Megadeth15 Dystopia


Dystopia | Jan 22nd 2016

Fatal Illusion
The Threat Is Real

Dystopia, is Megadeth’s 15th studio album, released on January 22nd 2016. The album features the singles ‘Fatal Illusion’, ‘The Threat Is Real’ and the title track ‘Dystopia’. The album was released to huge acclaim for its ferocious riffs and masterful production. In true Megadeth style, Mustaine’s controversial lyrics and trademark snarl, combined with unparalleled artistry from Kiko Loureiro, Chris Adler and David Ellefson made this what many consider to be their finest release of the 21st Century.

Dystopia debuted at No. 11 in the UK charts, No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 in Canada.

Find out what happened in the lead up to the completion of production on the album in our Dystopia pre-release article.


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  1. The Threat Is Real
  2. Dystopia
  3. Fatal Illusion
  4. Death From Within
  5. Bullet To The Brain
  6. Post American World
  7. Poisonous Shadows
  8. Look Who’s Talking lyrics
  9. Conquer Or Die
  10. Lying In State
  11. The Emperor
  12. Last Dying Wish lyrics
  13. Foreign Policy

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Dystopia Information

Megadeth’s 15th album Dystopia is the first to feature Kiko Loureiro on guitar and Chris Adler on drums. The debut single ‘Fatal Illusion’ was released on 1st October 2015 after being teased on the Megadeth website in the days running up to it. 1st day was a drum track, second bass added, 3rd featured rhythm guitar and final day featured lead guitar overlaid.

The second single to be released from Dystopia was The Threat Is Real, which shipped with the cover version of FEAR’s Foreign Policy on the B-Side. Its release coincided with World Record Store Day and the band released a limited edition 12″ white vinyl on Nov 27th 2015.

Third single and title track came out in December and was greeted with fanfare from fans for bringing the Megadeth sound back to its roots.

Mid launch-week sales projections put the record on course for around 50,000 units sold in North America alone, Megadeth’s highest yield from a new release since the 2000s.

The making of Dystopia
A fan’s eye view of the making of Dystopia is available for your viewing pleasure. Follow the developments the album took in our extensive pre-release article here »