Megadeth’s latest opus is entitled “Dystopia” and comes care of T-Boy Records and Universal Music. This will be the first album by the group to feature new members Kiko Laureiro (lead guitar) and Chris Adler (drums). Gentlemen start your engines.
Megadeth are one of the forefathers of the Thrash Metal movement and on the eve of their announcing their latest touring adventures in support of the forthcoming “Dystopia” album, I had the pleasure of speaking to the bands founder, the great Dave Mustaine. Together we discussed the state of Heavy Metal in this day and age, the selection of new Megadeth members and what fans should expect from the new album and tour. As we didn’t have a whole lot of time to chat, I kept the line of inquiry very quick and to the general point. Here’s our entire discussion.
PiercingMetal: Let me start by saying congratulations on Megadeth surpassing the thirty-year mark. How does it feel to be in command of such a band for that long a time?
Dave Mustaine: I think that anything that you do successfully for a long period of time you have to look at it and ask yourself why is this successful and I think part of that is because we’ve always had one common goal with this band and that was to be true to ourselves and I think that this translates to the fan base. If you believe in what you do, then that starts to lay the foundation for the relationship with your fans that has integrity.
PiercingMetal: Would you think that Metal is in a better place or a worse place today?
Dave Mustaine: It depends because there are so many different genres of Heavy Metal. If you’re saying do I think that Thrash or Speed Metal or Heavy Metal in general is in a better place then it depends because there is a lot of new types of Metal out there. You have Grindcore and all kinds of Black Metal, White Metal, Death Metal just so many other different types but its opened up a lot of doors for different people that are more genre specific that play one very limited type of music and do it really well. I’ve always liked to be able to push the boundaries of what I could do and Megadeth has a lot of influences that are unique to what most Metal bands would do. We have Jazz and Classical influences which I think really helps give us that advantage over a lot of bands that don’t have those influences.
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The Boontown Rats once told us that they didn’t like Mondays and like Garfield craving a big ole lasagna I am right there with them unless the Monday in question features news about an upcoming North American tour by the mighty Megadeth. Yep, that is just how my day progressed and I’ve copied the official press release for your own indulgence but will return afterwards to discuss it with you.
MEGADETH has announced today the details for the North American leg of their Dystopia World Tour, which will kick of in Dallas, TX on February 20, 2016. The North American leg will take them across the U.S, visiting 12 states and throughout Canada. Tickets for the Dystopia World Tour start going on sale Friday, December 11; Check http://www.megadeth.com for specific market info and local on sale times and dates. There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for MEGADETH fan club members on December 8 at 10:00 am local time with details also available at http://www.megadeth.com.
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