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  MEGADETH'S BLOODSTOCK SHOW IS TO EVERYONE
Bloodstock Open Air 2017, Sunday

15th August 2017
Pictures: John Inglis and Will Tudor

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Having experienced Megadeth at Wacken last weekend, we were in absolutely no doubt that a real treat was in store this Sunday evening, the last day of Bloodstock 2017.

And so it proved with Dave Mustaine's newly fired up machine putting on a very special performance that proved they are still one of the biggest beasts in the Heavy Metal jungle.

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Mustaine's new facial hair garnered comment aplenty but it was the music that really did the talking when this latest, and greatest, carnation of Megadeth hit the stage and that is because the 2017 version has one big difference and his name is Kiko.

Megadeth's new, young guitarist has given the band a real shot in the arm and while he will never overshadow mainman Mustaine, his appointment has been a real masterstroke and has ensured the future for one of Metal's grand masters.

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Dave Ellefson belongs in Megadeth too and some years after he re-joined the band he made his name in, his position now looks ultra secure but it's gutarist Loureiro who makes this line-up stand out above all others.

Megadeth played a career retrospective set that delighted the crowd and confirmed them as more than worthy holders of the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot. Long live Mustaine and long live Megadeth.

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So Bloodstock 2017 drew to a close with memories of four days of the best Metal on offer in the UK and some amazing memories that will remain for a lengthy period.

But although the festival is over, we still have more to come, including news of a new Bloodstock record and photos of most of the bands we somehow managed to miss during our live coverage. Here's more of the best from Bloodstock Sunday.

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Kiko Loureiro

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One of these men has had a drink and it's not Dave Mustaine...

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Blood Thread

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Black Moth

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Iron Rat

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K Lacuna

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Mantra

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Seasons End

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Seek Solace In The Ruin

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Shrapnel

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Lionize

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That was awesome, especially as the weather was sunny...

BLOODSTOCK FRIDAY COMES SPEEDING TOWARDS A CLOSE AS BLIND GUARDIAN AND TESTAMENT PREPARE THE WAY
Hobbits, dwarves and men congregate in the dark roots of Derbyshire...

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Viking ships came out of the mist...

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The twilight of the thunder God approaches...

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Internal Conflict made an assured statement of intent...

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