RISE AGAINST has now released the official video for their new single “Satellite,” from their most recent album, Endgame. The video, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Foo Fighters, Against Me!, Katy Perry), is dedicated to the loyal fans that have stuck by Rise Against throughout their entire career. The band talked about the idea and inspiration behind the video saying:
“We finished our new video for the song “Satellite” and can’t wait to share with you because, well, it’s about you, our incredible fans! As soon as we started playing this song live this year, it was amazing to see the audience react, come alive, and go nuts. So we thought that this video should be just that, pure and simple. We couldn’t film every single one of you, but we brought a camera crew with us to try to capture a few shows on our last tour. (Thanks for not killing our camera guy in the pit). The video will premiere exclusively at the Rise Against facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated, you rule.”
Pick up a copy of Endgame available on iTunes now!
Megadeth announced a new headline tour with support from Machine Head, Suicide Silence, and Arcanium.
Megadeth’s latest, ENDGAME, is in stores tomorrow.
11/14/2009 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
11/15/2009 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL
11/17/2009 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2009 The LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
11/20/2009 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
11/21/2009 The National Richmond, VA
11/22/2009 Valarium Knoxville, TN
11/23/2009 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
11/25/2009 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/27/2009 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/28/2009 House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/30/2009 Pavillion @ Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
12/1/2009 Sunken Garden Amphitheatre San Antonio, TX
12/2/2009 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX United States
12/3/2009 Bricktown Events Center Oklahoma City, OK
12/5/2009 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
12/6/2009 Pop’s Sauget, IL
12/7/2009 Great Hall @ River Center Davenport, IA
12/8/2009 Fargo Civic Auditorium Fargo, ND
12/10/2009 Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT
One word best describes Megadeth’s twelfth CD, Endgame. Disappointing! I had high hopes for this CD, but this long time Megadeth fan is not impressed. With the awesome dualing riffs of Mustaine and Broderick, this band may have the best guitar tandem since Marty Friedman was in the band. Nonstop noodling and shredding does not make a good album though. There has to be solid songwriting. This disc is lacking the melodies and lyrics that made Megadeth one of the biggest and best thrash metal bands of all time.
I enjoyed the band’s previous effort, United Abominations. Personally, I don’t think Endgame is anywhere near as good as that disc. Musically, I think Endgame is superior to UA, but lyrically, I believe United Abominations is the stronger of the two.
With Megadeth’s new axeman Chris Broderick, Dave Mustaine has found the new sparring partner he has been looking for. Broderick’s playing is as intense, as it is fast. I am quite impressed with his playing on this disc.
Endgame opens up with a brief instrumental track, “Dialectic Chaos”. The trade off between Mustaine and Broderick is brilliant. Although, I would typically think that opening an album with an instrumental would be an unwise decision, this tune sets the stage for Endgame perfectly. The songs ending, and “This Day We Fight!” beginning is seamless, and it doesn’t take long for Mustaine’s trademark snarl to find its way into the lyrics. I don’t think I have heard a song played with such fury and intensity since “Rust in Peace”.
The pace slows down somewhat for “44 Minutes”. Dave Mustaine rattles off lyrics about a bank robbery gone awry. There is no discernable chorus, but it is a cool song nonetheless.
“1,320′” opens up with the high octane sounds of a funny car. As you probably guessed, this song is about drag racing. The guitar noodling on this track is insane! Mustaine and Broderick trade off leads that might be as fast as the cars this song represents. If the NHRA needs a theme song, they don’t need to look any further.
The bass groove by James Lomenzo on “Bite the Hand” is extremely cool. There are some cool lyrics in this tune, but I can’t seem to get into the chorus, “When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat”. Ok, Dave! The music overall is pretty good, but this isn’t one of my favorite tunes on this album.
“The Hardest Part of Letting Go….Sealed With A Kiss” starts off in a ballad like form, before blasting off in the middle, and slowing back down towards the end. Out of all of the songs on Endgame, this one probably has the most radio potential.
I hope this CD isn’t Megadeth’s Endgame. It is a good thrash album, even if I don’t think it is one of Megadeth’s best. This CD is loaded with guitar solos, which I absolutely love, I just wish there were more melodies and catchy lyrics on this disc. This CD may grow on me more, but the songs just aren’t very memorable after a few listens. The end result is ultimately disappointing.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Dialectic Chaos
2. This Day We Fight!
3. 44 Minutes
5. Bite the Hand
8. The Hardest Part of Letting Go…Sealed With a Kiss
9. Head Crusher
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right to Go Insane
Dave Mustaine – rhythm/lead guitar, lead vocals
Chris Broderick – lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
James LoMenzo – bass, backing vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Megadeth’s new album, Endgame is streaming in its entirety on Myspace. Go to the Megadeth myspace page to check it out!
Megadeth has released the artwork for their brand new CD, Endgame. While Vic Rattlehead is obviously missing, it still looks pretty cool. Endgame will hit U.S. Stores September 15th.