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In November and December of 2012, MEGADETH blazed hot on the band’s “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour”, ripping through their entire double platinum 1992 album from start to finish before performing other classics from their recorded catalog. Recorded and filmed at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December, “Countdown to Extinction: Live” is a definitive document of the acclaimed, sold-out tour.

In addition to MEGADETH‘s blistering performance of the entire “Countdown To Extinction” album, including the essential “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Foreclosure Of A Dream”, “Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth”, “Countdown to Extinction: Live” features all of the other MEGADETH classics the band performed at the epic concert, including “Holy Wars” and “Hangar 18” from 1990’s “Rust In Peace”, “Peace Sells” from the band’s influential, platinum-certified 1986 album “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”, and “Trust” from 1997’s platinum certified “Cryptic Writings”.

On September 24, “Countdown To Extinction: Live” was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray via Capitol.

“Countdown To Extinction: Live” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Architecture Of Aggression
03. Ashes In Your Mouth
04. Captive Honour
05. Countdown To Extinction
06. Foreclosure Of A Dream
07. Hangar 18
08. High Speed Dirt
09. Holy Wars
10. Peace Sells
11. Psychotron
12. Public Enemy
13. She Wolf
14. Skin O’ My Teeth
15. Sweating Bullets
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. This Was My Life
18. Trust
19. Outro

A performance clip of the song “Countdown To Extinction” is available below.

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In November and December of 2012, MEGADETH blazed hot on the band’s “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour”, ripping through their entire double platinum 1992 album from start to finish before performing other classics from their recorded catalog. Recorded and filmed at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December, “Countdown to Extinction: Live” is a definitive document of the acclaimed, sold-out tour.

In addition to MEGADETH‘s blistering performance of the entire “Countdown To Extinction” album, including the essential “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Foreclosure Of A Dream”, “Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth”, “Countdown to Extinction: Live” features all of the other MEGADETH classics the band performed at the epic concert, including “Holy Wars” and “Hangar 18” from 1990’s “Rust In Peace”, “Peace Sells” from the band’s influential, platinum-certified 1986 album “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”, and “Trust” from 1997’s platinum certified “Cryptic Writings”.

On September 24, “Countdown To Extinction: Live” will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray via Capitol.

“Countdown To Extinction: Live” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Architecture Of Aggression
03. Ashes In Your Mouth
04. Captive Honour
05. Countdown To Extinction
06. Foreclosure Of A Dream
07. Hangar 18
08. High Speed Dirt
09. Holy Wars
10. Peace Sells
11. Psychotron
12. Public Enemy
13. She Wolf
14. Skin O’ My Teeth
15. Sweating Bullets
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. This Was My Life
18. Trust
19. Outro

A trailer for “Countdown To Extinction: Live” is available below.

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Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH‘s entire September 10 performance at at Austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas as the support act for IRON MAIDEN can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hangar 18
02. Wake Up Dead
03. In My Darkest Hour
04. Sweating Bullets
05. Kingmaker
06. Tornado Of Souls
07. Symphony Of Destruction
08. Peace Sells

Encore:

09. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 66,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

In a recent interview with Metal Insider, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson stated about the band’s decision to release the new album via the group’s own label, “The whole imprint idea is that we pretty much just put our logo on our own record [laughs], but we use the muscle of Universal Music Group around the world to push it out and to use all of their marketing and distribution, which is what you want.

“Anyone can start a label, but if you’re just selling them out of your post office box, you’re gonna sell about two copies versus having it distributed around the world. So major-label distribution obviously makes all the difference in the world. And we noticed that when we went from ‘Killing Is My Business’ to the ‘Peace Sells’ record years ago.”

Regarding the songwriting process for “Super Collider”, Ellefson said: “We worked with [producer] Johnny K on the last record, so we already had the getting-to-know-each-other experience on that record; that was kind of the first date and this was more digging into the songs on the record and had a good idea of what we were going into when we started it. And, really, the songs were laid out in October and we did the ‘Countdown To Extinction’ 20th-anniversary tour, and by the time we were ready to start tracking at the end of December, we had a good road map of where we wanted to go and there were a lot of tunes that were already on the deck and ready.”

He added: “We’re a band now that is always on tour, so we always try to find little windows to make records in between. [laughs] So yeah, we were already laying out the record during the last world tour. And we knew once we were rolling off the road that we were going to go in and start tracking. January gave us the opportunity to write about six more tunes, which also included bringing in the cover song of [THIN LIZZY‘s] ‘Cold Sweat’.

“We’ve always done covers, for the most part, of bands that don’t really exist anymore, even BLACK SABBATH at the time didn’t exist when we did ‘Paranoid’. Nancy Sinatra, of course, the SEX PISTOLS, you know, so at the time we were doing this, it was all artists from a past day. That’s what made the THIN LIZZY song a great tune — the fact that that lineup will never exist ever again I think made it cool for us to be able to take the torch and run with it.”

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Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has posted a rather cheeky new blog taking aim at Avenged Sevenfold’s chat-topping new album, Hail To The King.

Have a read below…

“Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold on their latest “covers album” coming in at #1, who knew that re-recording Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!!?? Ba-dap Psssssss!!

I’m on fire!!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Avenged came in at #1 in multiple countries throughout the world. I’m happy for them. Good band. And while I like the new record, and really dug the last record “Nightmare”, hopefully we’re all coming down from our post-orgasmic #1-album-bliss, because it’s time to call a spade a spade!! It’s time to poke a little fun at A7X, cause there’s some blatant jackery goin’ on there wiggas!!

