Al Beck

The bassist on the new Megadeth album has been confirmed, Members of Every Time I Die working on a new project, Nuclear Assault may be playing their final U.S. show, Meshuggah’s Tomas Haake reveals some of his musical guilty pleasures and more this week in Midnight Metal News!

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  • Bassist Confirmed for New Megadeth Album

    While we may still be months away from the July 9th release of the next Megadeth record, ‘The Sick, the Dying and the Dead’, Dave Mustaine has confirmed that Testament’s Steve DiGiorgio will be the bassist you hear on the record.
    He also mentioned that both Sammy Hagar and Ice-T make guest appearances on separate songs. And, speaking of guest appearances, Mustaine himself makes a guest appearance on a cover of Megadeth’s ‘Wake Up Dead’ that tourmates Lamb of God just released. That tour comes to the Van Andel arena in Grand Rapids on April 19th.


  • Members of Every Time I Die Working on New Project

    Since parting ways with Keith Buckley, the rest of Every Time I Die hasn’t entertained replacing him, but guitarist Jordan Buckley posted pics from an Airbnb where the rest of the band spent the weekend working on new parts for a yet-to-be-named project.


  • Nuclear Assault May be Playing Their Final U.S. Show

    Nuclear Assault bassist Danny Lilker said in a new interview that the band’s last live performance will be this year’s Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philly.

    “Nobody is getting any younger. People have commitments and families and stuff like that,” said Lilker.” I think it should be a lot of fun and that might be our last U.S. show, actually.”


  • Meshuggah’s Tomas Haake Reveals What He Listens to Outside of His Band

    Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake was asked in a recent interview if he had any guilty pleasures he listens to outside the band.

    ”In the last 10 years I have a totally new appreciation for the ’80s,” admitted Haake. ”If you had asked me that when I was 30 years old, [I would have said] that sucks except for some Metallica and Slayer albums.” Haake name dropped Depeche Mode and Tears for Fears as well before mentioning a love for Abba. “We grew up with that, so Abba has a very dear place in my heart for sure.”


  • Midnight Metal News as Heard on the Show!

    Here’s Midnight Metal News, as heard on the April 8, 2022 episode of the show!

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