The cover artwork for MEGADETH's new album, "Endgame", can be viewed below. Due on September 15 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was recorded at the band's brand new, self-built studio in San Marcos, California — Vic's Garage — which was named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattlehead character."Endgame" track listing: 01. Dialectic Chaos
02. This Day We Fight!
03. 44 Minutes
05. Bite The Hand That Feeds
06. Bodies Left Behind
08. The Hardest Part Of Letting Go... Sealed With A Kiss
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right To Go Insane "Endgame" was helmed by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD). Sneap also manned the boards for 2007's "United Abominations".
According to a press release, "Endgame" "boasts the technicality, ferocity and snarl that's synonymous with MEGADETH and Mustaine. It's a violent masterwork that represents Mustaine's best work in nearly two decades. In a musical world dominated by bands that make generic, blanket statements, 'Endgame' finds Mustaine, once again, making informed and substantial lyrical declarations about the state of the world we live in."
Commented Mustaine: "Thematically, I've never been known to be a silent bystander in a world that needs our participation. As more is revealed about our former President's legacy, a little-known yet staggeringly frightening document which was signed into law, named 'Endgame', has been uncovered. The album 'Endgame' is the most energetic music offering I have penned in over a decade and is far more believable than knowing someone signed 'Endgame' — the document — into law. The album is also the perfect 'ass-kicking' music to listen to once you are done reading the aforementioned document!"
He added, "This new album is my proudest moment since the famous (or infamous) 'Rust in Peace' album. With this album, I am also very excited to be introducing my new lead guitarist, Chris Broderick, to the world. I have always felt lucky to have had top shredders in that position, but after touring with Chris in support of my last album, I couldn't wait to get into the studio and see what he could do." MEGADETH will film a video for the song "Headcrusher" on Tuesday, July 28 in the Los Angeles area. The band is seeking MEGADETH fans — guys and girls — to be a part of video shoot. If you're a huge MEGADETH fan, over 18 years of age and you are available for the entire day, send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information. Guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine previously described the "Headcrusher" clip — which will feature mixed martial arts — as "'Gladiator'-meets-UFC-meets-inside-of-Dave-Mustaine's-brain." U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine has posted a track-by-track review of "Endgame". Read it at this location.