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Megadeth Dave Mustaine 2016

The latest of Megadeth’s manifold personnel changes – combined with Dave’s decision to detune the guitars a half-step on their latest album Dystopia – seems to have had a positive impact on the band’s output. They sound heavier than ever and their latest clutch of songs are as tight and as focussed as their Rust In Peace heyday.

Though recent live shows betray the inevitability of Dave’s advancing years, Megadeth still sound great and are currently strapped with some excellent visuals.

Mr ‘I invented Metallica’ has a chequered history with Castle Donnington, so expect him to wheel out his A-game on the night!


Tesseract band pic


The brainchild of guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT peddle exactly what you’d expect from a prog metal band; clankingly low guitars, mathematical rhythms and off-kilter grooves. What you perhaps won’t expect though is their use of droning keyboard washes and vocals that wouldn’t sound out of place in a glossy pop tune!

On paper they should be heavier than a bag of anvils, in reality they are a strangely elegant and ethereal proposition. Their current album, Polaris is a work of considerable beauty and in front of a festival crowd, TesseracT’s set could prove very interesting.

About Stuart Bell (55 Articles)
I was born in 1975 with a pile of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple vinyl next to my cot. I ate off a sheet of ply-board propped up between two Marshall cabs and shortly after I learned to read and write I learned the E minor chord and the pentatonic scale. One day my Dad bought me Iron Maiden's first album. Metallica's Ride the Lightning followed. Then, things got serious. I have held almost every rank in the Army of Heavy Metal: Fan, drunk fan, roadie, guitarist, producer and label scout. My Wife knows what Mastodon's Crack The Skye is about and my child can play Breaking the Law on piano. Go figure.

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