Remember back in 2016 when we all cheered when it seemed like Megadeth were back and supercharged? Dystopia felt like Mustaine revitalized: bringing in killer players like Kiko Loureiro of Angra and Chris Adler of Lamb of God to back up the twin Daves…and then it all kinda got washed away again. Adler left (and left Lamb of God, to boot), Mustaine got cancer, and Ellefson got caught doing, well…we know what he got caught doing. So it’s understandable that it took years to get The Sick, the Dying…and the Dead! to the masses. Early singles revealed a heaviness fans have been waiting for seemingly forever – was this the “return” we’ve truly been waiting for?
I have no idea – we didn’t get a promo so now that the album’s officially released I’m gonna jump in with a virgin listen and give you my thoughts track by track. So strap on your bandoliers and pistoleros and let’s get to the heavy.
While The Metal Tour of the Year may have technically reached its conclusion a couple of weeks ago, and festival season is now upon us, there is no doubt that the dust is still settling in the aftermath of this massive event. Featuring the legendary Megadeth as headliners, this run of shows also included household names in Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames. Four of the most recognizable names in the metal world each bringing a different corner of the genre’s spectrum to this tour. Considering all we had missed since early 2020, this experience went a long way to welcoming back larger scale live music, and as a result will resonate many years into the future.
Tomorrow I should find out if I’m going to Germany next year.
Necropsy have released the first single, “Butcherado”, from an upcoming 4-song EP titled Exitus. If you want some death metal on a Tuesday night, I wouldn’t blame you. Have at it.
When I see updates from Dave Mustaine, I tend to stop all things and see what the latest is. Well, fortunately, I have another positive update to share. Here is the full interview, but the main thing to take away is that he had continued responding well to treatment. And that crazy amount of support is cool to see, as well.
Sorry, did you want some kind of follow up to that Faith No More hint from yesterday? Here you go. They return in 2020, to the tune of some festivals across the pond. Fret not, I’m sure there is more on the horizon as well.
In case you were interested in seeing Ozzy Osbourne perform with Post Malone, here you go. This is from his show in Inglewood on November 21st.
Better day today. Because soccer is still on after I got home.
Let’s begin with the unveiling of the third single from Wilderun’s upcoming new album, Veil of Imagination. The song is called “O Resolution!” and you can follow this link to Consequence of Sound to check it out. Full reminder, that album drops on Friday (11/1).
In follow up to the news from Dave Mustaine yesterday, it was also announced that he is going to be selling a ton of gear. If you’re a Megadeth fan, and want to add an absolutely killer piece of gear to your collection, this might be your chance.