A photo of the members of MEGADETH being presented with gold plaques by EMI last night (Saturday, July 23) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their “Greatest Hits: Back To The Start” collection can be seen below. Also available is professionally filmed footage of MEGADETH performing at the Heavy T.O.festival in Toronto on Saturday.
Released in 2005, “Greatest Hits: Back To The Start” is the second greatest-hits album by MEGADETH. The track listing for the set was largely the result of a poll on the band’s official web site, where tens of thousands of fans voted for their favorite songs from the group’s albums and rarities compilation. The title “Back To The Start” is a reference to lyrics in the title track, “Rust in Peace…Polaris” from MEGADETH‘s 1990 album “Rust In Peace”.
MEGADETH‘s new album, “TH1RT3EN”, is tentatively due in November via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine‘s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis), who has previously worked with DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, MACHINE HEAD and STAIND, among others. The artwork will once again be created by artist John Lorenzi, who was responsible for the artwork on the last two MEGADETH studio albums, 2007′s “United Abominations” and 2009′s “Endgame”, as well as the band’s 2007 box set, “Warchest”.
Professionally filmed footage from Heavy T.O. festival (July 23, 2011):