Sonisphere Festival 2011 concertgoers headbanged to a live performance of new Megadeth material at Knebworth, England, on July 8. The band shredded material from forthcoming album Th1rt3en, scheduled for release in November.
Megadeth considers the title most fitting since it’s the band’s 13th album and because the number 13 is a recurring theme in guitarist/vocalist/frontman Dave Mustaine’s life.
Watch the video below for a live performance of “Public Enemy No. 1”
Megadeth is on the road headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Click here for tour dates.
Thrash kings Machine Head kicked off the first stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour in San Bernardino, Calif., on July 9. Lucky concertgoers got an earful of brand-new material from forthcoming album Unto the Locust, to be released in late September.
Watch the video below for a live performance of “Locust.”
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Thousands of metal fans honored late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray during the Sonisphere Festival 2011 in Knebworth, England, on July 10. The massive crowd fell into complete silence for two minutes as Slipknot and festival organizers honored Gray before the band closed the festival with a spectacular and emotional set. It was the band’s first U.K. appearance since Gray’s death in May 2010.
Gray’s bass, jumpsuit and mask were placed center stage as singer Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn Crahan stood together at the side of the stage.
Visit the Sonisphere Radio website here to watch the Paul Gray homage video.
Anthrax’s new album Worship Music will be released in the United States on Sept. 13, a day before the metal giants return to their native New York to perform at Yankee Stadium as part of the Big Four concert extravaganza.
Worship Music is Anthrax’s first studio release in eight years, and includes 11 head-banging tracks featuring vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the band was 1990′s Persistence of Time.
Anthrax performed its preview track “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” with Belladonna for the first time during the October 8, 2010 concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance, and/or enjoy the audio track below.
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson checked in with Jackson guitars to give us an update on the madness at the Sonisphere Festival 2011.
Click on the link below to hear from Ellefson and watch as he shoots the long line of crazed fans anticipating an Andreas Kisser, Frank Bello, David Ellefson and Chris Broderick signing at Knebworth, U.K.
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