While the band is working on the follow up to their most recent return to form, Dystopia, legendary thrash metal band Megadeth have revealed some bad news – guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, who founded the band in the early 80’s after a fallout with Metallica, has announced he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. This has also resulted in the cancellation of most of their 2019 tour dates, with the notable exception of the band’s Megacruise, which will still go on.
Dave Mustaine issued a statement on the band’s official website, which you can read below. The outpouring of support from Mustaine’s colleagues and bandmates, including David Ellefson, has certainly been encouraging as Mustaine battles what is sure to be a tough challenge.
Thrash metal fans, unite. John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax vocalist) is here to discuss all things LA thrash metal in a brand new documentary. Check out more info on the documentary below, as well as a clip from the documentary, released Friday, January 19th.
ROCK USA is an annual open air music festival that takes place July 13-15 at Ford Festival Park, a massive 350 acre venue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This years STACKED lineup has been announced, so those in the midwest of the USA might want to check the full lineup below.
According to a tweet by Tower Records Japan, the Top 5 Hard & Heavy Charters include progressive metal veterans Dream Theater, thrash metal legends Megadeth, heavy hitting all-female newcomers Conquer Divide, Venezuelan electronic music juggernaut Zardonic and Italian neoclassical death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse.