After putting his gears left from his former band Megadeth on sale, David Ellefson is now preparing to release an art collection crafted from bass performance.
It’s just revealed by the visual art team former Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson collaborating with that they are now working on releasing his bass performance as an art collection crafted from a new medium in the artwork. So, the visual art David Ellefson works with announced their collaboration just recently on January 19 through their social media, writing down:
“This week, @scenefourart is in studio with our first bass player David Ellefson creating artwork from performance. Look for the collaboration’s unveiling later this year.”
Best known for their responsibility for the “rhythm-on-canvas” medium, SceneFour is a Los Angeles-based design and branding company, transferring the musicians’ playing style as their “musical fingerprint” onto a canvas by using LED technology. Throughout the last several years, the company has also worked with other famous artists such as Black Sabbath‘s Bill Ward, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen, and Slayer‘s Dave Lombardo, releasing their art collections over the last several years before their new collaboration with Megadeth former bassist David Ellefson.
Co-founder of SceneFour, Cory Danziger talked about their work to The New York Times earlier as he also commented on Bill Ward and Chad Smith.
“Each guy’s artwork looks drastically different because their styles and techniques are different. Bill Ward’s artwork is dark and there’s kind of a foreboding element to it, whereas Chad Smith’s has kind of a light and airy feel to his playing. His arms are open and those pieces have a butterfly effect,” said Cory Danziger.
As for the upcoming art collection of David Ellefson which will be crafted from his bass performance, it will apparently be featuring the bassist’s visuals of his finger movements built on canvas by using a proprietary LED-tipped glove. This announcement of David Ellefson’s upcoming art collection, on the other hand, sure has already made his fans eager to see their favorite bassist’s style in a visual form.
David Ellefson had a long career with Megadeth despite they had 2 breakups on their way. After he quit the band in 2002, he came back again in 2010 and stayed put until he got fired this year. So although there are years he had been apart from the band, Ellefson still could manage to perform in almost entire albums of the band except for The System Has Failed, United Abominations, and Endgame. Even though he also took part on the new album of Megadeth, titled “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead,“ David Ellefson’s parts in the album were removed after his dismissal. And it hasn’t been revealed still who would take his parts on the upcoming album of Megadeth, on the other hand.
On the other hand, there was also an $18.5-million lawsuit put against Dave Mustaine by David Ellefson, back in 2004. Ellefson alleged the frontman of Megadeth Dave Mustaine for shortchanging him on profits and backed out of a deal to turn Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. But after Ellefson had come back to the regarded band in 2010, the lawsuit between them was dismissed, eventually.