The System Has Failed
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded At Oceanway and Emerald Entertainment in Nashville, Tennessee; additional recording at Phase Four Studios in Tempe, Arizona
Length 48:24
Number of tracks 12
Label Sanctuary
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United Abominations

The System Has Failed is the tenth album released by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It would be the first to not feature long time bassist David Ellefson.


Regular VersionEdit

No. Title Composer Length
1. Blackmail the Universe Dave Mustaine 4:33
2. Die Dead Enough Mustaine 4:18
3. Kick the Chair Mustaine 3:57
4. The Scorpion Mustaine 5:59
5. Tears in a Vial Mustaine 5:21
6. I Know Jack Mustaine 0:40
7. Back in the Day Mustaine 3:27
8. Something That I'm Not Mustaine 5:07
9. Truth Be Told Mustaine 5:40
10. Of Mice and Men Mustaine 4:04
11. Shadow of Deth Mustaine 2:15
12. My Kingdom Mustaine 3:03
Total length:

Japanese EditionEdit

No. Title Composer Length
13. Die Dead Enough (Video) Mustaine

2019 Re-issueEdit

No. Title Composer Length
13. Time/Use the Man (Live) Mustaine, David Ellefson, Marty Friedman 6:29
14. The Conjuring (Live) Mustaine 5:26