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Megadeth - Dystopia

Thrash metal legends Megadeth are all set to release their 15th studio album, titled “Dystopia”, on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider”, produced by frontman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright, was recorded between April to July this year. The album will be the first to feature Megadeth’s new lineup that features founding members Dave Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro.

New single “Fatal Illusion”, due as a digital single on October 16, is available for streaming. Check it out here right now.

The band will be also be touring India this October/November. Here are the tour dates:

October 24, 2016 – Shillong (NH7 Weekender)

October 30, 2016 – Mumbai (Harley Rock Riders)

November 1, 2016 – Kolkata (NH7 Weekender)

The band last played in India at the 2014 edition of MTV Xtreme, held at Buddh International CIrcuit in the National Capital Region.

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Strong rumours doing the rounds that Slash featuring Myles Kennedy will be playing at MTV Xtreme in Mumbai in November! The 2014 edition of MTV Xtreme, held at Buddh International CIrcuit in the National Capital Region, was headlined by American thrash legends Megadeth. Stay tuned for more updates!

MTV Xtreme 2014

MTV Xtreme 2014

“Don’t want no revenge
Ain’t no pay back time
It ain’t called getting even
Here comes the reckoning day.”

“Reckoning Day” by Megadeth

Words by Dave Mustaine

For an event that promises to be the biggest since Iron Maiden first set foot on Indian soil back in 2007, Metallica.com has confirmed that the Gods will finally descend upon India this October. Here is a screenshot of the announcement made on their official website:

Metallica in India!

Need I say more?

Now, all of us had some idea about F1 Rocks for awhile now. Just as I had speculated in my post dated April 27, “this incredible concert” that Mr. Trujillo referred to in his interview with the Inland Empire Weekly for their cover story has actually turned out to be F1 Rocks, to be held alongside the inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix (scheduled for October 28-30, 2011) at Greater Noida. F1 Rocks will be held in Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon on October 28, 2011.

But it is the night of October 30, 2011 that promises something special. Sonisphere Festival in Bangalore? Are you kidding me? A momentous occasion. Period.

Stay away from me, Creeping Death, for I have to stay alive until the night of October 30, 2011. \nn/

The first time I got word that Metallica would grace our shores was soon after the release of St. Anger back in 2003. Turned out to be a rumor, exactly like the ones that would surface almost religiously every year since then. So, by the time I heard about Metallica FINALLY playing in India in 2011, my immunity to “Metallica rumors” had developed to an extent that I didn’t even give it a second thought.

But soon, I read in The Times of India that the organizers of F1 Rocks (part of the opening ceremony for the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix) were in talks with the band to perform here (although they mentioned others like Beyonce & Black Eyed Peas too). Now, this was something different. Reading about a Metallica gig in print, that too in a reputed Indian newspaper. It was time to start the celebrations, right? Well, knowing all too well how severely the Indian media has been infected with the “jumping the gun” virus, the article merely got me a ‘little’ interested. But interested enough, nevertheless, to force me to get in touch with the organizers. And yup, they were in talks with the band and had me assured that something special was indeed on the cards. Boy!

April 1 came and went, and along with it came several “confirmations,” some even claiming that Metallica would be supported by Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Yup, the Big 4. Blah blah blah.

But now, we’ve got word from Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo man! Speaking to the Inland Empire Weekly for their cover story, this is what he had to say:

“We are going to play India in October. That should be interesting, playing a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we’d [go] to play. It’s an honor for all of us that we get to be a part of that whole music scene as a metal band sharing our music with fans in India at this incredible concert!”

Now, it is highly likely that “this incredible concert” that Mr. Trujillo refers to is our good old “F1 Rocks,” to be held alongside the inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix scheduled for October 28-30, 2011, at Greater Noida.

But wait a second, in regards to the venue ain’t I jumping the gun too? Well, who cares? I’m from Delhi for one. And most importantly, since I’m writing for a magazine now, it’s safe to say that I’m part of the “Indian media” too. Alternative or not.

Let’s wait and watch.

ps. International readers – Greater Noida is “almost Delhi.” So, chill, it won’t be too “off the radar.”