9 Solvesborg, BLEKINGE LAN Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 – Jun 12 Paris, FRA Download Festival
Jun 11 Castle Donington, UK Donington Park
Jun 14 Groningen, NLD Oosterpoort
Jun 15 Basel, CHE Pratteln Rockfabrik
Jun 16 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX Rockhal
Jun 17 – Jun 19 Clisson, FRA Hellfest Sold Out
Jun 17 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festivalpark
Jun 22 Berlin, Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
Jun 23 Hamburg, DEU Docks Club
Jun 24 Copenhagen, DNK Copenhell
Jun 25 Oslo, NOR Tons of Rock Festival
Jun 28 Köln, DEU Live Music Hall
Jun 29 Frankfurt, DEU Batschkapp
Jun 30 München, DEU Backstage
Jul 1 Rishon LeZion, ISR Live Park Amphitheatre
Jul 7 Sofia, BGR Universiada Hall


Aug 2 Santiago Metropolitan Region, CHL Teatro Caupolican
Aug 7 São Paulo, BRA Espaco das Americas
Aug 12 Brasília, BRA Net Live Brasilia
Aug 13 Fortaleza, BRA Siara Hall
Aug 20 Asuncion, PRY Independiente
Aug 22 Buenos Aires, ARG Luna Park

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