David Ellefson Says he Plays in Megadeth with the Guy that invented Thrash Metal

David Ellefson says he plays in Megadeth with the guy that invented thrash metal

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has recently made a new interview with Chris Akin of The Classic Metal Show. He also revealed who invented the thrash metal. They are revealed what they think about thrash metal and more. And David Ellefson also the musician talked about his new project with Jeff Scott Soto, Sons Of Apollo vocalist along with sharing his thoughts and feelings about his beloved band. In the interview, Akin asks David Ellefson about his new project “Ellefson-Sono” that he has been working on with Sons Of Apollo vocalist Jeff Scott Soto and how it will sound like as well. When asked, the bassist replies and says:

“I look at it like this. When people come to me, they go, ‘Oh, dude. It’s thrash,’ and, ‘It’s heavy,’ it’s, like, I’m already in the greatest thrash band in the history of the world, so I don’t need to do thrash anywhere else. I do that in Megadeth. I play with the guy who invented the genre,” explains Megadeth bassist how he has become more than just a master of thrash metal. And he also gives credit to his bandmate and the frontman of Megadeth, David Mustaine for inventing trash along with claiming his band is the greatest thrash band ever. So much for the humility, I guess.

So, to me, when I do other things, it’s fun to expand. And I’m always writing. I bring certain things into Megadeth that I know are fitting, I think, of that style. There’s a lot of stuff I write that’s not, and I don’t bring it there.” David Ellefson continues to tell about the way of his work and how he put it up while working with Jeff Scott Soto. So, quite honestly, the first thing Jeff and I worked on was not some shred Vivaldi neoclassical metal thing; it was not that at all. And I think that, for me, actually, quite honestly, got me really excited, going, ‘Okay, there’s a wide berth here of what we can do.’

And I think that’s when we started throwing some ideas back and forth. It just got us all excited going, ‘Wow, this is pretty wide here. We’re not limited to just being a one-trick pony.” You can listen to Ellefson and Soto’s recent cover version of Swords & Tequila down below. You can also find the whole interview of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson from The Classic Metal Show.

About David Ellefson

David Warren Ellefson is an American musician. He is the former bassist and co-founder of heavy metal band Megadeth. In addition to playing bass guitar in Megadeth, Ellefson also has various side projects, which include Temple of Brutality, F5, Killing Machine, and Metal Allegiance.

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