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16th February 2017

nick menza

The estate of late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, in conjunction with the Croatian melodic thrash Metal band Sufosia, have released a cover of the Megadeth classic 'Holy Wars... The Punishment Due' which fans can download for free.

This is the first series of un-released final recordings Nick recorded between 2013 and 2016, months before his tragic death in May 2016. More of this series of covers and original songs are expected to be released this year.

Nick's musical relationship with Sufosia guitarist/vocalist Davor Garasic was announced in 2013 when Menza was invited to lay down drum tracks for the un-released Sufosia song 'Insolent Scum'.

In 2014 Nick and Davor also collaborated and released two classic Metallica covers, 'Motorbreath' and 'Creeping Death', with a guest appearance by fellow alumni bassist James LoMenzo. You can hear this below.

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Last May, Nick collapsed on stage while playing his drums and suffering a massive heart attack during a concert with the progressive rock/fusion group OHM at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of natural causes and the cause of his death was listed as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Nick's memoir, 'MegaLife: Nick Menza - The Book', by J Marshall Craig will be published in October 2017. Having been delayed and drastically rewritten in light of Nick's passing. According to a press release from Menza's manager Robert Bolger, the book will reveal "how poorly Nick was being treated by Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine and the brutal truth of why there was never a Megadeth reunion with their most successful line-up.

Menza joined Megadeth for 1989s 'Rust In Peace' and for the next nine years became associated with the band's classic and most profitable era.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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