MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded a new 14-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s August 1 concert at the Bangkok Metal Fest 1 at the Moonstar Studio 8 in Bangkok, Thailand. Check it out below. Support at the event came from Thai acts THE SUN, DEZEMBER and EBOLA.
As previously reported, MEGADETH was forced to postpone its previously announced August 3 concert at Club Tango in Beijing, China “due to issues with the show license for the venue,” according to a statement on the band’s official web site. The message added, “We are working on resolving this. We will reschedule and look forward to coming to China soon.”
In a recent interview with ChicagoNow.com, David Ellefson was asked what it’s like to see the crowd’s passionate reaction to MEGADETH‘s more politically charged music. “Dave [Mustaine] and I wrote a song together on ‘Countdown To Extinction’ called ‘Foreclosure Of A Dream’ which we’ve now put in the set,” he said. “We’ve been playing it. And Dave last night even introduced it and he said, ‘This song is just as appropriate twenty years later as it was when we wrote it in 1992.’ And boy is that ever the truth. And I think that’s the element about MEGADETH is that our songs lyrically and musically have a timeless feature to them. Maybe not all of them but by and large the catalog has that feature. And I really noticed that even when we went out with the ‘Big Four’ [METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX] and did those shows. Our music didn’t sound like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s a throwback to 1986.’ Or ‘Remember when that was all popular back in 1991?’ MEGADETH doesn’t sound like a period piece. It’s definitely something that transcends time and because of those lyric topics and the way the lyrics are written they seem to just be something that’s kind of like an onging, reoccurring narrative.”