Megadeth Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency,
Rattleheads shall forever remember 2021 as the year Dave Mustaine discovered the Internet. Having already achieved great success with NFTs and Cameo, Megadeth have now become the first metal band to launch their own cryptocurrency,
$MEGMA $MEGA will enable the band to make actual cold hard cash fans to “gain access to exclusives and premium benefits,” according to a statement by the group. Cyber Army members that also hold $MEGMA $MEGA will unlock additional exclusives, access, and offers.
more of you to sign up for their fan club the ball rolling, ‘Deth is gifting $MEGMA $MEGA to all Cyber Army members, whether they’re in one of the two paying tiers or the free tier. Get your $MEGMA $MEGA here.
Megadeth will release a new album, The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead, in the spring of 2022. Dave Mustaine recently explained that the record’s title refers not to the pandemic or his recent battle with cancer, but, rather, to the 14th century bubonic plague (a.k.a. “Black Death”):
“It’s a historical journey of how the plague started and where it went, starting with rats on ships carrying the disease, coming ashore in Sicily. ‘Ring Around the Rosie’ was the ring on your cheek, the [rash] that would show on your cheeks from the plague.”
Mustaine also says that much of the music on the album is comprised of ideas that he’s had sitting in a drawer for years:
“A lot of the riffs have been saved over time. A brand new song can be made up of something I wrote when I was 15 or 55. If It’s a good riff, I’ll save it.”
The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead will be Megadeth’s first new album since firing bassist David Ellefson amidst a sex scandal earlier this year. The band has since Ellefson’s bass lines re-recorded. Although their former bassist, James LoMenzo, re-joined them for a recent tour with Lamb of God, it’s not clear if he’s also the bassist who re-did Ellefson’s parts.