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Legendary Rockers Megadeth Unleash “Megadeth Invasion” Video Game

Legendary Rockers Megadeth Unleash “Megadeth Invasion” Video Game

Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH unleash “Megadeth Invasion”: a video game for Cyber Army fans to fight the invasion for a chance to win a Dystopia Prize Pack, including a Kiko Signature KIKOSP2 Ibanez Guitar.

Fans can either log in now or sign up to the Cyber Army, MEGADETH’s official fan club, to play at www.megadeth.com/invasion

Made in partnership with Songkick, the Cyber Army can log in to battle space monsters for the opportunity to win additional prizes including a Dystopia Deluxe VR bundle; a Dystopia poster signed by Dave Mustaine; and a vinyl Dystopia record. Songkick and MEGADETH will choose the winner May 1, 2017.

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ABOUT MEGADETH:
MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 Grammy® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track “Dystopia,” 12 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

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Megadeth To Celebrate Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015 With Release of “The Threat Is Real” 12″ Vinyl

Megadeth To Celebrate Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015 With Release of “The Threat Is Real” 12″ Vinyl

Coming in 2016!

Coming in 2016!

Megadeth’s landmark second album Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? included an iconic track that’s gone down in Megadeth (and metal) history: “Black Friday”.  Now, in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, Megadeth will be releasing a special 12’’ vinyl single for “The Threat is Real” from the upcoming new album Dystopia (out January 22, 2016).  Only a limited amount of copies will be pressed in the U.S., and the b-side is another brand new recording – Megadeth’s version of FEAR’s punk classic “Foreign Policy”, which will be unavailable on any other format until its official release on Dystopia.  The 12’’ will be available at all participating physical and online retailers on November 27 while “The Threat Is Real” will be available digitally.  Fans will be able to stream it today at www.megadeth.com. In the words of Dave Mustaine, “Support Record Store Day Black Friday – or else!”

Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners on January 22ndon Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records. Fatal Illusion was the first track released from the album and garnered major praise from press, Rolling Stone says, “heavy, creepy guitar… before kicking into jazz bass and a galloping thrash riff that harks back to the group’s early days.”

With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).

The rest of the Megadeth lineup is comprised of new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra), David “Juinor” Ellefson on bass, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.

Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

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Megadeth Unleash “Fatal Illusion” Single From Upcoming Album ‘DYSTOPIA’

Megadeth Unleash “Fatal Illusion” Single From Upcoming Album ‘DYSTOPIA’

Megadeth - "Dystopia"

Megadeth – “Dystopia”

Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22, 2016.

With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).

The rest of the MEGADETH lineup is comprised of David “Junior” Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.

“There’s an excitement right now that I haven’t felt for a really long time,” exclaims Dave Mustaine.

Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners. “Fatal Illusion” is the first track released from the album, listen here.

Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine’s intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to MEGADETH’s influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.

MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Threat Is Real
  2. Dystopia
  3. Fatal Illusion
  4. Death From Within
  5. Bullet To The Brain
  6. Post American World
  7. Poisonous Shadows
  8. Conquer or Die!
  9. Lying In State
  10. The Emperor
  11. Foreign Policy

Megadeth’s current tour dates are:

OCT 11 – Tokyo, Japan – Loud Park 15

OCT 13 – Osaka, Japan – Orix Theater

OCT 16 – Perth, Australia – Metro City

OCT 18 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion

OCT 19 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall

OCT 21 – Brisbane, Australia – Eatons Hill

OCT 24 – Shillong, India – NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Bhoirymbong

OCT 30 – Mumbai, India – Richardson & Cruddas

NOV 01 – Calcutta, India – NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Nicco Park Grounds

NOV 04 – Moscow, Russia – Stadium Live

NOV 05 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2 Arena

NOV 09 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

NOV 11 – Glasgow, Scotland – Braehead Arena

NOV 12 – Manchester, England – 02 Apollo Manchester

NOV 14 – Wembley, England – The SSE Arena

NOV 15 – Birmingham, England – 02 Academy Birmingham

DEC 05 – Toluca, Mexico – Centro Dinamico Pegaso

 

 

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Megadeth To Returns With ‘Dystopia’ On January 22nd, 2016

Megadeth To Returns With ‘Dystopia’ On January 22nd, 2016

Megadeth - "Dystopia"

Megadeth – “Dystopia”

Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22, 2016.

With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold).

The rest of the MEGADETH lineup is comprised of David “Junior” Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.

