Jeff Scott Soto says that his undertaking with David Ellefson will launch a full-length album later this 12 months.
In March 2021 — two months earlier than the previous MEGADETH bassist discovered himself embroiled in a intercourse video scandal — Ellefson and Soto introduced that that they had been collaborating on some new materials underneath the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. The ELLEFSON-SOTO model of the RIOT traditional “Swords & Tequila” was concurrently launched throughout all digital streaming shops through Ellefson‘s Fight Data.
In a brand new interview with KNAC.COM, Soto provided an replace on his collaboration with Ellefson, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I can affirm that it is truly taking place. I can affirm that it is gonna be launched this 12 months. And I can affirm that it is a full-fledged album, it is a full-fledged dedication that we each put into it. We shall be doing reveals and dates, et cetera. However that is about all I may give you proper now.”
Jeff‘s newest feedback come seven months after he was requested in an interview with Dr. Music if the remainder of the fabric he recorded with Ellefson would ultimately see the sunshine of day. On the time, Soto stated: “I am hoping it’s going to in some unspecified time in the future. I’ve given David, as many individuals have, the house and the time to type of take care of his personal issues.
“We have been full-on getting that factor able to bounce and to drop, et cetera, and, clearly, issues have been placed on maintain for that cause,” he defined. “And it is simply higher for issues to simply type of go away and type of settle down, as a result of we do not want the type of press that comes with it, particularly the feedback [from] the Web cowboys on the market. Let it go away, let it simply type of slip underneath the rug, and I am positive that stuff is gonna resurface. And the concept of it’s going to resurface and get us on the market… I am positive we’ll revisit it when the time is correct.”
This previous January, Soto shared an Instagram picture of him with Ellefson and he captioned it: “One thing brewing in Los Angeles right this moment….#davidellefson”.
When Ellefson‘s collaboration with Soto was first introduced, David stated in an announcement: “Jeff and I’ve been associates for thus a few years that it is nice to lastly collaborate on some materials collectively. He has such a particular voice and excellent fashion for some new concepts my guitarist Andy Martongelli and I’ve been composing. We’re excited in regards to the progress of all of it and thought this is able to be an ideal time to provide just a little sneak preview.”
On the time, Jeff added: “As COVID-19 grew to become a giant destructive across the globe, it truly provided many artists an opportunity to lastly collaborate with each other which may have by no means occurred in any other case… As I’ve identified David for a few years, I knew from our different efforts exterior of our day jobs that we may give you some badass jams…and right here we’re, letting you in on our cool little secret.”
Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH in Might 2021 after sexually tinged messages and specific video footage involving the bassist have been posted on Twitter. On the time, Ellefson was accused of grooming an underage lady by movies and on-line messages. David has denied the allegation and has repeatedly stated the girl in query had been a prepared, consenting grownup on the time of their digital sexual encounter. Ellefson accompanied his denial with an alleged screenshot of an announcement from the girl with whom he was supposedly concerned on the time. In it, the girl admitted to recording the alleged intimate communications she had with Ellefson and referred to as herself “naïve” for sharing them with a good friend with out the musician’s permission.
David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.