Konami has released a trailer for their upcoming video game NeverDead that features a new song from metal band Megadeth, entitled, yup, you guessed it, Never Dead. The game apparently revolves around an immortal protagonist that, while unable to die, can be dismembered completely, causing the player to roll the hero’s head around picking up the severed limbs. It is slated for release later this year. Check out the trailer with the new Megadeth song after the jump.
Avenged Sevenfold have released a video for So Far Away off their latest album, Nightmare. The video, directed by Wayne Isham (Metallica, Megadeth, Pink Floyd), honors late drummer, James Sullivan, known as The Rev. Upon debuting on MTV.com, the server crashed due to the number of viewers. You can check out the emotional video after the jump.
After the success of their west coast date, the Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax) are taking their show to the Yankee Stadium on Sept. 14th. To build up the hype, and let’s be honest, there isn’t much they can do to hype up this show more than it already is, a trailer was released mixing shots from Yankee Stadium with live clips from the Big 4 bands.
Metallica stated (after the April 23rd show): “A huge thanks to everyone who came out to the desert this past weekend . . . we felt the enormous love and support, so we just had to find a way to make one more Big 4 show in the States happen. Enter New York . . . that’s right, the Big 4 of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and ‘Tallica will be in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011! We can’t wait for a night in the Bronx as our second American show and for those of you who love fun facts, this will also be the second live music event hosted at the new ballpark.” Check out the trailer after the jump, along with ticket prices (yikes!).
YouTube parody cover sensation Andy Rehfeldt is back at it, this time turning ‘Symphony Of Destruction‘, the classic Megadeth song, into a reggae tune. I won’t lie, it sounds like something that would finally make all those Rastafarian potheads lose their shit and finally get into a fight. Check it out after the jump.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman shocked and delighted audiences at this past weekend’s Big 4 show when he, unannounced, walked out on stage to join Slayer for two songs. Jeff has been in recovery ever since contracting necrotising faciitis, the infamous flesh-eating virus, and needing surgery to remove the infected flesh. Check out a picture of Jeff after the jump where you can see the scars on his arm from the operations.
Last night, in Indio, California, America got what is hopefully the first taste of the Big 4, which features Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. After the jump, you can check out a video of all four bands jamming out the Diamond Head classic ‘Am I Evil?‘. Also, check out some photos of the event at Metallica.com.
GWAR has been nominated for Best Live Performance at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods show. They are facing competition from Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, and Sevendust. You can cast your vote HERE and then receive your complementary prize of sexual relations with Oderus Urungus. Check below for all the details.
“Our show is reality…we don’t know what you mean by live performance…we get attacked by dinosaurs while doing what we enjoy best—luring you to your death with our mutant metal–and then slaughtering you! Don’t let this category be won by a band whose show is just as good as the millions they can spend on it, all for an hour and a half show……vote for the band where the show never stops! Vote for GWAR!!!!”
“I pledge to have sex with anyone who votes for us. It will all be arranged thru the interweb, and on the next tour I will personally meet our supporters out behind the trash dumpsters and fuck them, suck them, whatever they want. If they don’t want to do that, then I will have sex with something they own, like a dog, or a lunch-box. I will also be glad to rough-up anyone, ya know, smack ya around a bit, throw you in the garbage, hell even kick ya in the tummy….won’t kill ya though…want you to be able to brag about it to your co-workers.”
Rockstar Energy Drink has announced the tour dates as well as this year’s line up for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All the info is past the break and you all should be pretty excited with the line up this year. Who are you excited to see?
Metallica has announced the only American Big 4 tour date for 2011: April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indilo, California (the same venue as Coachella). The Big 4 tour is Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Here are some comments from Metallica:
“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s ‘Big Four’ shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘TALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella festival takes place the weekend before).
“It’s true — this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.”
For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com
Update: The tour dates will be announced tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST. Metallica has uploaded a picture onto their website that teases us with the possibility of ‘Big 4′ tour dates. The ‘Big 4′ is a combined tour of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The four bands played several Sonisphere shows in Europe and a DVD of one such performance is available here.
What do you guys think? Is it gonna be a full US tour or just a few select dates? I’m not sure I can see these guys being on the road together for an extended period of time without old tempers flaring and B.S. flying through the air.
Motorhead is in many ways the runt of the Metallica/Megadeth/Anthrax litter. Though not thrash metal by any means, Motorhead still had the raw energy and attitude of aforementioned bands and was, at least back in the day, as recognizable a name. However, aside from a few big hits, they fell to the wayside as the rest of the pack went on to bigger and better things. But that doesn’t mean that Motorhead has lost any of its tenacity or drive to keep on keeping on. So with that, they have released their latest album, ‘The World Is Yours’. How does it fare? Check after the jump for all the details.
