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Megadeth and Heavy Metal Announce Graphic Novel and Album Release

Megadeth and Heavy Metal Announce Graphic Novel and Album Release

This year marks the 35thanniversary of MEGADETH, to which the band is set to release their ultimate greatest hits compilation, WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS, on March 22.  To further celebrate this, MEGADETH has partnered with premiere comics publisher, HEAVY METAL, to create the ultimate fan experience with a 350-page anthology of comic stories inspired by all the songs on the album.  The collaboration, titled DEATH BY DESIGN, features stories written and illustrated by top talent from comics, film, television and music and will be available worldwide at retailers everywhere on June 5, 2019.

The project, carefully curated by DAVE MUSTAINE and HEAVY METAL, is a powerful book that gives both insight and understanding into the universe of MEGADETH and its harrowed mascot, VIC RATTLEHEAD.

MEGADETH, working in close collaboration with HEAVY METAL, has collected an  unprecedented pool of talent for MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN– making it any comic book or MEGADETH fan’s dream.  Brendan Small (creator of Metalocalypse) teams with Belen Ortega (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) for Hangar 18.  Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts And Where To find Them) writes an apocalyptic tale insanely drawn by Andy Belanger (Southern Cross) for Rattlehead. An A-list talent pool rounds out the roster featuring Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Brian Wood (DMZ), Justin Jordan & John Bivens (Spread), Leah Moore & John Reppion (Judge Dredd), Joe Keatingue (Popgun), Christine Larsen (Holy Diver), Frazier Irving (Annihilator) and more than 50 other talented creators.

Says Dave Mustaine: “I have always fantasized about MEGADETH doing something this gloriously electrifying and gruesome. I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed working with HEAVY METAL to put it together for you.”

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of HEAVY METAL said “Since I was old enough to buy records, MEGADETH has been one of my favorite bands, not only for the great storytelling in the music, but the world building imagery on the album covers.  This opportunity to meld the two world together and tell stories inspired by their songs is a privilege that we are excited to present to the fans.”

The MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN 350-page graphic novel will be presented in a 12.25”x12.25” prestige “album” format and comes in 4 different collector’s editions:

• Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of WARHEADS ON FOREHEADSand DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine.
Pre-order here: https://shop.heavymetal.com

• FYE Exclusive Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of WARHEADS ON FOREHEADSand DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine.
Will be available at FYE retail outlets

• Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of WARHEADS ON FOREHEADSand DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel.
Pre-order here: https://megadethshop.com/collections/graphic-novels

• Standard hardcover edition of DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel.
Pre-order here: https://megadethshop.com/collections/graphic-novels

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MEGACRUISE: First Details Emerge on Megadeth’s Inaugural Heavy Metal At Sea Experience!

MEGACRUISE: First Details Emerge on Megadeth’s Inaugural Heavy Metal At Sea Experience!

Details for the inaugural MEGACRUISE, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, have been announced to preview the cruise’s public on sale!

Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, CA) and host two heavy metal-filled days of music and events. The cruise will also feature an optional pre-cruise party in Los Angeles (details TBA).

Cabins start at $1,349 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit MEGACRUISE.com and follow @TheMegaCruise on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Joining Megadeth will be Anthrax, Testament, DragonForce, Overkill, Corrosion of Conformity, DevilDriver, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, and Metalachi, with more performers to be announced. In addition, official cruise hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, AXS), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&A’s and events.

MEGACRUISE will offer fans an interactive experience like no other, hosting a variety of events and activities that put cruisers upfront and center with metal icons that have been an integral part of their lives. From Artist Photo Experiences to Intimate Morning Coffee Jams, Music Clinics to Fan/Artist Sporting Competitions, there are many ways for fans to interact with their favorite artists. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to join Dave Mustaine for optional beer and wine tasting events featuring a new vintage from Mustaine Vineyards and his award-winning  À Tout Le Monde beer.

