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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Considers Additions To Gigantour

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Lead shredder and singer Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is considering several new additions for an upcoming North American tour; including Diecast, Dry Kill Logic, Otep, Overkill, Pain of Salvation, Taproot, and Symphony X.

Megadeth's "Gigantour" is set to begin in late July with Dream Theatre, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore. Dillinger Escape Plan will join the tour late, according to Mustaine's forum announcement, and the slot is as-of-yet still open. "There are still many more bands to review, and now I am waiting for their music to be sent."

The band also reports a possible Australia visit. Mustaine said, "It may not be with any of the current line-up of other bands, but at least we are starting the preliminary footwork."

A website for the tour -- named after a 1960's cartoon "Gigantor" -- will be launched next month. This six-week trek will likely be the band's final tour under the Megadeth name.

The thrash metal band were founded in 1983 by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine.

Source: M & C Music

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1. webdrone writes:

Fear Factory is Awesome, Megadeath's last 4 albums blow chunks they suck, Nevermore is awesome band from my hometown, a great band.

Fear Factory should be headlining this tour, f*** Megadeath they sound like sh**..................

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ShankStatic writes:

Dude,Megadeth does not Suck! okay,Dream theater sucks I'm a huge Metallica fan but Dave Mustain is a way better guitar player than James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet,at least Megadeth did not go and sell them selfs out! and hell yea Fear Factory should headline the tour but not Nevermore I only liked thier first album and if their adding Diecast,OverKill,Dry Kill Logic and Taproot that kicks a$$ along with The dillanger escape plan!,Luckly I hate most Nu-Metal and "Scream"Metal I love 80's and 90's Death,Thrash and traditonal Metal! Iron Fu**ing Maiden,Judas Priest,MotorHead,Sepultura and KIng Diamond!

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. mustaine writes:

webdrone your dumb...you must not know to much about metal if you think megadeth sucks...Dave Produced Nevermores first album...so what do u think about that....

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Sean writes:

but he did recycle his music and then b**** forever about his feud, and now he's fopund god and is still b****ing asbout metallica . . . i wish he would shut the f*** up that c***rag

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BiGG Perm writes:

how does dream theater suck? megadeth is awesome! taproot shouldn't be on this tour. other than that this tour sounds great

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. marcus writes:

tour sounds terrific. dream theater definitely do not suck. if you dont like them you must not really be a good person.

they should put symphony x on the tour. theyre the only good "addition" they say their considering. overkills pretty cool too though

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CorrosiveMind writes:

dude, fear factory should not headline...i love fear factory, don't get me wrong, but they're not as good live as they used to be with dino in the band. i saw them once with him and it sounded a lot better. i love fear factory still, i just think they lack something that i can't put my finger on when i see them. megadeth or dream theater should definitely be headlining, and that's why they're both playing the same amount of time on the tour. and the tour is alright other then megadeth, dream theater, fear factory, diecast and dry kill logic that is. i hate dillinger escape plan, i hate otep, taproot was good, their last cd sucked, hopefully their new one will be good. and to the guy that said mustaine is better then hammet, you're sadly mistaken, yeah he's better then james hetfield, and yea metallica did sell out a LOT, but mustaine is not better then kirk, he's almost as good as him but not better. i love megadeth and older metallica but kirk beats out mustaine on his skill level if you ask me. either way megadeth i like more because they didn't change themselves and when the problem was pointed out as to why they changed, it was kicked out (dave ellefson or however you spell the d***s' last name) and then they returned to the old megadeth, if only metallica could do that! so if dillinger escape plan gets off the tour, and otep does too i'll be happier, cause dillinger escape plan is just a bunch of noise and they bring out the wrong type of people to shows. so do diecast though but what are you going to do...at least diecast sounds like music. hopefully dave will get smarter and remove DEP :)

# Apr 24, 2005 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. markus writes:

I second your opinion upon Kirk Hammet being better than Dave Mustaine... you must not truly be a guitar player because Kirk mostly noodles around pentatonically. You're forgetting that Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman practically shredded musically what Metallica did guitar-wise... (plus Lars Ulrich really blows)

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. markus writes:

other than that, nevermore and dream theater will be pulling me to LA....

