Ellefson Coffee Co to Premiere Nick Menza Documentary Trailer at NAMM Show


David Ellefson (Megadeth)’s Ellefson Coffee Co.®, will exhibit at the 2024 NAMM Show, January 25-28, Anaheim Convention Center, CA. On the Saturday, the booth will premiere the trailer for This Was My Life: The Story of Nick Menza, an upcoming documentary about Ellefson’s former bandmate. The Ellefson Coffee Co.® booth number 5030 located inside Hall D will feature the VIP Rock & Roll Lounge Experience, and will premiere the official trailer at 12pm PST. It will be hosted by David Ellefson & Nick Menza’s sister Donia Menza Ontiveros, followed by a Q&A joined by Chris Poland and close friend Dr. Randall Kertz, (Ellefson’s bass tech from 1989-90), both featured in the film. Keep reading below for more.

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INTERVIEW: David Ellefson Breaks Down the Dieth Debut, Singing Lead, and The MTV News Theme He Played On


Ghost Cult’s Keefy chatted with metal legend David Ellefson (ex Megadeth) to discuss his new Death Metal supergroup Dieth! The band also features former members of Entombed A.D. and Decapitated. Their debut album To Hell and Back is out now via Napalm Records and David gave us a track-by-track breakdown. In addition, he discussed songwriting, penning lyrics, his first ever lead vocal on an album, and his take on the end of MTV News and his “Peace Sells” bass line forming its iconic theme. 

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Kings Of Thrash ft. Former Megadeth Members David Ellefson and Jeff Young Shares a Snippet of a New Song


Kings Of Thrash, the new band featuring former Megadeth members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar), has shared their first teaser new original material the group is working on. The band shared the music to Tik Tok. Check it out in the TikTok clip below. Kings Of Thrash will release a live CD/DVD package called Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go on March 24 via Cleopatra Records. The 17-song set, featuring performances of MEGADETH‘s classic albums Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! and So Far, So Good… So What!, was recorded and filmed live at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 15, 2022 and includes an appearance by another former Megadeth member, Chris Poland (guitar). The DVD was directed by Michael Sarna for Inmotion Entertainment.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Jeff Young of Kings of Thrash Discusses Megadeth History, Nick Menza Memories, and New Music!


Ghost Cult caught up with Jeff Young of Kings of Thrash – a metal supergroup including David Ellefson, and Chris Poland all formerly of Megadeth! Jeff discusses how the band united over the documentary celebrating the life of Nick Menza, coming soon.Jeff reflects on his history in Megadeth, his many music projects outside rock and metal, tour plans for the new band, honoring the legacy of late members Gar Samuleson and Nick, building a playing chemistry with Chris Poland, Jeff’s practice regimen, jamming with Steve Jones of  Sex Pistols plans for an all original EP of new music from Kings of Thrash soon!

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Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Launches New Band Called Dieth with Former Members of Entombed AD, and Decapitated


 

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has formed a new Death metal/Thrash Metal band Dieth. Other members of the trio include Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of Entombed A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated). Based out of Gdansk, Poland the group has released the music video for its first single, “In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents” filmed in Gdańsk and directed by Maciej Pieloch of MP Productions. Watch the clip now! 

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Steve Digiorgio (Testament, Death, Sadus) Played Bass on The New Megadeth Record


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.

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The Lucid (ex-Megadeth, Sponge) Shares a New Music Video – “Deaths of Despair”


Photo credit: Kevin Williams

Photo credit: Kevin Williams

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:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ministry – Moral Hygiene


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.

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David Ellefson Releases Statement About his Dismissal from Megadeth


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