Feb 252016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth 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.” Continue reading »

Feb 222016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth kicked off the North American leg of its “Dystopia” world tour last Saturday (February 20) at South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas, Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine stated about the band’s setlist for the current tour: “We had to modify our setlist several times over the last couple of months of playing when we went from headlining by ourselves to playing with Lamb of God in the U.K. to going down to Mexico and playing Knotfest festival. Each time the set got shorter and shorter. I’m hoping we’ll have a good 75-minute-to-90-minute setlist that we can play. Either way, we’re going to try and play several songs off of [Megadeth‘s latest album] ‘Dystopia’.” Continue reading »

Feb 122016

davemustaine2016promo_638_b86School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that Megadeth lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school’s Frisco, Texas location on Friday, February 19. Mustaine will give musical guidance to School Of Rock students, working personally with the future rock stars to help advance their musical skills. Additionally, the artist will join students from School Of Rock Fort Worth on stage to perform a few Megadeth tracks, both classic and new, for the rest of the school, contest winners from the Dallas-Fort Worth community, and the students’ families.

Mustaine brings a true rock ‘n’ roll experience to the aspiring young musicians of all nine Dallas-Fort Worth School Of Rock locations. His visit to School Of Rock comes just before the kick-off of Megadeth‘s “Dystopia” world tour, on February 20, in Dallas, Texas, celebrating the band’s fifteenth studio album.

School Of Rock continues to be an innovator in the musical education industry. The program takes students beyond the classroom and to some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous stages, such as Chicago’s House Of Blues and Lollapalooza. Continue reading »

Feb 042016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth‘s new album, “Dystopia”, debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 28.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

In terms of pure album sales, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking Megadeth‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000. Continue reading »

Jan 222016

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth continue their hyper-violent futuristic tale that they started in ‘The Threat Is Real’ video with their new clip for the “Dystopia” album title track. In the video, seen above, the showdown continues with a high speed chase and a bloody brawl to end them all in the post-apocalyptic war zone envisioned by the band.

Frontman Dave Mustaine told Mashable, who debuted the video, “We had met with a guy in England, and I basically talked to him about this dystopian city that I had kind of visualized. You see all these movies like Armageddon, Independence Day, 12 Monkeys, Planet of the Apes and stuff, and there’s always a moral at the end of the story: If you stand up for what’s right, you won’t have to give in to a dystopian world. It’s just one of those things we grew up in. Explaining that concept to the artist — I thought he got what I was saying pretty clearly.”

Check out the video below. Megadeth’s “Dystopia” drops today, and the band goes on tour with Suicidal Tendencies, Bodom, and Havok next month, so catch them at one of these dates. (Schedule below). Continue reading »