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Megadeth Announces Reissues “3” Of Iconic Albums

Hopefully you didn’t get too water logged with the amount of rain that we got last night because it was coming down like buckets. I’m speaking of course to our closest regional readership so you folks in warmer sunnier climates just hang tight until I’m done. Today I will be heading to the annual BookExpo and I always enjoy this event and while you wait to learn what I observed today you can check out this announcement about some Megadeth re-issues. Take a look down below.

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The Press Release:
Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH burst onto the scene in 1983, virtually inventing a genre and have earned their spot as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts of all time. Over the course of their illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, notched 6 consecutive platinum efforts, 7 top-ten albums, and has earned numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominations and a 2017 GRAMMY® Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the title track “Dystopia”.

With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH has worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world.

United Abominations:
MEGADETH’s 11th studio album, entitled United Abominations, was first released on May 15, 2007. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it was their highest debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. The album was voted No. 1 metal album of the year by several publications and was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest of the band’s career and was revered as their best in a decade.

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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your……Queensryche!!!

I don’t want any of you Metal Legions to tell me that you didn’t see this one coming. What’s that? You didn’t? Well okay, I guess I should believe you when you tell me that you never expected that Geoff Tate would eventually announce the formation of his own Queensryche and start to map out his touring plans after being fired as the singer for the original Queensryche. Maybe I am just still shocked about that particular case scenario.

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Megadeth: Live Photos @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (9/26/2007)

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The mighty Megadeth were delivering an intimate venue show at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza and that monumental show was discussed in full on THIS LINK; Now please enjoy the photos that were captured down in the pit during their first few numbers.

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Megadeth by Ken Pierce (2007)

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Megadeth by Ken Pierce (2007)

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“That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires” by Megadeth

Artist: Megadeth
Title: “That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires”
Label: Image Entertainment
Release Date: 9/4/2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

After having the chance to enjoy the killer live concert DVD by Megadeth for a couple of months now one might wonder whether an audio only version of this is concert is actually necessary. If you are one of those people who does not yet own the DVD for “That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires”, then you are indeed a Metal fan who is cheating themselves out of a totally enjoyable and kick ass concert film. The release itself has been receiving some high acclaim and showed a Megadeth that was firmly back in control of their destiny and deserving of any of the accolades that they were getting. It was filmed after the first Gigantour had completed and showcases the lineup of Dave Mustaine, the Drover Brothers Glen and Shawn and bassist James McDonough in front of a capacity crowd in Argentina. Given the band’s appearance in a region where they really know and love their Metal it was not surprising to find that the band shows a tightness that is only able to come after months of grueling touring. Needless to say the audience is beside themselves with joy and exhilaration as the band performed its set. The show was in support of “The System Has Failed”, their newest release at the time and as result had a fair amount of material from the album along with a number of staple numbers from their catalog. All in all this was a very worthy addition to one’s DVD collection. With that being said, do we really need to own the audio only version of this and my answer is very clearly “yes”. In order to make sure that fans had something to firm their decision up for them, Image Entertainment has included three additional songs from the concert that were not on the DVD. Those songs are “Skin Of My Teeth”, “Angry Again” and “Die Dead Enough” and each of them sounds fine but my favorite falls to “Skin” as it’s such a great live tune.
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“United Abominations” by Megadeth

Artist: Megadeth
Title: “United Abominations”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 5/15/2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

The long awaited Megadeth arrives with “United Abominations” and I think this is a release that will quickly be regarded as one of the finest in the groups catalog. From start to finish this is an intriguing listen that is loaded to the hilt with the brand of Thrash Metal fury and melody that the band has been known for since their inception in 1983. The other important note is that this will be the first recordings for the most recent lineup of the band. Brothers, Shawn and Glen Drover (drums and guitar) have been touring with the group for a couple of years now and James LoMenzo (bass) only half that time but only now are finally able to show just how good a recording with their talents can sound. They shine like blazing Metal stars on every track. Another reason for the albums overall appeal is the fact that it has this “Old School” Metal purity that is not often found on the newer band releases. Given the wide array of genre specifications these days it’s nice to see an album that shows you that the roots for them all still rocks the hardest. As expected, “United Abominations” also contains a lot of fuel to the fire and deep, politically charged dialogue courtesy of Dave Mustaine. I have always given him serious credit for his ability to write an intelligent album and speak his mind in the music as opposed to standing at a podium at an awards show and suddenly letting his beliefs fly.
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