In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Dave Mustaine has confirmed MEGADETH will tour the world with BODY COUNT next year.

Mustaine tells: “We’re talking about a very large tour next summer with five bands on it with us. It’s going to be more of a guest appearance than a direct support kind of thing.

“We’ve been looking at a lot of interesting acts, but for me I don’t always try and pick out the flavour of the month – I have loyalty to my friends. I always thoughts that Body Count, while if not for everybody, I thought it was great.

“It’s not your normal metal band, it’s cool to see somebody crossing over from the hip-hop world into the metal world. I think it’s great to be open-minded about different people from different backgrounds.”

The tour will include shows in Asia, with Malaysia included on the list since a ban on Megadeth performing in the country has been lifted.

Mustaine adds: “I’m super thrilled about this. We had been banned in Malaysia because of some knobhead in a remote area had conducted a black metal seance of some sort and killed somebody, then gave us the indubitable honour of spray painting Megadeth and Slayer on the wall.

“Naturally, narrow-minded people said it had to be Megadeth’s fault because our name is on the wall. And Kuala Lumpur is somewhere I’ve always wanted to hit when we’ve been trekking through Asia, but we couldn’t go. Now the ban has been lifted so that’s the start.

“We’re going through Asia and working our way around the globe. I’ve got a lot of great opportunities coming up, it’s just a case of fitting them all in.”

You can read entire interview at this location.