Dave Mustaine Vs. Satanic Bands

Megadeth's previously announced gigs in Greece appeared to be in jeopardy over the participation of Greek black metallers Rotting Christ.

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Megadeth's previously announced gigs in Greece ? on June 17 and 18 in Athens and Thessaloniki, respectively ? appeared to be in jeopardy over the participation of one of the scheduled support acts, Greek black metallers Rotting Christ, according to Blabbermouth.net.

Dave Mustaine was reportedly willing to cancel Megadeth's Greek dates (to be more specific: wherever Rotting Christ are set to appear as support) due to his known dislike for black/death metal bands that depict religious issues in a negative light. Here's what a member of Megadeth's official forums posted concerning this issue and what Dave Mustaine posted in response (as found on the band's forums):

  • April3rd: Well, Megadeth will be playing Greece this summer. Both Athens and Thessaloniki. Although it is not yet on the Killing Road the company that organizes the concert announced that the support act for the gig in Athens will be the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ. We all know Dave's beliefs and his opinion about black metal. Rotting Christ, as you can easily understand, don't actually go to church every Sunday, instead they had taken part in the "F--k Christ Tour" along with Mayhem and other Satanic bands a few years ago. Hey, Dave, do you mind them opening for you?

  • Dave Mustaine: Well, if they are on it, I certainly don't want to kick them off. We will just have to pass and play Greece another time or place. I have informed my management and they know what I feel.

    Lately, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "It has come to my attention that there was a show in Greece where an allegedly 'full-on' Satanic band [Rotting Christ] was going to be playing, as well as one in Israel too [Dissection]. No one knows for sure what their intent or content is, so I am not going to say they are.

    "Yes, I said that I was not really interested in playing with Satanic [bands], and that is because I changed my outlook on life and my spritual beliefs over three years ago. I became a Christian, yes, and I have made even more mistakes now that I have, because there are things I do that I know I should not do, and things I do not do that I know I should.

    "Plus I have helpful people like the guy in this thread who is quick to point out my failings, and volunteering as my self-appointed judge to remind me of everything that I am doing wrong.

    "Yes, I did say I would prefer not to play on concerts with Satanic bands. That doesn't mean I won't, it doesn't mean I would not talk with the bands either, (sometimes it is just for fun anyway with these bands). But to make a life-altering change and then not have some kind of affect would not have been a change at all, would it? It's not much different from staying away from booze if you have made a decision to be sober.

    "The concerts that I headline or I put together is usually my choice who I want to play with; festivals are different. If I don't feel it is right for me to do something, then like I said in this post here I would just respectfully decline. I would not ask that anyone be taken off if they were already confirmed.

    "I have to draw the line and stand for my beliefs or they aren't beliefs at all, are they? I don't expect anyone to fully understand this, but I know many of you do, and I thank you for your support.

    "To the Droogie that is set on insulting me about my beliefs, I understand. It is easy for a person with no beliefs to mock someone who does. I don't know if you do (I hope so), but it appears not. Because if you did, you would say, 'Well, those are Dave's beliefs, they are not like mine, but if mine are to be respected, than so should his.'

    "I doubt you will think things through like this before you come on here and attack me for my beliefs again, but here's to hoping. And ya might want to check the guidelines of this site too; we are pretty friendly here, but personal attacks don't sit well here.

    "And if not, I imagine someone will prolly buy your ticket and I will dedicate a song to your abscence at the concert.

    "The moral to the story is this ... I don't like certain bands and that will never change that in me."

    And here's what frontman Sakis Tolis of the Rotting Christ has said in response (exclusively via Metal Temple magazine), concerning the issue that has arisen due to Mustaine's comments:

    "Unfortunately, we find ourselves in the difficult position to have to announce to our fans that we feel like canceling our upcoming participation in two big festivals (something that we have done several times before, too), with the reason being our band's name. A name that expresses our opposition to any kind of religion, a name that opposes to any fake visions of an eternal calmness and peace, a name that is a punch at the conservative basis of the hypocritical and religious so-called democratic societies.

    "Unfortunately the middle ages still find their way into the new millennium and metal must support the freedom of the mind, something that it has been doing since its foundation."

