Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson forms new band, Dieth

David Ellefson performs with Megadeth at the Bloodstock Festival at Catton Hall on August 13, 2017 in Burton Upon Trent, England
(Image credit: Katja Ogrin/Redferns)

Former Megadeth bass guitar player David Ellefson has formed a new band called Dieth.

Comprised of Ellefson, former Entombed A.D. electric guitar player Guilherme Miranda, guitarist Michał Grall and former Decapitated drummer Michal Łysejko, the band are based in Gdańsk, Poland, and have premiered their first single, In the Hall of the Hanging Serpents.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.