Sail aboard one of the finest vessels in the music cruise industry, the Norwegian Jewel features some of the hottest venues and performance stages on the high seas. In addition to the main event — endless amounts of live metal music everywhere you look — the ship offers delectable dining options (16 restaurants, plus 15 lounges and bars) and a myriad of activities and entertainment options (casinos, pools, hot tubs, outdoor basketball court, spa, and more). Cruisers will enjoy the friendly and attentive service that the Norwegian Cruise Line is known for…this experience will impress even the most discerning cruise and music fan.

The cruise features a stop at the laid-back Mexican port of Ensenada, which offers outdoor recreation, local attractions, wineries, incredible food, culture, and of course, great cantinas to grab a cold one and party with locals, fellow cruises, and artists. Active travelers looking for adventure can grab a surfboard, kayak or paddle board and hit the beach for the perfect day in the sun. Snorkeling, zip lining, sailing, fishing, horseback riding and more are also available for a nominal charge.

MEGACRUISE will also visit “America’s Finest City,” San Diego. The Norwegian Jewel will literally arrive downtown at the foot of Broadway, leading fans into one of the coolest cities in the world. From sun up to late into the night, guests have the time to experience more than just a short day here…the ship doesn’t leave San Diego until well after midnight. As the sun sets over the Norwegian Jewel and the skyline of San Diego, the heavy metal experience will begin with bands performing on multiple stages aboard this floating festival like no other.

About MEGADETH:
Megadeth burst onto the scene over thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! (recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time). The metal genre pioneers have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades, including: a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia, 12 GRAMMY® nominations in all, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign, and five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction. The band is currently writing the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia and will be on tour with Ozzy Osbourne this summer. For more info, visit MEGADETH.com and follow @Megadeth on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About ON THE BLUE:
ON THE BLUE — promoter for the MEGACRUISE — is a leader in cruise charter innovation, having sailed over 100,000 passengers in that last 20 years. The principals of ON THE BLUE have deep roots in the music industry, having provided world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for over two decades. ON THE BLUE has run dozens of charter and large group programs for organizations, corporations, celebrities and artists throughout North America, and has played major roles in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Past charters have included an array of Fortune 500 companies plus theme cruises featuring entertainers such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Journey, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger, The Moody Blues, UFO, Queensryche, Tesla, Cinderella, Yes, Little River Band, UK, Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, O.A.R and many others. For more info, visit OTBlue.com.

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019.  For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar),Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.

Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM local time at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.  Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00AM (local time)until Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

The “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour launched in May 2018 in Santiago, Chile for solo shows in three countries followed by a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances.  A North American tour followedkicking off August 30 in Allentown, PA, with the final four shows of that leg of the tour postponed for OZZY to recover from an infection.  Those four shows–Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas–will now conclude the 2019 dates. Tickets for these rescheduled dates are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The trek will also include a newly announced June 11 stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Prior to his 2019 dates, OZZY will headline a special New Year’s Eve OZZFEST spectacular at the Forum in Los Angeles.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future.  Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

This will mark the first time Megadeth will join OSBOURNE for a full tour, although they have performed together previously at OZZFEST and other festivals around the world.  Megadethburst 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 of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia, 11 additional GRAMMY® nominations, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign and scored five consecutive platinum albums-including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

North American Tour dates:

May 29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
May 31 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
June 02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 04 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 
June 08 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 
June 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion 
June 15 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 
June 18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre 
June 20 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre 
June 22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena 
June 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 
June 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 
June 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena 
July 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 
July 06 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center 
July 09 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place 
July 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 
July 13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 
July 16 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 
July 18 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 
July 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre 
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion 
July 27 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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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.

Songkick connects hundreds of the world’s greatest artists with millions of music fans around the globe. Songkick’s concert discovery platform targets more than 60 markets globally with notifications and tickets whenever a fan’s favorite artists are playing nearby and its innovative technologies improve the fan experience, ensuring tickets end up in the hands of an artist’s biggest fans. Learn more about Songkick at www.songkick.com/partner, and download the app to track your favorite artists and never miss them live, on iOS and Android.

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WORLDS COLLIDE: Ozzfest and Knotfest Join Forces For Mind-Blowing Double Header

WORLDS COLLIDE: Ozzfest and Knotfest Join Forces For Mind-Blowing Double Header

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Worlds have truly collided as the legendary Ozzfest and Knotfest have joined forces…the ultimate meeting of metal minds…a double-header music and lifestyle weekend like no other on the planet.

