Megadeth Announce Their New Bassist
Dave Mustaine of the american heavy metal band Megadeth performing live at Carroponte, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy on 8 August 2017. (Photo by Roberto Finizio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A Megadeth Alumni
After previously teasing their new bassist, Megadeth officially announced former member James LoMenzo as the touring replacement for David Ellefson. They’re set to embark on The Metal Tour of the Year alongside Lamb of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed. LoMenzo played with Megadeth from 2006 to 2010, he also recorded 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame albums.
“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year,” the new bassist said in a statement. “There are no better fans than Megadeth fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”
“I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on the Metal Tour of The Year,” frontman Dave Mustaine added. “Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”
This trek kicks off on August 20 in Austin, and wraps up in October in Quebec City.
Megadeth is currently working on a new album, but they haven’t confirmed yet if it’s LoMenzo who re-recorded Ellefson’s bass parts.
Ellefson was fired from the band following allegations of grooming an underage fan. It began when sexually explicit videos and screenshots circulated online. Ellefson denied the claims, and he even sought revenge porn charges against the one who leaked the clips and messages.