Due to a massive rowdy crowd, failures in security and some stupid decisions (selling beer in glass bottles at a gig? What is this? Bob's Country Bunker?) the system had failed and the threat was real. Megadeth were sweating bullets when a "stampede" broke through a security barrier, crushing numerous people and leaving a Paraguayan woman injured. Several of their crew were injured due to thrown bottles. MegadavE opted to disconnect and pulled the plug several songs into the show.
Dave, not known for holding back his opinions, was not silent with his scorn. He took to Twitter to announce the cancellation:
Dave Mustaine @DaveMustaine 22h22 hours ago
Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we (1/2)
Havok announced on their Facebook page they will not take part in the upcoming Megadeth U.S. tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies and Metal Church, the reason being that they were "offered an unacceptable management contract" from Mustaine Management, headed up by Dave Mustaine's son Justis. Whether Havok will be replaced on the aforementioned tour is unknown for now. However, Dave Mustaine has denied Havok's statement on Twitter.
On July 15th, Megadeth were slated to perform at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, but had to cancel the show when bassist David Ellefson broke his foot backstage before the band went on. After planning to save the show, mainman Dave Mustaine informed the crowd that Megadeth would not be playing. The thrash band has canceled the remaining two shows on their European tour, including the Harley Days festival in Slovakia Saturday night and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on Sunday, July 17th.
It looks like drummer Dirk Verbeuren has made a good impression on Megadeth. After being tapped by the band for a few shows, he now joins them as their new permanent drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on the Range festival in May.
Devastating news arrive this Sunday morning. Multiple sources are claiming that former and great Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has reportedly died at the age of 51 after suffering a heart failure last night onstage while performing with his band OHM at Los Angeles club The Baked Potato. The venue itself has confirmed it and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tweeted about it, feeling gutted.
Megadeth have recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren for their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in at all shows until Chris Adler rejoins them on June 28th. Adler will be busy with Lamb Of God. Dirk Verbeuren has been involved in numerous bands and is Soilwork's drummer but didn't pass up the opportunity. Soilwork will bring in a fill-in drummer in the meantime.
Megadeth have been busy touring in support of their newest album, Dystopia, released this year. Now, they unleash a 360º view of the band performing "Poisonous Shadows" for their Virtual Reality experience for Dystopia, offering viewers the chance to watch the live performance from different perspectives. Check it out below.
Megadeth have decided to share a brand new single today. The metallers start the year with a bang and are letting fans check out another song that will appear on Dystopia. The new album features the contributions of new guitarist Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and touring/session drummer Chris Adler (Lamb Of God). Enter the melodies of "Dystopia" below.
American metal legends Megadeth have shared online a new animated music video for their single ''The Threat Is Real''. Frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine gets the animated treatment as well as the other members of the band. It's pretty entertaining. See it for yourself below.
Megadeth have just announced that they will team up with Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom and Havok for a North American tour in early 2016. The four-band package which will launch on February 20th in Dallas, Texas and wrap on March 24th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, will mark Megadeth's first USA run of dates in support of its new album, Dystopia, slated for release on January 22nd. If you like the bill, see the dates below.
Megadeth have shared a new song online! In anticipation of the release of their new studio album, the first in three years, Dystopia, the new menacing tune is called "The Threat Is Real". You can listen to the song on the band's official website here. If that link doesn't work for you due to an error, try this. What do you think about it?
It seems like guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine (MegaDave) loves the current lineup of Megadeth so much that he even contemplated re-recording the band's debut album, Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!, with the trio of musicians that surrounds him now for the album's 30th anniversary. The band is currently on tour in Russia, with more European dates still to come, where he revealed this.
After some line-up changes, Dave Mustaine's Megadeth is back with a new record. If you enjoyed the band's last album Super Collider, prepare for the new one which will be named Dystopia. It is coming out in January 22nd, 2016. As for the music, you won't even have to wait to listen to some of it. You can stream the new song "Fatal Illusion" right away.