This merger of two of the most well-known and established brands in rock–OZZFEST, celebrating its 20th anniversary, and KNOTFEST, which debuted in 2012–is set for Saturday, September 24 (OZZFEST) and Sunday, September 25 (KNOTFEST) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST–a multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event with more than 40 acts–go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM (PT) at OZZFEST.COM and KNOTFEST.COM. All the details and line-ups (below) were revealed at a major press conference today (Thursday, May 12) at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA.

Saturday’s OZZFEST will be headlined by Black Sabbath–marking their last Southern California performance as part of the band’s final tour–and Sunday’s KNOTFEST bill is topped by the festival’s namesake, Slipknot. On hand at the press conference were OZZFEST founder Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown). The event began with a movie screening, followed by a Q&A session with artists from the OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST bill and concluded with a p
erformance from Zakk Sabbath, led by Zakk Wylde.

“We are here to create havoc and history,” says Ozzy Osbourne. “Let the madness begin…”

“This could be the one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of,” says Corey Taylor of Slipknot. “Starting out as an Ozzfest band, coming into our own with Knotfest and now combining forces to make a little metal history…it was meant to be and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

“Playing with Black Sabbath is always an honor,”Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot exclaims. “Merging both festivals will be a legendary experience that will be life-changing for all fans. We are excited to bring all the families together again.”

“We want it to be the loudest, biggest, dirtiest festival in California. We couldn’t be happier,” says Sharon Osbourne.

“The impact of Ozzfest on heavy music and on Slipknot, cannot be underestimated,” says Cory Brennan, President, 5B Artist Management. “For 20 years Ozzfest has given fans their first glimpse at bands like Slipknot, Disturbed and countless others, but also bringing new fans and bands together every year. Ozzfest inspired Slipknot to continue this vital tradition with Knotfest, and it’s an honor to celebrate our genre alongside them in 2016.”

The San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds is where OZZFEST–the event that launched the U.S. hard rock festival market and went on to tour the world–began in 1996 and where KNOTFEST last year took over the San Bernardino, CA venue and expanded into a camping festival. There’s also a longtime history between the two namesakes of the events, with Slipknot appearing at OZZFEST in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2013 at the inaugural OZZFEST Japan.

The OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST 2016 line-up is as follows, with both OZZFEST and KNOTFEST dedicating a stage in honor of their departed comrade Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

OZZFEST Line-up
Saturday, September 24

MAIN STAGE
Black Sabbath
Disturbed
Megadeth
Opeth
Black Label Society
Rival Sons

LEMMY STAGE
Children of Bodom
Hatebreed
DevilDriver
Goatwhore
Huntress
Dead Cross

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE
Municipal Waste
Kataklysm
Nails
The Shrine
Still Rebel

KNOTFEST Line-up
Sunday, September 25

MAIN STAGE
Slipknot
Slayer
Amon Amarth
Anthrax
Trivium

LEMMY STAGE
Sabaton
Suicide Silence
Overkill
Emmure
Butcher Babies
Man with A Mission

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE
Whitechapel
Combichrist
Death Angel
SIM
ONI

Beyond the music, each day OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST festival-goers will encounter a wide variety of attractions throughout the expansive site. Initial onsite daily activities include a Monster Truck Arena, Carnival Thrill Rides, Massive Fire Displays, Flaming Carnival Games, The Thunderdome Battle Arena, an 85 Person Traveling Troupe of Freaks, a Carnival Midway with Games of Chance, Vendor Village, Food Trucks and Craft Beer, with 50 Foot Tall x 75 Foot Wide Image-Mapped Video Walls flanking the Main Stage, with more exciting developments to be announced in the coming months.

