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Megadeth Receives Platinum & Gold Records After Performance To A packed L.A. Hometown Crowd


Los Angeles, CA ­– August 25, 2022 – Last night Grammy® Award winning Thrash Metal pioneers and metal icons MEGADETH were presented with plaques to commemorate the RIAA certification for platinum sales of 1992’s "Symphony of Destruction," and the gold status of 1986’s "Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?" and 1990’s "Holy Wars…The Punishment Due." The presentation was held after they performed to a packed house at Five Points Amphitheater in Irvine. MEGADETH are currently on a national tour in support of their new studio album, The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!, being released on September 2, 2022. The tour kicked off in Portland on Friday, August 19, and concludes on October 15 in Salt Lake City, UT.


MEGADETH’s last studio album, Dystopia (2016), debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The critically acclaimed album was featured in Best Albums lists from leading music magazines, including Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2016” (No. 6); Revolver’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2016” (No. 2); and Loudwire’s “20 Best Albums of 2016” (No. 12) and “Best Metal Songs of 2016” (No. 2) for the title track, “Dystopia.” MEGADETH won a Silver CLIO Award for their Dystopia VR album campaign, and the album’s blistering title track earned the band a GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance.

Photo Credit: Alex Kluft

L-R) Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro, James LoMenzo, Dirk Verbeuren


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