Megadeth to set sail in 2019 on first-ever Megacruise

Megadeth have announced plans to hold their first-ever Megacruise.

They’re the latest band to organise their own floating music festival, joining the likes of Kiss with their Kiss Kruise and the Yes-curated Cruise To The Edge.

While Megadeth have yet to confirm the bands who will be joining them on the high seas, they say they’ll be “thrashing through the Pacific” in 2019.

Fans wishing to lean more are encouraged to join the Megacruise mailing list, where further details will be revealed in due course.

Megadeth have been working on the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia, with vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine reporting last month that the chances of a release next year is “probably 95%.”

Mustaine told Guitar World: “All the band members are at home writing stuff and putting it in the same spot, keeping all the riffs centralised in one place. And anybody can access anybody’s stuff. Then once we’re done, I’ll start assembling everything.”

Pressed if fans can expect to see new Megadeth music in 2019, Mustaine replied: “Absolutely. For sure. A whole new record, I would say the chances are probably 95%. And at least one new song, I’d say it’s 100%. No question.”

In June, Megadeth revisited their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good, which was brought up to date to match Mustaine’s original vision for the 1985 record.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.