Oct 272015

Mustaine_2014Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says that the band’s upcoming fifteenth album, “Dystopia”, has the “excitement” that was present during the recording sessions for Megadeth‘s classic sophomore LP, “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”

“Dystopia” will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” marks the recording debut of Megadeth‘s new lineup, which includes Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler.

Speaking to Australia’s Heavy magazine, Mustaine stated about “Dystopia”: “I’m so happy with it, brother. It reminds me of when we recorded ‘Peace Sells…’ because it has that excitement. There are some songs on there that are melodic; I think that when you learn how to play heavy metal and bring melody to it then that’s a huge accomplishment. Most guys, when they play metal, they’ve got a really fast right hand but their left hand isn’t really that melodic. Once you’ve found the secret on how to write melody with metal, well, then you’ve got it. This new lineup has a really cool, honest and organic feel to it.” Continue reading »

Oct 242015

megadeth2015Fan-filmed video footage of Megadeth‘s October 21 performance in Brisbane, Australia can be seen below.

After the Brisbane concert, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine uploaded a video message to his Periscope account in which he claimed he “fired” his guitar tech, whom he called as a “total waste of skin and life.” Mustaine went on to “apologize” to the Megadeth fans in Brisbane, explaining that “deserve way better than this jerkoff did tonight.” He added: “Megadeth is much better than what we appeared tonight.” He then got one last dig in, saying to the video camera: “But you know what the funny thing is? He has to live with himself. And as of like right now, I’ll never see his stupid ass again.” Continue reading »

Oct 182015

megadeth2015Fan-filmed video footage of Megadeth‘s October 16 performance in Perth, Australia can be seen below. The concert marked Megadeth‘s second show with its new lineup, featuring Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler, and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra.

In an interview with Music Feeds conducted right before the Perth show, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine stated about the band’s new lineup: “If you were going into a pub and someone said, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go see this band that’s only played together twice,’ you’d say, ‘Fuck that!’ right? So the excitement on our side is really high because we’ve got something to prove. But then at the same time we don’t have anything to prove. [Laughs]”

He continued: “The irony of us being able to have it both ways, you know, to have that feeling of exuberance and want to go out there and just nail it, but then also knowing that — you know — all those years of hard luck and having a really loving, intimate relationship with your fanbase has made it so that you can do these things.” Continue reading »

Oct 152015

megadeth2015According to The Economic Times, Megadeth will play an intimate show in Bangalore, India later this month in front of a thousand lucky fans.

Manish Seth, director of marketing and sales for Bacardi India, which is organizing the event in association with Harley Rock Riders, said in a statement: We at Bacardi, have a natural affinity to great music experiences, and aim to engage our fans in ways that leave them amazed and intrigued. Megadeth is performing in a non-festival format and fans can get up and close with them. Audiences in [Bangalore] particularly are one of the most discerning in India when it comes to music, and we believe there couldn’t have been a better city to host this performance.”

In addition to Bangalore, Megadeth will play at the Shillong and Kolkata editions of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender as well as the Harley Rock Riders festival in Mumbai. Continue reading »

Oct 152015

Mustaine_2014Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that he is working on his second book.

Mustaine autobiography, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir”, which came out in August 2010, landed at position No. 15 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book was released in the U.S. via HarperCollins‘s It Books imprint (focusing on pop culture, sports, style and content derived from the Internet). The U.K. edition, “Mustaine: A Life In Metal”, hit bookstores in the U.K. in September 2010.

During a Twitter chat with fans, Mustaine was asked if he ever planned to write another book. He responded: “Yes. In fact, I started over last summer. It will be a while [before it is released] though.”

When one of Mustaine‘s Twitter followers asked if the Megadeth leader could recommend any other rock autobiographies, Dave responded: “Sad to say most of my peers memoirs are self-promoting fuck/drug-ologues of how high they got or how low they scrape.” Continue reading »