MEGADETH performed first time with SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren on Friday, May 20 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below.
MEGADETH has announced SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren as a replacement for Chris Adler on drums for upcoming show due to Adler‘s commitments to LAMB OF GOD.
Verbeuren comments: “I can’t thank Chris Adler enough for his kindness. It’s truly a huge honour to fill in forChris in MEGADETH, a band I grew up listening to. I’m so very grateful to Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson andKiko Loureiro for their warm welcome. First show is tonight at Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH.
“Filling in for me in SOILWORK is the amazing Bastian Thusgaard of THE ARCANE ORDER who also happens to be a student of mine. I know Bastian will do a fantastic job behind the kit!
“I will perform with both SOILWORK and MEGADETH at Sweden Rock and Graspop, and I’ll rejoin SOILWORK on June 26th in Italy and throughout the rest of The Summer Majestic. See you on the road!”
MEGADETH‘s new album, “Dystopia”, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, right behind Justin Bieber and Adele, resulting in the band’s highest charting album in 24 years
“Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.