Megadeth ticket give away

Megadeth at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Another week in April means another ticket give away on DCHM! This week we’re giving away tickets to see the one and only Megadeth at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, May 5th! It’s going to be a Cinco De Mayo party like no other so we are giving away a free pair of tickets to one of you lucky DCHM readers to this very show. To enter just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Megadeth song. The contest will close this Friday, April 29th, 2016 and I’ll pick a winner at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Live Nation for $45 here.

Megadeth needs no introduction, the legendary band has been led by Dave Mustaine since his departure from Metallica in the early 80’s and they’ve been cranking out thrash metal with legendary hooks and crazy solos ever since. The band has just released their 15th studio album, titled Dystopia, and this will be the first time they play any of those new songs in our area. Additionally, this show will be Megadeth’s first show in our area with Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler behind the kit. The opener for this show is the up and coming Wilson, a hard rock band from Detroit. Be sure to check out these videos below and leave a comment telling me what your favorite Megadeth song is!

Megadeth – The Threat Is Real

Megadeth – Symphony Of Destruction

Wilson – Better Off (Strictly Doods)

Generation Axe ticket give away

Generation Axe at the Warner Theatre

Generation Axe is a truly unique band with a total of five of the world’s best guitarists and they’re playing at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC this Sunday, April 24th! Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi will perform in different combinations culminating with them all on stage playing together! There has never been a concert like this before and one of you lucky DCHM readers is going to get to go to this very concert for free! To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite guitarist of all time! At 5pm EST on Friday, April 22nd, 2016, the contest will end I’ll pick a winner at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you know you can’t go please don’t enter as there isn’t a lot of time between the end of the contest and the show and contacting another winner in time will be difficult. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Live Nation for $43 – $83 (depending on section) here.

Instead of each of these incredible guitarists performing solo sets Generation Axe will perform together in different combinations letting us witness some very interesting stylistic combinations. They’ll play some songs from each member’s back catalog as well as some covers and even some new material that was written just for this tour. I’m not sure these guys will all have the time in their schedule to do a tour like this together again so you really don’t want to miss this show. It will also be something of a homecoming for Tosin Abasi, the Animals As Leaders guitarist that grew up in the Maryland suburbs of DC. Now tell me who your favorite guitarist is (and it better not be Nick Jonas!) and check out these videos of Generation Axe in action below.

Generation Axe – Malmsteen/Vai – Black Star

Generation Axe – Vai/Wylde/Bettencourt

Amon Amarth ticket give away

Amon Amarth at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Amon Amarth is bringing their warship to the Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, April 21st of 2016! Since we want to get as many of you viking metal fans out to this one as possible we’ll be giving away a free pair of tickets to this very show! To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Swedish metal band is. At 5pm EST on Friday, April 15th, 2016, the contest will end I’ll pick a winner at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Live Nation for just $27.50 here.

Amon Amarth are a Swedish band know for their brutal yet catchy death metal songs about viking history and lore. They always put on a highly entertaining show and with their latest album, Jomsviking, just released last month we’ll be getting to hear some new songs too! Also on board are fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. who are basically the remnants of Entombed but had to add the A.D. since there’s a legal dispute over the name. Regardless they’re still going to bring that death n’ roll they’re so famous for. The opener is Exmortus, a melodic death/thrash band from California that’s up and coming right now. Be sure to check out these videos of all three bands below and then leave a comment telling me who your favorite band from Sweden is!

Amon Amarth – At Dawn’s First Light

Entombed A.D. – The Winner Has Lost

Exmortus – Metal Is King