MEGADETH ANNOUNCE “KILLING IS MY BUSINESS…AND BUSINESS IS GOOD: THE FINAL KILL” DELUXE RE-ISSUE OF ICONIC DEBUT ALBUM

RELEASE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 8, PRE-ORDER'S NOW AVAILABLE

 

 Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers  MEGADETH  will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th Anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album, “Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!”.  The band have partnered with  Century Media  and Legacy Recordings for a June 8, 2018release in North America & Europe, and in Japan on June 6, 2018 via Sony Japan.  “Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill” has been completely restored to  DAVE MUSTAINE ’s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer, Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with 7 live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in  MUSTAINE ’s own attic!  In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features  MEGADETH ’s 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of “These Boots”, that has been added back to the record with recut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood’s version.  A complete track listing is as follows:   “Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill”   1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)     2. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (Remastered)     3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)     4. Rattlehead (Remastered)  5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)     6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)     7. Mechanix (Remastered)     8. These Boots (Remastered)     9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (live) (1987 London, UK)   10. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (live) (1986 Denver, CO)     11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (live) (1990 London, UK)     12. Rattlehead (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany)   13. Chosen Ones (live) (1986 Denver, CO)     14. Looking Down the Cross (live) (1986 Denver, CO)     15. Mechanix (live) (1986 Denver, CO)    16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (demo) (Remastered)      17. The Skull Beneath the Skin (demo) (Remastered)     18. Mechanix (demo) (Remastered)     The re-issue is further enhanced by new album cover artwork, as seen showcased above, featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album’s initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from  MEGADETH ’s storied 35-year history.   ‘The Final Kill’ is the complete vision of main man,  MUSTAINE , who commented stating, “ I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all! ”.    MUSTAINE  further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue’s liner notes.     “Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill” is now available for pre-order in the below format options:   North America:  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 (Band Exclusive available on  www.megadeth.com )    Europe:  CD Digipak Gatefold Clear 2LP - Limited to 400 copies  Gatefold Black 2LP   Sony Japan:   BluSpec CD      Reserve your copy today!    Band Exclusive Silver 2LP & More Megadeth Merchandise available at:     www.megadeth.com     http://smarturl.it/MegadethStore   https://www.megadeth.com/store/15282/killing-is-my-business-cyber-army-exclusive-pre-orde     Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Century Media’s US Store:     https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmstoreus     Clear 2LP & CD digipak:     https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmdistroeu     Digital Pre-orders & Streaming:     https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMB      Signed Limited Copies Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Pledge Music:  http://megadeth.pmstores.co     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 “Countdown to Extinction”—and garnered 12 Grammy® nominations and one win for Best Metal Performance on their most recent album, 2016’s “Dystopia”. 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.     MEGADETH is…   Dave Mustaine – Vocals, Guitar  Kiko Louriero – Guitar David Ellefson – Bass  Dirk Verbeuren -  Drums   MEGADETH Online    megadeth.com    facebook.com/megadeth    twitter.com/megadeth    instagram.çom/megadeth    http://smarturl.it/MegadethStore    Century Media Records online:   http://www.centurymedia.com    http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia    http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu    http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia  

Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th Anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album, “Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!”.  The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for a June 8, 2018release in North America & Europe, and in Japan on June 6, 2018 via Sony Japan.

“Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill” has been completely restored to DAVE MUSTAINE’s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer, Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with 7 live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in MUSTAINE’s own attic!

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features MEGADETH’s 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of “These Boots”, that has been added back to the record with recut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood’s version.

A complete track listing is as follows:

“Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill”

1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)   

2. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (Remastered)   

3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)   

4. Rattlehead (Remastered)

5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)   

6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)   

7. Mechanix (Remastered)   

8. These Boots (Remastered)   

9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (live) (1987 London, UK) 

10. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   

11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (live) (1990 London, UK)   

12. Rattlehead (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany) 

13. Chosen Ones (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   

14. Looking Down the Cross (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   

15. Mechanix (live) (1986 Denver, CO)  

16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (demo) (Remastered)    

17. The Skull Beneath the Skin (demo) (Remastered)   

18. Mechanix (demo) (Remastered)   

The re-issue is further enhanced by new album cover artwork, as seen showcased above, featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album’s initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from MEGADETH’s storied 35-year history. 

‘The Final Kill’ is the complete vision of main man, MUSTAINE, who commented stating, “I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!”. 

MUSTAINE further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue’s liner notes.

 

“Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good - The Final Kill” is now available for pre-order in the below format options:

North America:
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 (Band Exclusive available on www.megadeth.com)


Europe:
CD Digipak
Gatefold Clear 2LP - Limited to 400 copies
Gatefold Black 2LP

Sony Japan: 
BluSpec CD
 

Reserve your copy today!

Band Exclusive Silver 2LP & More Megadeth Merchandise available at:

www.megadeth.com
http://smarturl.it/MegadethStore
https://www.megadeth.com/store/15282/killing-is-my-business-cyber-army-exclusive-pre-orde

Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Century Media’s US Store:

https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmstoreus

Clear 2LP & CD digipak:

https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmdistroeu

Digital Pre-orders & Streaming:

https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMB

Signed Limited Copies Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Pledge Music:
http://megadeth.pmstores.co


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 “Countdown to Extinction”—and garnered 12 Grammy® nominations and one win for Best Metal Performance on their most recent album, 2016’s “Dystopia”. 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.  

MEGADETH is…

Dave Mustaine – Vocals, Guitar

Kiko Louriero – Guitar
David Ellefson – Bass

Dirk Verbeuren -  Drums

MEGADETH Online

megadeth.com

facebook.com/megadeth

twitter.com/megadeth

instagram.çom/megadeth

http://smarturl.it/MegadethStore

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com 
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu 
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia