MEGADETH Records Acoustic Set At SiriusXM Studios In New York City
MEGADETH recorded a five-song acoustic set on Thursday (August 8) for SiriusXM radio in New York City. The band played "Symphony Of Destruction", "She-Wolf", "Kingmaker", "Foreclosure Of A Dream"and "Countdown To Extinction" for SiriusXM's rock channels Liquid Metal, Octane and Ozzy's Boneyard. SiriusXM director of programming and on-air host Jose Mangin interviewed MEGADETH for Liquid Metaland recorded a Liquid Metal takeover.
After the band finished the acoustic set, Mangin picked up MEGADETHmainman Dave Mustaine's Dean Mako acoustic guitar to play "Holy Wars" along with the band; with a smile on his face, Dave then taught him how to play it correctly. Towards the end of the interview, Mustainepresented his Dean Mako to Jose as a parting gift.
Check out more photos from the day at MEGADETH's Facebook page.
MEGADETH's latest album, "Super Collider", has sold 60,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores viaMEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH's first release since the band's split with Roadrunner Records.
Drummer David Silveria Wants to Bring "Original Passion and Unconventional Writing Style" Back to Korn
Now that Korn has welcomed co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch back into the band, former drummer David Silveria is hoping he might be able to get his old spot behind the drum kit. Silveria posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page, noting that he hasn’t been happy with the band’s sound since 1999’s Issues, and that he’d like to rejoin the guys and help them rediscover their musical roots.
"I would love to get back in the rehearsal studio with the guys and resurrect the original passion and unconventional writing style and make a record that stands up to the first three,” he writes. “Of course, before that could happen, I would love to just sit down with guys and talk about our humble beginnings and really put things in perspective."
Silveria was a member of Korn from 1993 to 2006. While he left the band to focus on his family and restaurant businesses, he says he first became upset with the group after they were asked to change their writing process while working with a “big name producer” on Issues, which he says had a devastating affect on their signature sound.
“It came to our attention that we were going to record all of the music before [frontman]Jon [Davis] even started on the vocals,” he explains. “We always wrote songs as a five piece band and made unique accents and breaks specifically to the vocals. Once our original way of writing was totally changed the original sound was also changed.”
Silveria ended his six-year hiatus from the music industry by teaming up in 2012 withAnyone band members Riz Story and Miki Black to form INFINIKA. Korn's new album, The Paradigm Shift, will hit all the usual outlets on October 8.
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Avenged Sevenfold Hoping to Become the Metallica of Their Generation
Avenged Sevenfold has made it clear that they want to be the next Metallica. Speaking with U.K.’s Metal Hammer, frontman M. Shadows says the group feels they’re ready to become the hard-rocking leaders of a new generation, as Metallica was when the members of Avenged Sevenfold were growing up.
“We grew up on the altar of bands like [Iron] Maiden and Metallica and Megadeth andPantera, and if bands that are younger could look up to us like that, that’d be the hugest compliment of all time,” he tells the magazine. “The goals aren’t to have millions of records, it’s to be the top of our game in our generation.”
Guitarist Synyster Gates adds that he feels that the group’s new album, Hail to the King, will help cement their place as one of rock and roll’s most influential artists.
“There’s not a lot of bands that are ready to carry the torch,” he notes. “I honestly feel like we’re that band. When you start a band it’s totally all fun and games, and it’s all fun now, but there’s no more games. We’ve had fun, now we want to leave a mark." Hail to the King will arrive at all the usual outlets on August 27. The band is also preparing a video game and animated series based on the album, but release dates for those projects have yet to be announced.