Dystopia. The thrash metal pioneers will visit Houston’s Revention Music Center in early July, less than a month removed from Metallica’s concert at NRG Stadium.
Originally the lead guitarist for Metallica, Dave Mustaine was fired in 1983 because of his substance abuse issues and his inability to play nice with the rest of the band. Fortunately — both for the California native and for fans of metal — Mustaine didn’t waste any time before starting another group that would go on to enjoy more than three decades of success. He eventually sobered up and found God too, much to the chagrin of some of his fans. Megadeth developed into one of the most iconic thrash metal acts alongside Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica. The band has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, and they won their first Grammy earlier this year. Following a brief disbandment in the early 2000s, Megadeth reunited and has released six albums since, including last year’s