“There’s an excitement right now that I haven’t felt for a really long time,” exclaims Dave Mustaine.

Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners. “Fatal Illusion” is the first track released from the album, listen here.

Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine’s intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to MEGADETH’s influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.

MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Threat Is Real
  2. Dystopia
  3. Fatal Illusion
  4. Death From Within
  5. Bullet To The Brain
  6. Post American World
  7. Poisonous Shadows
  8. Conquer or Die!
  9. Lying In State
  10. The Emperor
  11. Foreign Policy

 

Megadeth’s current tour dates are:

OCT 06             Beijing, China                Hui Yuan M Zone Center

OCT 08             Shanghai, China            Shanghai Gymnasium

OCT 11             Tokyo, Japan                Loud Park 15

OCT 13             Osaka, Japan                Orix Theater

OCT 16             Perth, Australia              Metro City

OCT 18             Sydney, Australia          Hordern Pavilion

OCT 19             Melbourne, Australia      Festival Hall

OCT 21             Brisbane, Australia        Eatons Hill

OCT 24             Shillong, India               NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Bhoirymbong

OCT 30             Mumbai, India               Richardson & Cruddas

NOV 01             Calcutta, India               NH7 Weekender Fest. @ Nicco Park Grounds

NOV 04             Moscow, Russia            Stadium Live

NOV 05             St. Petersburg, Russia   A2 Arena

NOV 09             Dublin, Ireland               3Arena

NOV 11             Glasgow, Scotland        Braehead Arena

NOV 12             Manchester, England     02 Apollo Manchester

NOV 14             Wembley, England        The SSE Arena

NOV 15             Birmingham, England    02 Academy Birmingham

DEC 05             Toluca, Mexico              Centro Dinamico Pegaso

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GIGANTOUR 2013: Lineup To Feature Megadeth, Hellyeah, Black Label Society, Newsted & More!

GIGANTOUR 2013: Lineup To Feature Megadeth, Hellyeah, Black Label Society, Newsted & More!

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It is an announcement that headbangers have been waiting for all year long! GIGANTOUR–the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new line-up for the tour.  In addition to headliner MEGADETH, the multi-artist bill features metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION, all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine.

GIGANTOUR “This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour yet, and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years. Gigantour 2013 brings four of my favorite bands, each centered around a superstar. With Zakk, David, Vinnie, and Jason there are going to be fans from Ozzy to Disturbed to Pantera to Metallica and everything that’s metal in-between! Don’t miss the metal festival of the summer!” says Mustaine. He founded the tour in 2005 and over the years has had established artists such as Volbeat, Motorhead, Anthrax, Fear Factory and Dream Theater, as well as giving (then) up-and-coming artists Lacuna Coil, Into Eternity and Sanctity their first break on a national festival tour. GIGANTOUR 2013 continues with this tradition.

GIGANTOUR 2013 will kick off on July 3rd in Gilford, NH and wind its way through North America, hitting cities throughout Canada and the U.S., wrapping on August 11th in Toronto, Canada. Tickets go on sale on May 10th with a special Gigantour pre-sale on May 9th.  Check www.gigantour.com for further details.

MEGADETH has also teamed up with Artist Arena (www.artistarena.com) to provide fans with Ultimate VIP packages, including premium tickets, meet and greets, exclusive gifts and more. Go to megadeth.com for all the details.

For a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—MEGADETH’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come. They are about to release their 14th studio album titled Super Collider, June 4, 2013, through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe, just in time forGIGANTOUR 2013.

Mustaine formed Megadeth in Los Angeles in 1983, and with a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-’80s and ’90s, boasting such arena anthems as “Symphony of Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” and “Sweating Bullets,” along with the top singles in 1997/98 off Cryptic Writings, “Trust,” (No. 1 track) “Almost Honest,” “Use The Man” and “A Secret Place.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (www.blacklabelsociety.com)

For over 20 years Zakk Wylde served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) andOzzmosisIn 1998, Wylde formed the now legendary BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (BLS), which went on to earn its own fervent fan base (known as the Berzerkers). A limited amount of Black Label Society VIP packages will be available at http://shop.blacklabelsociety.com.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is comprised of Zakk Wylde (lead guitar, lead vocals), Nick Catanese (rhythm guitar), John DeServio (bass), and Chad Szeliga (drums). Their eighth studio album, Order Of The Black (2010), featured two singles, Parade Of The Dead and “Crazy Horse, and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 4. With millions of records sold with both Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.

