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Megadeth Reissues “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! – The Final Kill”
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Megadeth Reissues “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! – The Final Kill”

Megadeth’s iconic album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! has once again been reissued in a new package called “The Final Kill.” The band’s debut album has been newly remixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devil Driver, Whitechapel) with ten bonus tracks including live cuts and the original 1984 “Skull Beneath The Skin” demo. The original lineup of Dave...

Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok
Concerts & Tours

Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

Megadeth have announced a new 18-date tour for September and October, and the billing is insane. The iconic metal group will be joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. If you’re a metal bass fan, that means you get to see David Ellefson, Ted Lundström, Ra Diaz, Steve Unger, and Nick Schendzielos all in one night. The...

Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”
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Megadeth Releases “Dystopia”

Megadeth, one of the “big four” bands of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer) has released its 15th studio album, Dystopia. The album started coming together in an unusual way, as the band was between guitarists and drummers. “It was an interesting process. I don’t know of any other record that started with recording the bass to a...

Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support
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Megadeth to Begin North American Tour in February with Impressive Support

Megadeth’s Dystopia North American tour will kick off in February, with support from Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. Megadeth, of course, will feature David Ellefson on bass. Suicidal Tendencies now has Michael Morgon handling bass duties following the death of Tim Williams. The lineup also reveals Megadeth’s longevity — Children of Bodom’s bassist Henkka Sepalla has cited Ellefson...

Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures
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Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

Although Megadeth’s drummer and guitarist have left the band, band bassist and co-founder David Ellefson is assuring fans that the band isn’t over. He recently talked with the Megadeth Cyber Army (the band’s fans) online, and noted that his presence on the fan forum should reveal that the band is still together. He then added, “As of right now, we...

Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along
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Hal Leonard Releases Megadeth: Bass Play-Along

Have you always loved Dave Ellefson’s bass work in Megadeth and the metal band’s bass sound in general? If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the new from Hal Leonard. The 64-page book features a CD containing all the songs covered in the book, as well as backing tracks. You can also change the tempo of the CD’s...

Megadeth Announces World Tour
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Megadeth Announces World Tour

Megadeth is hitting the road for a 25-country, four-continent “Killing Road” world tour that will begin following guitarist/bandleader Dave Mustaine’s sold-out April 12 “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony. After he collaborates with the symphony on the “Summer” and “Winter” movements of Vivaldi’s “The Four Season” and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string) the band will bring a...

David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”
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David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

This one seemed like a long time coming. We reported back in December, 2012 that David Ellefson was working on his autobiography. Today, that book hits the shelves. My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll chronicles the bassist’s time with Megadeth, which began in 1983. The behind-the-scenes look details the ups and downs of...

Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings
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Megadeth Announces Tour Dates and David Ellefson Book Signings

Megadeth has announced the Super Collider Tour in support of their album of the same name released earlier this year. The trek starts on November 23rd at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota, then heads east through Pennsylvania, down to Florida, and across the South. It ends December 19th in Reno, Nevada. David Ellefson will also be making some special...

Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live
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Megadeth Releases Countdown To Extinction: Live

Last year, Megadeth celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Countdown to Extinction with a reissue and tour during which the band played the the whole thing in order. One year later, the group has released Countdown To Extinction: Live, a snapshot of the anniversary tour that was captured at the Fox Theatre in Los Angeles in December 2012....