David Ellefson On Coming Back From His Mourning Period After Megadeth Split

In a recent interview, David Ellefson opened up about his experience getting kicked out of Megadeth and the mourning period that followed, sharing his journey of healing and moving forward with Dieth.

Ellefson went through a difficult mourning period after being kicked out of Megadeth in 2021. On May 24, 2021, Dave Mustaine announced on behalf of the band that they had parted ways with Ellefson, following allegations of sexual misconduct with an underage fan. Ellefson denied any wrongdoing, and the other party involved also denied being underage, claiming explicit videos were released without her consent.

In the interview, Ellefson reflected on the mourning period he experienced after his departure from Megadeth, acknowledging the challenges he faced during this difficult time. He also discussed how his new project, Dieth, helped him heal and move forward, much to the delight of his fans. The formation of Dieth not only signaled a fresh start for the talented bassist but also provided an opportunity for him to showcase his dedication to his craft.

He said:

“Obviously I went through a transition with the previous band. It’s very public and I think for me, I took some time to just mourn that and let that go but at the same time I was always busy working on new things and Dieth was one of the things that was working in the background.

When we dropped in the Hall of the Hanging Serpents last year, I think people were like, ‘F*ck yeah! David Ellefson’s back!‘ He’s not laying down, he’s not taking any sh*t, he’s f*cking standing up and coming correct at life again. There is a Japanese saying, ‘If you fall down seven times, you get up eight.'”

David Ellefson’s journey to redemption led to the formation of his new band, Dieth. Comprising of Ellefson, Guilherme Miranda, and Michał Łysejko, Dieth is poised to make their highly anticipated return with their debut full-length album via Napalm Records. Entitled ‘To Hell And Back,’ the album is set for release on June 2, 2023.