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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Interviews DAVE MUSTAINE, DAVID ELLEFSON For Brazilian TV

Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who joined MEGADETH in March 2015, interviewed his bandmates Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson for the Brazilian TV show "Metrópolis", which airs on TV Cultura. You can now watch the segment below. MEGADETH recently announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band's new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band ...

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DRAGONFORCE Taps Norwegian Singer PER FREDRIK ÅSLY For European Festival Appearances

Multi-national metallers DRAGONFORCE enlisted the help of Norwegian singer Per Fredrik Åsly, also known as PelleK, to front the band for their appearances this past weekend at the MetalDays (July 29 in Tolmin, Slovenia) and Benátská! (July 30 in Liberec, Czech Republic) festivals. Åsly was filling in for regular DRAGONFORCE vocalist Marc Hudson, who was ...

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Watch MEGADETH's Entire Bucharest Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's entire July 13 concert at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Hangar 18 05:13 The Threat Is Real 09:34 Tornado Of Souls 15:11 Poisonous Shadows 20:50 She-Wolf 26:11 Wake Up Dead 29:53 In My Darkest Hour 35:20 Conquer Or Die 37:24 Fatal Illusion 41:45 ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Has A 'Higher Calling' Around It

"The Thunderhead Show" recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MEGADETH's longevity: Ellefson: "I think if you don't quit, and hopefully you don't die, you keep going, you know what I mean? ...

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NIGHTRAGE Announces New Guitarist, Drummer

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE have announced the addition of Magnus Söderman on guitar and Lawrence Dinamarca on drums. Says the band: "We are very proud to have both of these talented and dedicated musicians on board. "The NIGHTRAGE camp is feeling extremely strong and positive and we are all looking forward to revealing some ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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SOILWORK: First Trailer For 'Death Resonance' Collection

The first trailer for "Death Resonance", the upcoming special collection of rarities from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, is available below. Due on August 19 via Nuclear Blast, the CD's cover art was created by MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (VOLBEAT, CARCASS, SCAR SYMMETRY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and can be seen below. The set includes the Japan-only ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Breaks Foot In Hungary; Tonight's Show Canceled

MEGADETH canceled its scheduled appearance earlier tonight (Friday, July 15) at the Rockmaraton festival in Dunaújváros, Hungary after the band's bassist, David Ellefson, fractured his foot. MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine broke the news via Periscope, telling fans that Ellefson "was walking across the ground [backstage before the show] and fell." The Rockmaraton organizers immediately called ...

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MEGADETH Names DIRK VERBEUREN New Full-Time Drummer

MEGADETH has announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band's new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band SOILWORK, has been performing with the band for months; his first show was Rock On The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers. Most recently, LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler had performed ...

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MEGADETH: Teaser For 'Post American World' Video

A teaser for MEGADETH's video for the song "Post American World" is available below. The full clip, which was filmed in late April, will make its online debut soon. "Post American World" is taken from MEGADETH's latest album, "Dystopia", which came out in January. MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently told Noisey about "Post American World":"It ...

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Backstage With MEGADETH In Frankfurt (Video)

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine answered a number of fan-submitted questions via Periscope on Wedneseday, June 29 prior to the band's concert at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. You can now watch the clip below. MEGADETH played its first show with drummer Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) on May 20 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, ...

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