Sunday, November 2, 2014
Former Megadeth Members Form New Band!
Thrash metal pioneer band Megadeth has been notorious amongst their fans for having many musicians come and go through their ranks since the band's inception back in 1983. That being said, three of its former members: lead guitarist Chris Poland, drummer Nick Menza, and bassist James Lomenzo have joined forces for a new project.
Lomenzo and Menza started working together earlier this year on a Metallica tribute, but have now added Poland to their ranks. Menza's website says:
“Chris, best known for his work on Megadeth’s first two albums, has been confirmed as lead axeman for the as-yet unnamed project. Poland already has six heavy original songs in the can that we can start working on.”
The three of them have never worked together before in any incarnations of Megadeth, but are still excited to do so now. They plan to release an EP early next year.
This sounds like it will be pretty exciting. Chris Poland was Megadeth's original lead guitarist and I have to say his work is pretty phenomenal. I can understand front man Dave Mustaine wanting to branch out a bit, but he was a perfect fit for the band (though I will admit Marty Friedman in the early 90's was an excellent choice as well). Hopefully they put out some tasty new metal tracks for us all to enjoy.