Thrash metallers Megadeth have teased their new video on social media. “Night Stalkers“, featuring Ice-T, will drop on Friday, July 22. The song is featured on their sixteenth studio album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”, which will be released on September 2 via UMe.
Dave Mustaine spoke about “Night Stalkers” in a previous interview:
“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.”
You can see the original social media post below: