Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has just released the new Simple Truth EP under his Ellefson moniker. The EP features a new song "Simple Truth" alongside a new mix of "Vultures" and two live tracks. The EP was recorded by Ellefson in quarantine, and all the money made from the EP will go toward to Italian COVID-19 relief foundations.
"We actually wrote the song in Milan during a tour rehearsal, and a lot of it was recorded there," said Ellefson. "We've gone back and forth with Andy in Italy, from the Platinum Underground in Phoenix, and with our mixer and co-engineer Alessio Garavello in London. While we're all staying positive and just keeping busy, it's heartbreaking to see what's going on over there with the death toll climbing every day."
"We played several shows in Italy on our European 'More Live With Deth' tour last year, and I was just there with Megadeth back in February. It's absolutely devastating to see what the country is going through right now. The people, and its culture, have been so welcoming to me over the years, that i'm honored to do anything I can to give something back to them during this time of need."
Ellefson is bassist David Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert, guitarist Andy Martongelli, and drummer Paolo Caridi. Stream Simple Truth below and buy a copy here.