Megadeth Announce 35th Anniversary Plans

Story by Cat Badra

Over the weekend, the metal guys of Megadeth teased something major arriving this week, sending out a short tweet and Facebook message stating, “Monday… megadeth.com,” paired with an eerie gray-scale image. That post was followed by another one hinting “Peace Sells,” referring to the band’s 1986 album, “Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?” That had fans guessing all weekend just want the band had up ahead, everything from a new tour to new album.

As it turns out, Megadeth was teasing their 35th anniversary plans, which they say will include a year-long celebration of “special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide.” They also say that in “Megadeth’s webstore, all ‘Dystopica’ items are specially priced for two weeks,” beginning this week.

“When I started Megadeth, I didn’t imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone,” Dave Mustaine said in a statement. “Thanks to almost everyone I’ve met, worked, and played with these last three and a half decades.”

This week also marks the two-year anniversary of Megadeth’s latest studio album “Dystopia.” That album’s title track earned the group its first Grammy win for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards.

As for a new album, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently tweeted that he think the thrash titans will return to the studio to work on a new album by the middle of 2018. “We haven’t started recording anything yet,” Mustaine also tweeted. “I am collecting ideas just like I did on ‘Dystopia.’”

David Ellefson of Megadeth has kept busy with a bevy of other projects, including heading up his own coffee company, Ellefson Coffee Co. His coffee blends are available online, and Ellefson Coffee Co. has also opened up a brick-and-mortar shop in Jackson, Minnesota.

“It really became this cool location to make it not only a great coffee shop but also a great place of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and really a place of heavy metal legend,” Ellefson said in an interview with Audio Ink Radio. So, that became the whole concept. It wasn’t just to have a coffee store.”

Publication date: January 25, 2018

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