Ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson launches new band The Lucid

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Hear the group’s new song ‘Magot Wind’ which also features members of Fear Factory and SpongeBob

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Osted Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has formed a new band, The Lucid, with members of Fear Factory and SpongeBob.

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The Lucid will release their self-titled debut album next month (October 15), which could be pre-ordered here.

The band has also released their first single, ‘Magot Wind’, which you can see below.


Ellefson said of his new, “It’s been a real blast to make a record with these guys and I must say it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues… project, which featured SpongeBob vocalist Vinnie Dombrowski, Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller and guitarist Drew Fortier, who have been playing with Bang Tango since 2015.

“There was a smooth synergy with making these songs together which is always wonderful when working with new people,” Ellefson continued. “I’m looking forward to everyone checking it out.”

Ellefson and Fortier have also announced that their footage will be filmed. people living in Will release on October 12.

In May, Megadeth parted ways with Ellefson after allegations that the bassist posed for an underage girl online after several explicit videos and messages circulated online.


“We do not take this decision lightly,” Dave Mustaine said in a statement at the time. “While we don’t know every detail about what happened to the already strained relationship that has now come to the fore, working together is enough to push the impossible forward.”

Ellefson denied the claims, saying, “As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult conversations that were taken out of context and manipulated to cause maximum harm to my reputation, my career, and family.” was done,” as well as sharing a statement from the girl in question. “Yes, they were video calls, but I was the one to initiate them and I was never an underage, I was always a consenting adult.”

Ellefson has since filed a revenge-porn allegation against the person who uploaded the video.

Following rumors that former Metallica bassist Jason Newstead would replace Ellefson in Megadeth, the band has confirmed that former bassist James Lomenz is replacing him for their ongoing tour with Lamb of God.

It is not yet known whether he will be involved full-time or if he is the bassist who re-recorded all bass parts on Megadeth’s upcoming 16th album The Sick, the Dying and the Dead.

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