Published Apr 27, 2009All of you Central/Western Canucks who claim that Toronto and Montreal get all the great shows while you're left in the lurch are about to have some wicked bragging rights. Thrash metal giants Slayer and Megadeth have announced that they will be performing a string of four shows together dubbed the Canadian Carnage tour this summer.
Supported by Machine Head and Suicide Silence, this stint finds the grinding gurus together for the first time in almost two decades. That would be the Clash Of The Titans jaunt that also featured Anthrax and Alice In Chains before they became popular and blew all three of the headliners out of the water sales-wise. Smash your piggy banks now, because tickets go on sale May 2 at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster Online.
Seeing as Megadeth stepped into the studio to start recording their 12th studio effort way back on January 7 of this year, it's safe to assume the shows will feature a few new tunes. Still in the process, the band are holed-up in their own Vic's Garage Studio in San Marcos, CA with producer Andy Sneap. The album finds Megadeth with yet another new member, guitarist Chris Broderick who replaced Glen Drover in 2007. It should see the light of day via Roadrunner Records in September of this year.
Other than the track "Pschopathy Red," issued some time ago, Slayer haven't been up to much. The track was released as a blood red seven-inch single on April 18 at a limited edition of 5,000 copies with a Russian crime scene motif inspired by serial killer Andrei "Rostov Ripper" Chikatilo. The single is being sold exclusively at participating independent record stores. Check out RecordStoreDay.com to find the dealer closest to you.
Canadian Carnage dates:
6/24 Vancouver, BC - GM Place
6/26 Edmonton, AB - Rexall
6/27 - Calgary, AB - Saddledome
6/29 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre