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Megadeth's Gigantour to Return in January 2012

Megadeth are set to return with their fourth installment of Gigantour early next year. The bill -- hand-selected by Dave Mustaine -- is set to feature Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat.

Instead of launching mid-year like most traveling festivals, Gigantour is set to return in January of next year, a smart move considering the proliferation of summer touring packages in recent years.

The last Gigantour was back in 2008, and featured In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job For a Cowboy and High on Fire.

Megadeth will release their thirteenth studio album, TH1RT3EN, on November 1 through Roadrunner Records.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.