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Megadeth reissuing early 2000s albums "The World Needs a Hero" and "The System Has Failed" 

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth is revisiting the early 2000s era of the thrash band's discography with reissues of 2001's The World Needs a Hero and 2004's The System Has Failed. Remastered versions of both albums will be available with rare bonus tracks on February 15.

The World Needs a Hero was Megadeth's last album before the band broke up in 2002 due to frontman Dave Mustaine suffering nerve damage that left him unable to play guitar.

As he recovered, Mustaine intended to launch a solo career with what would become The System Has Failed, though contract issues required it to be characterized as a Megadeth album. The System Has Failed was the first Megadeth album without original bassist and founding member David Ellefson, who would eventually rejoin the band in 2010.

Megadeth's most recent album is 2016's Dystopia, and they intend to release new music in 2019. They'll also be opening for Ozzy Osbourne on his North American No More Tours 2 trek, launching in May, and they'll host the inaugural MegaCruise in October.

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