Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has shared the release date of his upcoming single titled “Simple Truth” album. He also plans to all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief fund.
David Ellefson’s new single comes out on April 17th, 2020. In this single, Ellefson works with also co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi. The single track will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to 2019’s “Sleeping Giants.” They also finish the album with the musicians worked on the album remotely. However, this is recording tracks in Italy, London, Phoenix, and Wisconsin during the coronavirus outbreak.
David Ellefson shares all profits on this track to the will be donated to the Croce Rossa Italiana, the Italian Red Cross. He replied:
“We actually wrote the song in Milan during a tour rehearsal, and a lot of it was recorded there. We’ve gone back and forth with Andy in Italy, from the Platinum Underground in Phoenix. And with our mixer and co-engineer Alessio Garavello in London. While we’re all staying positive and just keeping busy. It’s heartbreaking to see what’s going on over there with the death toll climbing every day.
“We played several shows in Italy on our European ‘More Live With Deth’ tour last year. I was just there with Megadeth back in February. It’s absolutely devastating to see what the country is going through right now. The people, and its culture, have been so welcoming to me over the years. That I’m honored to do anything I can to give something back to them during this time of need.”
Before that, David Ellefson also makes charity during the COVID-19 crisis to kids. However, their initiative’s famous rockers Dirk Verbeuren, Kiko Loureiro, Nita Strauss, Chris Kael of FFPD, Nita Strauss, Bumblefoot, Chris Poland, and more.