One of the most popular thrash metal bands, Megadeth will release their 11th album May 8th, 2007.
The album art features a new incarnation of Vic Rattlehead chosen from a deviantart contest. Looking closely at the building windows on the right, the "old" Vic Rattlehead's face can be seen.
The album title is a play on United Nations and the album cover features the United Nations building being destroyed. It is possible to see the album cover as a reference to the Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? cover, where you see the United Nations building after a nuclear war.
The album was first scheduled to release on Oct 31, but frontman Dave Mustaine has pushed the album back to early 2007 due to his last minute finishing touches. Dave says "We've got a little more work before it's finished, but it should be out some time next year."
United Abominations will mark Megadeth recording debut of the Drover brothers. The album will contain 11 songs, including the title track, "Washington's Next" and "Gears of War" an additional track will be included with the Japanese release. "It's a really diverse record,"
Shawn Drover, Megadeth's drummer
said. "There's some faster stuff that should appeal to the band's thrash fans and it's got a little more mainstream stuff as well. It's definitely not one-dimensional."
Dave mentions about this album "I wanted to go back to the way the stuff was done in the beginning," said Mustaine. "I think Megadeth boils down to its bare minimum. When you break it down, Megadeth is guitar, bass, drums and guitar solos. And when it starts going in directions where there's a little bit too much stuff going on that can't be done onstage, it loses heaviness because that stuff probably shouldn't be there anyway."
"United Abominations" track listing (so far):