FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival 2022 Part II


My Saturday at Download began over at the main stage where I caught the retro new wave of classic rock act Those Damn Crows, a band who have amassed a significant following in Wales thanks to appearances at the likes of Steelhouse Festival and other rock-oriented affairs. Possibly one of the smallest acts to perform on the main stage this year, the band spared no expense offering a fantastic wake-up call with some unremarkable if solid hard rock tunes. The day’s proceedings then continued firmly in the rocky territory with a southern, slightly heavier twang with Black Label Society, in their first festival appearance on UK soil since 2015, and with less of Zakk Wylde’s expectedly lengthy and tiresome soloing. Don’t get me wrong, Zakk was still doing his usual thing, but with a much-needed addition of percussion, making the moments of instrumental wankery much more palatable than usual.

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Megadeth Shares New Single and Video “We’ll Be Back” – New Album Details Revealed


Megadeth have shared the first single and video from their long-awaited new album, their 16th, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! via UMe on September 2, 2022. Featuring twelve new tracks, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! will be released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved at the links below.. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph, and a bonus 7-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased b-side “The Conjuring (Live).” The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via Megadeth’s official online store, through Sound of Vinyl, and uDiscover, and can be pre-ordered below as well. Watch the video and stream “We’ll Be Back” right now!

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival 2022 Part I


After a prolonged absence from the British metal scene courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic (save for a scaled-back pilot event in 2021), Leicestershire’s iconic summer rock, punk, and metal weekender, Download Festival returned to Castle Donnington in a maximalist blaze of glory, packing in a full-scale 5-day experience with some familiar favorites, hotly tipped up-and-comers and some of the best international acts that rock and metal scene has to offer.

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Super7 Toys Releases a ReAction Figure of Cal Morris of Discharge


Super7 Toys has released a Cal Morris of Discharge ReAction Figure! Icons of old-school Hardcore Punk that left a mark on Metallica, Slayer and others, this is a must have for fans of heavy music! The Cal figure comes in his classic leather jacket and microphone, with an awesome die-cut cardboard back with the full jacket image. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Megadeth Launches a New Website For Their New Album “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead”


 

Megadeth has launched a dedicated website for the band’s upcoming album, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead, due out later in 2022. We are due to get a new title track/ lead single, full album details, and possibly a video all later this week on June 23rd. The new album features drummer Dirk Verburen and bassist Steve Digiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death), with the latter replacing previously recorded and deleted tracks by bassist David Ellefson who was fired from the band in early 2021. James LoMenzo has been named the permanent Megadeth bassist going forward. The new album features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire”, with vocals from Hagar. The new website has the following message:

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Super7 Toys Releases New Version Ghost Nameless Ghouls and “Ghostferatu” ReAction Figures


Super7 Toys has released new versions of their Ghost band Nameless Ghouls ReAction figures and a glow-in-the-dark “Ghostferatu” Papa Emeritus figure, all inspired by their acclaimed album Prequelle. Order it now in its new aquamarine color! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


5B Artists and Media, Wicked Craniums Team Up for NFT Project with Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, and More


5B Artists and Media, best known for managing the careers of Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest events, and Knotfest.com among other business ventures has announced a partnership between 5B Artists with Wicked Craniums and its parent company, Reckless Labs. They will provide their thousands of holders, referred to as ‘Skulls’, with unprecedented utility which will include access to over 50 ‘real world’ music festivals and concert events around the globe annually as well as a host of exclusive music-related events within the metaverse.

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Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth and More Booked for Rocklahoma 2022


Rocklahoma will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year and has put together a great lineup for the party! This year, Rocklahoma will make its Labor Day Weekend Party America’s biggest as the three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and more! Rocklahoma takes place on Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Produced by AEG Presents and original Rocklahoma founders Pryor Creek Music Festivals, Rocklahoma showcases the best new rock acts and classic artists performing on three stages. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”

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Super7 Toys Releases a New Version of Napalm Death’s “Scum Demon” as a ReAction Figure


Super7 Toys has released a new version of their Napalm Death –“Scum Demon” ReAction Figure! Order it now in its new aquamarine color! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys to Release a Slayer – “Show No Mercy” Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release an Ultimates Edition of their Slayer “Show No Mercy” figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and willstart shipping in summer of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the iconic minotaur from the cover of Slayer’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy! The heavy metal beast is brought to life with premium paint and details, interchangeable heads and hands, a soft goods cape, and its eternally recognized sword. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading