Thrash metal legends Megadeth have commenced recording their as-yet-untitled 14th studio album, which will be released on an as-of-yet-undetermined record label. This is the follow up to 2011′s Thirteen, which was released on Roadrunner Records. The band has since split from that record label. The group will be working with producer Johnny K (John Karkazis), who has worked with Disturbed, Machine Head, and many more.
Alright fans, who’s excited? What would you want to hear on the next Megadeth album? READ MORE
The official 2013 Grammy nominations list has been released and, as per usual, it takes the opportunity to laud and celebrate what the radios and mass media have been shoving down our throats for the past year (thank god we can use mp3 players and dictate what we want to listen to, right?). Now, I basically just completely ignored the vast majority of categories and immediately scanned down to find the four categories that interested me: Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. And what I found was pretty…well, it was pretty confusing. READ MORE
A demo version of metalcore band Killswitch Engage‘s song entitled “No End In Sight” has leaked onto the internet, resulting in the band performing the track live. It is the first track to feature original KSE vocalist Jesse Leach on front vocals since he left the band after the release of 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing (he did guest vocals on two tracks on 2004′s The End Of Heartache). The track is a rough demo and, according to Adam Dutkiewicz in an interview with Guitar World, “It’s actually the one tune that’s pretty different from the other stuff. Overall the rest of the album is a little faster, a little meaner, a little growlier — thrashy but with lots of clean parts. We’re going a little more extreme this time.” You can hear “No End In Sight” below.
The band is currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Nevermore). The as-of-yet untitled album will be released sometime in early 2013 via Roadrunner Records.
Killswitch Engage will be performing Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety on tour in a few weeks. Support will come from Shadows Fall and Acaro. Check here for all tour dates. READ MORE
Alright, so I’m not exactly a fan of the video or the song, but this is definitely as horror as you can get in a music video without adding in a ton of gore. One-Eyed Doll has released a video for “Committed”, which is the title track from their upcoming album Committed, which has a release date of early 2013. The video, which is directed by Patrick Kendall (Megadeth, Incubus, Theory Of A Deadman), is full of Silent Hill-esque locations, including a street, covered in fog, that looks like it ends in a sheer cliff, an insane asylum, a condemned house, and a twisted carnival. If those locations don’t scream Silent Hill, I don’t know what does.
The video is also featured in the MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds, which has 150 million users. The band is also releasing a CD through the AQ store entitled Something About A Dragon, which features songs used throughout the game, including the first release of songs like “You’re A Vampire” and “Battle On”.
Check out the video below. READ MORE
Heavy metal band Megadeth will be embarking on a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Countdown To Extinction. The album features two of the band’s biggest hits, “Symphony Of Destruction” and “Sweating Bullets”, and is their most commercially successful album to date. The album will see a reissue come out Nov. 6th.
Direct support on the tour will come from Kyng. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Anthrax caught up with Google Play to put together an audiobiography telling the story of their 1986 Gold-certified album Among The Living. Guitarist Scott Ian and singer Joey Belladonna went over the history of the album, from the recording process with famed producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix) to mixing in the Bahamas and the sold-out tour that followed the release. It’s a pretty damn cool interview and well worth checking out here.
Among The Living came out during what might be considered the best year in thrash metal history. Metallica‘s Master Of Puppets, Slayer‘s Reign In Blood, and Megadeth‘s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying were all released that year.
Anthrax will be hitting the road to co-headline the third leg of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour. All dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Megadeth has released a lyric video for Whose Life (Is It Anyways), which comes off their latest album Thirteen. The video shows a rebellious crowd led by a man who apparently needs a Breathe Right strip facing off against a riot squad. Now, I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a lyric video or not. Yes, all the lyrics are presented at the appropriate times but there is much more going on. Obviously, quite a bit had to be filmed in order to get the final product. I’d honestly call this a hybrid Official/Lyric video, although that’s one helluva mouthful. Check it out below and let me know what you think! READ MORE
This is just too good of a story to not be shared. Apparently, a 28-year old woman attended the Chicago Gigantour show, which featured Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat. During the show, she encountered a strapping young lad and the two proceeded to engage in…shall we say illicit behavior in one of the bathroom stalls. Fast forward and she finds out she is pregnant and is trying to reach the father through the majestical land of Craigslist. I’m not joking. Read on for the full posting. READ MORE
Welp, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine is proving once again that he doesn’t really give a flying f*ck what people think about his views. In a recent interview with LA Weekly, Mustaine spoke about African women and the number of children they have.