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      xero_hour
      I hope Mustaine is happy with his closed minded choice. I hate Christian morons...so hypocrytical...so damn ignorant...and too damn proud to see the truth...
      SeanHart213
      plus we got some friggin preachers on ULTIMATE GUITAR.COM go join a forum at religion-r-us.com or something. no one needs bibles shoved in their faces.
      dln3
      Hippy01cg, just the fact that you said that you're a catholic makes me not want to be involved in any type of "religion" endorsing Christ. Or is it possible that you've been badly injured by someone, like yourself, who claims Christ but has an obviously jaded outlook. As someone who is close to Jesus, I'd like to offer an officially apologize for what they did. You are right about one thing though, it's not about a set of rules. It is about the relationship with Jesus lined out in the Bible. In relationships people do or don't do things because of love or respect for one another, not bondage or manipulation. I see the same broken church you do and my life isn't peaches and cream either, but the difference between you and me is that I choose to be the solution I see in the life of Jesus rather than spit out the complaints and rhetoric I hear from the mass population. Down with that lazy tolerence crap, let's tighten our belts and suck it up. Just because something is the way it is doesn't mean it has to stay that way. If you're tired of hearing this gospel stuff, then maybe you're more calloused than the hurting millions who desperately need to hear a message of hope and encouragement. Next time you want to puke up some general nonsense that you've read in some closed-minded magazine, take a deep breathe, check if you still have a pulse, and take a closer look. Take off your flip-flops, read the Gospels, and get out into the streets where the people are hurting more than you.
      coheed-cambria
      Wow, this is quite a battle of relegions. Does anyone really notice how its always Christianity, never Buddism, Hinduism, or any other relegion that (screw the labels)"dark" metal bands attack? I can understand why people don't like Jerry Falwell and Pat Roberson, but please, not all Christians are like that. Plus, him being a Christian, does that really make him less of a guitar player? Does it hinder his abilities? It's hard to stand up for what you believe in now-a-days, mostly because of people who will bring you down. If your not a Christian, or any relegion, theres no need to say "Join my relegion or you will be suffering forever!" I myself am a Christian, but that doesn't mean I condemn every other relegion. I mean, sure in the back of alot of Christians mind's they want everyone to be, but its out of there control. If your a Satanist, woop-de-doo. If your a Buddist, woop-de-doo. If your a Christian woop-de-doo. Being in a relegion shouldn't determine the kind of person you are. Thumbs up for standing in something. And cue retorts...
      coheed-cambria
      "Being in a relegion shouldn't determine the kind of person you are." CORRECTION: It does, but what I ment was it shouldn't determine the kind of person other's see you as. (ex: He's a Christian, well he's a hypocrite and narrowminded) Sorry if that made any confusion
      Steve156
      This is simple. Christ is Lord(for any sceptics...drop your pride and read Lee Strobel's "THE CASE FOR FAITH". and secondly...if you do not see the genius in the guitar technique of Mustaine...then I pray GOD open your ears.
      Naavah
      Dave, I highly respect what you are doing. Don't let anyone get you down about it. Why would it matter to them anyway?
      AnotherHyde
      I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY CHRISTIAN PEOPLE THAT SUPER DUPER HYPOCRITE BUT THERE ARE SO MANY TOO A BELIEVERS that REALLY LIVES IN GOD'S WORD CAn a good tree produce a bad fruit>??? matthew 12:33 = "Make a tree good, and then its fruit will be good. Or make a tree rotten, and then its fruit will be rotten. A person can recognize a tree by its fruit. you can know a truly christian people by knowing their respond in their action and talk A truly christian believer will NOt do a THINGS that will make God sad ,,,,,say no to compromise a truly christian will do a God's word THINK about THis if there is one christian people do good ./..... most of general people says YOU're too FANATICS if sometime they fall general people will says look at that HYpocrite guys i encourage you plese think with wise .....what the hell you guys want??..... THINK IT WHY Christianity is the controversial religion?? is it all about compassion and forgiveness .... why there's should be an antichrist??? why not anti-budha, anti-muslim, anti-..... why antichrist really work hard to make people runaway and hate JESUS CHRIST have some lamentation please... and think the answer wisely..... ok right now why most people dont want to talk or insult islam/ moeslim people? IS it because ALL OF YOU SCARED they will bomb or kill you w/ ak47 on the street ..... THat is all my answer and comment im personally nothing to do with dave and dont know megadeth, i just know his cool AXXION im not a big metal fan im just an occult person, who almost become real antichrist to bring soul to the devil more so people cant be saved by the grace of GOD right know thru HIS grace i am saved from unknown future and death.... peace yo.... DAVE KEEP GOIN with CHRIST do you still remember jesus said about carrying cross?? thank god then btw hopefully if you release a dean again PLZ ...make some cool axe again like axxion...
