Megadeth performed the song ‘The Threat Is Real’ live for the first time last Tuesday (February 23) during the band’s concert at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine recently stated about “The Threat Is Real”: “Oddly enough, I’d had a guy tell me that he thought that if anybody could unite Middle Eastern fans of music with Western Music that I probably had as good a chance as anybody, probably, if not more so. And I didn’t know how to take that, ’cause I was very confused. But I do know that Megadeth has a lot of Arabian-style solos, a lot of minor-style solos, and that kind of gives people that classical, Spanish, Arabian kind of flair, which appeals to people. But we’ve never really addressed anything [lyrically] in the Middle East, other than in ‘Holy Wars’, when I talked about the holy war that was going on over there; nothing else really addressed the issue over there. ‘The Threat Is Real’ is talking kind of about how what’s going on over there now is slowly infiltrating the West, with all the lone wolves and everything that’s going on. You don’t know if someone’s knocking on the door if it’s the Messiah or if a mass murderer; you just don’t even know.”