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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Blasts 'Lazy' Bands Who Rely On Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has blasted "lazy" bands who rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consist...
June 30, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's ART CRUZ Is Moving To Richmond To Be Closer To His Bandmates: 'It's For My Career'

In a new interview with "The Garza Podcast", hosted by SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Chris Garza, LAMB OF GOD drummer Art Cruz revealed that he is relocating to the East Coast to be closer to his bandmates. "What's today? Tuesday? I'm moving to Richmond, Virginia on Thursday," he said. "I've lived in To...
June 29, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says It Was 'Time' To 'Move On' From DAVID ELLEFSON

Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire bassist David Ellefson from MEGADETH last year. Ellefson's exit from the band came in May 2021, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted on Twitter. At t...
June 29, 2022
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MARK MORTON On Writing Songs With LAMB OF GOD: 'We Really Don't Have A Strategy At All'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Jasta Show", the video podcast hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton spoke about his band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We really don't have a strategy at all going in. Th...
June 28, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MEGADETH's Entire Performance At This Year's HELLFEST

Professionally filmed video of MEGADETH's entire June 18 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Featured songs: 01:37 Hangar 18 06:55 Dread And The Fugitive Mind 11:24 The Threat Is Real 16:53 Angry Again 20:33 The Conjuring 26:17 Sweating Bullets 31:42 Conquer Or Die 34:55 Dy...
June 27, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Will Forgive DAVID ELLEFSON But 'Won't Play Music With Him Anymore'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says that he won't play music with David Ellefson anymore, more than a year after firing the bassist from the band they formed together nearly four decades ago. Ellefson's exit came just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted...
June 24, 2022
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ANTHRAX Shares 'The Devil You Know' From 40th-Anniversary Livestream Concert, 'Anthrax XL'

ANTHRAX has released "The Devil You Know", the second "early taste" single/music video from the band's 40th-anniversary livestream concert, "Anthrax XL". The release will be available in North America on Blu-ray, CD and digital on July 15 (Megaforce),and will have a European digital release on Ju...
June 24, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It Was Hard On Me Letting Him Go'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says it was "hard" for him to fire David Ellefson more than a year ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter...
June 23, 2022
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MEGADETH Announces 'The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!' Album, Shares 'We'll Be Back' Single

MEGADETH will cap a summer of successful global touring with the release of its highly anticipated sixteenth studio album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", on September 2 via UMe. Featuring twelve new tracks, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!" will be made available on CD, vinyl, and cassette...
June 23, 2022
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PETER IWERS Says 'There's No Rivalry' Between THE HALO EFFECT And IN FLAMES

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Daniel Svensson (drums),Peter Iwers (bass),Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — will release its debut album, "Days Of The Lost", on August 12 via Nuclear...
June 21, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE And GIBSON Announce Flying V EXP Rust In Peace Guitar

Gibson has announced the limited Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace. Named after the album that set a new standard for heavy metal, this guitar will rock you out of this world with its Alien Tech Green finish. The Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace artist model delivers the powerf...
June 21, 2022
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MARTY FRIEDMAN, Self-Proclaimed ELVIS PRESLEY 'Maniac', Praises New Biopic

Marty Friedman has praised the new biopic of Elvis Presley, calling it "the be-all-end-all movie" about the iconic singer. The 59-year-old former MEGADETH guitarist, who says he's been "an Elvis maniac" since the age of six, offered his opinion of Baz Luhrmann's biopic, in which Tom Hanks stars as t...
June 20, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Is Mourning Death Of His 15-Year-Old Cat: 'He Was My Little Sidekick And Best Friend'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson is mourning the death of his cat Percy. On social media, the 57-year-old musician said Percy died earlier today. "It's with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our lovely kitty Percy, who passed at 6:20am today from kidney failure," David wrot...
June 20, 2022
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MEGADETH Launches Dedicated Web Site For Upcoming Album, 'The Sick, The Dying And The Dead'

MEGADETH has launched a dedicated web site for the band's upcoming album, "The Sick, The Dying And The Dead". Earlier today (Monday, June 20),MEGADETH shared a short video teaser for the new site and included the following caption: "The sick, the dying and the dead are among us. Mark yourself SAFE...
June 20, 2022
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Explains 'AfterLife' Album Title

In a new video recapping the beginning of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's recently launched European tour, guitarist Zoltan Bathory spoke about the band's upcoming album, "AfterLife", which is due on August 19. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We titled this record 'AfterLife'. And 'AfterLif...
June 20, 2022