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Megadeth Reveals "Endgame" Artwork

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American thrash metal legends Megadeth has revealed the artwork for their forthcoming twelth studio album, "Endgame." You can check it out below. The album will be released on September 15th through Roadrunner Records with the song, "Head Crusher" being issued as the first single from the album. This will be the first Megadeth album to feature lead guitarist Chris Broderick, who replaced guitarist Glen Drover last year.

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1. Philgr writes:

Amazing... Dave Mustaine rulz.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

It's better than the United Abominations artwork, not quite what I was hoping for but pretty good all the same.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Supastan writes:

i really like it its got a spaced out insect thing goin on... i dig it..i really like the flys for some reason

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. kombucha_man writes:

its good....but where's vic?

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Morgan_55 writes:

Niiiiiccccccceeeee!!!!!!!!

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

Not bad. The picture shows the essence of the album title; reminds me of 'The Harvest Floor' but in a different way. This new album cover screams 'brainwashed'.

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# Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. perfector writes:

MEGADETH!!!!

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rubyred writes:

Fascinating album art cover - the only thing that freaks me out it looks like "crickets/some kind of flying insects" around the Cover art framing. I don't like insects other then that it looks amazing howbiet the people in it look like their being controlled/maybe cloned or something "creepy" but still mesmerizing MEGADETH new album/Cd art work. Cool-All the best!

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hypocritical Irony = Ironic Hypocrisy writes:

looks neat! not very megadeth-ish though.

any info on the artist who created this cover?

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. GodsPowerROd writes:

jEsus this album is going to blow cheesy smelly nutballs.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

Looks good... but isn't there some sort of iconic... icon... missing?

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. NICK_153 writes:

im not really that impressed with the new artwork. I really liked the style of all the other megadeth albums. the layout for the cd just doesn't work for me. What I would do to express the same kind of idea is to have Vic Rattlehead crouching on a ledge on the right looking towards the viewer. then below the ledge you would see the prisoners walking towards the containment centre(?) on the left. maybe u would have endgame at the bottom of the cd cover.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DedHead writes:

No Vic?

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Anonymous829 writes:

Am I one of the few people who isn't particularly impressed with the new album artwork? ... It's a bit of a disappointment to me, but perhaps my hopes were too high; my standard for artwork from Megadeth is measured against "Rust In Peace" and "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?", both of which would be nigh impossible to topple for me.

Oh well, I'm still looking forward to the album (as artwork has almost no effect upon the quality of the album, as Devildriver have certainly proved recently). I've read online from people who have listened to the album, and I've heard positive reactions. At the very least I'm interested, and at my highest, I'm hoping for a classic album, which is too expectant.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Diamond Oz writes:

I think people have it in their heads that once a band makes a classic album or two, they never can again, no matter how good it is. I was really impressed with United Abominations so I have high expectations for Endgame, but even if it's the best album of Megadeth's career, people will find some flaw with it. For example I thought Sepultura's last album ranked up there with Chaos A.D. but I'm sure people will argue with me on that.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Supastan writes:

united abominations was f ucking sweet radio killed washington is next and and the frenchie song but i was happy to hear that on radio instead of all the other BS and it was really good... sleepwalker is one of my alltime favorite megadeth songs ever... im anticipating this album more than any other one this year.... ^^^^ hey oz, im going to check ALEX out now i never gave it a chance B4 this better not be a cruel joke to make people put dookie in their ears, i like chaos a.d. alot i really didnt expect them to ever do anything good after roots.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. xFiruath writes:

I guess my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt, considering I'm not a Megadeth fan and I have nothing but contempt for Dave Mustaine, but personally I think this cover is pretty cool. The bugs around the corners are creepy and a nice touch.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. MetalBro4Life writes:

Let's hope the music matches the artwork, which is actually pretty decent-looking.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. utoad9 writes:

Kinda like Maiden with no Eddie...not diggin it.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Drew writes:

The artwork is pretty clear...all the "people" are Vic's.

# Jul 28, 2009 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. haha writes:

is this the christmas album?

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. CrazyfoX writes:

I think I get the meaning of the cover. Society is being brainwashed, that's what all those people with the same orange suit represent, heading to their "containers", they will be encaged. Also, the insects form a circle, and that circle really looks like the crowns used by the lords and powerful men in Greece and in the Roman Empire to grant freedom to their slaves. That represents that there is no freedom anymore, or the meaning of freedom hasn't the same meaning anymore.
Overall, it's cool, but I cannot understand why isn't Vic in the cover, it could be placed perfectly in the cover as one of the "orangies".

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. jbalanzar writes:

Nice! Very interesting, but yea without Vic it just looks empty

CrazyfoX: I like how you took the time to anylize the art work. . . I agree with it, thus bringin' them to their ENDGAME

very cool

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. spiral_architect writes:

where the #@!$ is vic rattlesnake?

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Diamond Oz writes:

Something tells me people are starting to realize that Vic isn't on the cover....

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jenny writes:

Something tells me people need to read post 20...

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. nIX writes:

hm.. gr8.. :)

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Elliott writes:

i like it, kinda creepy but still cool.

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. BrunoHockalugie writes:

I haven't bought a new Megadeth album since Youthenasia but I may have to check this out.

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. n0thinghead writes:

i like it - it looks pretty kool. looks kinda like something paul romano would do. i would love to know the name of the artist.

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

I don't trust Dave enough to buy it. You guys buy it and tell me how Christain it is and get back to me. I as well have not bought any of Dave's work since Youthenasia, and so far haven't regretted it.

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# Jul 31, 2009 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. CrazyfoX writes:

26, how do you know that they are Vics? It's impossible to know that, since their back is turned to "us" and there isn't any clear vic's visual reference in their aspect!

# Aug 1, 2009 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Jenny writes:

CrazyfoX: I never said I was personally certain, but post 20 did make me think a little bit. I mean in the same way "how do we know it's Vics", "how do we know it's NOT Vics?" Either way it wouldn't matter to me. I think the cover ain't bad, but the flies on the edges still bother me a bit.

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# Aug 1, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. CrazyfoX writes:

Yeah you're right. So, we need to wait for Mustaine's explanation on this one.

Carry on!

# Aug 2, 2009 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. SHREDDER13 writes:

I have been working on a theory that might prove that the figures on the cover are indeed Vic's.

As we all know, on every album that Vic has appeared in, he usually depicts some form of corruption or violence through his point of view based on political issues. The cover concept on this album obviously screams out "Brainwash!" The album title "Endgame" only adds emphasis. Since corruption is a valid visual here, there is a slight possibility that the unidentified figures can in fact be considered Vic's.

# Aug 3, 2009 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. wilco writes:

cool art indeed
have to say megadeth has allways cool album cover art
actually looking forward for the new album

# Aug 3, 2009 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. LEADFOOT writes:

EHH THE OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK IS WAY BETTER.HAVE A GO!!!!!!!

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 4:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. mandel25@gmail.com writes:

nobody seems to understand the meaning by the album covers of megadeth... endgame was a book writen about the government killing off the rest of the earth's population united abomination was an angel with oil drums: the blood of the earth people just say " what a cool cover" look into the meaning

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