Megadeth grinding Gears of War

Epic Games' postapocalyptic shooter signs on to sponsor Gigantour headbangers' ball; Dave Mustaine's group headlining tour.

Gamers who like shredding aliens and guitars take note--Gigantour is coming. The mostly outdoor heavy-metal rock tour is being headlined by vets Megadeth and has added an unlikely partner to its bill--Epic Games' Gears of War. The Xbox 360 title is scheduled to be released this holiday and pits man against invading insectoids bent on wiping out humans. The festival begins in early September and will hit 25 venues before wrapping up a month later. Also confirmed for the shows are Lamb of God, Opeth, and Arch Enemy. For more information, check out the tour's official Web site.

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magoo1967
magoo1967

I love Megadeth (Dave Mustaine is a musical genius), but unfortunately I don't believe any of their music is actually in this game. I think that it would have been a surreal experience to play this game while the song "Black Friday" was cranking in the background. The lyrics on that song are gruesome and quite demented...awesome stuff !!!

Sandman100
Sandman100

I not really much of a heavy metal fan so no thanks.

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

I just want to say how much i love MEGADETH they kick ass where ever they go.!!!!!I soor them in australia last time they where here and it was with out a doubt the best gig ive ever been to love ya Dave Mustaine the King of Metal So for epic to sponsor the gigantour has just made my love for epic go up 10notches. Cant wait to kill some alien demons on gears of war when it comes out while listening to MEGADETH.If there not on the soundtrack theres always the prefect custom soundtracks hey boys and girls.Where anything goes Megadeth/Pantera/Iron Maiden/Judas Priest/Kreator/Lamb of God/System Of a Down/Tool/Ozzy Osbourne just to name some bands that get played on my 360

JESSITO
JESSITO

good, maybe we will have a good game with some decent music, instead of the punk/emo and rap crap. yay for all!

Internecivus
Internecivus

Wait, so I'll be able to stop and pop to the soothing sounds of The Conjuring?

kazuma334
kazuma334

I love metal and jazz (I know wtf right?) but in some game reviews they don't like heavy rock in them... but it seems well-suited for a games like GoW to have this loud thrashing music right?

mortal_v
mortal_v

Now unless I read this wrong, this article doesnt say that "Gears of War" will be having Megadeth's songs on the soundtrack. It simply states that Epic Games is sponsoring the Gigantour with their game. I only say this because it seems some of you believe that Megadeth is on the games soundtrack, which is a possibility.

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

I'm a Hardcore Megadeth fan! Hail Megadath.........They use ESP guitars. ESP rocks, have on too. That was a good thing using Megadeth for Gears of War, I wanted that game, now I want it more more more. Want it, want it want it want it want it!!!

timts
timts

dont like megadeth, they are not powerful music, IMHO

Bullswan
Bullswan

Nicely said flatus! ElectrolightSH is probably just some teenage ignorant pill-popper who's too young to appreciate real music. Anyone calling Tool unintelligent crap doesn't have the slightest idea of what good music is... I like techno and house too, hell I like a lot of styles, I like everything as long as it's good and you can hear that a lot of work has been put into creating it.

WhiteSnake5000
WhiteSnake5000

here we go Black/Classical/Death/Doom/Folk/Glam/Gothic/Groove/Neo-classical/Power/Progressive/Thrash Metal owns (insert any other genre outside of metal here) Hhaha its the truth the only music that isn't filled with "Ho's and Pimps, and wrist cutting because my girlfriend broke up with me" SO yeah.

flatus
flatus

ElectrolightSH, I am glad you don't like metal, we don't need people like you in the scene. You wishing bad things upon people for the sole reason that they listen to a genre of music you don't like, well... that's just ignorant (you sure you don't listen to rap?). You get back what you put in, so have fun with that bad karma you've made for yourself. As for you labeling metal as "un-intelligent garbage", there are many metal bands and their fans who would most likely make you seem like a mental midget, although I am sure you do a good enough job doing that on your own. At least real musicians take the time to learn their instruments unlike the type of people who make the music ( if you can call it that ) you like who probably don't even play a real instrument. MCCHA, I agree that Death Metal would provide the perfect aural abuse for Gears of War but the closest to Death Metal any of the bands mentioned above would be Opeth, and that's debatable. How about some Impaled or Carcass?

DaemonRacer
DaemonRacer

This could be a great combination. Matches up quite well.

MCCHA
MCCHA

death metal almost seems fitting for GoW

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

nice generalization SpookyKow. ignorance is bliss.

jer_1
jer_1

Good combo, I can handle some megadeth.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

I notice some of you posters are using GOW as a shorthand version for Gears of War. I thought that God of War already had that taken. You know, DOA for Dead or Alive, MGS for Metal Gear Solid. These abbreviations span all of the consoles so show some respect if you will.

4esth
4esth

HAHA ElectrolightSH!! I can really imagine playing Gears of War with some DDR shi_ in the background. Nothing like grinding a chainsaw through someone while listening to some good bouncy techno!

Racnid337
Racnid337

GOD YES!!!! and i do mean u satan. jk =D

Spookykow
Spookykow

ElectrolightSH "Why any one would want to listen to such violent negative crap is beyond me." HAH! Hmmm.....I'm not implying that all Metal is "Violent", but maybe it's the same reason why someone would want to play such a violent game.

Dymedropp3r
Dymedropp3r

I smell a game with fame coming soon

RavenSoS
RavenSoS

If bands like Lamb of God, Opeth, and Arch Enemy add songs onto this game at any point... I'll be a VERY happy gamer. I don't really care for Megadeth's sound but I do respect the fact that they have a huge following of fans. In response to what ElectrolightSH wrote about metal sucking and being almost as bad as rap... please tell me that you honestly don't like that techno garbage. I'd rather listen to Kelly Clarkson.

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

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adolson
adolson

Krimson, are you crazy? Ellefson is the one suing for absurd amounts of money, but only AFTER he heard Mustaine was getting the project back into the swing of things. Ellefson only cares about money, and he also sucks at bass. My cat can play better than him. Blindfolded.

doomsoth
doomsoth

Awsome! Megadeth ROCKS!!!

Edward1211
Edward1211

go gears of war!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deedeedee69
deedeedee69

metallica reject(dave mustaine)! juuuuuust kiddin i love megadeth and thats awesome, too bad i wont get to go :(

justin208
justin208

sweet i love megadeth and the game looks very promising

samekila
samekila

WOW I havent hurd Megadeath in years I used to love them good jod Epic

TheLastSith
TheLastSith

Megadeth is my favorite band, so this is very good news to me.

minime78362
minime78362

GOW won't suck,this concert won't suck. So Yeah. This is a good day.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well i guess the game does looks heavy metalish

dadistiller
dadistiller

sweet lamb of god rocks and the game is going to kick ass

jman183
jman183

HAHA LOVE Megadeth!!! Maybe it will be good?? Who knows????

rexoverbey
rexoverbey

Megadeth is awesome! They need more thrash metal bands promoting games.

Krimson316
Krimson316

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geraldwillkill
geraldwillkill

Can this mean GOW will have a heavy metal soundtrack?

nuttybar
nuttybar

...so long as megadeath dont put their song 'gears of war' into gears of war.

easy33
easy33

looking forward to the game..........