Evans Drumheads has uploaded a new “Sound Advice” video in which MEGADETH‘s Dirk Verbeuren takes the viewer through a masterclass on the art of the drum fill. Check it out below.
The video message states: “On today’s Sound Advice, Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren takes us through a masterclass on the art of the drum fill. Check out the other episodes of Sound Advice on our channel!”
MEGADETH recently unleashed Killing Time: Chapter V, the next installment of their epic multi-part short film being released alongside the track “Killing Time” from their new studio album “The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!” (UMe). The new album also features the GRAMMY® nominated song “We’ll Be Back.”
The thundering track “Killing Time,” with its hooky, idiosyncratic rhythmic elements, escapist acoustic passages, and mesmerizing twin-guitar interplay, perfectly sets an ominous, moody backdrop for MEGADETH’s new video Killing Time: Chapter V. In this latest installment we continue to follow our anti-hero Vic Rattlehead as he brutally crushes the dark forces of the dead to rescue the imprisoned souls of his wife and son while laying to waste all that stand in his way. Created by Dave Mustaine and produced by Rafael Pensado, director Leo Liberti once again brings another chapter in this bloody saga to brilliant, cinematic life.
The first chapter We’ll Be Back: Chapter I premiered in June and within the first hour of release, the album’s first track and video were met with overwhelming fan reaction resulting in the band trending on Twitter. So far, all four previous chapters combined have culminated in an astounding 7M plus views to date, a number that continues to grow.
Featuring twelve new tracks, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” is available on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners and can be ordered HERE.
The album sold 48,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marked MEGADETH‘s eighth top 10-charting album. Of “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”‘s 48,000 units earned for the week, album sales comprised 45,000, SEA units comprised 3,000 and TEA units comprised a negligible sum.
There is also a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus seven-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased B-side “The Conjuring (Live)”. The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via MEGADETH‘s official online store, through Sound Of Vinyl and uDiscover , and can be ordered HERE.
MEGADETH‘s previous top 10 entries on the Billboard 200 were “Countdown to Extinction” (No. 2, 1992),“Youthanasia” (No. 4, 1994),“Cryptic Writings” (No. 10, 1997),“United Abominations” (No. 8, 2007),“Endgame” (No. 9, 2009),“Super Collider” (No. 6, 2013) and “Dystopia” (No. 3, 2016).