For about five years now, I have a been an avid Megadeth fan. By far, they are my favorite thrash band. I’ve seen them twice live (though I unfortunately missed the Rust in Peace show), and million times more on DVDs or youtube. On a personal level, they are the most influential band to my guitar playing and writing. Many of my favorite riffs were, in fact, created by frontman Dave Mustaine. And though he is the centerpiece of the band, more often than not, Megadeth is extremely capable on all fronts.
…And now there are two! Original Megadeth bassist, Dave Ellefson, has returned to the iconic thrash metal band, apparently having resolved disputes with frontman, Dave Mustaine. Looks like Megadeth is back to being a two-Dave band.
It has recently been announced that Rust in Peace, a master piece by thrash legends Megadeth, is to become downloadable for Rock Band this coming Superbowl Sunday. As you know, they are doing a 20th anniversary Rust in Peace tour. It seems as though this album is forcing its way back into view.
Also, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has apparently been in talks with producers of the Rock Band rival, Guitar Hero. All I know is that the talks are going well and Mustaine is quite excited about a possible product. It could be just another waste of money, or it could be something extraordinary. I am currently assuming the former. Nonetheless, I’m happy to see Megadeth getting more involved in the video game community.
In exactly two weeks (September 15), the highly acclaimed thrash metal band, Megadeth, is due to release their twelfth album. Since the reformation of Megadeth, they have released two albums; this is to be their third. It consists of eleven tracks, summing up to approximately 45 minutes. Though this upcoming record is entitled Endgame, it is doubtful that this album will mark the end of Megadeth.
Tonight was the night that we all have been waiting for (referring to the Edmonton-based metalhead double true followers… huh, guess that’s just me). Thrash metal legends, Megadeth, finally return to Edmonton after thirteen whole months, this time with Slayer! Trust me when I say it was well worth the wait.
Megadeth is still alive and well! Dave Mustaine seems to have found a somewhat stable lineup and has been hittin’ up the studios and riling up the head-banging crowds, making their presence noticed.
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