Megadeth: 'Th1rt3en' To Sell 40K-45K First Week

Megadeth's new album, "Th1rt3en", is likely to sell between 40,000 and 45,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Megadeth's new album, "Th1rt3en", is likely to sell between 40,000 and 45,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on November 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Megadeth's previous CD, 2009's "EndGame", opened with 45,000 units to debut at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. This was slightly less than the 54,000 first-week tally registered by 2007's "United Abominations", which landed at No. 8. 2004's "The System Has Failed" premiered with 46,000 copies (No. 18) while 2001's "The World Needs A Hero" moved 61,000 units in its first week (No. 16).

"Th1rt3en" 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 was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked 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".

"Th1rt3en" marks the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band's legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002's "Rude Awakening".

Megadeth filmed the "Public Enemy No. 1" video on September 17 in Santa Clarita, California. The clip was shot on a movie set where old Westerns are filmed.

CD track listing:

01. Sudden Death 02. Public Enemy No. 1 03. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) 04. We The People 05. Guns, Drugs & Money 06. Never Dead 07. New World Order 08. Fast Lane 09. Black Swan 10. Wrecker 11. Millennium Of The Blind 12. Deadly Nightshade 13. 13

Limited-edition picture-disc vinyl track listing:

Side A:

01. Sudden Death 02. Public Enemy No. 1 03. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) 04. We The People

Side B:

01. Guns, Drugs & Money 02. Never Dead 03. New World Order

Side C:

01. Fast Lane 02. Black Swan 03. Wrecker

Side D:

01. Millennium Of the Blind 02. Deadly Nightshade 03. 13

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    explosionate
    Very subtle, UG...featuring an article about Megadeth's albums sales and an article about Loutallica's album sales. If you're trying to influence a troll party, you don't need to...Lulu sucks...we get it.
    shikkaka
    Definitely some awesome tracks in here. I really like the new millennium of the blind.
    Camron62\m/
    and to think they have a multi-platinum, 4 platinum and 2 other gold album. :/ they deserve a shit-ton more attention.
    thrashmonkey
    I bought it the first day. Me, my girlfriend, and the guitarist in my band all kicked in 5 bucks and bought a copy. I like the record so far. Not near on the level of RiP or Peace Sells, but a solid 7/10
    G-money!$
    Pre-ordered this and have listened to it about 10 times since I got it. Definitely a great album. Everyone says its different from Endgame, but that's because it was intended to be. Good job on the new release, Megadeth! \m/(-_\m/
    link no1
    G-money!$ wrote: Pre-ordered this and have listened to it about 10 times since I got it. Definitely a great album. Everyone says its different from Endgame, but that's because it was intended to be. Good job on the new release, Megadeth! \m/(-_\m/
    Different dosnt mean bad. This is just as epic as Endgame.
    xaviersandiego
    ..way way better than Endgame, better than Cryptic..it sounds like the old megadeth from Countdown and Youthanasia, which are so far, no doubt..the 2 best megadeth albums of all time. this is my new favorite album..i think it will crash Lulu down. hahahah
    queenslander47
    Personally I much prefer Endgame, but its still a very enjoyable listen. Not as thrashy as Endgame but its got some damn good catchy tunes.
    )v(egaFan90
    The musical range of this band continues to amaze me. I thoroughly enjoyed the heavy, fast-paced Endgame and now there is a Countdown-era follow-up...awesome! I just hope they continue to make more music. The final track and album art seem like a bid farewell. I know that's what people said about Endgame, but this is their last contractual obligation to Roadrunner Records.
    gunsnroses#1
    One of my favorites out of their new albums. reminds me of countdown. they really went in a different direction than they did on Endgame (not really complaining). i liked UA and endgame, but this is better IMO
    Sherlock_Bones
    Very sly... Come on UG, you might as well put the link to that Metallica article in here and vice-versa...
    Anchr
    G-money!$ wrote: Pre-ordered this and have listened to it about 10 times since I got it. Definitely a great album. Everyone says its different from Endgame, but that's because it was intended to be. Good job on the new release, Megadeth! \m/(-_\m/
    Damn you, I'm still waiting for my "Pre-ordered" CD+LP Box. Phuq you DHL >_
    megadek
    reminds me of the craving md.45 as well as countdown and youthanasia.. its pretty good album xD
    DamnBastard1224
    It really reminds me of Alice Cooper. I'm not sure why, but I can sorta hear it. It's a good album nonetheless.