DEVICE (www.deviceband.com)

Experimentation remains the best catalyst for progression. Rather than sticking to any pre-existing blueprints or conventions, modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed and studio collaborator Geno Lenardo [ex-Filter] constructed DEVICE from strands of hard rock, industrial, and electronica.

While the Grammy© Award-nominated, multiplatinum powerhouse Disturbed was on hiatus, Lenardo reached out to Draiman to collaborate on a song for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack in late 2011. As soon as the singer heard the music, he was both intrigued and inspired. The duo then cut “Hunted” in Chicago. Even though the track didn’t ultimately make the final soundtrack album due to circumstances beyond their control, Draiman urged that they hold on to it and continue writing music. They soon enlisted Will Hunt from Evanescence and guitarist Virus from Dope and Rock of Ages, and had an entire album’s worth of material resulting in the release of their new, self-titled debut on Warner Bros. Records. Device is in stores now!

HELLYEAH (http://hellyeahband.com)

The Dallas, Texas heavy metal supergroup HELLYEAH formed in 2006 and features Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribett, plus Tom Maxell from Nothingface, Bob Zilla from Damageplan and drummer Vinnie Paul from Pantera and Damageplan. Their self-titled debut is a wide-ranging collection of songs including stomping metal, melodic hard rock and fun-loving southern rock and has sold over 350,000 copies. Their follow-up, Stampede, was released in 2010 and debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200. Their new album, Band of Brothers, is heavier than anything they’ve done before and more emotionally expressive as well as more sonically reminiscent of the bands’ past groups, Pantera, Damageplan, Mudvayne and Nothingface.

NEWSTED (http://newstedheavymetal.com)

Legendary bassist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and six-time Grammy-Award winner, Jason Newsted is now fronting his very own band, Newsted.  The band’s explosive EP, accurately titled, Metal debuted #1 on the iTunes metal chart. Joined by Staind guitarist, Mike Mushok, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer, Jesus Mendez Jr, Newsted is currently on the road and putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released late this summer.

Newsted will be offering fans a chance to get up close and personal with the Newsted VIP Experience! To be the first to know about tickets and premium VIP packages visit http://newstedheavymetal.com and make sure to sign up for the mailing list.

DEATH DIVISION (https://www.facebook.com/DeathDivision)

DEATH DIVISION is the new heavy metal band out of Hollywood, California, and was founded by bass player Jerry Montano, whose past bands include Danzig, Nothingface, Down & Dirty and tour mates Hellyeah, drummer Tim Yeung who has played with Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Hate Eternal and Nile, and features Sean De La Tour on vocals and guitar, and Rick Di Marco on lead guitar. DEATH DIVISION ‘s sound is heavy and intense with a natural sense of melody. Their new single, “I’ve Had Enough,” recently made its debut on Full Metal Jackie and is out now.

 

TOUR DATES

WED

7/3/13

Gilford, NH

Meadowbrook

FRI

7/5/13

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

SAT

7/6/13

Canadaigua, NY

Marvin Sands PAC

MON

7/8/13

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

TUE

7/9/13

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

WED

7/10/13

Youngstown, OH

Covelli Center

FRI

7/12/13

Dallas, TX

TBA

SAT

7/13/13

Lubbock, TX

Lonestar Amphitheatre

SUN

7/14/13

Corpus Christi, TX

Concrete Street Amphitheatre

TUE

7/16/13

Oklahoma City, OK

Zoo Amphitheatre

THU

7/18/13

Bloomington, IL

US Cellular Coliseum

FRI

7/19/13

Milwaukee, WI

Eagles Ballroom

SAT

7/20/13

Cadott, WI

Chippewa Valley Music Festival

MON

7/22/13

Winnipeg, MB

MTS Center

TUE

7/23/13

Regina, SK

Brandt Centre

THU

7/25/13

Calgary, AB

Stampede Corral

FRI

7/26/13

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

SAT

7/27/13

Dawson Creek, BC

EnCana Events Centre

MON

7/29/13

Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Entertainment Center

TUE

7/30/13

Everett, WA

Comcast Arena

THU

8/1/13

West Valley City, UT (SLC)

Maverik Center

FRI

8/2/13

Denver, CO

1st Bank Center

SUN

8/4/13

Fargo, ND

Scheels Arena

WED

8/7/13

New York, NY

TBA

FRI

8/9/13

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

SAT

8/10/13

Montreal, QC

Heavy Metal 2013

SUN

8/11/13

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

 