So here are my top 10 jokes about the new Avenged Sevenfold record:

10) Avenged Sevenfold – “Now with even MORE Metallica”

9) Avenged Sevenfold to change name to “Sad But Two”

 Number of “spurting penises” drawn on Avenged logos suddenly skyrockets

7) Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize “Hail To The King” is actually “that ugly AC/DC bands song ‘Thunderstruck’”

6) After hearing “Heretic”, Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, Metallica and UFO’s for the A7X stealing “Symphony Of Destruction”.

5) After seeing how much success the band Bush had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal “In Flames” for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include “Tr-vi-um” and “Kill-switch En-gage”

4) Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows face, “You’re gonna rip off St. Anger next right, HUH? You’re gonna rip off St Anger NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!!”

3) “Black album” sales skyrocket as fans realise where new songs came from.

2) After hearing Avenged’s Guns N Roses cover “Doing Time”, Axl actually calls Slash, says, “Dude, What The Fuck?!”

1) And the #1 joke about the new Avenged Sevenfold album: Avenged Sevenfold release statement that they’re NOT ripping off Metallica, announce side project with Lou Reed.

BOOM!”

Crumbs…

 

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MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn‘s latest installment of his online blog, “The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings – Life Affirming”, reads as follows:

“Congratulations to AVENGED SEVENFOLD on their latest ‘covers album’ coming in at #1.

“Who knew that re-recording METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES and MEGADETH songs could be such a worldwide hit!!?? Ba-dap Psssssss!!

“I’m on fire!!

“In case you’ve been living under a rock, AVENGED came in at #1 in multiple countries throughout the world. I’m happy for them. Good band. And while I like the new record, and really dug the last record ‘Nightmare’, hopefully we’re all coming down from our post-orgasmic #1-album-bliss, because it’s time to call a spade a spade!! It’s time to poke a little fun at A7X, cause there’s some blatant jackery goin’ on there wiggas!!

“So here are my top 10 jokes about the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD record:

10) AVENGED SEVENFOLD – ‘Now with even MORE METALLICA

9) AVENGED SEVENFOLD to change name to “SAD BUT TWO

“Number of ‘spurting penises’ drawn on AVENGED logos suddenly skyrockets

7) Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize ‘Hail To The King’ is actually ‘that ugly AC/DC band’s song ‘Thunderstruck’.’

6) After hearing ‘Heretic’, Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, METALLICA and UFOs for the A7X stealing ‘Symphony Of Destruction’.

5) After seeing how much success the band BUSH had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal ‘In Flames’ for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include ‘Tr-vi-um’ and ‘Kill-switch En-gage’

4) Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows‘ face, ‘You’re gonna rip off ‘St. Anger’ next right, HUH? You’re gonna rip off ‘St Anger’ NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!!”

3) ‘Black album’ sales skyrocket as fans realize where new songs came from.

2) After hearing AVENGED‘s GUNS N’ ROSES cover ‘Doing Time’, Axl actually calls Slash, says, ‘Dude, what the fuck?!’

1) And the #1 joke about the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD album: AVENGED SEVENFOLD release statement that they’re NOT ripping off METALLICA, announce side project with Lou Reed.

“BOOM!”

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On September 10, Magna Carta will release DAVE MARTONE / GLEN DROVER‘s “Live At Metalworks” as an audio CD with bonus DVD.

A trailer for the effort can be seen below.

“Live At Metalworks” captures audio/video performances by Martone and Drover which were streamed live over the internet on September 25, 2011. This show was viewed by over 25,000 people in over 63 countries around the World.

Martone — a true modern guitar hero — performs with his band on such guitar virtuouso tracks as “The Goodie Squiggee Song” and “Dinky Pinky” from Martone‘s Magna Carta debut, “Clean”. Other highlights of Martone‘s set include a cover of CHARLIE DANIELS BAND‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”. Another special moment occurs when Martone brings Drover on stage for an encore version of JOE SATRIANI‘s “Crush Of Love”.

Drover — best known for his work in MEGADETH — performs with his band (which includes SAGA keyboardist Jim Gilmour) on a version of FRANK ZAPPA‘s “Filthy Habits” as well as “Colors Of Infinity” and “Ascension” from Glen‘s Magna Carta debut, “Metalusion”. Drover brings Martone back on stage for an encore version of MEGADETH‘s “Symphony Of Destruction” with Glen on vocals.

* Dave Martone – Guitar and Vocals
* David Spidel – Bass
* Gary Grace – Drums

01. The Goodie Squiggee Song
02. Bossa Dorado
03. Angel Fish
04. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
05. Got Da Blues
06. Dinky Pinky
07. Crush Of Love (with Glen Drover)

* Glen Drover – Guitar and Vocals
* Jim Gilmour – Keyboards
* Paul Yee – Bass
* Chris Sutherland – Drums

08. Frozen Dream
09. Illusions Of Starlight
10. Colors Of Infinity
11. Filthy Habits
12. Ascension
13. Ground Zero
14. Symphony Of Destruction (with Dave Martone)





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MEGADETH performed a short acoustic set on August 7 in front of a select group of fans at VEVO studios in New York City. The band played the following three tracks:

* Symphony Of Destruction
* Kingmaker
* She-Wolf

Video footage of the “She-Wolf” performance can be seen below.

Check out a review of the session at NY Hard Rock Music Examiner. Photos are available at this location.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 64,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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David Brody and Elvis Duran of “The Morning Show” recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson. You can listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 63,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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On July 26, the “Metal Shop” radio show, which airs every Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM, conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 63,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

Interview (audio):

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On August 25, “Forrest On V100” conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

Interview (audio):

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