Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Bassist James LoMenzo official rejoins Megadeth

Megadeth have announced bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band.

LoMenzo was the group’s bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year following the 2021 firing of founding member David Ellefson.

“I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family,” says Dave Mustaine. “James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.”

“I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band's history!,”
adds LoMenzo. “With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.”

During his first stint with the group, LoMenzo appeared on 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame” albums.

Mustaine recently revealed that the band's forthcoming record will be entitled “The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead”, and will feature bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, Sadus), who re-recorded the tracks originally laid down by Ellefson prior to his departure.

Megadeth will launch a European tour with an appearance at Finland’s Rockfest on June 3. See also:

Megadeth and Lamb Of God reschedule Canadian concert dates
Megadeth and Lamb Of God announce 2022 Metal Tour Of The Year
Megadeth to release A Night In Buenos Aires live package
Megadeth reveal bassist for North American tour
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