Thrash metal veterans Megadeth premiere the second advance track off their upcoming sixteenth studio full-length “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!“, due out on September 02nd. That single is titled “Night Stalkers” and finds the outfit joined by Ice-T of Body Count.

An accompanying music video for “Night Stalkers” will go live on YouTube at 10 am as well.

Tells Mustaine:

“…It’s been about 30 years. I like Ice a lot. I really admire what he’s done. He’s a talented person. The opportunities he was presented with, he made them work for him. He did what a lot of the artists from the cities, deep down in the cities, would do. He talked about the blight and the hardships and how they were going to make it, and that determination is always a great motivator, whether you’re white or black.

Listening to the music he makes, it’s still motivational. My favorite line I heard him say, right in the beginning, was something like, ‘My mind’s a lethal weapon and I’m going down the library to get some more ammo’ [‘They can’t mess with me cause I’m too smart for them out there, you kno what I’m sayin’? / Fully strapped, always packed / Go to the library and get some more ammo’, from 1989’s The Iceberg]. That’s a great line, man.

We just have a friendship that’s based on us being outspoken in our genre and I think he’s done it with savoir-faire, and he’s really made a name for himself and opened a lot of doors for young black artists and actors. I love that.”