It was one of the most unique and sought-after concert experiences in MEGADETH fandom: an intimate and reduced performance with Dave Mustaine and company on acoustic guitars that reduce their heavy metal anthems to their primary elements. These special engagements became legendary over the years and recordings of these performances were made available exclusively through MEGADETH Fan’s club. But now, the band has partnered with the Los Angeles-based independent label. Cleopatra Records so that this experience is open to all with the first commercial launch of «Offline in Boston», a spectacular acoustic concert recorded in 2001.
Right after the band’s elegant and aggressive album. “The world needs a hero”, the track list begins with one of the best tracks on that album, the turbulent “Dread and the Runaway Mind”, before launching into a number of old favorites, including several from the 1997 album “Cryptic Writings” as well as an excerpt from «Holy wars … The punishment due». But Mustaine and gangs save the best for last, closing the show with a superb double punch of “Moto Psycho”, “Hero”is the most successful single on the charts and the unforgettable “Symphony of destruction”, MEGADETHThe mainstream trailer that still manages to get the audience’s blood pumping! All in all, it is an extraordinary concert that MEGADETH Fans won’t want to miss out!
«Offline in Boston» It will be available on CD and digital vinyl and digipak in a variety of color options to choose from.
01. Dread and the runaway mind
03. Time: the beginning
04. Use the man
05. Holy Wars … The Punishment Due
06. Almost honest
09. Psycho Motorcycle
10. Symphony of destruction
Earlier this week, Mustaine said there is no possibility of David Ellefson always meeting MEGADETH again.
Ellefson put his bass tracks on MEGADETHSixteenth LP in May 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
Last month, Mustaine announced during an episode of his Give me radio Program «El show de Dave Mustaine» what EllefsonBass tracks would not be used in the new MEGADETH LP. He has since revealed that a mystery bassist has already re-recorded. Ellefsonparts of the album, tentatively due before the end of the year.
Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH at the end of May, a few days after they were published in Twitter.
MEGADETH is currently scheduled to participate in “The Metal Tour of the Year” with LAMB OF GOD, starting August 20 in Austin.
Ellefson I was in MEGADETH from the band’s beginnings in 1983 to 2002, and again from 2010 to their last game.
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