Megadeth vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine recently filmed a Cameo video for a fan, which became of interest to everyone because of the bass in the background. Megadeth is currently re-recording the bass parts to their new album after the dismissal of David Ellefson, and the bass in the Cameo video was the first evidence of who the new (or session) bassist might be.
One commenter pointed out that a likely contender for the position is Angra bassist Felipe Andreoli, who uses the brand of Ibanez bass seen in the video. Of course, Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro has been a member of Megadeth since 2015. Though a new contender has surfaced, and that's legendary bassist Steve Di Giorgio.
The Twitter account @MegadethCFC points out that Di Giorgio owns the same bass in the video, which frankly isn't too much information to go on – anyone can buy an instrument. Though the difference here is that Andreoli usually plays a six-string bass and uses a different line of Ibanez, while Di Giorgio specifically uses the BTB line shown in the Cameo.
Di Giorgio is the current bassist of Testament and Act of Denial, and has been the bassist in bands like Death, Control Denied, and Sadus.
"Steve DiGiorgio would be the bassist who recorded the next Megadeth," said the account, as translted by Google Translate. "Dave recently in a video from the studio showed the 'mystery bassist' who is behind the chair in the image on the left, an Ibanez BTB five-string bass appears, the same model that he uses."
We will know who the new bassist is soon enough. Megadeth will also be touring with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames starting on August 20. Here are the dates:
Aug. 20 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 21 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [Tickets]
Aug. 22 – Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [Tickets]
Aug. 24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [Tickets]
Aug. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 27 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [Tickets]
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [Tickets]
Aug. 31 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [Tickets]
Sep. 01 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 02 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 04 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center [Tickets]
Sep. 05 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 09 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [Tickets]
Sep. 11 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival* [Tickets]
Sep. 12 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]
Sep. 13 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [Tickets]
Sep. 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [Tickets]
Sep. 19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [Tickets]
Sep. 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [Tickets]
Sep. 22 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [Tickets]
Sep. 24 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Sep. 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [Tickets]
Sep. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [Tickets]
Sep. 30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Oct. 01 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell [Tickets]
Oct. 02 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [Tickets]
*Festival date featuring all four bands.