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big 4When asked in an interview with Las Vegas Review-Journal about his most memorable nights he had being in Slayer, guitarist Kerry King shared his memories of Slayer playing “Big 4” shows with MetallicaMegadeth and Anthrax, which he calls an important part of his career. He explains:

“Something that was really cool for me — and I didn’t think it was going to be as cool as it was — was when we did the ‘Big Four’ shows. I think that was important. I think it mattered. When I went in, I thought it was going to be cool for the fans, but in the end, it was cool for me, too.”

He added: “The funniest thing in the history of Kerry King and Slayer is us and Metallica, we don’t really run in the same circles. As similar we are, you know, we’ve never been on tour with those guys. To actually play with them on the ‘Big Four’ was really cool for me. I’d go back behind where Lars goes when he gets done with a song — we called that Larsland — we’d go watch the show from there. It was really cool. It was just cool hanging. Kirk would come and hang out, and we’d go do stuff with Lars. It was fun.”

Slayer released Repentless, their first album in six years, last September on Nuclear Blast. It was also their first album with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement for the late Jeff Hannemann, and their first with drummer Paul Bostaph in nearly 15 years.

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Album Review: Megadeth – “Dystopia”

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:10 PM (PST)

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Being a life long MEGADETH fan, I admit that I was devastated in 2002 when it was announced that the band was disbanding due to Mustaine’s nerve issues in his arm. Shortly after, issues between the Daves [Mustaine and Ellefson] surfaced, giving me that feeling that the final nail was in the coffin of MEGADETH, and I’d never get to see my favorite band ever again. Sure, their last two albums had been Risk and The World Needs A Hero, both of which I had liked, but weren’t nearly as strong as their prior releases. It seemed like this was truly the end.

You can only imagine the sheer ecstasy I had when I learned that Mustaine had relearned to play, and was coming back with a new MEGADETH album (2004’s excellent The System Has Failed) with a returning Chris Poland [guitarist from Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and the groundbreaking Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?). Little did I know that album would mark the start of an amazing “Decade Of Deth”. (Yes, I actually air-quoted that as I typed it. What, you wanna fight about it?) The lineup changed a million times over, but the tunes were all killer during that decade.

2004 gave us The System Has Failed, paired up with the incredibly cool Gigantour in the summer of 2005. 2007 gave us United Abominations, with the amazingly good “Washington Is Next” single. Endgame came in 2009, and 2011 gave us a returning David Ellefson and the album Thirteen. (For the record, the song “13” is one of my top favorite recent MEGADETH tracks). The band was on fire, so it can only be expected that 2013’s Supercollider would be fucking incredible. Am I right?

Ok, so Supercollider was anything but “super”. Definitely the most lackluster of any MEGADETH record to date, but seeing as their first album hit in 1985, their track record so far has been pretty good. I mean, the album wasn’t so horrible that half the band felt they needed to quit shortly after its release, was it? (2 side notes here: First off, if you haven’t already heard Supercollider, it is worth a shot. “Kingmaker”, “Dance In The Rain” featuring DISTURBED’s David Draiman, and THIN LIZZY cover “Cold Sweat” are worth listening to. Secondly, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover both formed ACT OF DEFIANCE after leaving MEGADETH, and their album kicks serious ass. I suggest buying that one now. Well, not “now”. Finish reading my babbling here, and then go purchase it.)

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Megadeth release “The Threat Is Real” audio.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:16 PM (PST)

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Megadeth‘s new track is probably the best thing from the band since the System Has Failed stuff, the last time I was really into more than one or two songs off a record (though Endgame was pretty decent). This new tune “The Threat Is Real” is awesome, though. Kudos to Mustaine for listening to the fans desire for some of the thrashier, more virtuoso side of Megadeth we have been missing. Listen HERE.

