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Concert Gallery: Megadeth at Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

July 28, 2011 by  
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Mayhem Fest stampeded its way into the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on July 22 for what would prove to be a long sweaty day of metal and mosh pits.  With the weather hitting record temperatures by the time Megadeth hit the stage, their song “Sweating Bullets” seemed fitting!

Headlining the show with Disturbed and hometown boys Godsmack, Megadeth proved to be one of the crowd favorites of the evening.   With Dave Mustaine’s signature red swirling mane,  Dave Ellefson’s devil horns high in the air and Chris Broderick bouncing from one side of the stage to the other , it was as hot on the stage as it was off. 

The only downfall of playing as part of an epic bill like Mayhem Fest is that each band doesn’t get to play as long as the crowd would probably like but it’s a fair trade off for a full day of metal that Mayhem delivers.    Megadeth made the most of their set powering through classics like “Hangar 18”, “Symphony of Destruction” and “Peace Sells”.

TWRY photographer Jamie Ivins was on hand to capture it all, check out his gallery of Megadeth’s set below!  Mayhem Festival continues through mid August.  Check out their website for remaining dates and ticket info! 

2011 Mayhem Festival
July 22, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Jamie Ivins

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Concert Gallery: Megadeth at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA

August 16, 2010 by  
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The collective metal thunder of Megadeth, Slayer & Testament rolled into Lowell, MA this weekend on their American Carnage Tour.  This first leg of the tour continues through September.  You can check out a full list of tour dates and locations here.  Check out our gallery of live photos from Megadeth’s set below!  Slayer coming soon.

American Carnage Tour
August 14, 2010
Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Spotlight Band: Shredding The Envelope

March 17, 2010 by  
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Shredding The Envelope
Featuring Guitarist Dave Reffett

Guitar virtuoso Dave Reffett and his collaborative partner Nancy Taylor make up the core base of Shredding The Envelope.  On their debut disc “The Call Of The Flames” Reffett combines his unrelenting guitar shredding  with Taylor’s prose resulting in firestorm of thrashing, in your face metal.

Reffett, the son of a coal miner who   grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in Eastern Kentucky started out as a jock, until his older sister turned him on to the power of music.  Joining the school band he played tuba until a chance meeting of his teacher’s Fender Stratocaster in a dusty closet; it was love at first sight. 
Shortly thereafter his grandmother bought him his first guitar and the rest, as they say, is history.

His path would lead him to Berklee College of Music in Boston and that’s where he started assembling his who’s who list of guest appearances on “The Call Of The Flames” including Joe Stump, Michal Angelio Batio and George Lynch.

We caught up with Dave to ask him about his latest project and how it all fell into place.
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