Ellefson was dismissed from Megadeth in May during the recording of their forthcoming The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! album, after videos were leaked online showing him engaging in ‘private adult interactions’ with a 19-year-old female fan. The bassist is looking to file a lawsuit against the individual who uploaded the videos online, as he was filmed, and had the footage shared, without his consent or knowledge. After he was kicked out of the band he formed with Dave Mustaine in 1983, all Ellefson’s bass lines on the new Megadeth album were erased from the recording.
Ellefson’s new band finds him collaborating with former Sponge vocalist vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, guitarist Drew Fortier and former Raven/Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller. The quartet will release its self-titled debut album on October 15 via SpoilerHead Records .
“It's been a real blast making a record with these guys,” says Ellefson, “and I must say that it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues… to step out a bit from what each of us have done stylistically in our own careers. There was an effortless synergy that came with creating these songs together which is always amazing when working with new people. I'm looking forward to everyone checking it out!”
The new Megadeth album, The Sick, the Dying... and the Dead!, has yet to receive a release date.
The Lucid track list is as follows:
01 Maggot Wind
02 Deaths Of Despair
03 Spoiler Head
07 Breech Boy
08 Pigs And Sons
09 Parade Of Spit