Ace guitarist Dave Mustaine, a founder of Megadeth, will return to the host of the internationally popular, all-metal radio station GIMME METAL as the host of his flagship The Dave Mustaine Show. The next time the episode airs is slated for 12 pm PT on Thursday, August 25.
Each segment of The Dave Mustaine Show will feature thrash metal’s forefather rocking out his favorite music. All while entertaining listeners with his deep knowledge of the genre, stories from the road, and personal anecdotes. Fans can join the chat and talk directly with Mustaine during his shows by joining The Brigade for $4.99 a month at gimmemetal.com.
Comments Mustaine, “I’ve always wanted to do radio that is strictly my show, my songs, my way. GIMME RADIO lets me play what I want to play and say what I want to say… no restrictions.”
The return of The Dave Mustaine Show comes in advance of the release of Megadeth’s anticipated sixteenth studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, scheduled to drop on September 2nd via UMe. The album recounts the ultra-frenetic riffing, meticulous solos, and glorious rebellious spirit boasted of by Megadeth. While all laced with their trademark virtuosity and Mustaine’s singular sardonic snarl. In this sense, the album brings together all the renowned elements of Megadeth’s long-running role as a peerless metal face.
Metal stands among the world’s most popular music genres, with one of the most dedicated and passionate fan bases. Despite this fact, however, music services have largely ignored metal. Including its variety of sub-genres in favor of mainstream music and computer-generated playlists.
In the process, these services promote the same artists and same albums. They have become homogeneous and feel similar to commercial radio. They leave fans of music that sits outside the mainstream without a way to discover new, exciting artists in the genres they love.
GIMME METAL is different. It plays metal exclusively and is focused on building a community of energized and connected metalheads from around the globe. By enlisting the expertise of DJs like Dave Mustaine, GIMME METAL listeners are treated. They get to hear the stories and context that bring music to life and make the discovery of new bands possible.
Since GIMME METAL‘s launch in 2017, it has become metal fans’ premier destination for music discovery and community. The service is focused solely on metal, in that time it has forged close alliances. Keeping alliances with metal labels, news outlets, and fans both stateside and beyond. Now, with the return of Mustaine to their DJ roster. GIMME METAL will continue to reach millions of metal fans from around the globe.
“It’s amazing to think that the guy behind Killing Is My Business and Peace Sells and the killer record Dystopia, a guy who basically invented the thrash genre, is back on GIMME METAL,” says GIMME METAL co-founder and CEO, Tyler Lenane.
“We’ve had a preview of what Dave likes to talk about on his past shows and heard lots of his stories – and we know that our listeners and his fans are going to be blown away that he’s back with even more chronicles. This show shouldn’t be missed by any metal fan.”
GIMME METAL is a free downloadable mobile app on iOS and Android, available in the App Store. Now, it’s easier than ever for metal fans to listen to the best in extreme music. As well as, connect with other metalheads all over the world. The app gives listeners a more convenient way to listen to GIMME METAL on the go and in the car.
Through the app, fans can listen to their favorite DJs’ shows, purchase a vinyl copy of whatever the DJ is playing, and add records to their wish-list for purchase at a later date. Also participate in the GIMME Chat to communicate directly with DJs, artists, and other fans – and they can headbang 24/7!
Don’t miss new episodes of The Dave Mustaine Show every Thursday at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET, available only through the GIMME METAL app and on: gimmemetal.com.