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Megadeth brought the ‘dystopian metal’ in Romania

Rock lovers from Romania had once again the chance to see live Dave Mustaine and the legendary band Megadeth. The concert took place at the Roman Arenas in Bucharest, on Wednesday night, in a beautiful and warm evening, in the open air.

After the Romanian crossover folkcore metal band Dirty Shirt, one of the most active and original rock band in our metal scene, and the oriental metal band Myrath from Tunisia – who has a lot of fans in Romania – warmed the public, the ‘dystopian metal’ rose with high intensity from the speakers.

Under a sky full of stars and a beautiful half-moon, the band played once more in Romania bringing this time their new album “Dystopia” to the public, a record which was launched on January 22 this year and received very good reviews. In fact, it was designated by the fans and professional criticists as the best metal album of the year and acquired the best results, being the only album placed on the 3rd place in the general Billboard 200 chart (after Adele and Justin Bieber). At the same time, “Dystopia” was placed on the 1st place in Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock Albums charts.

In front of the Romanian public Megadeth played in an exceptional line-up. Together with the leader Dave Mustaine and the co-founder David Ellefson, also performed Chris Adler behind the drums, best known from Lamb of God, in a very good shape, and the sensational guitar player Kiko Loureiro who played in Bucharest very recently, in a solo concert.

The setlist was a delightful concoction of the best songs written in the 33 years (!) of Megadeth history, like Hangar 18, The Threat Is Real, Tornado of Souls, She-Wolf, Wake Up Dead, Dawn Patrol, Conquer or Die!, Sweating Bullets and, of course, Dystopia. As expected, the songs the public enjoyed the most were A Tout Le Monde, Symphony of Destruction and Peace Sells which brought on stage the band’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead.

A beautiful concert performed by Dave Mustaine & company for… tous ses amis.

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