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Megadeth Abandon Set at Croatia's Metalfest

Megadeth Abandon Set at Croatia's Metalfest -

Thrash godfathers Megadeth were forced to prematurely end their set at Croatian festival Metalfest earlier this week after the crowd started hurling objects toward the stage. 

Dave Mustaine and co were playing on the event's Main Stage on Tuesday (June 5th) performing tracks from their new album 'Th13teen,' when the crowd began booing and chanting for 80's metallers W.A.S.P  to appear after unconfirmed reports that Blackie Lawless, the band's frontman, had refused to perform after an altercation with Mustaine backstage.

After Megadeth cut short their set, a spokesman for the band addressed the audience and announced:

"Guys, Dave's been hit in the head with a rock… I apologize. He's been hit in the head."

The crowd then launched further missiles at the spokesman prompting him to also leave the stage amid chants of 'Megas**t.'

Megadeth, who released their last album 'Th1rt3en' in late 2011, are scheduled to appear at this weekend's Download Festival.

See below for fan-filmed footage of the incident:



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