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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Rush, Soulfly, Gojira And Killswitch Engage Among Revolver's Most Anticipated Releases Of 2012

 
Revolver magazine has posted its list of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2012 - and Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Rush and Soulfly are all included! The editors say about Gojira's still-untitled Roadrunner debut, "It's no secret that we love environmentally minded prog-death outfit Gojira over here at Revolver. We've been championing the French 'green metal' crushers ever since we heard the behemoth opening track of their 2005 opus, From Mars to Sirius.
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Watch Soulfly's New Drummer Play His Second Show Ever With The Band!

 
Soulfly's newest member, drummer Dave Kinkade, made his live debut with the band this past week; below, you can see drum-cam footage of him at the annual D-Low Memorial Show in Phoenix, Arizona on December 30. Kinkade posted this footage to his personal YouTube account, noting that the song "Porrada" was added to the set list at the last minute so he was reading the tabs for it as he played. Here's the clip: Soulfly's latest album, Enslaved, will be in stores March 13..
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Max Cavalera Talks Songwriting, Recording In New Interview

 
Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy frontman Max Cavalera was recently interviewed by The Scream Queen; during the course of the conversation, he talks about the band's working methods in the studio, songwriting, and more. Says Max about maintaining a live energy in the studio, "It's tricky, but there's ways to do it. A lot of times, just get everybody pumped up, the whole band, and we write a kick ass song, everybody feels really killer.
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Soulfly To Release New Album In March!

 
Soulfly will release their eighth studio album, Enslaved, on March 13, 2012, marking their 15th anniversary as a band at the same time. The lineup on Enslaved features frontman Max Cavalera and guitarist Marc Rizzo, with Static-X's Tony Campos taking up the bass and brand-new drummer David Kinkade taking over behind the kit. Enslaved was recorded at Tallcat Studios in Phoenix, Arizona and was produced by Zeuss, in collaboration with Max Cavalera. As is customary with Soulfly, the band will introduce some new and unexpected elements into the mix, including a guest violinist.
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