Thrash metal icons Megadeth have announced that two of their records, 2001’s The World Needs a Hero and 2004’s The System Has Failed, will receive expanded reissues on February 15 via BMG.
Both albums, originally put out on Sanctuary Records, have been out of print in CD for five years and have never been released on vinyl in the US, Consequence of Sound notes.
The records are remastered by Ted Jensen, famous for his work with a plethora of groundbreaking rock and metal bands, including Guns N’ Roses, Machine Head, Mastodon and Trivium.
The World Needs a Hero includes the bonus track “Coming Home,” while the CD and digital versions of The System Has Failed feature the additional songs “Time/Use the Man” and “Conjuring.”
But fans have more to look forward to than just these reissues: The band have been in the studio working on a follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia, and frontman Dave Mustaine has said he “hopes” for a release in spring next year.
Watch the trailer for both reissues below: