Jan 202013
 

megadeth2012Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover will be appearing at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as part of the 2013 NAMM [National Association Of Music Merchants] show, a massive music-products convention that takes place January 24-27. Details can be find below:

Megadeth‘s forthcoming fourteenth studio album  is being produced by Johnny K [full name: John Karkazis], who has previously worked with Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head and Staind, to produce the band’s new album, tentatively due in early 2013. The effort will surface later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed label following the band’s recent split with Roadrunner Records.

Johnny K produced Megadeth‘s last album, 2011′s Th1rt3en, which was recorded at Mustaine‘s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California. Mustaine previously stated about the recording process for Th1rt3en, “We’ve got a great new partner with Johnny K. I mean, I was satisfied with our last co-producer, with Andy Sneap, and Andyreally took us — and he even admits — as far as he could take us, and it was great because we wanted to go back to the big leagues where we were, and we feel that Johnny is, obviously, a big-league producer; not that Andy isn’t — don’t get me wrong. But we feel that this record is definitely one of our best. It’s a great feeling, because, you know, finishing some of the last record, I can honestly say, in my heart I knew that it wouldn’t contend with some of the great records in the past, just because of the timing, the label that we were on and stuff like that. Lineup changes and stuff… But I really think that everything just lined up for this record.”

Th1rt3en has sold around 119,000 copies in the United States since its November 2011 release. The CD marked the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band’s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band’s legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This was the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002′s Rude Awakening.

According to Nielsen SoundScan. A track from the CD, Whose Life [Is It Anyways?], is nominated in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  You can read our review of  Th1rt3en at this location.

Details:

Friday, January 25
David Ellefson
1:00pm – Hartke (at the Samson Technologies booth)
5:00pm – EMG Pickups

Saturday, January 26
David Ellefson
11:00am – Beamz Interactive
12:00pm – SIT Strings
2:00pm – Jackson Guitars (at the Fender booth)

Chris Broderick
2:00pm – Jackson Guitars (at the Fender booth)

Shawn Drover
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Ddrum
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Gibraltar

Sunday, January 27
Dave Mustaine
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Dean Guitars booth #5466B

For more information about NAMM, visit Namm.org.

Related articles:
Megadeth – Th1rt3en [CD review]
‘David Ellefson’ ‘There Are A Lot Of Artists Who Are Very Open About Their Faith’ [March 2012]
‘Megadeth’ Behind The Scenes At ‘The Fox Theater’ In Pomona, CA [Dec. 2012]
 ‘Megadeth’ Parts Ways With ‘Roadrunner Records’ [Dec. 2012]
‘Megadeth’s’ Bassist ‘David Ellefson’ To Release Autobiography Next Year [Dec. 2012]
‘Megadeth’s’ ‘Dave Mustaine’ Issues New Album Update [Dec. 2012]
‘Dave Mustaine’ Says ‘Three Songs For Next Album Are Tracked And Almost Done’ [Dec. 2012]
‘Dave Mustaine’ About His Inspiration Sources For The New ‘Megadeth’ Album [Dec. 2012]
New Video Footage From ‘Megadeth’ In The Studio Available [Jan. 2013]
 New Video Footage From ‘Megadeth’ In The Studio Posted [Jan. 2013]

‘Megadeth’s’ ‘Dave Mustaine’ Says ‘I Really Am Trying To Live My Life Differently Today’ [Jan. 2013]

 

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