“I really think that, if the parents aren’t going to stick together, they shouldn’t make that kind of commitment to life. I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you’ve got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It’s like, you shouldn’t be having children if you can’t feed them.”
Really Dave? Really??
The line up for 2012′s Rock On The Range has been unveiled and it’s a massive list of awesome bands! Check it out: you’ve got Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Lacuna Coil, Slash, Chevelle, Mastodon, Cypress Hill, and a helluva lot more! The concert will run from May 18th through the 20th with Friday being a free party (with a weekend ticket purchase) featuring performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells, and more.
Two-day general admission weekend passes start at $99.50 (plus fees) and go on sale Feb. 10th. Keep an eye out on the official Rock On The Range website
for ticket ordering information.
Check below for the full list of bands.
Usually when a band does a gimmick, it’s stupid and only results in me rolling my eyes and turning away. But sometimes, a band does something so silly that I can’t help but think it pretty awesome. Such is the case with Hull, who will be featured on TLC’s Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker. The band will be performing while the contestants show off their best attempt at a “metal-themed birthday cake”.
Hull’s N. Palmirotto explains how the situation came to be: ”One day we received this email from a production manager from the TV show, The Next Great Baker, a Cake Boss spin off, asking us if we would like to perform on the show. It was during the time that the Big Four were in town, and Megadeth were originally asked to perform for Mauro’s Birthday (Mauro is the Cake Boss’ right-hand man and brother-in-law), as he was always a big metal head back in the day, but Megadeth couldn’t do it for some reason. Hull was mentioned at a board meeting, and low and behold, they contacted us. We showed up in Hoboken on a rainy afternoon to a huge production. They had us set up and perform on top of two box trucks while the contestants displayed their best attempts at metal themed birthday cakes. It was truly a one of a kind experience, and we are very much looking forward to Episode 8, ‘Headbanging Bakers,’ on January 16th.”
While I couldn’t find a metal-themed birthday cake (read: I didn’t even try to look), I did post a picture of the infamous Alien Wedding Cake below. If I ever find a woman stupid enough to want to spend the rest of her life with me, this is the cake we’re getting.
BD Music contributor Sammy Key recently caught up with This Is Hell guitarist Rick Jimenez to discuss the new album, touring, and some of his biggest influences. You can check out the interview after the jump.
The band’s latest effort, Black Mass
, came out Oct. 11th. The band just wrapped up a tour with Underoath
, The Chariot
, and Comeback Kid
, and they will be performing at The Metal Suckfest, which is headlined by Municipal Waste
, on Nov. 4th in New York. Tickets are available here
Back in 2005, I was lucky enough to go and check out the first ever Gigantour, the here-and-there summer festival started by Megadeth. Needless to say, for the ticket price (I think it was something like $25), I definitely got my money’s worth. Now, Megadeth has announced that they are resurrecting the tour. However, some things have changed: First of all, it’s not going to be in the summer. Rather, the tour will start towards the end of January and run through early March. Second, there apparently won’t be a full day of music. Instead, only three other bands will be joining Megadeth on stage: Motorhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil. Tour dates have yet to be announced, so keep an eye on Megadeth.com.
I’m still very interested in checking out the show but it seems like this could’ve been called something else. Imagine if Ozzfest was Ozzy headlining with Black Label Society and Fear Factory attached on the tour and that was it. Nope, not the same. Not the same at all.
