REVIEW: The MegaCruise 2019

Like most metalheads, I’ve been to a lot of metal shows over the years. Over the hundreds of metal shows I’ve attended, never once did I think to myself “You know what would make this even better? Being trapped on a boat in the middle of the fucking ocean.” And yet, having taken some time to reflect on my experiences aboard the inaugural MegaCruise by Megadeth, I revel in the memories of experiencing choppy water while thrashing through the Pacific, convinced I’m going to die on a boat watching Dragonforce and being oddly ok with it. Continue reading

PREVIEW: MegaCruise Makes Its Debut at Sea Today!

Following the pre-cruise party last night with UFO, Raven, and Armored Saint, the Megacruise tales off today from Los Angeles for its maiden voyage! The cruise features members of Megadeth, and performances from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Dragonforce, Overkill, Corrosion Of Conformity,  Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Sacred Reich, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beastö Blancö, Metalachi, and Toothgrinder. Megadeth tribute band Mechanix will also take part in the cruise, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine himself. In addition, Official Cruise Hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, Axs), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&As and events. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail toniht, October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California) and host two heavy metal-filled days of music and events. The cruise will also feature an optional pre-cruise party in Los Angeles (details to be announced), Megadeth wine and beer tastings and a ton of metal fan frivolity! Stay tuned for our review coming in a few weeks!

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Gives Health Update, Megacruise Draws Nearer

In an email missive to fans and cruisers going on next month’s Megacruise, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine gave an update on his ongoing battle against cancer. Dave says he is almost done with his regiment of treatments and is looking forward to the cruise and doctors are feeling positive about his recovery. Dave also thanked the fans for their support during this undoubtedly trying time. Read the update from the man himself, whom we wish nothing bust the speediest and best possible recovery. Megacrusie sets sail next month on October 13th from Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel for five days and nights of metal legends. Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, Dragonforce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devildriver, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Metalachi, Toothgrinder, and Mechanix will participate. Continue reading

New Megadeth Beer, “Saison 13”, Available Now in Canada

A new Megadeth beer, “Saison 13”, is rolling out in Canada. The follow-up to 2016’s À Tout Le Monde will arrive in the U.S. this September. Saison 13, with its pale amber color and its red-orange hues, is brewed with 13 carefully selected ingredients. This delicious Saison offers the perfect combination of malt, fruity and spices punctuated by the taste of the fresh hops. Saison 13 is a collaboration between Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Unibroue brewmaster Jerry Vietz. Continue reading

Metallica’s Thrash Classic “Ride The Lightning” Was Released 35 Years Ago

The history of thrash metal got another ring on the world-tree in 1984 with the release of Ride the Lightning (Megaforce/Elektra Records), the second album by Metallica. With better songwriting, tight production, and more originality than their debut Kill Em All (Megaforce), Ride moved the needle forward for the entire genre and cemented Metallica as the premiere band in the genre. Continue reading

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Shares Words of Thanks and Encouragement After Cancer Diagnosis

Following the outpouring of support from the metal community of peer artists and fans, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has shared a post to social media thanking fans in the wake of his diagnosis of throat cancer last week. Dave looks well in the clip and exclaims “we’re gonna beat this thing together”. Great to see Dave in high spirits at this tough time. Continue reading

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

 

Thrash Metal and guitar legend Dave Mustaine has announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. He broke the news on Megadeth’s social media accounts today. You can read Dave’s full statement below, but he says he has engaged a team of doctors and is working on a treatment plan with “a 90% rate of success for a cure”. Megadeth has canceled all foreseeable tour dates while Dave works on recovery. The band will still work on their as yet unfinished new album, and the Megacruise will apparently still happen. We wish Dave a speedy recovery. Continue reading