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.
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.
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.
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.
American metal legends Megadeth have shared online a new animated music video for their single ''The Threat Is Real''. Frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine gets the animated treatment as well as the other members of the band. It's pretty entertaining. See it for yourself below.
Megadeth have just announced that they will team up with Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom and Havok for a North American tour in early 2016. The four-band package which will launch on February 20th in Dallas, Texas and wrap on March 24th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, will mark Megadeth's first USA run of dates in support of its new album, Dystopia, slated for release on January 22nd. If you like the bill, see the dates below.
Megadeth have shared a new song online! In anticipation of the release of their new studio album, the first in three years, Dystopia, the new menacing tune is called "The Threat Is Real". You can listen to the song on the band's official website here. If that link doesn't work for you due to an error, try this. What do you think about it?
It seems like guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine (MegaDave) loves the current lineup of Megadeth so much that he even contemplated re-recording the band's debut album, Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!, with the trio of musicians that surrounds him now for the album's 30th anniversary. The band is currently on tour in Russia, with more European dates still to come, where he revealed this.
After some line-up changes, Dave Mustaine's Megadeth is back with a new record. If you enjoyed the band's last album Super Collider, prepare for the new one which will be named Dystopia. It is coming out in January 22nd, 2016. As for the music, you won't even have to wait to listen to some of it. You can stream the new song "Fatal Illusion" right away.
Children Of Bodom are releasing a new album soon, I Worship Chaos. So, naturally new tours are being booked to promote the record. Today, the Finnish metallers announced a string of dates for Europe. Children Of Bodom will join forces with groove metallers Lamb Of God, who will present their new record VII: Sturm Und Drang as well and tour Europe this fall. Opening support will come courtesy of British metallers Sylosis. For a few dates in the UK and Ireland, this touring package will team up with mighty Megadeth as well.
On the band's latest album Super Collider, we had fiddles, horns, cellos and bagpipes. And now on the new as yet to be named Megadeth album, we're going to have some country style steel guitar, courtesy of Grammy-winning country singer/guitarist Steve Wariner.
A few weeks ago, it was only a rumour but it is now official, Angra's guitarist Kiko Loureiro has joined Megadeth! Last week, the band announced that drummer Chris Adler would join the band in the studio for their new album, and now the first new member is introduced. Kiko is known for his work in Angra as well as his solo career. What do you think of this choice for Megadeth?
In the last few weeks, rumors have been circulating around that Lamb Of God's Chris Adler is laying drums for the next Megadeth album. Chris Adler was photographed with Dave Mustaine eating tacos in Tennessee where the band is recording the new album. Megadeth have recently started dropping hints about the drummer and some fans have identified Chris Adler on the clips that you can see below. The band has now shared a picture of Chris Adler with a Megadeth t-shirt on their Facebook page. It's now official. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing.
After leaving Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover announced that they had formed a new band together. This new band is now taking shape. The duo are now announcing their worldwide signing to Metal Blade Records for their new group Act Of Defiance, which is rounded out by Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) on bass. They are currently recording their debut offering with renowned producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Look for this album to be released sometime this summer. In the meantime, listen below to a sneak peek into a rough demo snippet of the track "Throwback."