That said, I have never been able to listen to the band the same way since the Mustaine comments about Obama being behind the movie theater Dark Knight Rises Shootings. Look, we know he calls shots on the drone kill list but believing in the false flag movie theater shooting stuff as a plot to take away gun rights was really too much. We don’t need to fabricate shootings because they happen way too often. And I’m not even anti-gun. I think it is a tool like anything else but way too many people are not mature or sane enough to handle the responsibility. So yeah, Mustaine saying that made me go running for my Testament CDs instead. I’m not sure I’m ever gonna be won back fully from that, despite this track having some great performances on it. That said, it’s a real shredder and I loved it.

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Deep Cuts: Megadeth

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM (PST)

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“One of the columns I was excited to have you involved in is our Metal Riot ‘Deep Cuts’ series. I’d like you to do MEGADETH!”

That was the line that stood out to me when I got my welcome to the Metal Riot world. I was on my lunch break from my day job inside a Stewart’s station when I got this message and in my joy, let out a very loud “OH FUCK YEAH!!”, much to the displeasure of a woman and young child sitting at the table next to me. I can only assume her displeasure was because I get to listen to a lot of MEGADETH and call it ‘work’, and she can’t. Really, there is no other logical explaination I can come up with. MEGADETH has been one of my top favorites for as long as I can remember, so I really was excited to be asked to write about them. I got into the band while collecting movie soundtracks as a kid. “Go To Hell” from the Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey soundtrack was my introduction to the band, but “Angry Again” from Last Action Hero is what really snagged my attention.

So now, I’ve got the impossible task of narrowing down the band’s 30 year career of killer tunes down to only 3 cuts. We all know the mega-classics. “Trust”, “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Peace Sells”, etc. have all been staples in the band’s setlist for years. I wanted to pick out some tunes that don’t seem to get as much love. Obviously, I had to leave out a ton, so gems like “44 Minutes”, “The Disintegrators” and “Die Dead Enough” will have to wait until we do another write up.

For what 3 songs made the “Cuts” snarl and sneer HERE.

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Dave Mustaine confirms Device for Gigantour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM (PST)

Device Dave Mustaine, guitarist and lead singer for thrash metal mainstays Megadeth, has confirmed Device (David Draiman – Disturbed) for his tour, Gigantour. Mustaine made this confirmation on Saturday Night Scream, a radio show out of Syracuse, NY. So far Device is the only other band announced for the tour and no dates have been released.

Check out the interview here and the official announcement on the Gigantour Facebook page here.

Gigantour first took place in 2005 and most recently took place last winter.

Megadeth are slated to release the follow up to 2011’s Thirteen on June 4. That album will be entitled Super Collider.

Device’s self-titled debut was released on April 9.

Check out a MetalRiot exclusive David Draiman interview here.

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Megadeth resume work on new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM (PST)

Dave Mustaine of MegadethBlabbermouth.net is reporting that Megadeth, who recently parted ways with Roadrunner Records, have just resumed work on its fourteenth studio album with producer Johnny K for an early 2013 release. No further more information is available at this time.

Megadeth’s latest album, TH1RT3EN was released November 1, 2011 via Roadrunner Records. They are currently unsigned.

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Megadeth announce departure from Roadrunner Records

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM (PST)

Dave Mustaine of MegadethThis isn’t really a huge surprise with all the recent layoffs and what not over at Roadrunner Records, but thrash legends Megadeth have decided to jump ship and announced their departure. Frontman Dave Mustaine has stated via Twitter:

“Today marks the end of an era with Roadrunner @rrusa. Hopefully we can finish strong with a #Grammy.”

You really could have predicted this back in 2009 when Mustaine had some pretty scathing things to say about Roadrunner and the way they handled his records.  To read what he had to say click here.

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Metal Riot Exclusive: Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM (PST)

Even with an amazing year of releases behind us, it’s hard not to wonder what metal would be like in 2013. The promise of a new Black Sabbath album is moving along great, Tool have been promising a new album for many years, and the chances of new albums from Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC appear to be positive — well, your guess is as good as ours, but we think it’ll happen!

Because 2012 ends in two months, I have decided to create a list called Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013. Who would you like to see release new music in 2013? The results are right here. If you don’t see anything listed, let us know by leaving a comment.

