CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageRock 101, WHEB, and the Morning Buzz Welcome
MEGADETH / BLACK LABEL SOCIETY / DEVICE
plus special guests Death Division & Flood This Earth
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Carnivora (3:30 PM)
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Video Recording: No
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an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Formed in 1983 Los Angeles, California with bass player Dave Ellefson following Mustaine’s departure from Metallica, the band has since released fourteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, two extended plays, thirty-four singles, eight video albums, and thirty-two music videos.
As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s, but experienced numerous line-up changes, due partly to the band’s notorious substance abuse problems. After finding sobriety and securing a stable line-up, Megadeth went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums, including the platinum-selling landmark Rust in Peace in 1990 and the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum Countdown to Extinction in 1992. Megadeth disbanded in 2002 after Mustaine suffered a severe nerve injury to his left arm, but following extensive physical therapy, Mustaine reformed the band in 2004 and released The System Has Failed, followed by United Abominations in 2007; the albums deputed on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #18 and #8, respectively.
Megadeth is known for a distinctive guitar style, often involving complex, intricate musical passages, and trade off guitar solos. Mustaine is also known for his original “snarling” vocal style, as well as his recurring lyrical themes, often involving politics, war, addiction, and personal relationships.
As one of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands of all time, Megadeth has sold more than 39 million albums worldwide, including six consecutive platinum albums, with seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. In the band’s 30 active years, Megadeth has had 20 official members, with Dave Mustaine remaining as the driving force, main songwriter. Megadeth is hailed as one of the bands among the “Big Four of Thrash,” along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating and popularizing the genre in the 1980s.
Just two months after Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica in 1983, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine formed the thrash metal quartet Megadeth. Though Megadeth followed the basic blueprint of Metallica’s relentless attack, Mustaine’s group distinguished themselves from his earlier band by adding an emphasis on instrumental skills, speeding the tempo up slightly, and making the instrumental attack harsher. By streamlining the classic thrash metal approach and making the music more threatening, as well as making the lyrics more nihilistic, Megadeth became one of the leading bands of the genre during the mid-’80s and late ’80s. Each album they released went at least gold, and they continually sold out arenas across America, in addition to developing a strong following overseas. By the early ’90s, they had toned their music down slightly, yet that simply increased their following; all of their proper ’90s albums debuted in the Top Ten..
In 2005 Dave Mustaine introduced the Gigantour a heavy metal music festival bringing the top names of the genre together for, as the name insuates, one giant tour. The bands appearing at the festival were chosen by Mustaine because he wanted to "put together a festival that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment." The name "Gigantour" was inspired by the classic 1960s anime Gigantor
Fast forward to 2013 and the Gigantour has the best lineup to date. The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion date will welcome Megadeth, of course, Black Label Society, Device, Hell Yeah, and Death Device.
Megadeth is:Dave Mustaine
Black Label Society
Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde.
In May 1998 Wylde and drummer Phil Ondich recorded what became Black Label Society's debut album "Sonic Brew." "Bored To Tears, "Born To Lose" and "No More Tears" were released as promotional singles for the album. The band's second album "Stronger Than Death" followed in 2000. This was followed by "1919 Eternal" in 2002. "The Blessed Hellride," their fourth studio album, was released April 22, 2003. Ozzy Osbourne appears on the first single "Stillborn."
In 2004 they released "Hangover Music Vol. VI," which was the band's last release for Spitfire Records. In 2005, after the band signed with Artemis Records, the album "Mafia" was released. In 2006, the band left Artemis Records and signed to Roadrunner Records, releasing the album "Shot to Hell."
In June 2007, Black Label Society parted ways with Roadrunner Records. The band's newest album "Order of the Black" was released August 11, 2010 in North America and it sold around 33,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter the Billboard 200 chart at position number 4.
In 2011 Black Label Society released The Song Remains Not the Same, on May 3 via Entertainment One Music. The offering features unplugged versions of material from their latest album, Order of the Black, as well as additional material recorded during the Order of the Black sessions. The Song Remains Not the Same was conceived, created and compiled by Zakk Wylde and the title is a nod to one of Wylde's favorite bands, Led Zeppelin
Experimentation remains the best catalyst for progression. Rather than sticking to any pre-existing blueprints or conventions, modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed and studio collaborator Geno Lenardo [ex-Filter] constructed Device from strands of hard rock, industrial, and electronica. As a result, Device’s self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. Records is a focused, fierce, and fiery new machine. With the switch turned on, the next chapter commences now.
While the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse Disturbed was on hiatus, Lenardo reached out to Draiman to collaborate on a song for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack in late 2011.
“It started to develop very naturally and organically,” recalls the frontman. “Geno is a brilliant songwriter in his own right and a tremendously talented sound designer as far as the electronic palette is concerned. Together, we made this monster. It’s not metal. It’s got a dark electronic vibe. At the same time, these are big, anthemic, and intensely melodic songs. It’s futuristic rock.”
Paving the way for that future, the first single “Villify” stands emblematic of Device’s sonic alchemy. A guttural guitar grinds alongside synths and keys as the vocalist’s unmistakable delivery resounds commandingly.
n many ways, the group’s moniker sums up its ultimate goal. “Device does several things,” reveals Draiman. “It implies intelligent design, the utilization of technology, and explosive nature.”
"Hellyeah", started gaining satellite radio airplay in February 2007, and the first single "You Wouldn't Know" hit American radio airwaves the same month. "You Wouldn't Know" peaked at number 5 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, and 35 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The album's second single, "Alcohaulin' Ass" peaked at number 7 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The band's self-titled album, Hellyeah was released on April 10, 2007 via Epic Records. The album debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 album charts, with sales of just under 45,000. The album peaked on the Top Hard Rock albums at number 15, and number 3 on the Top Rock Albums. As of October 18, 2007, the album has sold 204,000 copies.
Their second album Stampede featured single "Cowboy Way", a song from the new album, was released for a free download via the band's website on April 21, 2010. The music video for "Cowboy Way" premiered on May 20, 2010. The first single, "Hell of a Time", was released on June 1, 2010. The music video for "Hell of a Time" premiered on June 16, 2010. The song, "The Debt That All Men Pay" premiered on ultimateguitar.com on June 22, 2010. Stampede was released on July 13, 2010 via Epic Records and sold 28,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, making it the band's highest charting album to date.
The newest release Band of Brothers, and are extremely satisfied with the production of the record; which was produced by Jeremy Parker, who has produced albums for Godsmack and Evanescence, and was recorded in the home of drummer Vinnie Paul's studio in Arlington, Texas; VP's Upstairs Studio. The direction of the album is said to be heavier and more metal-oriented than its predecessors, fusing the different influences of the band members (Pantera, Mudvayne, Damageplan, Nothingface) together for a more metal approach. Band of Brotherswas released everywhere on July 17, 2012 via Eleven Seven Music, the band's new record label home after leaving Epic Records. The digital single "War In Me" was released on iTunes on April 3, 2012.  Debut single "Band of Brothers" was released in early May with a music video and will be released on iTunes. On May 8, 2012, the band's second single off their 3rd album of the same name, "Band of Brothers" was released.