In celebration of MEGADETH’s 35Anniversary, today the band premiered “The Skull Beneath the Skin” from the newly remastered, deluxe re-issue of , exclusively on Billboard.com.
Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH continue to celebrate their 35th Anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary 1985 debut album, . The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for a June 8, 2018 release in North America & Europe, and in Japan on June 6, 2018 via Sony Japan.
Killing Is My Business has been completely restored to DAVE MUSTAINE’s intended vision with previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. Rarities include seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in MUSTAINE’s own attic, MEGADETH’s 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of “These Boots.” The packaging includes new album cover artwork, featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost since the album’s initial release, plus classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from MEGADETH’s storied 35-year history.
Killing is now available for pre-order in the below format options:
CD Digipak (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Red 2LP – Limited to 1500 copies (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Black 2LP (In stores & Online)
Gatefold White 2LP - Limited to 500 copies (FYE Exclusive)
Gatefold Silver 2LP – Limited to 500 copies (SOLD OUT)
MEGADETH have earned their spot as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts over the past 35 years. Over the course of their career, the band have sold 38 million albums, notched six consecutive platinum efforts—including 1992’s two-million-selling —and garnered 12 Grammy® nominations and one win for Best Metal Performance on their most recent album, 2016’s . Onstage they continue to be a world-dominating metal force, shaking stadiums from the U.S. to Bulgaria as a key component of the recent milestone Big 4 concerts, as well as playing their own shows to massive crowds in every corner of the globe.
Dave Mustaine – Vocals, Guitar
Kiko Louriero – Guitar
David Ellefson – Bass
Dirk Verbeuren - Drums