Dec 172015
 

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth has announced that they will give their fans the ultimate cutting edge experience in Virtual Reality. The band will head into a special Virtual Reality set-up with director Blair Underwood where they will perform and film five songs from “Dystopia” ‘Fatal Illusion,’ ‘Dystopia,’ ‘The Threat Is Real,’ ‘Poisonous Shadows,’ and ‘Post American World.’

As a director, DGA member Underwood directed the 2009 independent feature The Bridge To Nowhere, as well as several music videos, short films and commercials. He is currently recurring on ABC‘s hit series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The band’s performance will appear within the fallen city of a dystopian world modelled after the world created in Megadeth‘s new music video for ‘The Threat Is Real’. Continue reading »

Dec 152015
 

david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson recently faced off with Chris Annunziata for New Jersey radio station WMSC 90.3‘s Metal Teddy Bear Experience show, discussing the band’s new album, “Dystopia,” and going into details with regards to the band’s new members, Kiko Loureiro (guitars) and Chris Adler (drums). The interview can be streamed in the soundcloud-player below.

Megadeth‘s fifteenth “Dystopia” will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennesseeand was produced by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn). The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with Lamb Of God, All That Remains & Gojira. Continue reading »

Dec 112015
 

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth‘s animated video for the new song ‘The Threat Is Real’ can be seen below. The track was released last month as a 12-inch single as part of Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort also includes the title cut and a cover of Fear‘s ‘Foreign Policy’, both of which are taken from Megadeth‘s forthcoming fifteenth studio album, “Dystopia”.

Megadeth‘s fifteenth “Dystopia” will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennesseeand was produced by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn). The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with Lamb Of God, All That Remains & Gojira. Continue reading »

Dec 082015
 

megadeth_nov_2015_6edMegadeth will team up with Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok for a North American tour in early 2016. The four-band package — which will launch on February 20 in Dallas, Texas and wrap on March 24 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada — will mark Megadeth‘s first U.S. run of dates in support of its new album, “Dystopia”, slated for release in January.

Denver, Colorado thrashers Havok, who last year signed with Century Media, are managed by Justis Mustaine, the 23-year-old son of Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine.

Dave Mustaine last month stated about Megadeth‘s touring plans: “[I am] really excited about coming back to the States and doing our North American tour there. The dates are coming along pretty well. And we’ve got three bands we’re gonna be taking out with us there. Not completely sure about confirming all of them, but if they do confirm, the guys that I’m thinking about — no, it’s not Lamb of God for North America — if those guys are on it, I think it’s gonna be a cool, cool lineup.” Continue reading »

Dec 062015
 

Kiko_Loureiro_840New Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro performed a couple of Iron Maiden classics — ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’ and ‘Wasted Years’ — during this past Wednesday’s (December 2) “Ultimate Jam Night” at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California. Joining him on stage were Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Westfeld Massacre) on drums, Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) on guitar, Kirsten Rosenberg (The Iron Maidens) on vocals and Jerry Montano (Danzig, Hellyeah, Nothingface, Death Division) on bass. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of California Rock News).

In a recent interview with Jump Metal, Loureiro was asked what it has been like joining Megadeth as the replacement for Chris Broderick. He responded: “Yeah, it has been great to work with [Dave] Mustaine [Megadeth mainman], [David] Ellefson [Megadeth bassist] and Chris Adler [Lamb of God drummer, who played on the upcoming Megadeth CD and is playing select shows with the group]… Continue reading »