A video recap of MEGADETH’s March 16 and March 17 performances at Terminal 5 in New York City can be seen below.
MEGADETH filmed a video for the song “Post American World” earlier this week. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “Dystopia”, which came out in January.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently told Noisey about “Post American World”:”It talks about how you might not like the America that it is right now, and people are saying, ‘Get the fuck out of my country, we don’t want your military presence here, we don’t want that,’ but then there’s a dichotomy at how quickly do people want to move here? There are so many things that have happened that have been good for places to have that Western mentality, but the same thing, you look at democratic countries, the U.K., Canada, stuff like that, that’s pretty much considered the new frontier, the new West, so I’m not just saying a post-United States of America world.”
Mustaine told the Houston Press that he considered “Post American World” to be a spiritual (and riff-wise) follow-up to MEGADETH’s popular track “Symphony Of Destruction”.
“There are all kinds of governmental backdoor meetings and agreements that [the U.S. government] has with people that you and I as Joe Q. Six-Pack have no fucking idea of the why, whens or how,” Mustaine said. “People don’t want America everywhere. And we can be like, ‘Okay, screw it. We’ll pull out.’ And then they can see what happens.”
“Dystopia” shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 28.
In terms of pure album sales, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH’s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logged the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.
In addition to Mustaine, MEGADETH’s current lineup includes longtime bassist David Ellefson, LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.
On April 8, Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records issued “Dystopia” as a limited-edition vinyl picture disc featuring the album’s vivid dark and chilling artwork which takes the bands long-time mascot Vic Rattlehead to a whole new level and drops him into a bleak, futuristic dystopian universe.