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Megadeth To Kick Off Gigantour With Motörhead, Volbeat And Lacuna Coil

Megadeth To Kick Off Gigantour With Motörhead, Volbeat And Lacuna Coil

DAVE MUSTAINE of iconic multi-platinum metal group MEGADETH has launched his critically acclaimed touring festival GIGANTOUR to a roaring and acclaimed start in the northeast U.S.  Sharing the stage every night with the headlining MEGADETH are MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL on the trek which kicked off January 26 in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and has already been highlighted by a sold out January 28 show at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden.  GIGANTOUR is set to hit Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre Friday, February 24 and wraps Saturday, March 3 in Austin, TX.  See tour dates and press quotes later in this press release.

In other MEGADETH news, they have received their tenth Grammy nomination for their latest effort. The group–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–earned a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their new single “Public Enemy #1” off their latest album Th1rt3en (Roadrunner Records).  The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category is, eerily, category #13.

Check out the video for “Public Enemy #1” here or their Halloween eve performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” here.  “Public Enemy #1”actually marks the second Grammy nomination for music from Th1rt3en, as the song “Sudden Death” was first unveiled  in the 2010 video game “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and received a “Best Metal Performance” nod.

The band’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en, was released November 1 and debuted #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in ArgentinaFinland,Korea and Japan.

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Megadeth To Release 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’

Megadeth To Release 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’

Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.

Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.

In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track: “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.”

“If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line”

“Amen!,” continues Mustaine. “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.”

“Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow,Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. “Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so.”

Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following.

For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally. The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.”

With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [2CD; digital]

Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered)
Wake Up Dead
The Conjuring
Peace Sells
Devil’s Island
Good Mourning/Black Friday
Bad Omen
I Ain’t Superstitious
My Last Words
Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert
Intro
Wake Up Dead
The Conjuring
Bad Omen
Rattlehead
Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good
Looking Down The Cross
My Last Words
Peace Sells
These Boots Were Made For Walkin’
Devils Island
Last Rites / Loved To Deth
Mechanix

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set]

Two 8×10 photos / two 8 ½ x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue – tracklist above)

Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered)

Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Devil’s Island [previously unreleased]

Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Bad Omen [previously unreleased]

I Ain’t Superstitious [previously unreleased]

My Last Words [previously unreleased]

 

Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)

 

Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklists above)

 

LP 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

 

LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)


MEGADETH ON TOUR: UPCOMING DATES

JULY

4 Hamburg, Germany Docks

THE BIG FOUR: METALLICA • SLAYER • MEGADETH • ANTHRAX

JULY

2 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins Arena

3 Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium

6 Milan, Italy Fiera Open Air Arena

8 Knebworth, UK Sonisphere Knebworth House

9 Amneville, France Sonisphere Snowhall Parc

SEPTEMBER

14 New York, NY Yankee Stadium

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL(rockstarmayhemfest.com)

DISTURBED • GODSMACK • MEGADETH • MACHINE HEAD • IN FLAMES • TRIVIUM

JULY

10 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater

15 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

16 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino

17 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater

19 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

22 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

23* Toronto, ON Downsview Park (*Heavy T.O. Festival – heavyto.com)

24 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater

27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

29 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

30 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

31 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

AUGUST

2 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater

3 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Pavilion

5 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

7 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre

10 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre

13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

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Megadeth Inks Deal With Konami To Record Soundtrack For ‘NeverDead’

Megadeth Inks Deal With Konami To Record Soundtrack For ‘NeverDead’

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced legendary heavy metal band Megadeth are recording a customized soundtrack for the company’s forthcoming action-adventure franchise NeverDead. “Never Dead,” the official song sharing KONAMI’s video game title, will appear on Megadeth’s 13th album, which the band is currently recording.

“The members of Megadeth are speed-metal music pioneers with a world renowned reputation for producing  song catalogs with original and progressive lyrics,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The NeverDead soundtrack is an example of pure imagination and it fully captures the essence of our game. We’re proud to have such a distinctive band associated with our title.”

Megadeth have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, with five consecutive albums being certified Platinum or multi-Platinum in the United States and have nine Grammy nominations under their belt.

“‘Never Dead’ was written specifically for the game, and the song’s lyrics and concept fit perfectly with its transcendental nature,” said Madelyn Scarpulla, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services for Roadrunner Records. “Megadeth and Roadrunner are both looking forward to the mutually beneficial marketing partnership we have established with KONAMI with the launch of NeverDead and Megadeth’s new album coming this fall.”

