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Lots of Megadeth members have been quite busy lately. With former members Nick Menza, Chris Poland and James Lomenzo started their own project, Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick leaving the band simultaneously last month, and David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine working on a new album minus two members. It’s a lot to keep track of, and now, there’s going to be even more music coming out of it. Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have teamed up with ex Scar the Martyr singer, Henry Bonner. Apparently, they’ve already recorded 6 demos with the singer, as Drover said:
"At this point, I can reveal to you that Chris Broderick and myself have the 'music' for our debut record written. Henry Bonner is our singer, who has sang on six songs in demo form at this point, to which it's all sounding 100 percent heavy metal. Some of the songs are very aggressive and fast, others are more 'accessible' to the average heavy metal listener.
"I don't like to label everything into the 100 subgenres of metal. To me, Accept is pure heavy metal, yet so is King Diamond and Gojira. Do they sound the same? No, but they are all metal.
"Chris, Henry and myself are all fans of all kinds of heavy music, which is great, as we are not putting any musical parameters on what we are creating here, which is very liberating, I must say.
"There is still a ton of great things going on that we cannot reveal at this point... Just know that we are all working hard to bring you the best heavy metal music we can."
Chris Broderick also talked about the band on the December 17th episode of Liquid Metal’s 666-Live:
"Through talking with Shawn Drover, we've talked about how we had all this material that was never gonna get released, all these killer, heavy riffs that we had written and stuff, and so we just decided, 'Hey, why don't we put the stuff out? Why don't we form a band and get out these killer riffs, just to see what people think?' So we formed a band, we're working with a killer singer — he's awesome — and we've got record labels that have made some good offers on the table, and we're really excited about where that's gonna go."
It sounds exciting! So now it’s a three front war, where all the Megadeth members battle it out for best new stuff. Broderick and Drover vs. Ellefson and Mustaine vs. Menza, Poland, and Lomenzo.