Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Megadeth launch 35th anniversary with Lying In State video release

Megadeth have launched their 35th anniversary celebrations with the release of a video for “Lying In State”, a track from their 2016 album “Dystopia.”

“When I started Megadeth, I didn’t imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone,” says co-founder Dave Mustaine. “Thanks to almost everyone I’ve met, worked, and played with these last three and a half decades.”

Mustaine co-formed Megadeth with bassist David Ellefson in Los Angeles in 1983, shortly after the guitarist’s dismissal from Metallica.

“Lying In State” is the first offering by the band as they begin their 35th anniversary celebrations this year, which will feature special releases and events.

"When we were on tour in São Paulo in 2016, we filmed the 'Conquer or Die' video," Mustaine tells Rolling Stone. "We were so impressed with Brazilian award-winning director Leo Liberti, that we had him do the 'Lying in State' video as well. We had several friends and fans of the band, as well as the production crew, play roles in the video. Huge thanks goes to [Megadeth lead guitarist] Kiko Loureiro for introducing us to Leo. I especially like how bad ass Vic was with the sword. Who knew?"

While Megadeth are the highest-profile U.S. act he's worked with, Liberti's Libertà Filmes group has won Latin Grammys, Cannes Lions and CLIOs over the years.

The group’s 15th studio set, “Dystopia” debuted at No.3 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release, and the album’s title track won Megadeth their first-ever Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category at the 2017 event.

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