After feasting on Korn, rock buffs in town should brace for Megadeth by metal. The American heavy metal band will perform for the first time here on October 14, while headlining the Bacardi NH7 Weekender fest, which will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
“Megadeth will perform at the Black Rock Arena on the October 14. We’re bringing the festival to a new city this year, and we want to make sure that everyone has a solid reason to be there,” says Vijay Nair, CEO of organisers Only Much Louder.
The band, which is known for its compositions such as Symphony of Destruction, Sweating of Bullets, Tornado of Souls and Holy Wars, will belt out hits from their last studio album, Th1rt3en.
“We are very excited about our return to India. We will sure have an extensive and varied song list for our fans to enjoy,” says David Ellefson, bassist with the band, which last performed in Bengaluru in 2008 at the Rock ‘N India music festival.
The four-piece ensemble was formed in 1983 and has Dave Mustaine as the songwriter and lead vocalist, Shawn Drover on the drums, Christopher Broderick on the lead and rhythm guitars and Ellefson as the bassist. After Metallica’s no-show in Gurgaon last year, Megadeth will be the first heavy metal giant to perform to the crowd here. “We’ve been doing events in Delhi NCR for two years now and we’ve never had any untoward incidents. For us, Delhi has actually been one of the smoothest experiences and one of the safer places in the country for a concert,” says Nair.
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Formed in 1983 by Dave Mustaine after he left Metallica following a conflict with teamies. He has been the only constant member even as the band went for a line-up change several times
Emerged at the forefront in 1985 with its debut, Killing Is My Business …And Business Is Good
The act has 10 Grammy nominations to its credit
Ranked as one of the Big Four of Thrash along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax.
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