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DAVID ELLEFSON’s THE LUCID Raises Testicular Cancer Awareness With New Video

THE LUCID, the four-piece onerous rock band that includes bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH),vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE),guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY),has launched a music video for the track “Maskronaut”. The clip, which was directed by Michael Sarna, may be seen beneath. The observe is taken from THE LUCID‘s self-titled debut album, which was launched in October by way of SpoilerHead Information.

Along with the video launch, THE LUCID is aiming to boost consciousness for testicular most cancers after Fortier was recognized with the illness final month. He’s at the moment recovering from surgical procedure and ready to listen to outcomes again from pathology in addition to subsequent steps.

THE LUCID, together with Brynn Arens (Flipp),has arrange a Gofundme web page to assist Fortier with medical prices throughout this time.

Fortier states: “You actually by no means know with these items. I wished to make this public to assist elevate consciousness with such a most cancers as a result of it actually got here on out of nowhere. I am grateful for all of the assist and I need to give an enormous thanks to Dr. Masterson and his workforce at Indiana College for being true rock stars of their discipline.”

Ellefson provides: “We at all times felt ‘Maskronaut’ was a particular track, much more so with the video. In mild of latest circumstances with Drew‘s well being, we agreed this was the proper time to launch one thing uplifting and constructive heading into the summer season.”

“Maskronaut” was produced by Sarna and Ellefson, and other than the band, stars Kyle and Ashleigh Abbott, together with Alyson Montez.

“The Lucid” was produced by Heller and blended/mastered by Lasse Lammert.

Ellefson beforehand acknowledged concerning the LP: “It has been an actual blast making a document with these guys and I have to say that it is refreshing to discover some new musical avenues… to step out a bit from what every of us have finished stylistically in our personal careers. There was a simple synergy that got here with creating these songs collectively which is at all times superb when working with new individuals. I am trying ahead to everybody checking it out!”

Throughout a November 2020 look on “The Chuck Schute Podcast”, Ellefson acknowledged about how he bought concerned with THE LUCID: “Drew despatched me a observe and mentioned, ‘Hey, are you able to throw a bass on right here?’ And I used to be writing a brand new ELLEFSON solo document on the time, so my studio ears had been on. I used to be plugged in and able to go. He despatched it over and I used to be, like, ‘Yeah, that is freaking cool, man.’ I might seen Drew play, I do know his BANG TANGO historical past and the opposite stuff he is finished. However this was actually cool stuff that spoke to me. After which he known as me up and he mentioned, ‘Hey, Vinnie is gonna are available in and write some vocals and lyrics and lay down some tracks.’ And it become a factor.”

“I really like [Vinnie]. I really like SPONGE,” David continued. “He is such a rock star. He is only a cool man. And he writes such nice lyrics — very trippy lyrics. He is the kind of lyricist I might by no means labored with earlier than, so it is enjoyable with that. And Drew is a superb guitar participant. Mike Heller — he is good buddies with [MEGADETH drummer] Dirk Verbeuren. And Dirk‘s, like, ‘Mike‘s superior.’ They’re good buddies. All of us met in L.A. We bought the songs collectively and all of us met in L.A. in mid-July. I plugged in and banged out 10 songs in two days. And it was enjoyable. Mike was excellent within the studio; he actually is aware of his approach round.”

As for THE LUCID‘s musical course, Ellefson mentioned: “It is cool stuff, and it’s extremely completely different. It is, clearly, not thrash steel, therefore the identify LUCID. [The name] sort of appears like what the music appears like.”

Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH in Could 2021 after sexually tinged messages and specific video footage involving the bassist had been posted on Twitter.

David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.

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