Megadeth has released a treat for fans in the form of “Hangar 18” from their pro-shot performance from their secret club show at the world-famous metal club, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. back in 2016. They performed as “Vic and The Rattleheads”, which the band has sometimes used the moniker for special shows! According to David Ellefson, the band had not played a show this in this small a club since the Cryptic Writings era of the band.
Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band is in the studio and recording up to 18 songs for their highly-anticipated new album, As part of their “The Metal Tour Of The Year” streaming event hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, Dave spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. He said (see video below, transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and David Ellefson [bass] both just finished their parts. And this was probably one of the strongest records we’ve ever had as far as duration. The other records we’ve done have all done been different lengths, and our [record] contract that we have [to deliver] for one company, it’s eight songs, for another company, it’s 11 songs, so, realistically, all we need to do is do an 11-song album and we’re done, right? That’s not the way old Uncle Dave is, though.
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Slipknot’s Knotfest website will stream a full set from Megadeth from their star turn at Spain’s Resurrection Festival back in 2018. The stream features a video intro from Dave Mustaine and LIVE Chat with Dave Ellefson throughout the broadcast. This follows last week’s news that Knotfest.com would be posting a full live performance from a band or artist within the Knotfest community every Friday; and launch of the series with Lamb Of God featuring a live chat with Mark Morton. Megadeth is also selling exclusive merch with a percentage of going to COVID-19 related charities. Airing Today, Friday, April 3rd At 3pm Edt/12pm Pdt Tune in now! Continue reading
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will release “Simple Truth”, the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, in April, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming follow-up to David’s 2019 release Sleeping Giants. The album is a compilation featuring several new songs and reworkings of previous Ellefson instrumental solo material co-written and produced by Ellefson and Hazaert. Sleeping Giants was released as a companion album “soundtrack” to Ellefson’s 2019 biography More Life With Deth, also co-written with Hazaert. The group worked on the album remotely, recording tracks in Italy, London, Phoenix, and Wisconsin during the quarantine. Continue reading
We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading
Two greats from Megadeth history reunite again as shredder extraordinaire Chris Poland has signed a new record deal with Combat Records, the classic Heavy Metal label re-launched in 2018 by David Ellefson. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris’s 1990 solo debut, “Return To Metalopolis”, in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, Metalopolis was Poland’s return to the stage after his 1987 departure from Megadeth. Metalopolis showcases Poland’s signature jazz-infused thrash/rock style, in a collection of timeless instrumental compositions. Continue reading
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will sell off his “overwhelming” collection of bass guitars. David has an acquired a ton of gear over the years and will sell and auction off “some extremely special limited pieces from his collection, including Peavey, BC Rich, Modulus, etc used on Megadeth tours and recordings as well as F5, Montrose, Sleeping Giants, etc”. Instructions for getting on the preview list is below. Continue reading
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Megadeth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Youthansia album on Halloween, October 31st by playing the record in its entirety on October 31 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. The album, released on November 1st 1994 via Capitol Records, was certified platinum in an age when physical albums, specifically CD’s drove sales. Continue reading