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I am an Eagle. I like Death Metal. Is this morally compatible?

It was a crazy week for all types of metal, period. I need to vent…er, report the facts.

This is still the best song of the year yet.

Megadeth have been seriously damaged by a Skrull attack planned by Obama. Sorry, let’s end the madness. I hear it was actually just Dave Mustaine bugging out. Skrulls don’t exist. But, there is hope. Metal Riot did an awesome interview with Marty Friedman this week and he is not crazy and reissued 3 great albums on Prosthetic.

Meanwhile… you can go buy the awesome new Ministry album for some actually important political views in the metal world, or you can be entertained reading this. I would like to add that being part of Occupy doesn’t mean you automatically hate rich people, just inequality. Impoverished Wall Street hating Megadouche fans…go worship someone who actively despises you.

Oderus from Gwar recently called Dave Mustaine a “G.C.F.” (not gonna tell you what that stands for). If anyone wants to start a liberal era Megadeth cover band and just play the anti-G.Bush pt.1 song ‘Foreclosure Of A Dream’ over and over, let’s make it happen.

What else? Baroness are ok but have some broken bones and busted other stuff after a bad crash (not as bad as that Candiria one a bit back). Let’s wish them a speedy recovery. We love them.

Paul Ryan loves Rage Against The Machine. Um…on behalf of all sane birds and humans…that is funny. Tell Ayn Rand that government and big business are the same thing now, so her book is now sci-fi. You say jump, we say how high.

Last but not least, Trash Talk started the best hashtag of the week:

‏@TRASH_TALK#FreePussyRiot

God bless America. Deuces.

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Dave Mustaine of MegadethDave Mustaine is at it again, during an August 7th show in Singapore the Megadeth frontman accused President Obama of staging a string of recent shootings in the US, including the Aurora, CO and Oak Creek, WI, for political purposes. This is by no means the first inflammatory statement Mustaine has made against Obama but its probably the most offensive. Click here for the video, quote and a rebuttal from the Scumdog of the Universe himself Oderus Urungus of GWAR.

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Dave Ellefson of Megadeth interviewed

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM (PST)

Megadeth New Band PicDave Ellefson, bassist for the California thrashers, Megadeth, was interviewed recently in Canada. In the interview he discusses Canada, his influences, Starbucks, rejoining the band, the band’s early years, and more.

To check out the interview click here.

Megadeth’s latest album, “Th1rt3en,” was released in November 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Interviewed in NYC

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM (PST)

Dave Mustaine of MegadethDave Mustaine, of California thrash group Megadeth, was recently interviewed backstage when they stopped in for the New York date of Gigantour. In the interview he discusses feelings when starting tour, set list construction, and much more.

Check out the video interview here.

Megadeth’s latest album, “TH1RT3EN” was released November 1, 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth interviewed

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM (PST)

Dave Mustaine of MegadethDave Mustaine, vocalist and guitarist for California thrashers, Megadeth, was interviewed recently. In the interview he discusses the band’s new album, the government, as well as what it was like playing with his former band, Metallica, at one of their anniversary concerts.

To check the interview click here.

Megadeth’s latest album, “Th1rt3en,” was released in November 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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Interview with Megadeth’s David Ellefson

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM (PST)

Bassist for Californian thrash metal group Megadeth David Ellefson was interviewed while the band was in the UK to perform at Sonisphere.

You can check out the interview here.

In this interview, Ellefson talks about what inspired him to pick up the bass, and how and why he moved to California from Minnesota where he met up with Dave Mustaine.

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Video: Megadeth’s entire SWU Festival Set

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM (PST)

Recorded during the SWU Festival in Sao Paulo, Megadeth‘s hour-long set was broadcast to the public on Brazilian TV. Since we don’t live in Brazil (well, some of you might), Youtube has the entire set available for viewing.

The setlist includes favorites like “Hangar 18” and “Sweating Bullets,” while showing off newer tracks like “Public Enemy Number 1.”

Click here for the video!

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