Posts Tagged ‘megadeth’

The Big 4 (trailer)

25th Jan 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

This. Looks. Massive.

The Big 4 Festival
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Unlikely I’ll be able to swing it and go… but it looks like it’d be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event…

~Dan – np: CelldwellerCellout EP 01 


Megadeth & Slayer bringing back Classic Metal

27th Apr 10 (Tue) Leave a comment

Megadeth and Slayer, who last toured the U.S. together 19 years ago on the “Clash of the Titans” extravaganza, have confirmed that they will each perform, start to finish, their 1990 releases – Megadeth’s Platinum Rust In Peace and Slayer’s world-wide, million-selling Seasons In The Abyss – on the upcoming North American Carnage Tour. …With Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, Testament will be Special Guest on all dates.

They come to Portland area’s Washington County Fairgrounds on September 4th.  For more dates…GO HERE or (or

~Dan – np: SevendustCold Day Memory

Dave Ellefson – back in Megadeth

8th Feb 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

Breaking news… Dave Ellefson (founding bass player for Megadeth) is re-joining the band… yippie!!!!  Read more (including past dramas) over at Blabbermouth.

Welcome back, Dave!  See you & Dave Mustaine back on the road this coming fall!

~Dan – np: Miho HatoriEcdysis

American Carnage Rescheduled!

1st Feb 10 (Mon) 1 comment

So, the aforementioned postponed-due-to-Slayer-back-surgery American Carnage Tour with Megadeth, Slayer & Testament is back on!

23 – Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC Canada
24 – Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC Canada
26 – Metro Centre, Halifax, NS Canada
27 – Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB Canada
29 – Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON Canada
30 – John Labatt Centre Center, London, ON Canada

(Slayer European festivals)

11 – Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
12 – Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
14 – Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
15 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
16 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
18 – Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
19 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
20 – UIC Pavillon, Chicago, IL
21 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
23 – Cap Fed Park @Sandstone, Kansas City, KS
25 – Magness Arena, Denver, CO
26 – Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
27 – Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
29 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
30 – Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
31 – Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA

1 – Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
3 – Wamu Theatre, Seattle, WA
4 – Washington County Fairgrounds, Portland, OR

The Portland show is now last instead of near first… heck, I’m glad about any!  \mm/

~Dan – np: Feldman & CourvoisierOblivia 

Megadeth’s American Carnage postponed

7th Jan 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

Official Press Release – 1/7/2010


New York, NY– The much anticipated American Carnage Tour, featuring hard rock behemoths Megadeth, Slayer and Testament has been postponed as Slayer’s bassist/vocalist Tom Araya is in need of back surgery.

While disappointed by the tour’s delay, Megadeth are concerned for Araya and wish him a speedy recovery.

Megadeth are currently scheduling a U.S. headline run for March and April, and are rescheduling the American Carnage tour for Summer ’10. Anyone who has purchased an American Carnage ticket can hold onto it until the new dates are announced. Please visit for the latest updates.

Boo… I was looking forward to it, but I guess I can hope it’ll get rescheduled on another day when I can go this summer, and hopefully I’ll still get a photo pass.

~Dan – np: RadioheadKid A [SCE]

Megadeth, Slayer & Testament 2010!

18th Nov 09 (Wed) Leave a comment

I’m heading out on a short vacation; so no major blogs for the next few days… next concert is The Swell Season next Monday.  For the time being, there’s a new tour hitting the road next winter… Megadeth, Slayer and special guests Testament!  Holy cow!!! I’ve seen all three of these bands before, but it’s been a while – and I’ve never seen them at the same time.   I’ll be at the Portland show, if ticket sales serve me well…

18  WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
19  Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
21  Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
22  Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
23  Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
25  Magness Arena, Denver, CO
26  Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
27  El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX
29  Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX
31  Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

1  Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
2  Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY
4  Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
5  UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
6  Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
9  Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
11  Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
12  Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
13  Susquehanna Center, Camden, NJ
14  Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
16  Pavillon de La Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC
18  John Labatt Centre, London, ON
19  Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
20  Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
22  Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB
23  Metro Centre, Halifax, NS

~Dan – np: Dizzy GillespieProfessor Bebop

bike ride tours, any speed vinyl, the bqe, a van & streaming ‘deth

11th Sep 09 (Fri) Leave a comment

5 music news stories… Peter Mulvey, Holy Fuck, Sufjan Stevens, David Bazan/Pedro the Lion and Megadeth…

So, Peter Mulvey has toured all over the world.  A few years back, he started also doing some bike tours within his own state.  Well, he just embarked on his “Long Haul” Tour in support of his new, fantastic record Letters from a Flying Machine.

He’s riding 1,100 miles from Grand Rapids, MI to Northampton, MA on The Long Haul Tour, September 9 – 26.  His friend, and presumably co-rider, Kathy Wittman will be blogging about it as it goes on.  The daily blog will be HERE.  Here’s his tour path, created via the Google based on his gigs along the route:

(click for larger)

He’ll be in Oregon (Portland and Eugene) in early November.  Not part of the bike tour, but I’ll be glad to see him nonetheless.  In fact, he might be less worn out from riding so much.  Getting to see him twice in one weekend is gonna be fantastic… PS- go to for info on the new record.  Seriously, it’s good, folks!


Next up… a vinyl you can play at either 33 1/3 or 45 rpm…

This one from Off the International Radar including a remix by fellow Toronto’ans Holy Fuck.  I don’t know about the rest of the songs on “Hot Lips,” but the Holy Fuck collaboration features “Holy Radar” – which is a reworking of OTIR’s “E bowl of Iris.”  Holy Fuck sped up the original recording on a record player in studio and then played along and added their own layers.  So, at 33 1/3, you’ll hear OTIR with a slowed down HF; and on 45 rpm, you’ll hear HF with a sped-up OTIR.  You can listen to the “as normally played” version of the song on OITR‘s MySpace page.  There is also ordering links there as well.


Sufjan StevensThe BQE (as reported here) is coming out in limited edition vinyl (in addition to the CD/DVD combo).  It’s now up for pre-order at the Asthmatic Kitty store and over at Amazon.  Also, in the news, Sufjan will be playing his 2004 album Seven Swans in its entirety at ATP NYC this weekend. ATP = All Tomorrow’s Parties (festival).


Help (Pedro the Lion) David Bazan buy a tour van… click the picture for more info…


And to round it out with some metal… Megadeth‘s latest record, Endgame, is out next week (9/15/09).  It’s streaming in its entirety on the MySpaces

out 9/15

~Dan – np: The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band {mono}

no torrents or free downloads here

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