Megadeth to revisit Killing Is My Business…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is working on a 30th anniversary edition of the band’s debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good.

It was released in 1985 and the band’s mainman, who picked up the Metal Hammer Golden God award in London last week, reports on Twitter that he’s working with producer Mark Lewis on the project.

Speaking to Metal Hammer last month, Mustaine revealed he wasn’t bothered about what critics thought of the album when it was first released.

He said: “There were comments good and bad, but I didn’t care. All I knew was that I’d stuck my flag in the ground, and from then on we were going out with all guns blazing.”

Mustaine recently said his work with the San Diego Symphony in 2014 has helped shaped their upcoming 15th album, and promised the follow-up to 2013’s Super Collider would be “aggressive” and “dark.”

He’s in the studio with Ellefson, guitarist Kiko Loureiro and Lamb Of God sticksman Chris Adler. The as-yet-untitled album is available to pre-order via Megadeth’s PledgeMusic page.

Megadeth feature in the latest edition of Metal Hammer – on sale now in print, digital and via TeamRock+.

They’ve two live dates planned for later this year:

Jul 18: Quebec City Festival D’Ete De Quebec, Canada

Oct 11: Tokyo Loud Park 15, Japan

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.