MEGADETH Visits Astronomical Observatory In Chile

Professor Reggie Almeida of the Renzo Gracie TN Brazilian jiu-jitsu faculty in Tennessee, who has been touring with MEGADETH on the band’s latest excursions, has uploaded video of the Dave Mustaine-fronted outfit’s go to to the Observatorio Manuel Foster, or Manuel Foster Observatory, previous to the group’s April 9 live performance at Movistar Area in Santiago, Chile. Test it out beneath.

The Manuel Foster Observatory is an astronomical observatory constructed on Cerro San Cristóbal close to Santiago, Chile in 1903. The observatory is called for Dr. Manuel Foster Recabarren, who bought the power in 1929 and later donated it to the Catholic College.

MEGADETH lately introduced a North American tour “Destroy All Enemies”, produced by Reside Nation. Help on the 33-city trek, which incorporates stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston and St. Louis, will come from MUDVAYNE and ALL THAT REMAINS. The tour begins in Rogers, Arkansas on August 2 and runs all through the month earlier than wrapping in Nashville, Tennessee on September 28.

Finnish guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari joined MEGADETH final September after the band’s longtime axeman Kiko Loureiro, introduced earlier that month that he would sit out the following leg of MEGADETH‘s “Crush The World” tour with a view to keep residence along with his kids again in Finland. It was later revealed that Mäntysaari would proceed to play guitar for MEGADETH for the foreseeable future, with Loureiro seemingly having no plans to return.

The 37-year-old Mäntysaari was born in Tampere, Finland and commenced enjoying guitar on the age of 12. In 2004, he joined the band WINTERSUN. He has additionally been a member of SMACKBOUND since 2015.

MEGADETH performed its first live performance with Mäntysaari on September 6, 2023 at Enjoy Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Loureiro formally joined MEGADETH in April 2015, about 5 months after Chris Broderick‘s exit from the group.

Since its inception in 1983, MEGADETH has ascended from its uncooked thrash steel roots to grow to be an unstoppable pressure within the heavy steel world. With founder Dave Mustaine on the helm, MEGADETH‘s journey has been marked by a penchant for pushing the boundaries of velocity, technicality, and complexity of their music. Their groundbreaking album “Rust In Peace”, launched in 1990, is incessantly cited as a seminal work within the thrash steel style. Together with the critically acclaimed “Peace Sells… However Who’s Shopping for?”, it cemented MEGADETH‘s place within the annals of steel historical past.

Over 4 a long time, the band’s discography has earned quite a few certifications, together with platinum and multi-platinum awards, with albums like “Countdown To Extinction” and “Youthanasia” reaching widespread vital acclaim. 2016’s “Dystopia” not solely marked a excessive level with their first Grammy Award for “Finest Steel Efficiency” after twelve nominations but additionally set the stage for his or her newest triumph, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Useless!” in 2022. MEGADETH‘s standing as a part of the “Huge 4” of thrash steel underscores their trailblazing position within the style, laying the groundwork for numerous bands and musicians who’ve adopted of their wake.

HELLO from Manuel Foster Observatory, Chile! 😎👋 🇨🇱


Photograph credit score:
James LoMenzo 📷 ©️

Posted by Thrashing to Megadeth on Monday, April 8, 2024

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