MEGADETH Unleahes New Music Video ft. Ice-T 'Night Stalkers'


Thrash masters MEGADETH has released a new music video "Nightstalkers" featuring Ice-T (video can be streamed below). The fast picking anthem is to be included on the band's upcoming sixteenth album 'The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead!' which is to drop on September 2, 2022 via UMe.


The music video produced by Rafael Pensado and directed by Leo Liberti is the next episode in the multi-chapter saga about the origin of the MEGADETH mascot Vic Rattlehead as we continue to follow the tragic events leading to our operative's complete transformation as he systematically exacts his revenge.


"For the first time in a long time, everything that we needed on this record is right in its place," Dave Mustaine enthused. "I can't wait for the public to get hold of this!"


Mustaine commented earlier this year on an interview with Jose Mangin of Sirius XM's Liquid Metal: "It's a brutal song. I can't remember if that was the fastest one [on the new album] or not. But 'Night Stalkers' is about the 160th Battalion with the United States Army, and it's all the black-ops helicopters that go in at night — nobody knows they're there; they're in, they're out. And I had my buddy Ice-T join me on a part in the middle of it, because Ice was a ranger for the army, and he did two tours over in Afghanistan, I think it was. I think that was back in '91, when I first met him. It might have been a little earlier than that, but I know he was a ranger. And I had just done something on his last record. But when I asked him, I thought it would be great to have him because of his bravado and then the fact that he's got real credibility as someone who was there. And then we've got several other guys to participate in the track just to make it as real as possible. We're going up to the base to go film a bunch of helicopter footage and sounds and stuff like that. We've got three videos that we're making for this record right now down in Brazil, and we're combining all that production and the stuff from the base, with the helicopters and everything together, to make this first three-song video offering up."


The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead!' track listing:


01. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!

02. Life In Hell

03. Night Stalkers (feat. Ice T)

04. Dogs Of Chernobyl

05. Sacrifice