RELEASE “THE THREAT IS REAL” 12” VINYL FOR BLACK FRIDAY/RECORD STORE DAY
Special release will include two brand new tracks from the new album Dystopia
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Megadeth’s landmark second album Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? included an iconic track that’s gone down in Megadeth (and metal) history: “Black Friday”. Now, in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, Megadeth will be releasing a special 12” vinyl single for “The Threat is Real” from the upcoming new album Dystopia (out January 22, 2016). Only a limited amount of copies will be pressed in the U.S., and the b-side is another brand new recording – Megadeth’s version of FEAR’s punk classic “Foreign Policy”, which will be unavailable on any other format until its official release on Dystopia. The 12” will be available at all participating physical and online retailers on November 27 while “The Threat Is Real” will be available digitally. Fans will be able to stream it today at www.megadeth.com. In the words of Dave Mustaine, “Support Record Store Day Black Friday – or else!”
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners on January 22nd on Universal Music Enterprises / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records. “Fatal Illusion“ was the first track released from the album and garnered major praise from press. Rolling Stone says, “heavy, creepy guitar… before kicking into jazz bass and a galloping thrash riff that harks back to the group’s early days.”
With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).
The rest of the MEGADETH lineup is comprised of David “Junior” Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.
Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises
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Frank Zappa’s ‘Sheik Yerbouti’ Double Album Remastered For 2-LP, 180-Gram Vinyl Reissue By Zappa Records/UMe On December 11
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frank Zappa’s 1979 double album, Sheik Yerbouti, is newly remastered from the original analog masters for worldwide vinyl reissue on December 11 by Zappa Records/UMe. The 2-LP, 180-gram vinyl is presented with replicated original artwork.
Frank Zappa’s first release on his own Zappa Records, Sheik Yerbouti‘s 18 tracks include the European smash hit “Bobby Brown,” the disco-inspired (and GRAMMY®-nominated) “Dancin’ Fool,” and the Peter Frampton-inspired “I Have Been In You.” Zappa produced the album from several 1977 and 1978 concerts recorded in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden with some studio elements.
In his 1979 Sheik Yerbouti review for Rolling Stone, David Fricke appreciated Zappa’s myriad talents and the album’s humor: “… it reaffirms (at least for the faithful) Zappa’s chops as a bandleader and rock & roll wit who doesn’t have to be socially relevant to get a laugh.”
With more than two million copies sold worldwide, Sheik Yerbouti continues to be one of the most popular albums of Frank Zappa’s vast recorded catalog.
Frank Zappa: Sheik Yerbouti [2-LP vinyl]
1. I Have Been In You
3. Broken Hearts Are for Assholes
4. I’m So Cute
5. Jones Crusher
6. What Ever Happened to All the Fun in the World
7. Rat Tomago
8. We’ve Got to Get into Something Real
9. Bobby Brown
10. Rubber Shirt
11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango
12. Baby Snakes
13. Tryin’ to Grow a Chin
14. City of Tiny Lites
15. Dancin’ Fool
16. Jewish Princess
17. Wild Love
18. Yo’ Mama
SOURCE Zappa Records/UMe