Megadeth fans rejoice as Dave Mustaine isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. On the heels of Slayer announcing their retirement, Mustaine has proclaimed a 35th anniversary for the ages.
“When I started Megadeth, I didn’t imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone,” Mustaine said in a statement.
The anniversary party is said to include special releases, exclusive merch, one-of-a-kind events and opportunities. They kicked off the year-long event with a music video for Megadeth’s “Lying in State”, which launched today on megadeth.com exclusively for Megadeth Cyber Army members. This is the latest video to come off their Grammy-winning album Dystopia.
For those wondering about what the future holds, Mustaine has already revealed a planned re-release of their debut album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! He’s also recently tweeted that he’s begun working on the next album, the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia. In line with previous album recordings, it wouldn’t be a shocker if Megadeth ended the year with a new album release.
Throughout the year, Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band’s anniversary on his weekly Gimme Radio show, “The Dave Mustaine Show,” which premieres each Thursday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST, with exclusive giveaways, contests, and behind-the-scenes stories about his career and Megadeth. Fans can tune in and communicate directly with Dave in the Gimme Live chat feed at gimmeradio.com or via the Gimme Radio app.
One of the original “Big Four,” Megadeth burst onto the scene 35 years ago and virtually invented a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (lauded by VH1 as the “Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time”). Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY nominations and one win, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.