Megadeth – “Dystopia”

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Apr 012017

There comes a time in reviewer’s life when he’s asked to review a band he’s been worshipping all his Heavy metal life, and that moment has come for me. I love and devour Megadeth, and who wouldn’t. There is no denying that Megadeth is an Epic Thrash metal band, be it for their ballistic delivery of rhythm or their wringing guitar solos. “Dystopia” marks the bands 15th thrash metal album which was released under Dave Mustaine’s Tradecraft label via Universal on the 22nd of January 2016. Yes, this review is coming in late but nonetheless is an important one for all of us here at the Metal resource, for it won the 59th Grammy Award for the Best Metal performance this year, in 2017.

Everything has been running late with this album. It was earlier scheduled to be released in early 2015, but the bandmembers faced troubled times and in November 2014, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover decided to part ways with the band only to form in “Act of Defiance” later on. David Ellefson confirmed that the band was looking out for replacements, and later confirmed to have Chris Adler (of the Lamb of God fame) on drums and Kiko Loureiro (of the Angra fame) on guitars. “Dystopia” was produced by Frontman Dave Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw, and has guest appearance of country musician Steve Wariner to play the steel guitar parts of the album.

Dave Mustaine stated that the album’s sound would feature a different musical and stylistic approach and which may be influenced with his guest performance alongside the San Diego Symphony. The band has definitely gone more aggressive compared to its 2013 release Super Collider! Continue reading »

Mar 222017

According to the Los Angeles radio station 93.1 Jack FM, Megadeth will open for German hard rock veterans Scorpions on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek will include an October 7 stop at the Forum in L.A. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m., with a presale on Thursday using the password “crazy.”

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently said that he was “really excited” about the opportunity to support an undisclosed band on at least one show in the U.S. later in 2017. Continue reading »

Sep 262016

megadeth_dystopia_4bcMegadeth‘s official video for the instrumental song ‘Conquer Or Die!’ can be seen below. The track, which is taken from the band’s latest album, “Dystopia”, showcases the classical-style acoustic guitar playing of the band’s Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro. “He plays so many different instruments, too!” Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine told Revolver magazine. “I walked into Kiko‘s hotel room in Japan, and there’s a silver flute on his bed. And [David] Ellefson [Megadeth bassist] goes, ‘That was him? I thought I heard some dude shredding on the flute last night!'”

Mustaine told Music Radar earlier in the year that Loureiro‘s lead playing complements his instinctual and animalistic style in much the same way as Chris Poland and Marty Friedman did through the ’80s and ’90s.

“I think that Kiko has a lot of what Chris Poland and Marty Friedman were capable of doing,” said Mustaine, before noting that he often vocally authored Poland and Friedman‘s solos. Continue reading »

Jul 242016

megabeer2Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine is preparing to launch an exclusive Megadeth beer in partnership with the world-class craft brewery Unibroue.

Unibroue is among the most highly awarded breweries in North America. Its beers have earned over 296 international medals to date.

Get ready for À Tout Le Monde, a Belgian-style saison ale made in Quebec, Canada and coming soon to a location near you.

Be the first to learn more about this brand new adventure launching in the coming weeks by subscribing at Continue reading »

Jul 172016

megadeth_dystopia_4bcThis weekend, Megadeth was due to play the Harley Days festival in Slovakia on July 16th and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on July 17th, but due to bassist David Ellefson breaking his foot at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaújváros, Hungary on July 15th both shows were cancelled. Frontman Dave Mustaine issued a video message explaining the situation.

Megadeth has announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was the Rock On The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, “Dystopia,” and had toured with Megadeth when not otherwise busy with his band. Continue reading »