Lamb of God bassist John CampbelJohn Campbelll will be forced to miss the next couple of shows on the band’s “The Metal Tour Of The Year” (review here) in order to “take care of a family matter back home.” He will be temporarily replaced by former Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel, who filled in for Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler during LOG’s ShipRocked cruise performance earlier in the year! Watch footage of the band performing together!
Lamb of God had to perform without their frontman D. Randall “Randy” Blythe on “The Metal Tour of The Year” with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames for the band’s concert Tuesday night (April 19) in Grand Rapids, Michigan after testing positive for COVID-19. Fill-ins for Randy included Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy and In Flames‘ Anders Fridén, as well as Mark Hunter of Chimaira, who toured with LoG back in that bands’ heyday. Blythe reported on social media he is already feeling better and hopes to rejoin the group this week. Watch footage of the performances, uploaded by the Brewtally Speaking podcast.
Steve Digiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death) is the bass player on the new Megadeth album. Long suspected and unconfirmed until today, Dave Mustaine credited Digiorgio for the bass work new Megadeth album, The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead, due on July 8, 2022 in a new interview today. The album features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire”, with vocals from Hagar. Mustaine shared this new leader shared the news of DiGiorgio’s involvement, replacing the previously deleted bass tracks of former bassist David Ellefson in an interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metal, while discussing the upcoming leg 2 of the “Metal Tour of The Year” with Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames as well as the upcoming Megaddeth cover of “Take No Prisoners” Mustaine did with LoG, debuting on April 1st.
Megadeth and Lamb of God have announced the second leg of “The Metal Tour of The Year!” Direct support will come from Trivium and In Flames. In Flames had to be replaced on leg one by Hatebreed. Read our review of leg 1 here. Pre-sale tickets and VIP Packages go on-sale tomorrow at 10am local time. General on-sales begin Friday, January 14th! Megadeth’s new album The Sick, The Sying, and The Dead should be fully announced soon.
It had been 511 days, 16 hours, and 42 minutes, and 57 seconds since my last show, but who’s counting? I had fseen one local show, filled with riffs, crowd surfers, headbanging, booze, but mostly stress and trepidation. Still, I needed to see shows again, and see this tour in particular. The Metal Tour of The Year with Megadeth – Lamb of God – Trivium, and Hatebreed was coming and I was excited for it. Not just because this was the first major metal of this scope tour since the abyss that was the last year and a half, but because of the greatness of the bands, We are by no means out of the water with regards to the pandemic, but for a few hours we could forget about our troubles and enjoy some metal for a while.
Megadeth has announced their debut NFT releases, coming to the WAX blockchain. There will be two exclusive NFT craftable card packs available, an All Access pack, with only 1,500 available, and a General Admission pack, with only 2,500 available. Based on artwork from the last 20 plus years of the Cyber Army and reimagined for the Wax Blockchain, the Megadeth Series 1 NFTs sets a whole new stage for MEGADETH collectibles. Both packs go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 27 at 10AM PST and will be available to purchase for only 72 hours, or while supplies last. The card packs will be delivered after the transaction is complete and can be opened starting Monday, August 30 at 12PM PST. Cyber Army members will get exclusive pre-sale access to a limited number of All Access and General Admission card packs available starting on August 26 at 12PM PST. A credit card or PayPal and a Wax Wallet will be required for all purchases.
The Metal Tour Of The Year is back on for 2021 as Megadeth and Lamb Of God have rebooked their dates for the highly anticipated tour. Trivium and In Flames will be the special guest on all dates. Tickets go on sale starting friday, May 7th at 10am local time at the link below. Produced by Live Nation, the epic, the rescheduled tour will now kick off on Friday, August 20th in Austin, TX and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, QC on Saturday, October 2nd . Full tour itinerary below.Continue reading
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.