      SeanHart213
      if dave believed in his religion enough, he would have toured with them anyways and looked at them as foolish. although this once again proves why religion is a bunch of crap. not only did it tick me off watching jihad news reports everyday, but now its cancelling megadeth shows!!!
      hammetfan86
      oh yeah, mustaine is really cool uh huh, when metallica kicked him outta the band cuz he was doin every ****in drug he could get a hold of and fighting with anyone he could he devoted his life to getting back at the band who put him in his place, mustaine sucks, i have no respect for someone like him.
      Spudbooboo
      Early in the thread Sakis Tolis offered what appeared to be a very logical argument for a stance against organized religion/Christ. Yet, this argument is ultimately less apolitical and rational than it appears. The history of Christianity is grim, and today's society continues to wreak havoc in the name of God. I deeply respect Dave for attacking corrupt political establishments, (i.e. the US) which have effectively killed claiming a higher state of Morality (when it is really only about greed). However, groups such as ?Rotting Christ? poorly frame their anti-Christ rationale in absolutism. Despite one's beliefs in Christ, (i.e. whether he was God, a God, a Guru etc.), historical evidence establishes Christ as a non-violent, Rabbinical, spiritual leader. When juxtaposed to the Old Testament teachings (eye for an eye, wrath visited on God's enemies, etc.), Christ's lessons were a holy revolution. From the old Judaic tradition, enemies were justly annihilated into oblivion, and God sanctioned it. Yet this was not Christ's legacy, albeit it may be the policy of the Bush Adminstration. I think I know where Dave is coming from. Sadly, many of you may also know of Jason Becker, who traveled for several years with Marty Friedman. Jason is of course coping with ALS (Lou Gerrig's disease). While Jason is a spiritualist (his spiritual Guru is Ammachi), he also regards Christ as a spiritual leader. Christians supposedly pray to Jesus the Crucified, not Jesus the ?let?s go and bomb the crap out of a third world country?. If I could be so selfless and giving in my own life, I think I would be doing fairly well. Rock on Dave.
      hammetfan86
      dln3 wrote: Hippy01cg, just the fact that you said that you're a catholic makes me not want to be involved in any type of "religion" endorsing Christ. Or is it possible that you've been badly injured by someone, like yourself, who claims Christ but has an obviously jaded outlook. As someone who is close to Jesus, I'd like to offer an officially apologize for what they did. You are right about one thing though, it's not about a set of rules. It is about the relationship with Jesus lined out in the Bible. In relationships people do or don't do things because of love or respect for one another, not bondage or manipulation. I see the same broken church you do and my life isn't peaches and cream either, but the difference between you and me is that I choose to be the solution I see in the life of Jesus rather than spit out the complaints and rhetoric I hear from the mass population. Down with that lazy tolerence crap, let's tighten our belts and suck it up. Just because something is the way it is doesn't mean it has to stay that way. If you're tired of hearing this gospel stuff, then maybe you're more calloused than the hurting millions who desperately need to hear a message of hope and encouragement. Next time you want to puke up some general nonsense that you've read in some closed-minded magazine, take a deep breathe, check if you still have a pulse, and take a closer look. Take off your flip-flops, read the Gospels, and get out into the streets where the people are hurting more than you.
      you are really annoying, i get sick of you christians who keep saying we need to open our ears and see whats going on around us, you know what, im athiest so im automatically a bad person because i dont accept christ as my savior? wtf man. i dont drink/do drugs, have sex with prostitutes or any of that, im a good person i just choose not to believe in christ, am i going to hell, whatever if god truly is forgiving he'd see my reasons for not believing in him and if he is real in the end he'd see i was a good person and accept me into heaven, if he's not real, welp oh well shit im dead. religion is just a club that makes u conform to their rules and not let u think for yourself.
      aerozepp15
      doesnt those satanic bands realize that without religion this world would crumble, and the very exsitense of man would fall? and these satanist dedicate songs to that sorta thing which makes no sense, why would they be asking or singing for the destruction of all human life?
      aerozepp15
      hammetfan86 wrote: oh yeah, mustaine is really cool uh huh, when metallica kicked him outta the band cuz he was doin every ****in drug he could get a hold of and fighting with anyone he could he devoted his life to getting back at the band who put him in his place, mustaine sucks, i have no respect for someone like him.
