Thrash metal legends Megadeth have released a sample of a new song entitled “Don’t Turn Your Back”, which comes from their upcoming album Super Collider (out June 4th). The song clip and album cover were revealed by playing a simple memory game here. You can listen to the sample and see the cover below.
It has been announced that Disturbed/Device vocalist David Draiman will be adding “vocal/singing help” on two tracks on the upcoming Megadeth album Super Collider. Draiman will be on the tracks “Dance In The Rain” as well as “Forget To Remember”. On the former track, Draiman will labelled as a “guest appearance”.
Megadeth guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine has stated that the track “Dance In The Rain”, “…sounds amazing!”
Draiman states, “I had the distinct honor and privilege of working with the legendary Mr. Dave Mustaine on a few songs for the new MEGADETH record.”
Super Collider is scheduled to come out June 4th via Tradecraft Records. READ MORE
Let me make things clear right now: This isn’t an article about Metallica. Rather, I use their popularity and influence as the foundation for the very simple statement that there will most likely never be a band that reaches their level ever again. I just can’t see it happening in today’s day and age, not with how band’s showcase their presence and not with how the audience of today functions.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love nothing more than to see a metal band emerge that writes killer material, mobilizes a rabid following, and, over time, becomes an entity that grows to a larger-than-life status. Such bands are few and far between and the problem is that they are becoming rarer and rarer with each passing day. The days of huge, lasting influential bands may very well be at an end. READ MORE
Perhaps one of Megadeth‘s most famous songs, “Hangar 18″ is a classic of melodic thrash metal and features a fantastic UFO/alien driven music video. Full of creepy creatures, mad scientists, and evil government officials, it’s a sci-fi/horror fans’ wet dream.
But you know what would make the video just a little more amazing? If someone were to remove the music and replace it with the theme song to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Wait, someone did that? And you can watch it below?? This is the best Sunday ever!!! READ MORE
Metal legends Megadeth have unveiled Super Collider as the title of their 14th studio album. They have also announced that the album will be released in June and will be distributed by Universal Records. This comes after Megadeth’s split with Roadrunner Records, which was amicable.
Mustaine states, “It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal. It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from a Universal label … Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all.
“We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”
Head on below to see studio footage from Vic’s Garage. READ MORE
Finnish hard rockers Lordi have announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled To Beast Or Not To Beast on March 19th via The End Records. The album was recorded at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, TN with producer Michael Wagner (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Megadeth). This album will be the debut for new members Halla on keys and Mana on drums.
Mr. Lordi states, “The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships. However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.
“The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.
”But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore. We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”
Check out the album cover and track list below. READ MORE
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.