MEGADETH News: Festival, Dave Mustaine Interview, Video Game Track, & Signature Guitar

Megadeth is confirmed to headline the “Maquinaria Festival” at Club Hipico in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The full line-up for the festival is yet to be announced. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 15. The “Maquinaria Festival” is an event which gathers different musical styles and brings the grandeur of European festivals of music, mixing different forms of art and consciousness. Check the Killing Road for tour details.

Pure Grain Audio recently conducted an interview with Dave Mustaine. “Not that he really needs an introduction but Dave Mustaine has accomplished and seen it all over the last thirty years while becoming a heavy metal legend. In this exclusive interview, Dave speaks at length about becoming a born against Christian and how it has changed his life and motivated him to mend some broken relationships in the past. …We also got into details about the next Megadeth album and why Johnny K is helming the production in place of Andy Sneap who has been at the helm for the last two records. The past is the past and the present is a happy time for Dave Mustaine.” Read the interview HERE

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. have issued an update in regards to the previously announced news that Megadeth is recording a customized track for the soundtrack for the company’s forthcoming action-adventure franchise, NeverDead. “‘Never Dead’, the official song sharing Konami’s video game title, will appear on Megadeth’s 13th album, which the band is currently recording. The members of Megadeth are speed-metal music pioneers with a world renowned reputation for producing song catalogs with original and progressive lyrics,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The NeverDead soundtrack is an example of pure imagination and it fully captures the essence of our game. We’re proud to have such a distinctive band associated with our title.” Check out a snippet of the new song HERE

Jackson Custom Shop introduced its new Chris Broderick signature guitar model in January. Chris himself worked closely with Custom Shop master craftsmen to create a distinctive guitar based on a classic Jackson design. Watch as he sees the finished product for the first time, the Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist, and then listen as he takes us through all of the specs in the following video HERE

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