      i dont understand why you have anything against mustaine, he never did anything directly toward you! sure it was a good thing he got kicked out, cause he formed megadeth a way better thrash band then metallica,
      god of lamb
      Now to put an end to this once and for all but first i would like to say a few words...which are completely irrevelant...name a male dog Susan and tie him to a leash of thorns...and punch him in the groin...to make it bend like a ten year old...then wish merry christmas during Onam....and now that i've got that out of my system, let's continue. I believe that religion should be kept really personal...personally i have a very strong faith but i don't let that get in the way of anything that i feel like doing or having as much fun as i can. Basically, i quote from holy wars...." About religion, something i don't understand". In my opinion, it's all about the faith, not about the religion. If you've faith in god, you'll end up in heaven admist very soft fluffy white stuff...and if you have faith in satin, you'l end up giving your ass a good suntan. If you've faith in Allah, you'll have long hairy ears and will start clucking for all of eternity and if you have faith in Budda, you can blow your load in an average of two mins. About what the dude said about foul mouth christians, this is what i have to say.... ****! ****! ****!... My cock is much bigger than yours!....**** ****ity **** **** ****!.....So basically who the hell cares if megadeath cancels the concert in greece....( more for the western world) and who cares if megadeath kicks out rotting christ because they're the best trashmetal band and they can do whatever **** they want. If mustaine agreed to do the concert, it would not make him a pussy nor would it make him a pussy if he did not agree to do the concert( morbid angel is a sexy cool name while rotting christ is a weird ass name). So the nest thing in line....Megadeath vs Metallica Mettalica is gay...sad but true. but i do agrees that Kirk Hammet has a coller last name than Dave Mustaine( Mustaine sounds like a deoderant or something).But i do admit that Dave Mustaine refers himself in the third person too much..... the End p.s. Whos gives a **** about Greece,Satin, God, Greece and Binladen...metal should be free of all these evils. p.p.s Monkeys turn orange during autumn p.p.p.s anyone who posts anything after this is a mother****er! p.p.p.p.s lamb of god rules baby
      chrisdimassi
      hypocrisy wrote: Ridiculous. Christianity should'nt have a place in true Metal as it is. For all that matters, Dave is the one who doesn't want to do the show, so I say boot Megadeth from the venue and let Rotting Christ play.
      I don't think Satanism has any more place in metal than any other religion does, music was never intended to be a damned pulpit for religion OR politics, it's ENTERTAINMENT. Dave's got a right to perform with whichever bands he does or doesn't want to. I personally feel that if someone is secure in their beliefs, it shouldn't bother them to interact with those with opposing ones. Who knows, maybe Dave knows himself well enough that if he's in the right kind of environment, he'd get pulled back into his old temptations (drugs, etc) and that's the real reason for his decision. I'm not his judge. All I know is that I don't care to pay to see a half-assed performance by drunk or drugged-up musicians.
      jawharp
      aaaaah. stop talking about it already. i don't get what he's opposing this for. he doesnt want to play with them, but then he says "Yes, I did say I would prefer not to play on concerts with Satanic bands. That doesn't mean I won't, it doesn't mean I would not talk with the bands either." I don't get what he's resisting here. The only thing i see is someone who has found a quick crutch after getting through a drug problem trying to justify his new life change so he doesn't go back to hitting the "stuff." also, rotting christ doesnt worship satan. if you took 2 seconds to research their band name, it has to do with the movement away from organized religion. it's not as easy as "satan" and jesus. nothing is black and white. except for the text on this webpage telling me that dave mustaine now has to show off the fact that he believes in jesus. rotting christ never refused to tour with dave...
      #1Fan Always
      I have been a huge fan of Megadeth and Dave Mustaine for over 20 years, not only for his musical ability and style but I actually listen to lyrics because I am a writer myself. So not only is the music (especially the harmonies!)beautiful to me, but the words, the songs actually all say something with real meaning,of course I am speaking mostly of most of the music from "countdown" on. I am a Christian and I don't think this music woud be displeasing to my God or I wouldn't continue to listen to it. I still love Megadeth and have studied up on where they came up with their name. From a terrible tragedy that mankind committed against mankind, Megadeath. But God's people, the Isrealites are still thriving because of His promise. Not even the death of 10,000,000 or more could stop His chosen ones. But that's not why I believe in God, He chose me, and gifted me with music. I am so good, thanks to God, I was a child prodigy on the piano in classical music, taught myself how to play guitar at 13, I can write a song about anything and make it jam or make you cry, I got