Bloody Disgusting has scored the exclusive album artwork premiere for DevilDriver’s upcoming album, ‘Beast’, which is slated for a release date of Feb. 21st, 2011. The album is going to be mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Opeth, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Unearth, Cradle of Filth). Make sure to also check out our exclusive interview with singer Dez Fafara HERE.
You can check out the exclusive artwork premiere after the jump!
German metal sensation Accept refuse to sign those AARP papers and will be doing a second headlining run in N. America starting April 9th, 2011. This tour is in support of Accept’s latest album, ‘Blood Of The Nations’, which was produced by the amazing Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Nevermore, Opeth, Exodus). Check after the jump for tour dates.
Fresh off the Jagermeister Fall Tour with Slayer and Megadeth, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello and Scott Ian sat down to discuss what you can expect from the upcoming Anthrax release, scheduled to come out sometime in 2011. Check out the video below and let us know what you want on the record!
Jagermeister sat down with Chris Broderick (guitars) and Shawn Drover (drums) of Megadeth to discuss what it’s like to join one of the world’s biggest metal bands and how it feels to play one of their most influential albums, ‘Rust In Peace’, each night. Both artists discussed what it was like listening to the album years ago and how they preserve the sound in today’s musical age. Check it out below and let us know your memories of listening to ‘Rust In Peace’ in the comments.
Metallica has released a clip of them performing ‘Sad But True’ from the upcoming “Big Four Tour” DVD. The “Big Four Tour” DVD will include the full sets of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, so be prepared for an onslaught of awesome music once you pick this up on November 2nd. You can preorder a limited edition HERE.
Rocking out on the American Carnage Tour, members of Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax were all asked to describe Jagermeister in one word, with their answers recorded in a video that you can check out below. I’m curious to know how those of you who have tried Jager would answer that question, so leave a comment below with your answer. I’ll tell you that my answer is split between “dangerous” and “adventurous”.
During the American Carnage tour, I got to meet up with Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Testament to chat about all sorts of fun topics (yes, yes, horror is among them)! After the jump, you can see the exclusive video interview! Also, don’t forget to check out the exclusive interview with David Ellefson of Megadeth conducted the same night!
Megadeth hits the road again this week for the 20-city U.S. Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, featuring 1991′s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup: Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.
Check out a new video from Megadeth’s lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine as he talks about what you can expect from the band on the tour, including details about what is sure to be an epic set list.
The anticipation for NEVERMORE’s headlining North American fall trek is now at an all-time high as the massive tour prepares to kick off in the band’s hometown of Seattle this weekend. This is the band’s first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years and features Warbringer, Hatesphere and Blackguard in the support slots. The MetalSucks sponsored tour is not to be missed and to celebrate, they’re giving away five pairs of VIP tickets to the tour! All the details are HERE.
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans to view their complete tour itinerary.
This quintessential metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Dane and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Mark Arrington on drums. A few years later, Van Williams joined the band (drums). The band has since released six full-length albums, toured the world a number of times and captivated the hearts of metalheads touring with such diverse and major acts ranging from Megadeth, In Flames, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom, among countless others.
Canada’s BAPTIZED IN BLOOD are set to storm out of their native Canada and mount a takeover of American metal audiences when they release their self-titled, debut full-length for Roadrunner via digital retailers nationally on October 19. The band will also play alongside A Life Once Lost at the CMJ Music Marathon Metal Sucks Showcase, which will be held October 20 at Club Europa. Baptized in Blood have already turned the discerning head of a metal icon, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who was so impressed that he has taken on the role of co-manager for the London, Ontario-based band, alongside Mark Adelman.
Additionally, Mike D of Dark Icon Design, who also serves as the bassist for Killswitch Engage, designed the album artwork. While Baptized in Blood may have friends in high places, the band doesn’t rely on those associations; the five-piece delivers the goods with their bottom heavy, unrelenting metallic assault. Baptized in Blood are a classic Roadrunner signing that remains true the label’s long-standing history as the standard bearer of the best in hard rock and metal.
Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD (Shout! Factory), captured on the final night of Megadeth’s historic Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, is available in stores now.
Fans can get a taste of what the Rust In Peace Live releases have to offer by watching a clip of the Megadeth classic “Hangar 18” below.
Rust In Peace Live marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years. Ellefson (bass) joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar). The Blu-ray, DVD and CD feature the entire Rust In Peace track listing, including all-time classics “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18” along with bonus fan favorites from the rest of Megadeth’s catalog, including “Symphony Of Destruction,” “Peace Sells” and “Skin O’ My Teeth.”
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to show you this exclusive interview with David Ellefson, original bassist of Megadeth! This interview was conducted on the American Carnage tour, which features the badass lineup of Testament, Megadeth, and Slayer. Coming up in a few weeks, the second leg of the American Carnage Tour will kick in with Anthrax replacing Testament. At that point, we have three out of the four needed for the Big Four tour (which David chats about in the interview). Make sure to check out the interview after the jump to hear his thoughts on Megadeth, horror, and the Big Four tour!