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MEGADETH Bassist On 'Dystopia' Album: 'We Had To Get It Back Down To Nothing To Build Something Really Incredible Up'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's true that MEGADETH is planning on releasing new music in 2019: Ellefson: "That's the goal. I think we learned with [2016's] 'Dystopia' that ...

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MEGADETH Joined By ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT For 'Symphony Of Destruction' Performance At HELLFEST (Video)

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott joined MEGADETH on stage on June 24 at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform the song "Symphony Of Destruction". Check out fan-filmed video footage below. The next day, Amott wrote on Instagram: "Thank you, Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH, for inviting me to play 'Symphony Of Destruction' with them on stage ...

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GUS G. On Being Replaced By ZAKK WYLDE In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band: 'I Think Some People Were More Upset About It Than I Was'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has reiterated his claim that he was okay with being replaced by the returning Zakk Wylde in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. It was announced in April 2016 April that Wylde would be rejoining Ozzy's backing group for all his upcoming solo show dates. Osbourne's touring lineup also includes Rob "Blasko" ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Collecting Ideas For Next MEGADETH Album: "We're So Far Ahead Of The Game Ready Right Now'

At this past weekend's Rockfest festival in Hyvinkää, Finland, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band two years ...

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Omni - ANGRA

Brazilian prog metal masters ANGRA has maintained a solid if grossly unheralded presence for many years, leading to wonder how it hasn't been muttered in the same breath as the genre's elite, through the band is frequently compared to DREAM THEATER. This band is elite, however, and at times better, let the debate machine grind. ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH's Upcoming Tour Will Give Bandmembers A Chance To 'Compare Notes' About Next Album

MEGADETH bassist and EMP Label Group founder David Ellefson was recently interviewed by Sioux Falls, South Dakota's KBACK Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On creating numerous imprints under the EMP Label Group banner: David: "MEGADETH was signed to Capitol Records for many years of ...

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Video Premiere: ANGRA's 'Insania'

The official video for the song "Insania" from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which was released on February 16 via earMUSIC. 2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in ANGRA's history. At age 26, the band shows motivation and strength like ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Has 'Always Been On The Front Edge Of Technology'

"The Rockside Chronicles with Shawn Sixx" conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether caffeine is the new "drug of choice" for veteran rockers: David: "It's been ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: How MEGADETH Was Formed (Video)

On January 24, METAL ALLEGIANCE members David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) and Mark Menghi, along with Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), took part in a clinic and question-and-answer session at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. In the five-minute clip below, which was ...

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Video Premiere: ANGRA's 'War Horns'

"War Horns", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which will be released on February 16 via earMUSIC. 2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in ANGRA's history. At age 26, the band shows motivation and strength like never ...

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MEGADETH: Making Of 'Lying In State' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of MEGADETH's official music video for the song "Lying In State" can be seen below. The clip was filmed last fall with Brazilian award-winning director Leo Liberti during the band's South American tour. "Lying In State" is taken from MEGADETH's latest studio album, "Dystopia", which came out in January 2016. ...

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ANGRA Teases 'War Horns' Video

A teaser for "War Horns", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, is available below. The full clip will be made available on February 13. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which will be released on February 16 via earMUSIC. 2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in ANGRA's ...

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DIRK VERBEUREN On Playing Classic MEGADETH Songs: 'I'm Filling The Role Of Respecting That Material To The Best Of My Abilities'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren at the 2018 NAMM show, which was held January 25-28, in Anaheim, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether a different mindset is needed to play MEGADETH songs versus ...

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