The first of three episodes from the ‘Menza Mega Video Vault’ web series will be made available on 25 April 2020 and will include Exodus frontman Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza as a special guest.
The web series with be released on the official Nick Menza Facebook page and YouTube channels. A teaser clip can be seen below.
The first two episodes of ‘Behind The Scenes With Menza’ will feature the late Megadeth drummer behind the camera covering some very rare unreleased intimate and funny backstage moments.
The series will also include previously unreleased live concert footage of Pantera and Stone Temple Pilots captured during 1992 and 1993 when the bands opened for Megadeth on the ‘Countdown To Extinction’ tour, personally filmed by Nick Menza himself.
‘Menza Mega Video Vault’ content is made up from the personal and private collection of video tapes the late drummer archived during 91/92/93 and is being produced, directed and edited by Menza’s long time personal manager Robert Bolger and Wayne Marsala of Grey Haven Media.
Menza’s official autobiography, ‘Megalife: The Autobiography Of Nick Menza’ by J. Marshall Craig, was released in December 2018 via Post Hill Press.
Late in the evening on 21 May 2016, Nick collapsed after suffering a heart attack during a concert with Chris Poland and Robertino ‘Pag’ Pagliari in their band OHM: at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Nick rightfully earned his place as heavy metal’s fiercest drummer during Megadeth’s 10-year peak at the top. The highlight of his career, Nick said, was playing Rock In Rio before more than 100,000 people. The lowest point was being fired by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine while he was still in a hospital bed after surgery to remove what doctors feared was a cancerous growth.