Megadeth & Between The Buried And Me Members Talk About The Link Between Metal & Video Games In New Mini-Documentary

IGN have shared a new mini-documentary on the link between metal and video games. You can check that out below. Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine and Dirk Verbeuren and Between The Buried And Me‘s Blake Richardson are among those featured in the clip.

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Megadeth Recruit Anthrax, Testament, DevilDriver, Etc. For Inaugural Megacruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for Megadeth’s inaugural Megacruise. The Norwegian Jewel will set sail from Los Angeles, CA on October 13, 2019 and it will hit ports in San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18, 2019. The following artists have been booked: Megadeth, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Testament, Corrosion Of Conformity, DevilDriver, John 5, Doro, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Metalachi, and Metal Church. In addition to the various performances, the cruise will also feature artist photo experiences, Q&As, beer tasting, music clinics, morning coffee jams, a charity auction, special theme nights, a cornhole tournament, Megadeth themed events, and more.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Offers More Details On Upcoming Megacruise, Reveals The Band Are Planning A Metal & Beer Festival Called Kegadeth

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed by Full Metal Jackie and offered some more details on the band’s upcoming Megacruise. During the chat, he also revealed the group are putting together a metal and beer festival called Kegadeth as well.

Mustaine said the following about the Megacruise:

“…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?”

He also added the following about the band’s other plans:

“So, If I went chronologically down the list of everything that’s going on right now, we’re working on wrapping up the music, I’m working on a new band that Thrashville manages called Down to Ride. We’re working on their music and they’re still trying to decide if that’s the name they’re going to use or not and we are working on the Megacruise, we’re working on Kegadeth, which is a metal music and craft beer festival that we created based around the new beer.

Then next year we hope to have a record out. This October 27th we’ll be headlining Jakarta – were taking the holidays off and we’ll be working on the new record next year. We start around March, I’m going to be doing a very special experience where I’m going to be going out for a month and playing some concerts.

So after Kegadeth we have something also next year, of course, we have the experience starting in March – and after that we do a month worth of Kegadeth and then we’ve got some dates in the Summer, and then in the Fall again we’re going to do a camping plan with the Kegadeth festival and then more Kegadeth dates.

Then obviously a Megadeth tour to support record number 16. And I use my social media stuff to help explain what’s going on with us and we’re really super excited about this next year with everything that is going on with the new record. I gotta tell you, Jackie, I feel so confident about the band – the lineup – the way the guys are playing. I’ve known Junior [aka bassist Dave Ellefson] forever and he is playing better than he ever has.

Then listening to Kiko — Kiko is remarkable. His music playing is so emotional. I’m excited, I can’t wait and I hope that you come into the studio and visit us. It’d be great to have maybe some way to bring listeners in to listen to some recordings live.”

[via Loudwire]

New Trailer Posted For Nick Menza’s (Ex-Megadeth) Posthumous Autobiography “Megalife”

A new trailer has been posted for former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza’s posthumous autobiography “Megalife.” That effort will be released on December 11 via Post Hill Press.

Here’s a synopsis:

“With Nick Menza behind the kit, Megadeth transitioned from celebrated cult band to international superstars. Rust in Peace, the first album to feature Menza and Marty Friedman, was instantly considered a classic, sold over a million copies, got nominated for a Grammy Award, and established what many consider to be the definitive Megadeth lineup. It was the beginning of a remarkable run in which the band would release three career-defining albums and tour the world many times over.

Success was a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows: sobriety and addiction, peace and tension, laughter and anger. Until one day it all came crashing down. Despite his contributions to the band’s most iconic and enduring work, when Menza was forced to seek treatment for a debilitating tumor in his knee, he awoke from surgery to learn he was being fired from the band by the man he considered a brother and mentor, the ever-enigmatic Dave Mustaine. The devastating news sent him into a spiral of anger and frustration, followed by a dark period of self-medication that nearly killed him.

Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza is an unflinching look at life inside of one of metal’s most successful bands, from the back of the stage to the bunks on the bus, as well as a blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous, complicated relationship between Menza and Mustaine. It is also the singular story of a self-taught musician who achieved his dreams through sheer will and determination, watched it all disintegrate, and then rebuilt himself from scratch.”

Megadeth To Launch The “MegaCruise” Next Year

Megadeth have revealed that they will be launching their own “MegaCruise” next year. There is not much information yet, but they did say it will take place in the Pacific Ocean. You can sign up at megacruise.com to receive more details when they become available.

Megadeth Invite Indonesian President To Attend Upcoming Concert

Megadeth have taken to Twitter to offer Indonesia’s metalhead president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo an invitation to their October 27 show at the JogjaROCKarta festival in Yogyakarta. According to The Jakarta Post, Governor Ganjar Pranowo responded with the following: “Thank you so much, bro @Megadeth, by God’s willing I will see the show.

Megadeth To Release New Limited Edition Blue Vinyl Pressing Of “Rust In Peace”

Megadeth have announced that they will be releasing a new limited edition blue vinyl pressing of “Rust In Peace.” It will be limited to 3,000 copies and pre-orders can be found HERE.