Gigantour CD/DVD Details Revealed
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The second coming of Megadeth's acclaimed traveling metal festival Gigantour arrives on both DVD and CD April 22 via Image Entertainment. Conceived in 2005 by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Gigantour resurrects metal's focus on stellar musicianship.
The Gigantour DVD and CD follow Image Entertainment's fall 2006 release of the debut Gigantour CD and DVD, which featured performances by Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Anthrax (CD only), Nevermore, Life of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic and Bobaflex.
Gigantour 2 features over an hour of performances by iconic and influential heavy metal pioneers Megadeth, along with Lamb of God, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Overkill, The Smashup, and Into Eternity. Recorded in DTS 5.1 surround sound, the DVD version also features a behind the scenes look at the 2006 tour, while both the DVD and CD offer a hidden bonus track--Megadeth's "Peace Sells."
The release of the Gigantour 2 DVD and CD coincides with this year's Earth Day--perfect, really, since MUSTAINE has said, with a laugh, about Gigantour's mission of emphasizing true musicianship and virtuosity: " I think that in a small way, we are cleaning up the environment of crappy bands."
Meanwhile, in February Megadeth heads to Europe--where recently announced new guitarist Chris Broderick (Nevermore, Jag Panzer) will make his debut with the band alongside Mustaine, drummer Shawn Drover, and bassist James Lomenzo, before returning for this year's Gigantour.
The 29-date North American trek kicks off April 12 at The Fillmore in Denver and criss-crosses the U.S. and Canada until its May 22 finale at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Phoenix . Joining Megadeth on this year's tour are Scandinavian death metal band In Flames, Finland's Children of Bodom, Arizona's modern extreme Job for a Cowboy, and Oakland, CA heavy power trio High on Fire.
The DVD and CD tracklisting:
1. The Smashup - Effigy
2. Sanctity - Beneath the Machine
3. Into Eternity - Severe Emotional Distress
4. Overkill - Necroshine
5. Overkill - Rotten to the Core
6. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
7. Arch Enemy - Nemesis
8. Opeth - The Leper Affinity
9. Lamb of God - Vigil
10. Lamb of God - Now You've Got Something to Die For
11. Megadeth - Take No Prisoners
12. Megadeth - The Scorpion
13. Megadeth - Washington is Next!
1. The Smashup - Rachel's Day
2. Sanctity - Zeppo
3. Into Eternity - Timeless Winter
4. Overkill - Thanks for Nothing
5. Overkill - Long Time Dying
6. Arch Enemy - Nemesis
7. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
8. Opeth - Window Pane
9. Lamb of God - Vigil
10. Lamb of God - Red Neck
11. Lamb of God - Something To Die For
12. Megadeth - Take No Prisoners
13. Megadeth - The Scorpion
14. Megadeth - Washington Is Next!
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