Home Rock Music MEGADETH’s DIRK VERBEUREN: ‘The Metallic Scene Is Actually In A Good Place’

MEGADETH’s DIRK VERBEUREN: ‘The Metallic Scene Is Actually In A Good Place’

MEGADETH’s DIRK VERBEUREN: ‘The Metallic Scene Is Actually In A Good Place’


In an interview with Knotfest.com performed at this previous March’s Knotfest Australia, MEGADETH‘s Dirk Verbeuren was requested if he thinks the steel scene “goes someplace optimistic” after the pandemic. The Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer, who had performed with SOILWORK for greater than a decade earlier than becoming a member of MEGADETH, replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Yeah, I feel so. Apart from this renewed sense of appreciation of what we’ve got, I feel the steel scene is absolutely in an excellent place, and there are lots of youthful bands that I feel will go locations, and are beginning to go locations. I consider a band like GOJIRA that I personally type of grew up with, ‘trigger I lived in France for a few years and I noticed them at their very starting, and to see them now being on the stage the place they’re and nonetheless rising. They only performed Bercy [Accor Arena] in Paris, which is like the largest venue, principally. I imply, that is tremendous cool to see. That reveals form of them and a bunch of different bands that the steel scene is wholesome and there is nonetheless so much to return.”

MEGADETH‘s present lineup consists of Verbeuren, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who was beforehand finest recognized for his work with ANGRA, and bassist James LoMenzo. James was MEGADETH‘s bass participant within the mid-2000s and stepped again in as a touring member for the 2021 leg of “The Metallic Tour Of The Yr”. In Could 2022, it was introduced that Lomenzo was formally rejoining the MEGADETH household.

Final September, MEGADETH‘s newest album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Lifeless!”, debuted on the high of the charts throughout its first week of gross sales, taking the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 in addition to quantity ones on Prime Album Gross sales, Prime Present Albums Gross sales, Prime Rock & Various Albums, Prime Rock Albums and Prime Onerous Rock Albums. “The Sick, The Dying… And The Lifeless!” was the highest-charting MEGADETH album of all time around the globe, notching No. 1 In Finland, No. 2 in australia, poland, Switzerland, and Scotland, No. 3 within the U.Ok., and extra.

MEGADETH‘s earlier high 10 entries on the Billboard 200 had been “Countdown to Extinction” (No. 2, 1992),“Youthanasia” (No. 4, 1994),“Cryptic Writings” (No. 10, 1997),“United Abominations” (No. 8, 2007),“Endgame” (No. 9, 2009),“Tremendous Collider” (No. 6, 2013) and “Dystopia” (No. 3, 2016).

MEGADETH lately acquired its thirteenth Grammy nomination for “Greatest Metallic Efficiency” for the track “We’ll Be Again” from “The Sick, The Dying… And The Lifeless!”.

MEGADETH gained the 2017 Grammy Award for “Greatest Metallic Efficiency” for the title monitor of the band’s 2016 album “Dystopia”. This marked the group’s twelfth Grammy nomination on this class (together with nominations within the discontinued “Greatest Onerous Rock/Metallic Efficiency” class).



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