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MEGADETH UNLEASH NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'DYSTOPIA'

MEGADETH UNLEASH NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'DYSTOPIA' 

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CANADIAN TOUR DATES ADDED TO ‘THE KILLING ROAD’ TOUR

22 JANUARY 2016 (Toronto, ON) - Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH release their 15th studio album Dystopia today via Tradecraft /T-Boy Records /Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The MEGADETH line-up is comprised of David "Junior" Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a fresh burst of creative energy into the new album. "There's an excitement right now that I haven't felt for a really long time," exclaims Dave Mustaine. Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine’s intricate and unique song-writing style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to MEGADETH’s influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground. To promote the release of Dystopia MEGADETH head out on their worldwide, headlining tour called “The Killing Road”, which will be making stops across Canada in early March.  All confirmed Canadian dates are below. 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). It 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.   Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates: 3/05: Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre 3/06: Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre 3/08: Dawson, BC @ Encana Events Centre 3/09: Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place 3/10: Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place 3/24: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre  

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