MEGADETH Guitarist Checks In From 'Canadian Carnage' Tour

MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has issued the following update:

"We have played three of the four ['Canadian Carnage'] shows [with SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE] up here in Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary) and so far and the fans have been awesome. Some have been following us from show to show some even flew out from Italy to see us!!!

"The roster of bands has actually fit very well. I was worried that the diversity would segment the fan base too much, but it seems (to me, anyway) that there is something that each band brings to the table for everyone to appreciate. Whether it's the guitar-driven thrash of MEGADETH, old-school double kick drum of SLAYER, heavy groove of MACHINE HEAD, or the brutal screaming of SUICIDE SILENCE, people are (in my humble opinion) into it. Now we shall see what Winnipeg has to offer for the fourth and final show."

The last show of the "Canadian Carnage" tour is scheduled for tonight (Monday, June 29) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH performing a brand new track entitled "Headcrusher" this past Saturady night (June 27) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada can be viewed below.

As previously reported, the studio version of "Headcrusher" is available for listening by calling MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's number (866.597.6342) at TheLiveLine, a service he launched that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone.

"Headcrusher" comes off MEGADETH's twelfth studio album, "Endgame", which is tentatively due in September through Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at the band's brand new, self-built studio in San Marcos, California — Vic's Garage — which was named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattlehead character.

"Endgame" was helmed by Mustaine and acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD). Sneap also manned the boards for 2007's "United Abominations". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Headcrusher", "1,320", "How the Story Ends" and "This Day We Fight!"

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