Megadeth Unveils New Bassist
Since David Ellefson’s dismissal earlier this year, rumors have been flying about who Megadeth would be bringing on board to fill the bass seat. Now the kings of thrash have revealed who will be joining them on the upcoming “Metal Tour of the Year”. It will be none other than James LoMenzo, who held the previous position from 2006 to 2010.
“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year,” the bassist exclaimed. “There are no better fans than Megadeth fans. I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine added that tour rehearsals have started. He did not, however, clarify whether it was LoMenzo who re-recorded the bass tracks for the upcoming album, The Sick, the Dying and the Dead. LoMenzo played on two Megadeth albums: 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame.
The Metal Tour of the Year kicks off on August 20th in Austin, Texas. Megadeth is co-headlining the bill with Lamb of God with support from Trivium and Hatebreed.