NeverDead, currently in production, is a third-person action game set in a futuristic world where humans are battling supernatural enemies across a dark post-apocalyptic metropolis. In the game, players will assume the role of a demonic hero agent named Bryce who, assisted by his female lead Arcadia, must undertake a series of missions to combat a demonic plague. NeverDead is expected to release later this year for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer Rock The Midwest On The 2010 Jagermeister Tour

Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer Rock The Midwest On The 2010 Jagermeister Tour

Jagermeister Tour featuring Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer
War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, Indiana October 20th, 2010

It’s summer of 1990, a glorious time for metal heads in America.  Heavy metal has reached the height of popularity.  It seems not a week goes by without some metal band performing in or around your town, no matter how rural your particular town is.  MTV has a new show devoted to metal called Headbangers Ball, metal magazines adorn every news stand, and the grunge movement (heralded by Nirvana’s album Nevermind) is two years away from knocking heavy metal off of its pedestal.  Yes….it’s a great time to be a metal head.

Spearheading the concert tour season of 1990 is a metal extravaganza called ‘Clash of the Titans’ featuring three of the most popular thrash metal bands of the day:  Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer (with a then-little-known band called Alice In Chains as the opener).  The Clash of the Titans show, mainly held in outdoor arenas, was barely-controlled mayhem.  Spontaneous mosh pits were commonplace, bonfires were started, grass and sod flew through the air.  It was the best of the best in metal land….and the audiences flocked to witness.

Flash forward twenty years.  Metal isn’t quite the be-all, end-all it once was, but the three bands that headlined the original Clash of the Titans are still touring and releasing albums, although with a loss of an original band member here and there.  Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer each still have their die-hard fans from the old days, and perhaps it was these people they hoped to cater to when the bands toured together once again on the ‘Jagermeister Tour’ of 2010.  Alcoholic beverage advertising overkill aside, the Jagermeister Tour was a chance for the diehard fans to once again see three of the most popular thrash bands of all time on the same stage…but with a twist.  This time, two of the bands would be playing an entire album from their catalog: Megadeth playing ‘Rust In Peace’ in its entirety and Slayer playing ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ from start to finish.  Would these guys still have what it takes?  Can they still command crowds like they did in their heyday?  Will they be taken seriously or seen as a ‘nostalgia act’?  Read on, O metal minions….

The Jagermeister Tour at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana started out as being…well….pretty underwhelming.  I and my fellow metal heads arrived 20 minutes early to avoid the crowds, but the question we had upon arriving was, “Where the hell IS everybody?”  It was literally the easiest time I’ve ever had getting into a concert hall ever.  But…brushing the apparent lack of public interest in the show aside, I took my place on the floor and waited for the opening act Anthrax to take the stage.  As a warm-up act, Jim Florentine (who is touring as the official MC apparently) of That Metal Show took the stage.  Now, I’m a big admirer of That Metal Show, but Florentine’s act didn’t impress me at all.  I wasn’t sure if he was honing his comedy act to fit what he perceived as “Fort Wayne-ian” humor or what, but the crux of his act was saying “Obama hates white people”, leading a chant of “F**k Obama”, and then going on to tell a few ‘fat jokes’.  If I wanted to hear laugh-a-minute comedy, I’d tune in to the local talk radio channel.

Scott Ian

Despite the lame comedy, Florentine did get the crowd riled up for when Anthrax finally hit the stage.  This tour is special for Anthrax in that it sees the return of original vocalist Joey Belladonna.  He may not be the most aggressive singer in metal….but the man can still SING!  He was also very adept at working the crowd and getting them into the show.  Belladonna was singing his heart out like it was 1990, and at the same time moshing around the stage for ‘Caught in a Mosh’, doing a war dance (complete with Indian headdress) during the Anthrax classic, ‘Indians’, and even belting out a tune from their first album called ‘Metal Thrashing Mad’.  Guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano were in fine form as were Frank Bello on bass and Charlie Benante on drums.  Except for Rob Caggiano, who replaced Dan Spitz back in 2001, this was the Anthrax I grew up on.  This was the classic Anthrax.  And after ending their 45 minute set with ‘I Am the Law’, I looked around and…you know what?  There were a lot more people there than I thought.  The place was still 1/3 empty, but the people there were enjoying every minute.  It still wasn’t as intense an experience as back in 1990, but the show was just warming up.