pipes like an angel, and oh yeah I'm a chic! So Dave, a long time ago, Alpine Valley WI, you played with Pantera, I was given an opportunity to come backstage and meet you all. I was in the front row, 17 beautiful long haired tall brunette, with blue eyes, I caught one of your Yellow sighed picks. One of you security guys, though, told me I'd have to give him a blow, so I said no thanks. I've always had my values. I was happy enough to walk away with a pick that you had been playing with all night. Even though I had to beg the arena security guard for it, someone had swatted it out of the air, I could swear you threw it right to me, maybe I was wrong, but he finally gave it to me. I said thank you!!! That's all. I might have given him a kiss on the cheek, i don't remember, but that would have been all. I ain't sayin' I was a pristine virgin girl, I just had morals. I wasn't gonna be nobody's cheap *****. Then how would I have felt meeting you? Like nothing. It would n't have been worth it for me. Easy choice. Though I would love to meet you one day, but on a professional basis. I do Contemp./Gospel and country/gospel Music. If I make big enough you'll know who I am, cuz, I'll never deny who my favorite band is. Megadeth. You never sold out, you didn't have to, you're just that good, you're the bomb! Keep rockin', I can hear the word in you music. So can my 12 year old son. He said to me "Mom, I think Megadeth are Christians". I said I kinda think you're right. Maybe Dave got saved, I said. The wrath of God and the end of the world, theres so much heavy writing in the prophets. My boy love Kill the King. I showed him what that was about. The blind ear can't hear. But I can. Awesome Work for the King! Love You Man!!! Peace til we meet.
      stringbender70
      DAVE, when this world has run its course, I look foward to sitting down and playing guitar with you.Cause in my mind HEAVEN is the way things should be and there music will be about music....not who's better than who.....and to all you doubters,visit Jason Beckers site,read his story and then THINK about it.....see you there DAVE.....
      KCbrandnew182
      you are really annoying, i get sick of you christians who keep saying we need to open our ears and see whats going on around us, you know what, im athiest so im automatically a bad person because i dont accept christ as my savior? wtf man. i dont drink/do drugs, have sex with prostitutes or any of that, im a good person i just choose not to believe in christ, am i going to hell, whatever if god truly is forgiving he'd see my reasons for not believing in him and if he is real in the end he'd see i was a good person and accept me into heaven, if he's not real, welp oh well shit im dead. religion is just a club that makes u conform to their rules and not let u think for yourself.
      That's the devil's argument buddy. And no one thinks your a bad person just because you don't believe in Jesus, Christians just think you're going to hell because believing in Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. Its not what you don't do that makes you a good person (i.e. sex with prostitutes drinking or doing drugs) its what you do.
      hippy01cg
      Well im a Catholic and i hate born-again christians coz not one of them have i met without them telling them their little story about finding God and how it was shitty without him. Well thats nice but God will never make it better, he just wont. I hope Dave isnt one of these wimpy people and i hope it wont affect his writing. If i was god id be sick and tired of hearing gospel songs. If the band is taking a political stab at the governments and their "so called christian values" then personally i would welcome that but Dave could be so caught up in this religion thing that he dont understand how damaging it can be and how it makes you ignorant and how it can be twisted to hurt people. He needs to get away from the label of born again christian.There's no set way to live like a christian, in fact most religions have the same sort a rules. Be good, know whats right, do whats right. As long as your good, your ok.
      Thad
      By the way if Kirk Hammett is so good why is St. Anger void off all guitar solos? Plus all he doesn anymore is worn out pentatonic licks saturated with a wah wah pedal. Even on SCOM he says he wants to play solos but the almighy James and Lars obviously shut him down. He is a second class citizen in the band.
      jaxin7
      Makes me happy to know that metalheads are Christians too. (Even though I tend to lean towards Metallica, he played on my favorite Metallica album, and wrote a few songs on my second favorite.) GO DAVE!
      Sun King
      i have never heard any of megadeathes stuff but i'll be in greece befor the concert dates.. are they good... im thinking of getting a cd just in case the do play...
      scousertommy
      dave mustaine vs whole ***in world. he is always against someone
      Don't you get it? He's trying to avoid conflicting with these satanic metal guys. He's not even trying to insult or badmouth them, he's just saying he would be very dissappointed in himself if he gigged with people like them. Fair play to the guy for showing such backbone and character.
      Emenius Sleepus
