Official press release

Talk about a mind-blowing line-up. Slayer and Megadeth - two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre - will perform together for the first time in more than 15 years when they co-headline four shows in Canada in late June. The tour, dubbed "Canadian Carnage," will also feature Machine Head and Suicide Silence, and will see Megadeth and Slayer each closing two of the four shows. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 2, and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster online.

Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. Slayer - guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo - is currently in Los Angeles recording its as yet untitled tenth studio album with Greg Fidelman producing and Rick Rubin executive producing. Fans were given an early taste of the brutal new Slayer material when "Psychopathy Red," a song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was recorded last October and then leaked online. Attendees of "Canadian Carnage" will be treated to Slayer performing "Psychopathy Red" live on stage. Plans are to release the new album in July, in tandem with the Mayhem Festival tour Slayer is co-headlining with Marilyn Manson.

With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, the icon that is Megadeth culminated earlier this month, with Dave Mustaine's acceptance of the highly coveted "Golden God" accolade and the band's headline performance at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Megadeth - lead guitarist/lead vocalist Dave Mustaine, lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Shawn Drover - is currently recording their 12th studio album in Los Angeles with Andy Sneap. The disc is scheduled for release later this summer to coincide with a full scale world tour. Known for their ferocious live show, Megadeth will once again bring this intensity to their loyal throng of Canadian followers.

Bay Area titans Machine Head add to the carnage as main support. Machine Head - vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, guitarist Phil Demmel, bassist/backing vocalist Adam Duce and drummer Dave McClain - are currently touring in support of their critically-acclaimed and Grammy nominated "The Blackening". Since its release, the band has been awarded both Best Album at the Metal Hammer Awards and Album of the Year at Kerrang's annual ceremony that same year. And with a fan base so rabid, they've actually been banned from certain U.S. venues, Machine Head will bring with them the relentless stage show they are renowned for.

There is little doubt in anyone's mind that Suicide Silence is one of the frontrunners of the new wave of American metal, a statement further validated as the group won the "Best New Talent" award at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 7. The group was also hailed as the event's breakthrough artist by the L.A. Times, but make no mistake that this extreme juggernaut is not resting on its laurels and is about to take things up a notch with their highly-anticipated sophomore release, No Time to Bleed, which was produced by acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb Of God) and set for a June 30 release.


Dates for the Megadeth/Slayer co-bill are:

June 24 - GM Place, Vancouver, BC
June 26 - Rexall, Edmonton, AB
June 27 - Saddledome, Calgary, AB
June 29 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB


Source: megadeth.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Slayer + Megadeth: Canadian Carnage Tour
 
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Biedrik



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Paradox0 - 28.04.2009 at 13:54  
Megadeth? Co-Headlining? with Slayer? Let the heads roll.
In Bone Factory - 28.04.2009 at 14:29  
Good news for thrash lovers
Black Mass - 28.04.2009 at 18:06  
They should bring this tour to the UK
Nexus - 28.04.2009 at 18:13  
WTF. COME TO MONTREAL, GODDAMNIT.

Although I shouldn't ever expect to see Slayer in Montréal anytime soon ...
BitterCOld - 28.04.2009 at 19:06  
Playing hockey rinks? sweet. you lucky canuck bastards.
Deathamphetamine - 28.04.2009 at 19:13  
Why the FUCK are they not coming to Toronto???
DrunkenFuck - 28.04.2009 at 19:16  
It's great that the feud is finally over, but it would sure be nice if THE REST OF THE WORLD could get some too.
Arian Totalis - 28.04.2009 at 20:49  
I'm tempted to go to Canada now...
LeChron James - 28.04.2009 at 23:23  
Written by Arian Totalis on 28.04.2009 at 20:49

I'm tempted to go to Canada now...

myself as well. ROADTRIP.
Arian Totalis - 29.04.2009 at 01:15  
Yeah, that would be awsome lolz.
Nosurper - 29.04.2009 at 02:24  
now if only we could get a metallica, megadeth pairing. this is great too though, i wish i could go. have fun all of you other lucky bastards
Demonmayonnaise - 29.04.2009 at 03:03  
This sucks for the rest of us. Great for the Canadians though. maybe they will tour the rest of the world.
Doc Godin - 29.04.2009 at 04:17  
Written by LeChron James on 28.04.2009 at 23:23

Written by Arian Totalis on 28.04.2009 at 20:49

I'm tempted to go to Canada now...

myself as well. ROADTRIP.

Yeah! Roadtrip!.....and by roadtrip I mean 15 minute bus ride. HA!
Even If I don't get tickets I could probably hear it from my front doorstep.

Written by Guest on 28.04.2009 at 19:13

Why the FUCK are they not coming to Toronto???

Oh boo hoo, like you Toronto people don't get everything else.
Kamperman - 29.04.2009 at 06:05  
Written by Doc Godin on 29.04.2009 at 04:17

Written by LeChron James on 28.04.2009 at 23:23

Written by Arian Totalis on 28.04.2009 at 20:49

I'm tempted to go to Canada now...

myself as well. ROADTRIP.

Yeah! Roadtrip!.....and by roadtrip I mean 15 minute bus ride. HA!
Even If I don't get tickets I could probably hear it from my front doorstep.

Written by Guest on 28.04.2009 at 19:13

Why the FUCK are they not coming to Toronto???

Oh boo hoo, like you Toronto people don't get everything else.


Toronto is getting mayhem fest at least.... montreal is getting shit all this summer, heavy MTL was cancelled even
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.04.2009 at 11:56  
Well, already saw them together in 1991 (I think it was) during the Clash Of The Titans tour through Europe.

But wouldn't mind seeing them together again, But then Megadeth should stick to their thrash songs and not the crappy songs from their later albums.
Valentin B - 29.04.2009 at 18:15  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.04.2009 at 11:56

Well, already saw them together in 1991 (I think it was) during the Clash Of The Titans tour through Europe.

But wouldn't mind seeing them together again, But then Megadeth should stick to their thrash songs and not the crappy songs from their later albums.

oh, i know tons of people who would kill you for that
Daggon - 30.04.2009 at 01:53  
Oh that is a great Line-up, it would be great to see this too bands live on the same fest. You lucky canadians...
Loathera - 30.04.2009 at 04:16  
Fuck Ya... I don't see why the Europe/USA guys are complaining. You get every decent festival anyways. Canada wants love too.
Frankenchrist - 30.04.2009 at 18:11  
Awh mah gawd.

This shit'll be off the hook.
ZombieDeath - 09.05.2009 at 17:42  
Really that's a great moment and a good luck to see Megadeth and Slayer at the same stage !!!
Nexus - 04.06.2009 at 07:00  
Totally contemplating roadtripping this bitch ... Ahhh! *tries to get a few days off work*

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