The MEGADETH “Icon” compilation will be made available on February 25 in the U.S. and on March 11 in Canada via Capitol.
The aptly named “Icon” series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) launched in August 31, 2010, with releases from 30 major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country. The albums feature “the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history” and promise to offer “unprecedented value to consumers.” Each album, at a “great price,” includes roughly a dozen hit tracks.
MEGADETH “Icon” compilation track listing:
01. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
02. Symphony Of Destruction
03. Wake Up Dead
05. Hangar 18
06. Sweating Bullets
07. A Tout Le Monde
08. Skin O’ My Teeth
09. In My Darkest Hour
10. Kill The King
11. Peace Sells
MEGADETH’s tour with FEAR FACTORY and NONPOINT kicked off on November 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota and wrapped on December 19 in Reno, Nevada.
MEGADETH’s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold less than 80,000 copies in the United States since its June 4, 2013 release. The CD arrived in stores via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
“I think ‘Super Collider’ is kind of like a really broad [distillation] of what our whole catalog represents,” Mustaine told The Morning Call in an interview. “There’s aggressive stuff, there’s thrashy stuff, there’s kind of more of the heavy metal stuff. There are someof the more introspective lyrics. There are some simple lyrics and soon and so forth. I think that’s what really makes the record refreshing is that it shows everything that we’ve done. It’s almost like a biopic of our career. It’s a pretty good slice of everything I’ve learned over the years.”