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TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEVILDRIVER & More Announced For Megacruise 2019

Yup, Dave Mustaine has a cruise now.

Yup, Dave Mustaine has a cruise now.

Megadeth began teasing their own cruise titled Megacruise back in September and ended up leaking two of the bands that were supposed to be on it over the next month.

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Now, the Megacruise has officially announced the first wave of bands, which are as follows:

  • Megadeth
  • Anthrax
  • Testament
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • DevilDriver
  • Metal Church
  • Doro
  • John 5
  • Armored Saint
  • Beastö Blancö
  • Metalachi

Megacruise will take place on The Norwegian Jewel and will hit the seas on October 13, 2019 from Los Angeles, California. The ship will stop at San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico before returning home on October 18. Dave Mustaine will also probably elaborate on his Kegadeth at some point.

Mustaine gave off a ton of details about the cruise while talking with Full Metal Jackie this weekend:

We have thought about when we do festivals, how do you bring the audience in to have fun? Well, we don't really want anybody up onstage, but we would love to be able to have something backstage. You know, something where you can have people associate with the band, maybe play some songs, get some direct information from us, some feedback on their playing and stuff. And, we thought, you know, what would be a great way to do that? Well, a cruise would be a great way and we're doing the first ever West Coast cruise on next year with Norwegian [Cruise Line].

We're going to have… it's going to start in Long Beach and we're gonna cruise out to Catalina and then go down to Mexico and turn around, head back up to San Diego and I think we're going to stop in San Diego. We may return up to Long Beach, but I think San Diego's gonna be where the cruise is gonna end for us.

We've got a lot of really great bands that we've planned. One I'm super excited about is Armored Saint. I've always been a fan of Armored Saint. I like the Sandoval brothers and love Joey [Vera] so, I think it's going to be fun and that's what we wanted. We wanted something that you know, people would stop thinking about, how do we have the most successful this and how do we make the most money that. Well, how about you treat the fans with dignity and respect and you give them their money's worth, you know?

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