Now, frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed that Ellefson’s contributions will no longer appear on the album and will be re-recorded via an undisclosed bass player.
Speaking via Gimme Radio program, Mustaine said this of the new album: “We are making progress. The record’s being completed, and we’re gonna have someone coming in in a couple of weeks to replace the bass tracks that we had. Which should be relatively quick because the person we’re talking to is a stellar bass player. And hopefully this will be an ongoing thing after the recording. Or we will find someone prior to the recording that will be our permanent guy going forward.”