Watch Ex-Megadeth Drummer Chuck Behler Play with Former Bandmates for the First Time in 35 Years

Kings of Thrash are currently embarking on a ‘Thrashin’ USA’ tour, with Megadeth alumni David Ellefson, Jeff Young and Chris Poland announcing their participation months ago, but other former members. was never actually discussed. But last Friday (February 24), former Megadeth drummer Chuck Balor joined the supergroup during a performance at The His Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan.

Blabbermouth have confirmed that Behler, who succeeded Gar Samuelson in 1987, played in the 1988s. So far, so good…so what! and left in 1989 – apparently participating in covers of “In My Darkest Hour” and the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK”, both songs originally from Megadeth’s third album. Given that they were on studio records, these were clearly the right picks.

After the show, Ellefson took to social media to share a few photos of him, Young, and Balor from the evening. One of them contains the following caption: Tonight in Flint, Michigan, me, Jeff Young, and Chuck Balor played together for the first time in 35 years…the last time we played together was on August 20, 1988 at Rock in Donington, England. It was a castle monster! Thank you for sharing a heartfelt magical moment together! ”

Clearly, the attendees responded with many compliments to Ellefson’s Facebook post and were just as enthusiastic. One fan in particular said, “Great show! So happy to hear that thrash classic again!” So Far is my favorite ‘deth album and hearing it live was awesome! It was great to go see Chuck play and talk to him again! ”

You can see the photos and reactions, as well as live footage and setlist photos below!

As Blabbermouth also points out, Balor and Ellefson reunited in August 2019 at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan. More Life with Dethcontinued in 2013 My Life With DeathThe event included a Q&A session and a live set featuring songs from complementary records. sleeping giant.

It remains to be seen if other Megadeth players (past or present) will be joining the Kings of Thrash stage. Either way, Kings of Thrash’s Thrashin’ USA tour isn’t over yet.

Check out the rest of the Kings of Thrash tour dates below and purchase your tickets here. Also, pre-order future Kings of Thrash CD/DVD packages. Best Of The West… Live At The Whiskey A Go GoIt arrives on March 24th and you can watch a great trailer while you wait!

Former Megadeth Drummer Chuck Balor Performs ‘In My Darkest Hour’ With Kings Of Thrash in Flint, Michigan (February 24, 2023)

Former Megadeth Drummer Chuck Balor Performs “British Anarchy” With Kings Of Thrash in Flint, Michigan February 24, 2023

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