As many of you know, last night The Big 4 rocked New York’s Yankee Stadium. The show is, as of yet, the only East Coast show from these thrash metal giants but one can hope that this arrangement will keep on posting shows. To celebrate their rocking out on the East Coast, all of the bands, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and even members of Exodus, came out and jammed out on Motorhead‘s classic song Overkill.
Check out the thrash metal goodness after the jump.
At the Best Buy Theater in New York City last night, the second annual Metal Masters Clinic took place. Featuring members of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and even ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, the free event was a blast for fans. However, the big surprise came towards the end of the evening when Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) took the stage and everyone rocked out a couple of classic Pantera tunes. After the jump, you can see everyone busting out A New Level and Fucking Hostile. To put it simply, these videos kick insane amounts of ass. READ MORE
It’s almost Nov. 1st, the release date for Megadeth
‘s 13th studio album TH1RT3EN
! I don’t know about you all, but I’m pretty excited to hear some new tunes from these thrash legends. So, I got kinda excited when the band revealed not only the official album artwork and the track list, but they’ve also got a studio quality stream of their new song Public Enemy No. 1
on their official website
Below is the artwork and you can see the track list after the jump.
Six-String Masterpieces, an art show that raises funds for Little Kids Rock, which is a charity promoting music education, has been revived! Having started in 2006 and toured the country through much of 2007, Six-String Masterpieces is an art show that features Dean Guitars painted, illustrated and/or sculpted by some of today’s biggest music stars, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Les Claypool of Primus, Scott Ian of Anthrax, and many, many more. The original auction in 2007 raised almost $200,000 and they are looking to continue their path towards building a musical education for children. This goal is being assisted by a partnership with Mesa Contemporary Arts in Mesa, Arizona. A very special exhibition is being held from Friday, Sept. 9th through Sunday, Dec. 4th and will feature brand new guitars as well as previous classics.
Check after the jump for a full list of participating artists.
Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine has opened up a little bit about the song Never Dead, which will appear in the upcoming Konami video game of the same name and will be on the upcoming 13th studio album TH1RT3EN. More details about the game can be found here.
But seriously, what is better than some good metal while shooting the everliving hell out of demonic creatures? You tell me reader…you tell me.
Today brings the last article covering the Detroit (well, actually Clarkston), Michigan stop on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. What we’ve got here is your one-stop article for all the coverage, including links to interviews AND some amazing live photos of each band that played on August 6th. If you were at the show, you might be able to spot yourself in the crowd in some of the shots! Warning: This page will take a little while to load.
Check out all the fun after the jump.
Today’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival interview is with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick, who joined the band nearly four years ago alongside original bassist David Ellefson (who we interviewed last year), Shawn Drover, and of course, Dave Mustaine. We spoke about the new album, TH1RT3EN, who he would love to see play on the 2012 Gigantour, his thoughts on the Jag Panzer break up and the Nevermore situation, and his thoughts of horror. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump!
Okay guys, here’s a question for you: What would you want the most for your man cave? A big screen LCD TV? A life-size replica of Jason Voorhees? Well, in the MLB fan cave, apparently they needed to have Dave Mustaine behind a pane of glass ready to do a guitar solo at any given notice. Check out the very chuckle-worthy clip after the jump.
Don’t forget to grab your copy of the 25th anniversary edition of the classic Megadeth
album Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying? here
Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed on the Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks during the Rockstar Mayhem Festival circuit. On there, he admitted to some rather interesting news. News that might send metalheads into a frenzy. Apparently, Mustaine approached Metallica‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich and brought up the possibility of a supergroup. The band would be rounded out by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. Hetfield apparently said no, but Mustaine has said, “…but it’s still kind of out there in the air. I’m gonna keep hammering on him. It’s on my bucket list.”
Okay, let’s be honest here, the last time Mustaine and Hetfield were in a band together, it didn’t exactly end well. It took almost 30 years for the air to clear. If that happens again, they’ll be lending each other walkers by the time they make peace.
Seriously though, if there was an official announcement and this happened, I would probably have to change my under garments. This would also help when the nurse asked for a urine, stool, and semen sample. ZING! Wait, there’s blood in there? Please call the doctor.