MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a lyric video for his new single “Hammer Comes Down“. That track finds Thom Hazaert and Eric AK handling vocal duties. Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), guitarist Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth) and guitarist Joey Radziwill (Sacred Reich ) plus drummer Dave McClain (ex-Machine Head) also guest on the song.
“Hammer Comes Down” is taken from “Sleeping Giants“, an impending companion album for Ellefson‘s new biography , ‘More Life With Deth‘, which is slated to hit stores on July 16th.
Says Ellefson, “A few years ago did an amazing spoken word tour in Australia to support my book My Life With ‘Deth, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to connect with fans on a more intimate level.”
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson formed the band in 1983. A pioneer of the American thrash metal scene, Megadeth is credited as one of the genre’s “big four,” along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, responsible for thrash metal’s development and popularization. Megadeth plays in a technical style, featuring complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections. Themes of death, war, politics, and religion are prominent in the song lyrics.