Monday, January 26, 2015

Former Megadeth duo add bassist to new band

Former Megadeth duo Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have confirmed the addition of Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand to the lineup for their new band, which also includes former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner.

Both Broderick and Drover issued separate statements in late November – just hours apart – that they were leaving Megadeth to pursue their own musical interests.

"I have known Matt for 15 years now and he is a great musician, songwriter, singer and all around great person,” says Drover. “To say I'm jacked up about having Matt with us is an understatement!”

The band have been writing material for their debut album.

"All the songs have shaped up nicely and there is a lot of metal dynamics on these songs, overall,” explains the drummer. “Some of them are flat-out thrash-speed metal, others are uptempo, but I can assure you it is all 100% HEAVY METAL. Those who know me know I have always been an advocate for the more aggressive metal stuff, so if you're expecting anything to the contrary on this record, you would be dead wrong.”

The group will begin recording its debut album this weekend in Hartford, CT.

“Matt Bachand will be in the studio with me, as he lives not too far from the studio, as does the producer/engineer who will be recording drum tracks with me,” Drover adds. “As I write this I cannot reveal WHO he is yet, nor the record company we are signing with, etc. That's for the press release, which you will all see very soon. Believe me, this dude is a full on METAL PRODUCER/ENGINEER (I would never have anybody but that to do this kind of music)."

As for Megadeth, bassist David Ellefson recently confirmed the band are moving forward with plans to hit the studio this year to record and release the follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider”, with as-yet-to-be-announced new members in place of Broderick and Drover.

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