Megadeth play Release Athens on Friday 14th June!

Megadeth play Release Athens 2024

Release Athens welcomes MEGADETH on Friday 14th June 2024 at Water Plaza (Plateia Nerou). Led by Dave Mustaine, Megadeth defined heavy metal and continues to do so today, 40 years after its inception. A member of the famous Big Four of thrash metal and one of the most important and successful bands in the scene, they return to our country after many years to present a show filled with their greatest anthems!

More names to be announced soon!

The name MEGADETH is in itself one of the most important chapters in the history of heavy metal, and it began in the immediate aftermath of Dave Mustaine’s much-discussed departure from Metallica. Although he was a key composer on the first two albums of the aforementioned band, the 22-year-old guitarist, hungry for music and creativity, decided to form his own group and forge his own unique path.

Infusing the NWOBHM sound with radically faster riffs, unique technical versatility, dense compositions and the primal energy of punk, Mustaine never stopped pushing the boundaries of the metal scene.

Since their debut album, “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” (1985), and the consecutive masterpieces “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying” (1986), “So Far, So Good… So What!” (1988), “Rust In Piece” (1990), “Countdown To Extinction” (1992), “Youthanasia” (1994), down to the uncompromising “Cryptic Writings” (1997) and “The System Has Failed” (2004), Megadeth’s ferocity never wavered, captivating metal fans and selling over 50 million copies worldwide.

Their latest, 16th album of their career, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”, is the organic follow-up to the Grammy-winning, “Dystopia” (2016), and a clear reference to their leader’s victorious battle with throat cancer. “Now I feel more energy than ever”, Dave declares – and he proves it on stage, along with the whole band, leaving everyone stunned.

Get ready for endless headbanging with the iconic “Hangar 18”, “A Tout Le Monde”, “Tornado Of Souls”, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Peace Sells”, “Holy Wars…. The Punishment Due”, “In My Darkest Hour”, “She-Wolf”, “Wake Up Dead”, “Sweating Bullets”, in another truly great, heavy metal night!

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