MEGADETH Reveals Album Art for ‘TH1RT3EN’
We can now see the cover for Megadeth’s new album, TH1RT3EN. The art was created by John Lorenzi who is no newcomer to designing album art for the band. Lorenzi also worked on 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame as well as the band’s 2007 box set for Warchest.
TH1RT3EN is showcasing the return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band’s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. Ellefson returned to performing live with the band in early 2010 and has remained ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002’s Rude Awakening.
Frontman guitarist Dave Mustaine has stated, “I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN.
Ellefson has stated what the fans could expect from the new album: “Let’s put it this way: It’s funny that 20 years ago, we came off Rust In Peace and we went in and made Countdown To Extinction. So, to me, that’s kind of what this album feels like. We did Sudden Death [for a title in the ‘Guitar Hero’ franchise, ‘Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’] and then this new song, Never Dead, which is a very violent riff. That was the first song we did, and we finished it top to bottom because we had to get it into this video game called NeverDead. So that’s a pretty good indication of what the new record is gonna be. But it’s a little wider than… That’s why I liken it to probably a little more to Countdown To Extinction, ’cause there’s a couple of songs that aren’t just full-on, in-your-face thrashing. However, most of it is. So you guys are gonna be excited. You’ll like it. You’ll dig it. You’ll have fun [listening to it].”
TH1RT3EN is scheduled for release on November 1st through Roadrunner Records.