Megadeth is of course one of those iconic bands in the metal scene and the name of founding member David Ellefson should be instantly recognisable to any rock or metal fan. There is of course much more to Ellefson than being the bass player for Megadeth. With his business partners he owns a record company, a film company and a coffee company and over the past few years he has been part of the bands Altitudes & Attitude and Metal Allegiance. Earlier this year he published his second book “More Life With Deth” and an accompanying album called “Sleeping Giants”. Ellefson brings his solo tour to Europe in November. The first of those gigs is a special show in Wolverhampton on 3rd November that features KK Downing, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and others.

I was thrilled to get the opportunity to chat with David via Skype on 8th October prior to him joining Megadeth of the inaugural ‘Megacruise’ on 13th October. We discussed the upcoming European tour and the show in Wolverhampton, his new book and album, working with Frank Bello in Altitudes & Attitude, the Metal Allegiance albums and of course Megadeth. You can find that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show this week. That Show is available from the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/hosts/ni-rocks-friday-rock-show.html (uploaded 10th Oct).

 

 

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Playlist

PRETTY MAIDS – Serpentine

THE FERRYMEN – No Matter How Hard We Fall

Interview with MAGNUS KARLSSON Part 1 (5 min)

THE FERRYMEN – A New Evil

Interview with MAGNUS KARLSSON Part 2 (7 min)

THE FERRYMEN – Bring Me Home

Interview with MAGNUS KARLSSON Part 1 (6 min)

THE FERRYMEN – Don’t Stand In My Way

MEGADETH – The Threat Is Real

Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON Part 1 (10 min)

ELLEFSON – Hammer (Comes Down)

Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON Part 2 (8 min)

METAL ALLEGIANCE – Power Drunk Majesty Pt1

Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON Part 3 (6 min)

ELLEFSON – If You Were God

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE – Leviathan

CONJURING FATE – No Escape

SIFTING – Enough

SONS OF APOLLO – Diary of a Madman

A LITTLE BITTER – Further I Crawl

KISKE / SOMERVILLE – City of Heroes

MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – When The Sky Falls

AGE OF REFLECTION – A New Dawn

PAT MCMANUS – Runaway Dreams

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