David Ellefson Talks About Metallica’s New Album
Megadeth‘s former bassist David Ellefson talks about Metallica‘s new album. He asked interview questions about what he felt after hearing “Lux Æterna” and “Screaming Suicide” songs.
Along with the music news that Metallica will release a new album also titled “72 Seasons” on April 14, 2023. This is the follow-up to Metallica’s 2016 album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,” also produced by Greg Fidelman in the band’s San Rafael recording studio with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
Here is everything they spoke in the interview: “To say David Ellefson has a lot going on would be an understatement. He just got off the ShipRocked Cruise, where has jammed on stage with Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God and others. His band the Lucid has all sorts of stuff going on, including a couple of songs with Detroit rapper, Violent J from the Insane Clown Posse. One using the song “Epic” from Faith No More, and it’s awesome!”
In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Megadet’s former bassist David Ellefson shares his opinion about Metallica’s new album (transcribed by metalshout.com):
“I think it’s very cool, just as much as everything with those guys. They’re like Apple, you know? When they do a product launch it usually comes off pretty freakin’ cool. A new Metallica album is like a new iPhone launch. It’s pretty much awesome. And out of nowhere, I was in Poland – I’ve got this group, Dieth. We’re getting ready to drop a record this summer on Napalm Records. And I was over there, shooting the videos, and out of nowhere comes, a new album announced, the new single new tour announced with Panthera and Five Finger Death Punch, and all that stuff, you’re like, ‘Geez!’
I don’t think any of us saw it coming, which I thought was so cool. The first single especially I thought was very cool… Look, at this point, there are only 12 notes in the chromatic scale. We have played them all, in almost every possible combination. So, it’s like, how do you… even with Megadeth, it was like, ‘Geez, we’re on how many albums now? And how do we not repeat ourselves, yet still keep the street cred and play to those fans that want to hear us do that?’ You’re not really the same guy you were when you recorded ‘One’, right? I think as we age… you’re always looking for how to scratch the itch and satisfy all parts of your creative thing there?”
Metallica will release 72 Seasons on April 14, 2023, via Blackened Recordings. It’s the band’s follow-up to 2016’s album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, and it’s reportedly over 77 minutes long with 12 songs.
Also, David Ellefson, his Megadeth cover band/new project Kings of Thrash are preparing to go off on a tour of their own, where they’ll play the entirety of “Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good and So Far, So Good…So What”. You can find the Kings of Thrash band’s tour dates below!
- 2/16 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
- 2/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater
- 2/19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
- 2/20 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue
- 2/21 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
- 2/22 — Columbus, OH — King Of Clubs
- 2/24 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
- 2/25 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar And Venue
- 2/27 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
- 2/28 — Warrendale, PA — Jergels
- 3/1 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
- 3/3 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
- 3/4 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
- 3/5 — Harrisburg, PA — Midtown Arts Center
- 3/7 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall
- 3/8 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
- 3/10 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
- 3/11 — Greensboro, NC — Hangar 1819
- 3/12 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
- 3/14 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
- 3/15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)
For Metallica‘s new album 72 Seasons, you can read everything here we know about this album.