Megadeth Announce New Drummer


Megadeth have made it official. They announced that former Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren is now a member of the band, after joining them on the road a few month ago.

Verbeuren replaced Lamb of God's Chris Adler who was recruited to play on the band's latest studio album "Dystopia," and joined the group on the road for the early touring in support of the effort.

Frontman Dave Mustaine had the following to say, "Chris Adler's contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris' playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk."

Adler added "It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way. There was no argument or drama, no hidden story.

"Megadeth needs and deserves a full time drummer, and as much as I'd like to be, I can't be in two places at once. For my part, I am very lucky to be a part of Lamb of God, and to also have gotten a chance to dance with my heroes at the ball. I still can't believe it sometimes when I think of myself as a kid, opening up my Megadeth albums...and now I'm an alumni! I'm very proud of that - and I will continue to be their biggest fan."

Verbeuren had the following to say about his new gig, "Dave, David and Kiko, I'm thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth - and for your encouragement and support."

The band is currently on the road for their Dystopia World Tour, wrapping up a string of European festivals this week before launching a South American trek next month.

Megadeth Dystopia World Tour dates:
July 15 Rockmaraton Festival - Dunaujvaros, Hungary
July 16 Harley Festival @ Tatran Handball - Presov, Slovakia
Jul 17 Masters Of Rock @ Distillery R Jelinek - Vizovicev, Czech Republic
Jul 30 Teleferico - Quito, Ecuador
Aug 02 Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
Aug 04 Estadio Ruca Che - Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 05 Estadio Ruca Che - Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 07 Espaço das Américas - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 09 Expominas - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 12 Net Live Brasília - Brasilia, Brazil
Aug 13 Siará Hall - Fortaleza, Brazil
Aug 16 Pepsi on Stage - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug 18 Spazio Van - Curitiba, Brazil
Aug 20 Jockey Club - Asuncion, Paraguay
Aug 22 Luna Park - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 23 Luna Park - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 26 Estadio Jorge "El Magico" Gonzales - San Salvador, El Salvador
Aug 29 Pepsi Center - Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 01 Plaza de Toros Santa Maria - Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Sep 03 Mexico Metal Fest - Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 24 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA U.S.A.

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