Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Megadeth are Public Enemy No. 1

Megadeth are playing a Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium tonight, and they have some new music to share with fans.

Megadeth's new single, "Public Enemy No. 1,” from their forthcoming album "TH1RT3EN," is now available via iTunes – click here to get it. The new single is also available for streaming at

"TH1RT3EN" is scheduled for release on November 1 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K.

"This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded,” says Dave Mustaine. “There are moments on ‘TH1RT3EN’ that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on ‘TH1RT3EN’.”

The album's title has several layers of meaning, which Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, revealed in a recent chat with, saying, "I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it ‘TH1RT3EN.’"

The new album marks the recorded return of bassist Dave Ellefson, who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. Dave returned to performing live with the band in early 2010, and the new project marks the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002's “Rude Awakening.”

In addition to the CD, “TH1RT3EN” will also be available in a limited-edition version that comes on double picture disc vinyl.

Release date: November 1, 2011

CD track listing:

01. Sudden Death
02. Public Enemy No. 1
03. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
04. We The People
05. Guns, Drugs & Money
06. Never Dead
07. New World Order
08. Fast Lane
09. Black Swan
10. Wrecker
11. Millennium Of The Blind
12. Deadly Nightshade
13. 13

Limited-edition picture-disc vinyl track listing:

Side A:

01. Sudden Death
02. Public Enemy No. 1
03. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
04. We The People

Side B:

01. Guns, Drugs & Money
02. Never Dead
03. New World Order

Side C:

01. Fast Lane
02. Black Swan
03. Wrecker

Side D:

01. Millennium Of the Blind
02. Deadly Nightshade
03. 13

Megadeth Megadeth

Megadeth – Public Enemy No. 1
Sonisphere – Knebworth, UK – July 8, 2011

See also:

VIDEO: Megadeth rock Heavy T.O. festival
VIDEO: Metallica, Big 4 rock Sonisphere UK
VIDEO: Metallica – Big 4 jam at Sonisphere UK
VIDEO: Metallica - pro-shot footage of Big 4 jam in Germany
VIDEO: Big 4 jam at Milan show
VIDEO: Big 4 - Watch full Metallica set from Sweden
VIDEO: Big 4 - Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax jam at Sweden show