04.6.18

'Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill' Deluxe Reissue!

Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th Anniversary with a deluxe reissue of their revolutionary debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!. The band has partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for a June 8, 2018 release in North America & Europe, and in Japan on June 6, 2018 via Sony Japan.

Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill has been completely restored to DAVE MUSTAINE’s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer, Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with 7 live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in MUSTAINE’s own attic!

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features MEGADETH’s 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of “These Boots”, that has been added back to the record with recut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood’s version.

A complete track listing is as follows:

Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill
1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)   
2. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (Remastered)   
3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)   
4. Rattlehead (Remastered)
5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)   
6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)   
7. Mechanix (Remastered)   
8. These Boots (Remastered)   
9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (live) (1987 London, UK) 
10. Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   
11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (live) (1990 London, UK)   
12. Rattlehead (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany) 
13. Chosen Ones (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   
14. Looking Down the Cross (live) (1986 Denver, CO)   
15. Mechanix (live) (1986 Denver, CO)  
16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (demo) (Remastered)    
17. The Skull Beneath the Skin (demo) (Remastered)   
18. Mechanix (demo) (Remastered)   

The reissue is further enhanced by new album cover artwork, as seen showcased above, featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album’s initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from MEGADETH’s storied 35-year history. 

‘The Final Kill’ is the complete vision of main man, MUSTAINE, who commented stating, “I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!”. 

MUSTAINE further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue’s liner notes.

Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill is now available for pre-order in the below format options:

North America:
CD Digipak (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Red 2LP – Limited to 1500 copies (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Black 2LP (In stores & Online)
Gatefold White 2LP –  Limited to 500 copies (FYE Exclusive)
Gatefold Silver 2LP – Limited to 500 copies (Band Exclusive available on www.megadeth.com)

Europe:
CD Digipak
Gatefold Clear 2LP – Limited to 400 copies 
Gatefold Black 2LP

Sony Japan: 
BluSpec CD 

Reserve your copy today!

Band Exclusive Silver 2LP & More Megadeth Merchandise available at:
http://www.megadeth.com
http://smarturl.it/MegadethStore
https://www.megadeth.com/store/15282 ***SOLD OUT***

Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Century Media’s US Store:
https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmstoreus

Clear 2LP & CD digipak:
https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMBWE/cmdistroeu

Digital Pre-orders & Streaming:
https://CenturyMedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMB 

Signed Limited Copies Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Pledge Music:
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/megadeth-killing-is-my-business


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3 Comment
  • aquilale77

    Il mio Disco preferito. Non vedo l'ora di averlo!!!

    04.6.18 - 6:02 PM  
  • megadeth1979

    Sweet I've been waiting for this since I heard dave mention it around october last year

    04.6.18 - 6:02 PM  
  • headcrusher56

    i was just saying how much its going to cost for the killing is my business release,my bad i saw it just the cd for 40 bucks oopps lol

    04.6.18 - 6:02 PM