Steve Digiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death) is the bass player on the new Megadeth album. Long suspected and unconfirmed until today, Dave Mustaine credited Digiorgio for the bass work new Megadeth album, The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead, due on July 8, 2022 in a new interview today. The album features a cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar’s “This Planet’s On Fire”, with vocals from Hagar. Mustaine shared this new leader shared the news of DiGiorgio’s involvement, replacing the previously deleted bass tracks of former bassist David Ellefson in an interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metal, while discussing the upcoming leg 2 of the “Metal Tour of The Year” with Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames as well as the upcoming Megaddeth cover of “Take No Prisoners” Mustaine did with LoG, debuting on April 1st.
Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has just announced The Lucid has dropped a video and booked a tour. The band featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), bassist Ellefson, guitarist Drew Fortier, and drummer Mike Heller (Malignancy, Raven, Fear Factory) have released their debut music video for “Deaths of Despair”, a track from their debut self-titled album released October 15 via SpoilerHead Records. Watch “Deaths of Despair” directed by guitarist Drew Fortier here:
It’s hard to believe that industrial legends Ministry have been around (in one incarnation or another) for forty years but here they are in 2021, returning with their fifteenth full length studio album. Another title including amusing wordplay, Moral Hygiene (Nuclear Blast Records) is yet another solid release by Al Jourgensen and co. and features a few surprises along the way.
According to published reports (Rolling Stone, MetalSucks) David Ellefson, dismissed as the bassist of Megadeth following his sex video scandal, has released a new statement. He is promising legal action in the form of a defamation lawsuit for “Revenge Porn” charges and wished his bandmates well, even though he was dismissed from the band. More details to come on this story as it develops.Continue reading
Megadeth has parted ways with bassist David Ellefson following sex video scandal. The band made a statement today, announced by leader Dave Mustaine, and posted to all Megadeth social media channels. Ellefson was a member of the band from 1983 to 2002 and then again from 2010 to 2021. Continue reading
Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading
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Doom metal supergroup’s return to live activity was broken by Down’s longtime manager, Skid Row guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo, who guested on this past Sunday’s (August 2) episode of “Tribute Wars”, the Internet show co-hosted by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The date of the show will be August 22nd with more details TBD. Continue reading
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has announced his next book will be Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece (formerly “Building The Perfect Beast”), on September 8th via Hachette Books. Dave was the original lead guitarist of Metallica, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir. Slash of Guns N Roses has penned the forward of the book. Continue reading
Megadeth has released a treat for fans in the form of “Hangar 18” from their pro-shot performance from their secret club show at the world-famous metal club, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. back in 2016. They performed as “Vic and The Rattleheads”, which the band has sometimes used the moniker for special shows! According to David Ellefson, the band had not played a show this in this small a club since the Cryptic Writings era of the band.