On November 1, 2011, Megadeth released their thirteenth studio album, which was appropriately called Thirteen. It came out through Roadrunner Records worldwide, minus Japan. Japan got it on October 26, for some reason unknown to me. The album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200, and sold 42,000 copies in its first week alone.
The singles from this album are actually the first three tracks on the album. Starting with, "Sudden Death", which like others works Megadeth has released over the years, paints quite the picture. This one makes you stop and picture what may quite possibly be the devil, or some sort of dark king. Plus, it starts off with one hell of a guitar solo -if that's not a way to start an album, what is?
So that one definitely stands out, for obvious reasons. Clearly they realized that, since it is the lead single off the album.
Is it me or should someone seriously write a fiction series based entirely off of Megadeth lyrics? Almost every track tells a story all on its own, but it definitely makes the imagination run wild just a bit. The reason that's being said in particular is because of "Never Dead." It seems to tell the story of a murderer going to hell and suffering forever? Its rather interesting...all of their lyrics are.
Yet another great album from Megadeth -is anyone really surprised? I thought not. Be sure to check out their brand new album, Dystopia, which just came out on January 22 of this year. Also while you're at it, head on over to Megadeth's website see all currently have going on.
They are currently on tour with Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom and Havok through March 24, dates with Anthrax coming up after that, and then will be performing at Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville,Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rock'n Derby,Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest here in the US.
Then in the summer, they will be performing at many European festivals, such as Gods Of Metal, FortaRock, the Power Festival, Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival in Paris, France, then Download Festival in England, and many, many more. Please visit the individual festival websites for more information, and Megadeth for even more tour dates and festival appearances!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.