After another unfunny interlude with Jim Florentine, it was time for Megadeth to come on.  Dave Mustaine and co. really know how to make an entrance, let me tell you.  The fog machines were set to ‘high’, the guitar riff from the classic Sabbath song, ‘Black Sabbath’ was put on repeat, and an intense Jello Biafra rant about martial law screamed through the speakers.  You’d have to see it, but it was a great way to build an intro!  Then the guys took the stage starting out with ‘Holy Wars…the Punishment Due’, and working their way through the entire Rust In Peace album (their best, in this reviewer’s opinion).  Mustaine’s voice seemed a tad weak that night, but you don’t listen to Megadeth for the beautiful vocals….it’s the guitars, man!  The twin guitar attack of Mustaine and newcomer Chris Broderick didn’t fail to impress.  They absolutely ripped.  One of the highlights for me was the appearance of ol’ Vic Rattlehead on stage during the Dave Ellefson showcase, ‘Dawn Patrol’.  Kinda cheesy…but I couldn’t help but smile and pump my fist in the air anyway.

As soon as the last note of the last song on ‘Rust In Peace’ was played, Mustaine announced, “…and that was ‘Rust In Peace’!”…then proceeded to play some of their more recent and radio-friendly tunes like ‘Trust’ and ‘Headcrusher’.  Maybe a little bit of an anti-climax, but when they closed their set with “Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?”….the heads were banging again.  It was the perfect song to close out the set.   Mustaine and the guys seemed genuinely thankful for the good crowd reaction, thanking the crowd several times with huge smiles on their faces.  Good show!

Tom Araya

Now, if there was ever a band with a rabid fan base, it would be Slayer.  They’re unrelentingly heavy and brutal…and their fans love them for it.  By the time Slayer was onstage, people were packed on the floor and attentively standing in the seats.  This was Slayer…time to freaking pay attention!  The band was obscured at first by a curtain at the front of the stage with lighting effects depicting pentagrams while the first slow notes of ‘World Painted Blood’ permeated the air.  Then…BOOM!  The curtain falls and Slayer started thrashing.  The lineup was the original and classic Slayer lineup, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman on guitar, Dave Lombardo on drums (one of the best drummers in the business if you ask me!), and Tom Araya on bass and vocal duties.  Araya has had recent back surgery due to his years of intense head banging, so he wasn’t very active, but he’s still got enough presence and vocal stamina to carry the show through.  Despite this minor little difference, the band still thrashed as hard as they ever did, tearing through the entire ‘Season in the Abyss’ album…then playing a few of their classic fan faves like ‘South of Heaven’, Guitar Hero track ‘Raining Blood’, ‘Aggressive Perfector’ (off of their debut album!), and closing their set with their signature tune, ‘Angel of Death’.  Mosh pits, crowd surfing, head banging….it was ALL going on when Slayer hit the stage!  I’ve seen Slayer in concert quite a few times, and I’m happy to say that it was in no way a ‘nostalgia act’.  They’re a little older, they’ve had their ups and downs…their surgeries.  Yet that night at the Coliseum in Fort Wayne may as well have been 1990.  If I have one little bitch, it’s something the bands had no control over at all.  There were actually signs posted in the venue saying, “No Moshing”…and people were being forcibly evicted for doing it.  I understand safety rules, liability, yadda yadda.  But c’mon.  This is Anthrax, Megadeth, and freaking SLAYER we’re talking about.  If you’re going to be hardass about some metal heads trying to have a good time, then maybe the Coliseum isn’t the place for these bands, as much as it pains me to say it.  Nobody ever got evicted from a venue for moshing back when I was of “moshing age” and it’s ridiculous to do it now.  Other than that little gripe……it was 1990 all over again.  Metal still rules!

Anthrax set list:

Caught In a Mosh

Madhouse

Antisocial

Indians

A.I.R.

Metal Thrashing Mad

I Am the Law

Megadeth set list:

Holy Wars…the Punishment Due

Hangar 18

Take No Prisoners

Five magicks

Poison Was the Cure

Lucretia

Tornado of Souls

Dawn Patrol

Rust In Peace…Polaris

Headcrusher

How the Story Ends

Trust

Symphony of Destruction

Peace Sells

Slayer set list:

World Painted Blood

Hate Worldwide

War Ensemble

Blood Red

Spirit In Black

Expendable Youth

Dead Skin Mask

Hallowed Point

Skeletons of Society

Temptation

Born of Fire

Seasons In the Abyss

South of Heaven

Raining Blood

Aggressive Perfector

Angel of Death

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