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SiriusXM Presents: Dystopia Tour

OPENING ACT(s): Suicidal Tendencies , Children of Bodom , Havok

Sun 3/20

Doors: 7:00 / Show: 8:00
Electric Factory
— $45 - $275 | All Ages

Biography

It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?. In the decades since, Megadeth have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts—not to mention among its most successful: Over the course of their career, the band have sold 38 million albums, notched six consecutive platinum efforts—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—and garnered 11 Grammy nominations. And onstage they continue to be a world-dominating metal force, shaking stadiums from the U.S. to Bulgaria as a key component of the recent milestone Big 4 concerts, as well as playing their own shows to massive crowds in every corner of the globe. Now, in 2016, Megadeth have reinvented themselves once again. The legendary metal outfit, led by visionary singer, guitarist and songwriter Mustaine, has announced the release of their 15th studio effort, Dystopia. The album, which sees Mustaine once again joined by stalwart bassist David “Junior” Ellefson, is the first Megadeth effort to feature new guitarist Kiko Louriero and drummer Chris Adler, the latter on loan from Lamb of God. Together, they inject new levels of musical venom and instrumental dexterity into what was already a wickedly potent brew.

Videos

  • Suicidal Tendencies

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    Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, "Institutionalized," was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance). Now the band will be back with their brand new album in 13 years…Story has yet to be written! LINE UP 2015 : - Mike Muir : Vocals - Dean Pleasants : Guitar - Nico Santora : Guitar - Eric Moore : Drums - Michael Morgan : Bass

  • Children of Bodom

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    Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation. Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho, who was voted “Best Metal Guitarist” by readers of Guitar World magazine. COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. Children Of Bodom are: Alexi Laiho – Guitars & Vocals / Jaska Raatikainen – Drums / Henkka Blacksmith – Bass / Janne Warman – Keyboards /

  • Havok

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    Havok the thrash metal powerhouse reigning from Colorado formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England's Candlelight Records. Burn was released in early spring of 2009. Incorporating blisteringly fast guitar riffs, machine-like drumming, groovy bass lines, searing leads, and hard-hitting vocals, Havok is able to maintain that *punch-you-in-the-throat* style of music. Fast forward to 2011 and the Denver-based thrashers return with their second album. The band turns the heat up with new thrash anthems. Time Is Up immediately showcases the band's highly skilled musicianship. Blistering guitar work once again highlights the album. Song standouts include album opener "Prepare for Attack", "Fatal Intervention", "Covering Fire", and "Scumbag in Disguise". Although there are many other thrash bands out there, there is one thing that sets Havok apart from the others. This band puts their own stamp on the genre by employing a more technical side of music, while maintaining the feel. Havok's live show is where the band really catches peoples' attention, with their non-stop energy level and their ability to get the audience involved. They are a must-see for any fan of live music! Havok has received tons of positive feedback for their efforts to make thrash a mainstay in modern music: and they will continue to spread the intensity until they decide the job is done! Given their talent, determination, and constantly growing fan base, Havok is destined to become a mainstay in this scene!

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