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DAVID ELLEFSON On Seeing Cover Of MEGADETH's 'Killing Is My Business' The First Time: 'Complete Shock And Dismay'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson 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 wrapping up the "Dystopia" record cycle: David: "You know, I think ...

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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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Will MEGADETH Re-Record 'Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!' With Current Lineup? DAVE MUSTAINE Weighs In

During an appearance on the "Trunk Nation" show on SiriusXM channel Volume, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked if there is still a chance of him re-recording the band's debut album, "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", with the current lineup. He responded: "See, this is the terrible thing about the Internet, because ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Was 'Surprised' By SLAYER's 'Farewell Tour' Announcement: They Are 'Young To Be Retiring'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he was "surprised" to hear about SLAYER's "farewell" tour, explaining that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is "young to be retiring." Last week, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed ...

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Video Premiere: MEGADETH's 'Lying In State'

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. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said about ...

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Video: ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings DIO's 'Holy Diver' With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In Stroudsburg

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna performing the DIO classic "Holy Diver" with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on January 27 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played in Stroudsburg as part of "KillThrax II", a co-headlining bill with ANTHRAX that also features HAVOK as support. As with the inaugural ...

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BIFF BYFORD On SAXON's Early Days: 'I Was Proud Of Heavy Metal; I Wasn't Shying Away From The Fact Unlike Some Bands'

Steve Goldby of Metal Talk recently conducted an interview with frontman Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON about their new "Decade Of The Eagle - The Anthology 1979-1988" compilation. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the 1980s can be considered a "magical ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Calls METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Album 'Dreadful', Says MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN 'Wanted To Be FRED DURST'

On January 5, "Met Al Metal" — Israel's metal radio show hosted by brothers Lior and Niv Peleg — conducted an interview with vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. Asked which band he prefers, MEGADETH or METALLICA, Dani ...

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MEGADETH To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Special Releases, Exclusive Merchandise And One-Of-A-Kind Events

Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH will celebrate their 35th anniversary all year long, with special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide. Founder Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly radio show. MEGADETH's announcement comes two years to the day since the release of the band's acclaimed, ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Debut Album To Be Released In The Fall

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its debut album in the fall. ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE spent time in 2016 in a California studio recording material for the follow-up to its 2014 self-titled EP. Helming the sessions once again was producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL ...

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