      Satansim, Christianity,.. it's all just what someone believes, so there's no use for the argument "this has not place in metal" or whatever. The most honest stuff comes from personal experiences and beliefs so let it be. Props to Dave for being able to speak his mind and not be a sheep.
      EatsP1es
      Good job Dave! Good to see that he doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks of him. Its funny how he avoided badmouthing their beliefs but they just blatantly stated that religion is hypocritical. Shows the different mentalities and standards doesnt it...
      zaccy
      satanic people are pathetic. im glad he doesnt want them on his tour. id do the same if i was dave. as a christian, i thought he did the right thing. the dude above is right!
      Jarrott
      I agree with Mustaine on this one. I'm not religious in any sense, but come on, going right out and bashing religion in the sense that this random-black metal band has done really pushes it. Blatant, full out hate is nothing to be appreciated.
      Freepower
      Im with mustaine, how can Rotting Christ be for freedom of the mind when they wont allow people to believe in conservatism or fake visions so they can be happy? And the funny thing is, THEY'RE the ones slagging the hypocrites...silly fools. Dont mention that word till you've checked you arent one.
      Thad
      Dave is the bomb. I think the majority of his fan base agree with him and are not into the Satanic stuff. He is doing whats right for his fan base. If I want to see a horror show I'll go to a movie. The music should be whats most important not some stupid side show. Dave doesn't play "christian" music but his music doesn't "dis" any religions, not even satanists. But Satanic metal blatantly slams christianity and every other reliion then thier own. It is a very old and worn out take. Dave made a good choice. Satanic bands are predictable and annoying. Thier blatant bias' and their "gospel" they teach come before the music. They are just lobbyists for a lost cause donning black outfits and wearing make up. Dave may be a christian but he doesn't try to cram it down your throat like the satanic death metal bands do. He is doing a great service to his fans.
      SOiLfan133
      metalphor: Damn republicans...DAMN THEM ALL! DOWN WITH CONSERVATISM!
      There are liberal christians too, dumbass. Now go do me a favor and shut up about politics until you're old enough to vote.
      PeaceSells814
      alright if any1 here was a true metalhead htye would have respect for any metal musician/band's music, even if you dont like their music! AND FOR GODSAKES! KIRK HAMMETT AND DAVE MUSTAINE ARE BOTH GREAT GUITARISTS SO EVERYONE STOP FUCKIN FIGHTING OVER THAT GODDAMN ISSUE OF METALLICA VS. MEGADETH
      UroboricForm
      Making a statement that he would just pass on the concerts with satanic bands is fine... forcing them off the bill is not! If he changed his position on the Irael date, it's the only decent thing he can do. Being a christian is fine, being a fascist is not... I should just heed my friends' advice and let my metal gods die... Rust In Peace Dave\m/
      Guitar_&_bass_1
      its porbly been said, but does he know that not all black death metal bands are satinst, i like black/death and im not satanist, or christian, or facsist. An deven if you were against b;lack deat, you cant hear what theyre sating anyway, for all you know they could be talking about picking daisy and catching butterflies...
      Meridian
      contrary to popular belief, most satanists do not worship satan.
      Of course not. And most guitarists don't play guitar. :/
      FLOMMLJ
      Hey Bro. Dun Stop and never give in or give up. Be strong and of good courage.Joshua 1:6
      luffy_2010
      I say go Dave, he's one of the greatest guitarists of all time and now he's a Christian. What more can you ask for? I don't care what anybody says, that's awesome!!!
      Psycho881
      Wow....there are some ignorant people here. Most of you know nothing about Satanism and what it stands for, before bashing it take the time to look it up. I see it more as a philosophy because Satanists don't worship a deity at all...of course there are other types of Satanism that do. I think Atheistic Satanism makes more sense than Christianity...but that's just me. Also, many of you seem to think that Satanists are evil or whatever...you need to grow up. Death/Black metal doesn't suck...it just might be a little too heavy for you and doesn't fit your musical tastes. On the Dave vs Rotting Christ topic: If Dave doesn't want to perform with them fine...it's his decision and he's just standing up for what he thinks is right. Not a Megadeth fan but I do like some of Dave's work, he's a good guitarist. I prefer Death/Black metal though.
      FlightofIcarus
      It's Dave's tour, so he can make his own choices. I think he managed to stand up for his beliefs without being an a$$ about it, and I commend him for doing so. He may choose not to play w/the bands, but it's not like he jumped out and said "I'm right, you're wrong, eat shit". He stood up for his beliefs without mocking others.
      firdaus125
      first time i found dave mustaine to be a cool guy. other interviews he's just babbling nonsense.
      mustaine
      Why does someone always have to start the mustaine vs metallica crap in every single megadeth topic?? just stfu! Fair play to dave for speakin out about satanic attention seeker bands.Their a loada balls if u ask me!