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ANGRA 'Deeply Disapproves' Of PHILIP ANSELMO's Actions At 'Dimebash'

Brazilian metallers ANGRA have weighed in on last month's incident when ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo made a "white power" gesture onstage at a concert. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 22 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in honor of his former bandmate, late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell ...

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MEGADETH's 'Dystopia' Lands At No. 3 On U.S. Chart

MEGADETH's new album, "Dystopia", debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 28. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). In ...

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KORN, MEGADETH, WHITESNAKE, Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Members Take Part In Third Annual 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' (Video)

Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Ray Luzier (KORN), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), Chris Broderick (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE), Akira Takasaki (LOUDNESS) and Kiko Loureiro (MEGADETH, ANGRA) are among the musicians who gathered Saturday night (January 23) during the 2016 NAMM show to honor one of rock's most legendary guitarists at the ...

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MEGADETH's 'Dystopia' Projected To Sell 43K-48K First Week

According to music industry web site Hits Daily Double, MEGADETH's new album, "Dystopia", is likely to sell between 43,000 and 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The SPS figure is expected to be between 44,000 and 49,000. SPS, a practice used by Billboard magazine, stands for "sales plus streaming," ...

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Dystopia - MEGADETH

Two gems in recent years followed by two head-scratchers. The only given in this band comes when a MEGADETH album truly tanks, the band storms back with sheer ferocity. Just when many listeners had given up on Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH following 2013's awkward, if occasionally fun "Super Collider", the proverbial storm gathers and strikes ...

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Inside MEGADETH's Virtual Reality Adventure

Pioneer thrash rock band MEGADETH will give its fans the ultimate cutting edge experience in Virtual Reality. The band recently headed into a special Virtual Reality set-up with director Blair Underwood where they performed and film five songs from their upcoming album "Dystopia": "Fatal Illusion", "Dystopia", "The Threat Is Real", "Poisonous Shadows" and "Post American ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMAL FEAR's 'Angels Of Mercy'

"Angels Of Mercy", the new video from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rulebreaker", which will be released on January 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort will be made available in CD, deluxe CD/DVD and — in collaboration with Soulfood Music in ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Dystopia' 'Wouldn't Have Turned Out As Good' With NICK MENZA And MARTY FRIEDMAN

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says that the band's new album, "Dystopia", "wouldn't have turned out as good" as it did had MEGADETH gone through with its attempted reunion of the group's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup. Mustaine tried to re-team with drummer Nick Menza and guitarist Marty Friedman for the making of "Dystopia", but instead ...

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MEGADETH: 'Dystopia' Title Track Available For Streaming

The title track of MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia", can be streamed below. Due on January 22, 2016, the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" was recorded last year in Nashville, Tennessee and was produced by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: Why MEGADETH's Current Lineup Is The Best Ever

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Revolver magazine about the band's new lineup — featuring founding members Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA. He said: "Ellefson was saying to me just the other day, 'This ...

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TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH Members Perform At Israel's TITANS OF METAL Despite BDS Boycott

More than 20 international metal and hard rock artists performed at Israel's first-ever edition of Titans Of Metal festival, which took place on December 17 at Tel Aviv's Theatron Club. The show was held despite the activities of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, spearheaded by ex-PINK FLOYD member Roger Waters, which calls ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We're Very Much A Band Of The People, By The People, For The People'

Chris Annunziata of the "Metal Teddy Bear Experience" show, which airs on the New Jersey radio station WMSC 90.3 Montclair State University, recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing and ...

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MEGADETH Releases 'The Threat Is Real' Animated Video

MEGADETH's animated video for the new song "The Threat Is Real" can be seen below. The track was released last month as a 12-inch single as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort also includes the title cut and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from ...

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MEGADETH: Video Footage Of KNOTFEST MEXICO Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's December 5 performance at Knotfest in Toluca, Mexico can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hangar 18 02. She-Wolf 03. Wake Up Dead 04. In My Darkest Hour 05. Sweating Bullets 06. Dawn Patrol 07. Poison Was The Cure 08. Tornado Of Souls 09. Trust (Spanish ...

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Listen To New MEGADETH Song 'The Threat Is Real' (Audio)

MEGADETH's 12-inch single, "The Threat Is Real", will be released this week as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort will include the title track and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia". "The Threat Is Real" is now available ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Some Metal Bands Have Completely Lost The Plot When It Comes Down To Melody'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently answered several fan-submitted questions for PledgeMusic. Check out the question-and-answer session below. Speaking about where MEGADETH's upcoming album, "Dystopia", fits in the band's catalog in terms of melody and overall aggression, Mustaine said: "Well, there is some melody. It's not overwhelming in the melody department." He continued: "I think that ...

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