Kings Of Thrash, the band featuring former Megadeth members bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Jeff Young, was recently in the studio recording their debut material. Young previously said the material has "the vibe of Megadeth — it's on that playing field, but it's got all of its own stuff and all of our influences and some Soundgarden [or] Tool vibes in maybe the music and melodies," and now here it is! You can barely hear it!
Kings Of Thrash is now streaming a live performance of their first new song "Bridges Burned," and I honestly cannot think of why they would do it this way. For a band that's gung-ho about their riffs and overall sound, this sounds like it was recorded in a cave made out of reverb pedals. And it's not like Kings Of Thrash tried to slip this one under the radar for fans only – Ellefson posted about it on Instagram and the band's accounts, and included a link.
"NEW‼️ Here it is, our first Kings Of Thrash original song 'Bridges Burned'!" said Ellefson. "One that has its origins from a riff Jeff brought in back in 1988, intended for what became Rust In Peace. [Editor's Note: Young played in Megadeth between 1987 and 1989]
"Today that riff laid the groundwork for a truly collaborative effort between the four of us in Kings Of Thrash and paves the way for our creative path forward… more to come!"
Look, I'm not dumping on Kings Of Thrash's song because I can't actually hear the song for the most part. For all I know, this song rips. It just seemed like a strange choice to debut your band's first-ever original material like this, is all.
Kings Of Thrash is currently out on the road playing Megadeth's Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good and So Far, So Good… So What albums.
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)