Megadeth show us their war face on precision-riffing new single Soldier On!

Megadeth thrash out in Oslo, Norway, 2022.
(Image credit: Per Ole Hagen/Redferns)

Megadeth have continued the build up to the release of their 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, with the release of its latest single, Soldier On!

And as 21st century Megadeth songs go, this is straight out of central casting – a cornucopia of metal guitars in formation, applying the band’s start-of-the-art thrash metal sound to an all-action martial groove. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.