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Ritual writes:

Fear Factory used to have a good show seen em many of times but the last time while on tour with LoG they were rather weak

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 4:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blessed-Sex Ride writes:

I'm loving this tour...Megadeth is the sh**. Better than Metallica who gave us Master of Puppets and that's it practically. Then after that, all traces of Mustane were lost. Megadeth just kicks you in the a$$. Dream Theatre is a great band, too anyone who says otherwise is nuts.

# May 1, 2005 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. josh writes:

Megadeth is and will always be the best metal band mettalica is not close to as talanted and Dave actually played for a couple hours on the new tour no one can rock harder

# May 4, 2005 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Mark writes:

No Seans right, Dave sucks major. He'd be half decent if he got over the Metallica thing, and if he stopped singing.

# May 7, 2005 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BAz writes:

Josh learn 2 spell and megadeth sucks a$$ get out of the 80's and it's an insult to spell the masters of metal "mettalica." Fear factory should head line the damned tour and im liking the proposed Australian stop over it will do us good to hear some good music down here Australia sucks wang when it comes to metal only like 3 good bands from down here. And people who think bandws can play at peak performance all the time are stupid ther'e not like some pop act who doesnt play their own instriments they will have their good and bad shows just be thankful that they stopped over at your town.

# May 7, 2005 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Metal666er writes:

Diecast, Taproot and Delinger Escape plan f***ing suck!!! and need to be replaced with MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILTY and CHILDREN Of BODOM....MEGADETH is one of the reasons why there is still metal in the world. I also agree that Megadeth is TRAMENDOUSLY more skilled them Metallica, you could not give me a ticket to see metallica. The early metallica stuff is fine, after the black album forget it... Since its Dave f***ing Mustaines deal, Megadeth should headline the whole tour, they have not been making music since 1985 for the hell of it...

# May 12, 2005 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. me writes:

taproot rocks and so does dream theater

# May 13, 2005 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. cool guy 54 writes:

all u guys are idiots! metallica is the greatedt band ever in the history of the whole goddamn world!!!!! megadeath kicks a$$ but metallica sounds alot cooler. And damnit METALLICA DID NOT f***ING SELL OUT!!!!!!! damn man when you get older your voice cant stay the exact same you f***ing retards!!!! of course their music sounds different, theyve been around for over 20 years!!! the reason the old albums are better is because theyre f***ing classics!!! they are priceless treasures that are f***ing awesome!!!!! so all of yall that think theyre new music isnt good is dumb. sure it sounds different, it hast been out for 15 years, so there...

# May 14, 2005 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

They have Motley Crues old producer who was a member of Loverboy.I like Mettalica but theirs no denying it.A friend of mine pointed out the Motley/Loverboy connection.That's when I got dissapointed.

# May 14, 2005 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. mr.nobody writes:

I heard Order of Nine might be added to Gigantour. I hope they are because i will definetly go to the show. they RULE!

# May 17, 2005 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hmmmm writes:

Why does metallica suck?
Eleven simple words: "Swizz Beatz featuring Ja Rule and Metallica, 'We Did It Again.'"

the final song on Swizz Beatz's album "G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories. After hearing it no further explanitory will be necessary.

# May 19, 2005 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Dinner table elitest writes:

guys come on metallicas old stuff is the best thrash metal eva and megadeth is damn near as good. but i totally agree bob rock ruined metallica. any way the tour would be good if it was packed full of bands like A7X or IRON MAIDEN !!!!!!!!!!!

# May 19, 2005 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Dinner table commando writes:

yeh A7X does rock But the MAIDENS are the best, i think i speak for every one when i say that it ill be fine if we all get to see the bands we like and if Bob Rock gets decapitated or something...oh yeah motor head rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!}:)

# May 19, 2005 @ 3:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Breadfan writes:

Yeah, Bob Rock ruined Metallica... Because, you know, it's all up to the producer what music is played, what tracks go on which album. Hell, Bob practically writes their material, right? Morons.

Oh, and he was in The Payola$, not Loverboy.

# May 19, 2005 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. alasdair writes:

bob rock didnt ruin metallica have you not seen some kind of monster

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