The third of six webisodes documenting the making of former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza’s first ever instructional DVD, “Intense Mega Drumming”, an exclusive sneak preview of rare and never before seen video footage from the “Menza Mega Vault”, “A Decade Of Deth” with clips featuring Dime Bag Darrell, Phil Anselmo Pantera, Scott Weiland and Eric Kretz, Stone Temple Pilots, can be viewed here!
According to a press release, the “Intense Mega Drumming” DVD will be “educational, entertaining and will feature Menza’s years of playing drums in MEGADETH with tons of tips and tricks from his arsenal to help teach anybody out there become a better player.
In addition to the DVD will include a bonus disc of exclusive out of control backstage footage, plus rare live concert footage of Pantera, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, just to name a few.
The instructional DVD footage was shot this past March at Uberbeatz Studios in Seattle, Washington and the Menza Mega Video Vault footage was personally filmed by Nick Menza between 1991 – 1992 and will be directed by Kari Pearson and Robert Bolger.
Menza: These tapes also included exclusives, working at the studio’s, casual time and party time with other band members as well as bands I toured with, Brings back a lot of good memories and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished product.
The 2 disc DVD package is tentatively due in late 2015 via through an as-yet-undisclosed label.
Menza joined MEGADETH for the 1989 recording “Rust In Peace” and for the next nine years became associated with the band’s “classic” and most profitable era.
Following the reissue of the entire MEGADETH catalog, Menza was invited to reunite with the band in 2004. Days after a reunion was announced, Menza was fired after rehearsals and replaced with Shawn Drover. Dave Mustaine said that this was because Nick “just wasn’t prepared.”