Jul 172016
 

megadeth_dystopia_4bcThis weekend, Megadeth was due to play the Harley Days festival in Slovakia on July 16th and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on July 17th, but due to bassist David Ellefson breaking his foot at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaújváros, Hungary on July 15th both shows were cancelled. Frontman Dave Mustaine issued a video message explaining the situation.

Megadeth has announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was the Rock On The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, “Dystopia,” and had toured with Megadeth when not otherwise busy with his band. Continue reading »

Apr 042016
 

David-Ellefson_2016Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will visit Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a book-signing event.

Part of the college’s April celebration of jazz and American music, this event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Recital Hall in the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center.

Ellefson is the author of several books, including “My Life With Deth” and “Making Music Your Business…A Guide For Young Musicians”. “My Life With Deth” will be available for purchase the night of the signing.

Asked what advice he would give to young, aspiring musicians, Ellefson told the KBAD 94.5 radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Continue reading »

Dec 152015
 

david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson recently faced off with Chris Annunziata for New Jersey radio station WMSC 90.3‘s Metal Teddy Bear Experience show, discussing the band’s new album, “Dystopia,” and going into details with regards to the band’s new members, Kiko Loureiro (guitars) and Chris Adler (drums). The interview can be streamed in the soundcloud-player below.

Megadeth‘s fifteenth “Dystopia” will be released on January 22, 2016. The follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider” was recorded earlier in the year in Nashville, Tennesseeand was produced by Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn). The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with Lamb Of God, All That Remains & Gojira. Continue reading »

Nov 172015
 

david ellefsonMegadeth bassist David Ellefson celebrated his 51st birthday backstage before the band’s November 12 concert in Manchester, England. Video footage of the celebrations, as posted on Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine‘s account on Periscope, a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter, can be seen below.

Megadeth will embark on a U.S. tour in February 2016. The four-band package will mark Megadeth‘s first U.S. run of dates in support of its new album, “Dystopia”, which is scheduled for release in January. Continue reading »

May 242015
 

altitudes-and-attitude-cd-review-self-title-ep-megaforce-records-writer-tim-taylor-photoIn a recent interview with the “White Line Fever” podcast, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke about the status of Altitudes & Attitude, his project with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello which released its self-titled EP back in January 2014.

‘Actually, Frank and I have been in the studio a lot these past six months working on finishing a full-length for the next release, which we have… I mean, we are literally finalizing, probably, in the next two weeks — getting the final vocals and final bits done on it,” he said. “So I’m excited about it. There are some great tunes.’ Continue reading »