DAVID ELLEFSON: MEGADETH Is Going To Honour One Album Per Month This Year For Our 35 Year Anniversary

Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice spoke to MEGADETHs Bassist and CEO of EMP Label Group David Ellefson at this years NAMM show January 26 2018 at the EMP Label Group Booth.

Ellefson spoke about his branded coffee and wine lines, MEGADETH’s 35 year anniversary celebrations, his faith and what stage MEGADETH is at in regards to writing their next album.

On how he got into coffee business, David responded: “Cause I drink coffee everyday, I don’t even play music everyday and so it’s kind of a natural fit. I have been drinking Coffee pretty much my whole adult life. “

When asked about a MEGADETH update on future initiatives, he said: “Just this week we announced the 35 year anniversary of MEGADETH. That is 15 studio albums.  Therefore, we are going to honour an album per month throughout the year, sometimes two a month. This month is Dystopia and So Far. So good. So What? Which both came out in the month of January?  We are honouring them by postings and probably in the live shows, we are going to incorporate more of those songs from those albums. There are also some merchandising for fans. Just making a whole extravaganza to thank our fans for giving us 35 years of the band.”

When asked what stage MEGADETH is in writing a new album, Ellefson said: “It’s just getting started I’m thinking it’s going to be next year 2019 before we really get anything out but we are working on the album this year that’s the goal in the midst of the 35 year anniversary of MEGADETH. We want to take our time and really make a great record. We took our time with Dystopia and that diligence paid off.”

You can watch the entire interview below.