Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, and former bassist James Lomenzo announced last month that they were working on some new stuff. They did some rehearsal stuff, playing through some old Megadeth, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin, but didn't announce if they were going to make a new project or anything
Listen to their cover of Metallica's Creeping Death here:
Now, however they’ve announced that former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland would join them in their quest. It’s significant because Poland is known for contributing a lot to Megadeth’s first two albums. Even more, the unnamed new project have announced that they will release a new EP in early 2015! According to Menza’s website the band
"already has six heavy original songs in the can that we will start working on next week."
It sounds awesome, but the cool part isn’t that they’re all former Megadeth members working together, it’s that they’ve never worked together before. Each member had worked in the band at different times, which isn’t surprising considering the band was more than 30 years old. Poland left in 1987, Menza joined in 1989 and left in 1998, while Lomenzo joined in 2006 and left in 2010. Pretty much, each member missed the opportunity to work with one another.
Even more interesting is the nagging question of who will do vocals for the band. Will they give Marty Friedman a late-night call? Dave Mustaine maybe? John Bush might be cool? Maybe even Dave Clemmons from Chris Poland’s post-Megadeth band? The possibilities are quite interesting indeed, and everybody has their own idea of who’d they’d want to hear on this new album.
This is definitely something to follow, not only to place bets on the vocalist and scream your choice from every rooftop, but when it actually comes down to hearing what the band can put out. Menza said that it’d be heavy, now let’s see if they can deliver.