Broderick, Drover bring in Shadows Fall Bachand

The Megadeth offshoot band formed by Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have hired Shadows Fall man Matt Bachand as their bassist.

The unnamed outfit was formed after the pair quit Dave Mustaine’s band in November. They later announced former Scar The Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner as their frontman.

Now they’ve confirmed they’ll commence recording sessions on their debut album in Connecticut this weekend, with its released expected late in the year.

Drover reports: “I’ve known Matt for 15 years now and he’s a great musician, songwriter, singer and all-round great person. To say I’m jacked up about having Matt with us is an understatement.

“The songs have shaped up nicely and there’s a lot of metal dynamics overall. Some of them are flat-out thrash-speed metal. Others are uptempo, but I can assure you it’s all heavy metal.”

He won’t confirm the producer who’ll helm studio sessions, but hints: “He’s a full-on metal producer and engineer. I would never have anybody but that do this kind of music.”

Megadeth aim to record an album this year with an as-yet unrevealed lineup.

Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais was confirmed in 2013 as replacement for Rob Caggiano in Anthrax. The band’s drummer Jason Bittner has previously stood in for Anthrax counterpart Charlie Benante.

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