Megadeth’s David Ellefson Releases Debut Solo Album, Second Memoir

David Ellefson: Sleeping GiantsAs bassist for Megadeth, David Ellefson has been a mainstay of the metal world for decades. That makes it incredible to know he’s just released his first solo album, called Sleeping Giants. The effort features several newly penned songs as well as demos and unreleased music from his other projects.

Ellefson enlisted several friends along the way including DMC, Mark Tremonti, Chris Poland, John Bush, Dave McClain, Eric AK, Steve Conley, and David Glen Eisley. It is also produced and performed with Thom Hazaert, who is the co-author for Ellefson’s second memoir, More Life with Deth, which is also available now. The book picks up from where 2013’s My Life with Deth left off.

“The idea for this book was presented to me by my record-label and coffee-company partner, Thom Hazaert, as I came home from a Midwest coffee tour with an Ellefson Family History 1600s–1979 under my arms,” Ellefson explains. “That history seemed to conveniently mark the beginning of this new archive of my life.”

Hear Ellefson and Hazaert on the new track, “(Hammer) Comes Down,” from Sleeping Giants:

Sleeping Giants is available on CD, vinyl (August 30), and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3). The CD edition comes with a bonus disc featuring a sampler of artists from Ellefson’s Combat Records. More Life with Deth is available in paperback and Kindle editions.

In addition to the new releases, Ellefson is currently on his Basstory Tour, which combines performances with a question and answer section with the bassist.

Sleeping Giants Track List:

  1. Vultures
  2. Sleeping Giants (FT. DMC)
  3. Hammer (Comes Down) (FT. Mark Tremonti)
  4. Vultures (Kristian Nairn Remix)
  5. If You Were God” (FT. John Bush)
  6. Deadman Rise
  7. I Fall
  8. Bleeding
  9. Why Can’t We Die
  10. Dying on the Vine
  11. Faded
  12. Undeniable
  13. Feel Your Pain
  14. Out in the Rain (FT. David Glen Eisley)
  15. Voices (FT. David Glen Eisley)

David Ellefson Basstory – More Life with Deth Tour Dates:

Jul 23Ft. Wayne, INSweetwater
Jul 24Tama, IATama Ballroom
Jul 27Indianapolis, INCitadel Music Hall
Jul 29Minneapolis, MNTurf Club
Jul 30Mankato, MNWhat's Up Lounge
Sep 7Phoenix, AZJoe's Grotto

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