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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine "Narrows Down List" Of Gigantour Bands

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Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following Gigantour update in the "Forums" sections of the band's official web site:

OK, now here is some dirt on the first and second stage: I wanted to have the first stage be powerful and the second stage be a glimpse into the future bands that are either influenced, fans, or friends of mine and Megadeth. I did say that I had 'this band' or 'that band' in my sights, but I have seriously narrowed down the list.

I am still interested in Dry Kill Logic, Overkill, Dead New Day, Re:Ignition, Life Of Agony, Children Of Bodom, The Agony Scene, Diecast, Symphony X, Otep, and believe it or not, Anthrax and Testament. There are a lot more bands still trying to get onboard, but I think I will just have to make a list for next year.

My dilemma is this; the West Coast run will not have The Dillinger Escape Plan on for the first several shows. I am still deciding to either fill that slot or just go on as a four band show for the main stage. I would love to have Anthrax or Overkill on the main stage with us all, but I don't want to offend Anthrax by offering them that slot unless they really want to take it, and I don't know if Overkill are available yet.

After that, there will be more shows at the end of the tour where Dream Theater will have finished and I need to fill that slot (If I do) at that time.

This tour will run from mid-July to mid-September and will also include Texas, Georgia, and Florida this time, as well as another stint across Canada at the end of the tour.

We have been made offers to go to Mexico City and Monterey, Mexico on the Gigantour run; and Santiago, Chile; and Sao Paolo, Brazil in October on our own. I will not go down to South America without playing Argentina or Columbia too, so don't worry. We just have to work out the details.

Please stay tuned so that I can give you more of the official news real soon.

Meanwhile, the first two dates have been announced for Gigantour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

08/23 - Wantagh, NY @ Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theater
08/24 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Source: Ultimate-Guitar.com

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1. deathbringer writes:

Testament are so deserving of being on a big/decent tour! I can't believe they haven't been on an Ozzfest yet.

# May 5, 2005 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. bodom after brunch writes:

it would be really awesome if he got testament or children of bodom, but some how i doubt it...........i also hope that nevermore get more than 30 minutes cause they kick ass!

# May 5, 2005 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal is the answer writes:

yea, testament or C.O.B. would be so tight. both very talented bands

# May 5, 2005 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DB writes:

SEEING MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, AND ANTHRAX ON THE SAME BILL WILL BE A DREAM COME TRUE!!!! MEGADETH AND EXODUS ON THE "BLACKMAIL THE UNIVERSE 2004 TOUR" WAS KILLER!!!

# May 6, 2005 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. mr nobody writes:

I think Order of Nine would be an awesome addition to the line up.

# May 17, 2005 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZerO writes:

life of agony is f***ing horrible!

# May 17, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. thedude writes:

i wonder if hed think of slayer.... oh wait they dont believe in god. that might make him mad.

# May 17, 2005 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. EmoDecapitator writes:

PLEASE PUT CHILDREN OF BODOM, TESTAMENT, SYMPHONY X, OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, OR THE AGONY SCENE ON SECOND STAGE... ESPECIALLY CHILDREN OF BODOM, TESTAMENT, AND SYMPHONY X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THEY HAVE TO COME TO FRESNO!!!! THIS IS BAD ASSS!!#@!#!@$@$

# May 17, 2005 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

Correction to the Dude, Slayer believes in God, they're just not on his side.

It's pointless for a Satanist to say that there is no God, in fact, it's illlogical. Without Satan, the essence of Evil, you wouldn't have God, the essence of Good.

You can't have one with out the other. There has to be balance!

# May 19, 2005 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. thedude writes:

i read somewhere that they dont believe in god or satan. some question thing...

# May 19, 2005 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brokenwings13 writes:

Then why would they use "God Hates Us All" as an album title?

# May 19, 2005 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. j5_dee writes:

To offend those who believe in God and twist the balance.

# May 19, 2005 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

Well......

The whole "there has to be a God and or there has to be a Satan for the sake of balance" is a very human-culture thing. God and Satan and good and evil are concepts. They don't function in the same "essential" way the sun, techtonic plates or weather do. You can't weigh their impact on anything.


Just as rain gods and soil gods were worshiped when there was no scientific method to understand biology, chemisty, meterology etc.

Knowing what we scientificly grasp today we often giggle at those who believe in the god of the harvest notion. But then we get upset when someone tries to debunk the christian god because we still can't grasp "creation".

Based on whatever religious affiliation you have, you can suggest that God is behind acts of kindness or randomly occurring benevolent events. Same with Satan working through terrorists or Hitler etc.

Noone wants to own up to the possibility that ALL "GOOD" and ALL "EVIL" are --strictly-- human ideas. Sharks are not evil. Baby ducklings are not good. In the animal world the meek are food and the strong live to see another day.

In society we believe in not slaughtering eachother whole sale for some ideal (well current events aside). The meek are merely steped on ignored or ridiculed. The strong are adored, envied have decent jobs and get laid. Thus the fun little cycle continues.

So even though we have these religions, humans don't deny their animal selves completely. They just bury it under religous pretenses, social protocol and disguise their animal aggression as "assertiveness".

# May 20, 2005 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ninja writes:

when will mustaine stop b****ing?? he has been for two months. he sucks little p***y christian.

# May 20, 2005 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. N1NT3ND0 writes:

...Wow, you must think you're pretty big for insulting christians. I hate these damn people who think being a christian is un-metal. Who the hell cares, if he wants to be religious let the man be. Hell, all I listen to now is basically metal, and I'm a christian. Not a big one, and I don't particularly like church, but still. It's a free world, if the man wants to b****, let him. I listen to people constantly b****ing about the war, and I don't give a rats ass.

But, to each his own opinion I suppose.

# May 21, 2005 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ninja writes:

well its my opinion and I like insulting christians!!! HAHAHA DIMMU BORGIR ROCKS!!!! WOOHOO!!!

# May 23, 2005 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Torched1 writes:

i dont know if id want to go to this........ alot of really good bands(Megadeth,cob,dream theater,symphony x,nevermore and others) but otep? they sucked at ozzfest and they will suck on this tour too. Death to nu-metal!

# May 24, 2005 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Everytime I puke writes:

Dimmu Borgir sucks really bad first of all. Alot of Christian metal bands are better than most main stream crap like sether, slipnot, dimmu borgir, especially mastodon. Long live Everytime I Die, Meshuggah, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Zao, Travail, Living Sacrifice, and Psyopus. Try listening to some good music and then maybe you won't think crappy bands are good. the end. and I don't know everything you consider to be nu-metal, but if it is Dillinger or ETID then long live nu metal. The bands I listed do things the other bands can't even think of.

# May 24, 2005 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ninja writes:

post 18 your a f***ing p***y fag, go suck dave mustaines d*** and a$$ f*** the entire band of stryper you queer!!!

# May 25, 2005 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. D writes:

JESUS IS LORD OF ALL CREATION<; GO DAVE MUSTAINE

# Jun 2, 2005 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. N1NT3ND0 writes:

I like Dimmu Borgir. Their style of music is pretty crazy if you ask me.

Though I'm really into Children of Bodom now. One of the better metal bands in this era. It sucks that the one member left, though.

# Jun 2, 2005 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ninja writes:

Dave mustaine SUCKS JESUSES d*** IF HE HAS ONE!!! Dimmu Borgir KICKS ASS!!!!!

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