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Cryptic Writings

Cryptic Writings | 1997

Cryptic Writings is the 7th studio album from Megadeth.

The album released on 17th June 1997, debuting at #10 on the Billboard chart and selling 75,000 copies in its first week on sale.

Cryptic Writings Information

Cryptic Writings was the last album to feature long-time drummer Nick Menza. The album was produced with Dann Huff in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cryptic Writings was certified platinum in the US in 1998 after shifting over 1,000,000 copies. The first 500,000 shipped with a silver cover and the Megadeth logo integrated into the circle of the design where the top ‘Cryptic Writings‘ text was placed on the current black covered version.

The album’s lead-single release was ‘Trust‘, peaked at #5 in the charts. The second single, ‘Almost Honest’ also charted inside the Top 10. Two more singles followed, ‘Use The Man’ and ‘A Secret Place’.