I have been waiting for an album from Megadeth that takes me back to their glory days. By glory days, I mean the Megadeth from Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction. I have been a longtime fan, but in recent years the quality of music hasn’t been quite up to what you’d expect from Dave Mustaine and company.
Regardless, true fans stick with the bands they love and I bought all of the more recent Megadeth albums…even the “bad” ones. Granted, United Abominations, the group’s last album, gave us a sign that Mustaine still had something left and he wasn’t quite done yet. Indeed, Megadeth proved they aren’t done yet!
Tomorrow, Megadeth comes out with their long anticipated new album, Endgame. Although I wasn’t able to score an early copy of the album, I did manage to listen to a majority of it through the band’s MySpace page. Endgame is seriously some of the best tunage I’ve heard this year. With catchy riffs, memorable harmonies, shredding solos, and classic Mustaine melodies, get ready for Megadeth’s grand return and sonic musical bliss.
I won’t bother going through a song by song review because I didn’t hear all the tracks yet, but my fellow metalhead compadre over at Hook In Mouth wrote a great review. Plus, you can check out reviews at The Quietus , Guitar Noize and Blood and Shutter. All in all, everything I have heard from Endgame suggests this album is what diehard Megadeth fans have been waiting for.
Wait, there is more good news…
Today, Megadeth announced they will be embarking on a headline tour in support of their latest album, Endgame. The ENDGAME tour will feature Machine Head, Suicide Silence and Arcanium in support slots from November 14 through December 3. Warbringer will replace Machine Head on the bill, beginning on December 5.
The band will also cap off activities this week with a live performance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, September 17.
Here are SOME of the dates for the ENDGAME tour (More dates to come on Megadeth.com, so stay tuned):
- Nov. 14 – The Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
- Nov. 15- Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL
- Nov. 17 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
- Nov. 18 – The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
- Nov. 20 – Madison Theater- Covington, KY
- Nov. 21 – The National – Richmond, VA
- Nov. 22 – Valarium – Knoxville, TN
- Nov. 23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
- Nov. 25 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Nov. 27 – Hard Rock Live – Orland, FL
- Nov. 28 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
- Nov. 30 – The Pavilion at Concrete Street – Corpus Christi, TX
- Dec. 1 – Sunken Gardens – San Antonio, TX
- Dec. 2 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
- Dec. 3 – Bricktown Events Center – Oklahoma City, OK
- Dec. 5 – The Beaumont – Kansas City, MO
- Dec. 6 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
- Dec. 7 – Great Hall at River Center – Davenport, IA
- Dec. 8- Fargo Civic Auditorium – Fargo, ND
- Dec. 10 – Shrine Auditorium – Billings, MT
Pre-sales begin September 15 at 10 AM, while regular onsales to the general public start the same time on September 18.
Images from Roadrunner