Megadeth Celebrate 35 Years With Retrospective

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Megadeth will celebrate their 35th Anniversary with the release of Warheads On Foreheads, a 35-track, career retrospective. The anthology, coming March 22, spans their entire studio recording career, from their first album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good, to their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-winning release Dystopia. It will be available as a 3-CD set and 4-LP set via UMe Recordings. A limited edition, 4-LP set pressed on silver colored vinyl will be available exclusively through the band’s online store.

See the complete track listing below.

When Megadeth burst onto the scene, they virtually inventing a genre and sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominations, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums.

“Thirty five years ago I chose the name Megadeth for my band and I see these songs as the most efficient weapons in the bands arsenal,” says Dave Mustaine in the Jan. 25 announcement. “WOF is a U.S. military term for targeting efficiency,” Mustaine continues, “it’s all about using the right tool for the job and these tracks were created for maximum destruction or stopping power, or something else!”

From the press release: In 1984, Mustaine was determined to start a new band that would be heavier and faster than his peers. Mustaine’s songwriting was rapidly maturing, and he set about combining the attitude and energy of punk, with the power and intricate riffing of metal, along with direct, sociopolitical lyrical content. With David Ellefson on bass and Gar Samuelson on drums, the band recorded their infamous three-song demo which quickly circulated through the underground tape-trading circuit and became an underground hit, leading to a deal with Combat Records.

Warheads On Foreheads starts at that beginning with the early thrashers “Rattlehead” and “Mechanix” from the band’s 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good, an album that would lay down the blueprint and establish Megadeth as forerunners of what would later be called thrash metal (and recently hailed by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut of All Time).

Megadeth have a busy 35th anniversary calendar, opening for Ozzy Osbourne. Tickets are available here and here.

Warheads On Foreheads Track Listing
Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!
The Conjuring
Wake Up Dead
Devils Island
Good Mourning / Black Friday
Set The World Afire
In My Darkest Hour
Holy Wars…The Punishment Due

Hangar 18
Tornado Of Souls
Rust In Peace…Polaris
Five Magics
Take No Prisoners
Skin O’ My Teeth
Angry Again
Symphony Of Destruction
Sweating Bullets
A Tout Le Monde
Train Of Consequences
Reckoning Day

Dread and the Fugitive Mind
Blackmail The Universe
Washington Is Next!
Head Crusher
Public Enemy No. 1
The Threat Is Real
Poisonous Shadows
Death From Within

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