Few can match the power and complexity that LA metal lords Megadeth bring in a live setting. Spanning over four decades of existence, Megadeth’s legacy pioneering the thrash metal genre into the global zeitgeist has garnered multiple platinum albums, with over thirty eigh million units sold worldwide, as well as a sea of Grammy Award-nominations, including a win in 2017 for Best Metal Performance for their track Dystopia.
The group’s 1986 album Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying remains a metal masterpiece, while 2022 delivered record number sixteen for the Californian quartet with The Sick, the dying…and the Dead! Megadeth are actively still one of the most successful underground metal bands in history to achieve commercial success.
Also joining Megadeth will be Sweden’s In Flames. Formed in the early nineties and playing a key role in the development of melodic death metal and metalcore, In Flames elegantly cleave melodies and brutality in scintillating fashion. In command of thirteen studio albums, with a brand-new record Foregone (described in review by our own Michael Stronge as ‘pretty bloody listenable’) out later this week, In Flames continue to captivate a broad range of music fans. The group have also previously won Metal Hammer’S Golden Gods’ Best International Band AWARD and snagged multiple Grammis award wins (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammys).