Megadeth headlines all-metal bill at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in March

Megadeth, from 2014. Courtesy Megadeth Facebook page.

Megadeth, from 2014. Courtesy Megadeth Facebook page.

Waterfront Concerts announced on Monday morning that the Dystopia World Tour would make a stop at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in March, bringing with it headlining act and metal legends Megadeth, with support from fellow metal bands Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. Tickets for the Wednesday, March 23 show will go on sale via Ticketmaster or locally at Mark’s Music in Brewer and Bangor on Friday, Dec. 11.

Megadeth has been around for more than 30 years, and are considered pioneers in the world of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer. The band, led by guitarist and singer Dave Mustaine, released several multi-platinum albums in the early 1990s, including “Rust in Peace” and “Countdown to Extinction.” Its newest album, “Dystopia,” will come out on Jan. 22, 2016.

Joining Megadeth will be three bands, including Suicidal Tendences, Children of Bodom and Havok. Suicidal Tendencies, who for over 30 years have blended thrash and hardcore punk, and whose last album, “13,” came out in 2013. Children of Bodom are a Finnish melodic death metal band, megastars in Europe and among the most revered bands among American metal fans. Havok, a Colorado-based thrash band, have for the past ten years been touring the world.

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