Roadrunner Artists Locking Down Festival Shows!

 
The spring and summer are when major rock and metal festivals can be found all across America and Europe, and some of Roadrunner's biggest artists are going to be playing them. We've already told you that Slipknot will be headlining the 2012 Mayhem Festival tour, and now two more major shows - one in the US and one in the UK - have been announced as well! From May 18-20, the Rock on the Range festival will take over Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and among the bands on the bill will be Megadeth, Trivium, Rob Zombie and Black Stone Cherry. The following month, from June 8-10, the Download Festival will be held in Donington Park in England, and the bill there will include Megadeth, Trivium, Machine Head and DevilDriver. Start making your travel plans now!.
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EXCLUSIVE: The Killing Road - A History Of Megadeth's Opening Acts

 
Back in the day, back when a Big 4 show was nothing but a fanboy's dream, three of the most important thrash metal bands of all time teamed up for a monumental tour called Clash of the Titans. The US version of the trek featured Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax as rotating co-headliners, playing huge venues across America in 1991, still part of the Rust in Peace era to Megadeth fans. In interviews at the time, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine was often asked which band he thought benefitted the most from the tour.
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Roadrunner Musicians Appearing At NAMM 2012

 
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, is having its annual convention this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, and members of DevilDriver, Korn, Megadeth and Soulfly will be appearing there this weekend. Michael Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick of DevilDriver will be performing for Blackstar Amplification on Friday, January 20 from 4:30 - 5 PM.
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DevilDriver's Mike Spreitzer And Jeff Kendrick Interviewed By RockNLive.com!

 
DevilDriver guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick were interviewed by RockNLive.com when the band was on its recent European tour, supporting Machine Head. They talk about how each man joined the group, why they changed the band's name early on, and much more, so...here's the clip! DevilDriver's Beast is in stores now; click here to get it!.
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Video: DevilDriver's Dez Fafara Interviewed By FaceCulture

 
The Dutch show FaceCulture frequently engages musicians in serious, in-depth interviews that cover much more than "So, how's the tour going?" and "Tell us about your new album." Their latest subject is DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara, and the host's conversation with him can be seen in three parts below. In this first clip, they start out talking about Dez's recent interest in yoga and how it impacts performance, as well as the virtues of discipline and routine: In this second clip, he discusses the possibility of a short sabbatical in 2012, and reveals some personal tragedies and hardships that occurred this year while the band was on the road, but also offers some clues as to what the next DevilDriver album might sound like: In the final installment, he discusses his and the band's writing process: .
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