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Megadeth to Headline Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2012 Delhi

North American thrash metal giants Megadeth will be headlining the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Delhi in October. The band played in India back in 2008 for the Rock In India series of concerts (which have in the past, featured Metallica and the Backstreet Boys among others) and will be returning to India after four years.

Current bassist and founding member of the band David Ellefson expressed an undue amount of excitement and happiness at the band’s return to India. This is what he had to say,

We are very excited about Megadeth’s return to India in October!! With the new album TH1RT3EN and the recent twentieth anniversary of the Countdown To Extinction tours, we will be sure to have an extensive and varied song list for our fans to enjoy!

The band launched their thirteenth album TH1RT3EN in late 2011, which saw Ellefson returning to bass duties almost a decade after leaving the band. The last album he played on was the 2001 album, The World Needs A Hero, returning only in 2010.

Echoing similarly excited sentiments, drummer Shawn Drover said,

Playing India back in 2008 was an amazing and certainly unique experience, to say the least. It’s not everyday that I arrive to play a show and there are dancers and elephants waiting to greet you!!! The fans in India are so amazing as well, so it will be a thrill for Megadeth to return to India to perform for them once again.

Check out a video for the song ‘Public Enemy No. 1′ from the aforementioned album, below.

The Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Delhi will be held at Ground D, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida between October 13 and 14. The rest of the lineup for the festival can be checked out here, and tickets for the festival can be purchased here.