In what can only be described as "surprising," ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson's band The Lucid has teamed up with Insane Clown Posse rapper Violent J for a new single "Saddle Up And Ride."
The song feels like a John Bush-era Anthrax single with some very '90s "rap vocals on a metal single" spots throughout, and it's not half bad? I mean, I'm not blasting the song all day every day over here, but an unlikely combination of musicians have made something pretty cool and that's always fun.
"We are thrilled to join forces with an iconic artist like Violent J," said The Lucid guitarist Drew Fortier. "He added such a kick ass and dangerous element to 'Saddle Up and Ride' and 'Sweet Toof.' J has without a doubt taken The Lucid to another level."
"As far as live shows go, we had to cancel those shows back in May 2021 due to my cancer situation resulting in surgery which I have fully recovered from but with David and [drummer Mike Heller] looking to have a busy 2023 with Kings of Thrash/Dieth and Raven/Fear Factory respectively, it's looking like the most pragmatic route would be if Vin and I team up for some acoustic shows to promote The Lucid so be on the lookout for that."
The Lucid will release their new EP Saddle Up And Ride on January 27. Pre-orders are available here.