A variety of OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST ticketing and camping packages are available. Single day tickets range from $25.00 for GA lawn to $39.50-$149.50 for reserved seats, with GA pit passes starting at $99.00 for Sunday and $149.00 Saturday. Weekend passes range from $40.00 for GA lawn to $69.00-$239.00 for reserved seats, and $239.00 for GA pit passes. VIP packages start at $249.00 for VIP Lounge; options include the Ultimate Slipknot VIP Experience at $1,000.00, the Black Sabbath M&G Package at $1250 and the Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience at $2500. Camping selections include Tent Camping for $150.00 and RV Camping for $250.00. Additional details on camping and ticketing options can be found at OZZFEST.COM and KNOTFEST.COM.

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Rock On The Range 2016: Deftones, Comedy Tent Lineup And ‘That Metal Show’ Cast Reunion

Rock On The Range 2016: Deftones, Comedy Tent Lineup And ‘That Metal Show’ Cast Reunion

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Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in America–has announced additions to the 10th Anniversary festival experience May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Deftones, along with The Shrine and Adam Watt, join the incredible music lineup, which features three days of music on three stages, with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for the full festival lineup.

Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May.”

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature some of rock’s favorite comedians including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass, and Bethany Dwyer, plus Columbus’s top comedy talent.

In addition, Saturday night’s festivities at Rock On The Range will include a live version of “That Metal Show” (based on the VH1 Classic program) starring hosts . The live show will feature interviews with various ROTR bands, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and typical “That Metal Show” commentary from Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine.

Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine proclaim, “Hey Rangers! Get ready for the rock reunion of a lifetime! No, not Guns N’ Roses…the three of us are reuniting for a special ‘That Metal Show’ live on stage for Rock On The Range’s 10th anniversary. Hope to see you all at America’s #1 rock festival!”

Another new element to ROTR is the Craft Beer Village, which will feature top breweries from the region.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th year, Rock On The Range 2016 will feature an exhibit area for all patrons to enjoy, showcasing theRock On The Range Photography Collection, highlighting the last 10 years.

Fans are encouraged to buy tickets now at www.RockOnTheRange.com and save. Ticket prices will increase on Monday, February 22 at Noon EST. At that time, Weekend GA Field tickets increase to $229.50 (plus fees) and Weekend Stadium GA tickets increase to $159.50 (plus fees).

VIP, Hotel and Camping Packages, as well as Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs are now SOLD OUT. However, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades are still available to all GA Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange
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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016: Legendary Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Epic Lineup!

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016: Legendary Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Epic Lineup!

Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. The incredible lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Check out the announcement video here >

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

Disturbed says, “We’ve waited long enough, and so have you. Get ready, ‘cause Disturbed is back and we can’t wait to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range.“

Rock On The Range is easily one of the best festivals I’ve ever played. Looking forward to doing it again,” says Rob Zombie.

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah says, “12 years after my last performance in Columbus, Ohio I have decided it’s time to bring the music of Hellyeah to the great rock & roll fans that attend Rock On The Range!! We are looking forward to kickin’ your ass at this great event!!”

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range–fueled by Monster Energy–is as follows: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between The Buried & Me, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Issues, Highly Suspect, The Sword, Tiger Army, Sick Puppies, New Years Day, Aranda, Wilson, Enter Shikari, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Memphis May Fire, Lacey Sturm, Turbowolf, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Monster Truck, Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Cane Hill, and Citizen Zero, with more to be announced.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

“Everything has been turned up a notch to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer of the festival for Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack. “From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the reunion of fan favorites Disturbed, to the welcomed return of Vinnie Paul and his band Hellyeahto the state of Ohio for the first time in over a decade, and countless others, it’s paramount that we continue to raise the bar so Rock On The Range remains the elite rock festival in America. We feel we’ve accomplished this goal and then some.”

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Rock On The Range specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the ROTR Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase these tickets (Weekend Field GA: $199.50 + fees, Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50 + fees). Layaway Packages, VIP tickets, Camping, Hotel Packages, and Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs ($349 + fees) are also available for purchase at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

Regularly priced General Admission tickets for America’s premier hard rock festival go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10:00 AM ET at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field General Admission: $219.50 + fees

Weekend Stadium General Admission: $139.50 + fees

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades will be available to all Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

 Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

 Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience (formerly known as Crazy Dave’s) and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

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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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