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Megadeth - Mustaine Slams Metal Blade Founder Brian Slagel

In Twitter wars today, Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine, has slammed Metal Blade Founder and CEO Brian Slagel over claims made in Slagel's new book. The book titled For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records was released in August, with the author claiming that he tried to sign Megadeth in the early 80s for $7000. But Mustaine disputed Slagel's claim on Twitter, saying: "If the fallacy of offering us a deal for $7000 is any indication of the rest of this book, I hope it's marked fiction. I'd never sign w/you." After a few exchanges, Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under fame, who are signed to Metal Blade, also got involved in the discussion.

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Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 25.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Megadeth - Plan To Enter Studio In November

Megadeth are busy touring in support of their current album, Dystopia, but they are also planning their next move. They even won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the song "Dystopia". The thrashers led by mastermind Dave Mustaine plan to return to the studio this November or December to start "throwing some ideas around" for their next record.

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Source: katt.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 29.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Megadeth - Announce Tour With Meshuggah, TesseracT And Lillake

Megadeth are about to embark on a short North American summer tour with Meshuggah, TesseracT, and Lillake. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 21st, at 10am EDT. Fans can upgrade to Cyber Army Digital or Premium here. Check out the itinenary and dates below.

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Source: megadeth.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 20.04.2017 by nikarg | Comments (1)


Megadeth - To Tour With Scorpions In N. America

Grammy winners Megadeth will be hitting the road with the German icons Scorpions (now with drummer Mikkey Dee in their ranks) on the Crazy World Tour across North America this coming fall! Check out the September and October tour dates below to see if you can attend.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 28.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Megadeth - Win Grammy For Best Metal Performance

On their 12th attempt, Megadeth have finally won a Grammy award! The thrash metallers won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This was the band's 12th Grammy nomination and first win for the song "Dystopia", the title song of their last album.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 13.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (13)


Megadeth - Share 'Conquer Or Die' Video Clip

Megadeth have a new video out for the tune "Conquer Or Die". The track appears on their current album, Dystopia. The U.S. metallers now feature Kiko Loureiro on guitar and Dirk Verbeuren on drums, alongside founders guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson. You can catch them live on the Dystopia World Tour - North America Fall 2016 until October. The video can be enjoyed below.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 28.09.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Megadeth - Cancel Gig In Paraguay

Due to a massive rowdy crowd, failures in security and some stupid decisions (selling beer in glass bottles at a gig? What is this? Bob's Country Bunker?) the system had failed and the threat was real. Megadeth were sweating bullets when a "stampede" broke through a security barrier, crushing numerous people and leaving a Paraguayan woman injured. Several of their crew were injured due to thrown bottles. MegadavE opted to disconnect and pulled the plug several songs into the show.

Dave, not known for holding back his opinions, was not silent with his scorn. He took to Twitter to announce the cancellation:

Dave Mustaine ‏@DaveMustaine 22h22 hours ago
Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we (1/2)

Dave Mustaine ‏@DaveMustaine
Regretfully had to cancel the show. Please understand that your safety is just as important as ours and after all the security went in (2/3)

Dave Mustaine ‏@DaveMustaine
The pit someone ran onto the stage, a bottle was thrown, and we'll let you know as soon as we can reschedule and come back. Lo siento (3/4)

Dave Mustaine ‏@DaveMustaine
This is out of our hands and we will make sure when we return to use a different venue, security, and promoter. Again, Lo siento mucho.

So here's what we know:
1 - I know what you are thinking and, no, I had nothing to do with this. Honest!
2 - MegadavE's Spanish is possibly better than mine. He was here for a couple hours.
3 - They will return to play a new venue with a different promoter in the future. They had played here before without incident.
4 - Symphony of Construction - while here Dave took time to catch the premier of LandfillHarmonic with the Recycled Orchestra. IF you don't know what that's about, check it out. It's awesome. It really is worth your time.


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Source: interaksyon.com
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Event: Megadeth: Dystopia South American Tour 2016
Posted: 22.08.2016 by BitterCOld | Comments (13)


Havok - Kicked Off Tour With Megadeth

Havok announced on their Facebook page they will not take part in the upcoming Megadeth U.S. tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies and Metal Church, the reason being that they were "offered an unacceptable management contract" from Mustaine Management, headed up by Dave Mustaine's son Justis. Whether Havok will be replaced on the aforementioned tour is unknown for now. However, Dave Mustaine has denied Havok's statement on Twitter.

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Posted: 17.08.2016 by Metal God | Comments (4)


Megadeth - Premiere New Video

After recently announcing their new drummer Dirk Verbeuren and cancelling two European shows due to an injury sustained by bassist David Ellefson, Megadeth have also premiered a new video off their newest record, Dystopia, released this January. The group premiered the video for the new single "Post American World". The single takes a look at the state of the modern world, and the dark vision of the Jake Macpherson-directed video takes the subject matter in still more menacing directions. Watch it now and see if you like it.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 20.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Megadeth - Bassist Breaks Foot, Cancel Shows

On July 15th, Megadeth were slated to perform at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, but had to cancel the show when bassist David Ellefson broke his foot backstage before the band went on. After planning to save the show, mainman Dave Mustaine informed the crowd that Megadeth would not be playing. The thrash band has canceled the remaining two shows on their European tour, including the Harley Days festival in Slovakia Saturday night and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on Sunday, July 17th.

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Posted: 17.07.2016 by Bad English | Comments (6)


Megadeth - Dirk Verbeuren Announced As Full Time Member

It looks like drummer Dirk Verbeuren has made a good impression on Megadeth. After being tapped by the band for a few shows, he now joins them as their new permanent drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on the Range festival in May.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 15.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (9)


Megadeth - Former Drummer Nick Menza Dies

Devastating news arrive this Sunday morning. Multiple sources are claiming that former and great Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has reportedly died at the age of 51 after suffering a heart failure last night onstage while performing with his band OHM at Los Angeles club The Baked Potato. The venue itself has confirmed it and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tweeted about it, feeling gutted.

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Source: teamrock.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 22.05.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (25)


Megadeth - Tap Dirk Verbeuren For Upcoming Shows

Megadeth have recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren for their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in at all shows until Chris Adler rejoins them on June 28th. Adler will be busy with Lamb Of God. Dirk Verbeuren has been involved in numerous bands and is Soilwork's drummer but didn't pass up the opportunity. Soilwork will bring in a fill-in drummer in the meantime.

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Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 21.05.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


Megadeth - Release 'Poisonous Shadows' Live Video

Megadeth have been busy touring in support of their newest album, Dystopia, released this year. Now, they unleash a 360º view of the band performing "Poisonous Shadows" for their Virtual Reality experience for Dystopia, offering viewers the chance to watch the live performance from different perspectives. Check it out below.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 26.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Megadeth - Streaming New Album Title Track

Megadeth have decided to share a brand new single today. The metallers start the year with a bang and are letting fans check out another song that will appear on Dystopia. The new album features the contributions of new guitarist Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and touring/session drummer Chris Adler (Lamb Of God). Enter the melodies of "Dystopia" below.

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Source: megadeth.com
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Posted: 07.01.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (18)