The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere “Maskronaut” Music Video

The Lucid (Sponge, ex-Megadeth, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Maskronaut.” You can check that out below. With this news, the band have also launched a campaign in an effort to raise awareness about testicular cancer following guitarist Drew Fortier’s diagnosis with the disease. You can help him out by donating HERE.

Fortier commented:

“You truly never know with these things. I wanted to make this public to help raise awareness with this type of cancer because it literally came on out of nowhere. I’m thankful for all the support and I want to give a big thank you to Dr. Masterson and his team at Indiana University for being true rock stars in their field.”

Bassist David Ellefson added:

“We always felt ‘Maskronaut’ was a special song, even more so with the video. In light of recent circumstances with Drew’s health, we agreed this was the right time to release something uplifting and positive heading into the summer.”

The Lucid’s Drew Fortier Undergoes Surgery For Testicular Cancer

The Lucid’s Drew Fortier recently underwent surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The guitarist said the following about that:

“I’m alive! The facts: I had cancer in my right testicle and had said testicle removed today. Waiting to hear back from pathology on if it spread but so far so good! The tumor got the size of a tennis ball. It was crazy. Funnily, I woke up from the anesthesia talking about Bang Tango 😆. Also we have a new E.P. from The Lucid coming out very very soon called Saddle Up and Ride. Also moral of the story: check your balls fellas!! Also thank you to everyone who reached out and sent me well wishes!! All of you are incredibly wonderful!!! ❤️😊.”

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere “Hair” Music Video

The Lucid, the project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new video for their song “Hair.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album.

Fortier commented:

“It was fascinating to watch Hannah [Fierman] unleash her remarkable creativity for this music video. We are all thrilled and moved by what she was able to accomplish visually with this song. It was an exciting, dark, twisted, collaboration showcasing the band’s irreverence perfectly. We think everyone is going to get such a big kick out of it.”

Fierman added:

“The Lucid gave me artistic freedom to do whatever I wanted with the music video but they also had some fantastic ideas of their own once we began brainstorming. We decided on mostly black & white neo noir early on in the process. My background in horror is apparent but works with the energy of the song. It was truly a blast creating this video with such fun and talented artists.”

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere “Deaths Of Despair” Video, Announce May Shows

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new video for their song “Deaths Of Despair.” This track is from the band’s 2021 self-titled debut album. With this news, the band have also announced some May U.S. shows:

05/20 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
05/21 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
05/26 West Dundee, IL – Rochaus
05/27 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
05/28 Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Hair”

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new song titled “Hair.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 15.

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Reveal Cover Art For Debut Album

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have officially revealed the cover art for their self-titled debut album. As previously reported, that effort will be released on October 15.

“The Lucid” Track Listing:

01. “Maggot Wind”
02. “Deaths Of Despair”
03. “Spoiler Head”
04. “Hair”
05. “Maskronaut”
06. “Damned”
07. “Breech Boy”
08. “Pigs And Sons”
09. “Parade Of Spit”

Ellefson previously commented:

“It’s been a real blast making a record with these guys and I must say that it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues… to step out a bit from what each of us have done stylistically in our own careers. There was an effortless synergy that came with creating these songs together which is always amazing when working with new people. I’m looking forward to everyone checking it out!”

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Damned”

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new song titled “Damned.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 15.

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Maggot Wind”

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new song titled “Maggot Wind.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 15.

“The Lucid” Track Listing:

01. “Maggot Wind”
02. “Deaths Of Despair”
03. “Spoiler Head”
04. “Hair”
05. “Maskronaut”
06. “Damned”
07. “Breech Boy”
08. “Pigs And Sons”
09. “Parade Of Spit”

Ellefson said the following about the new album:

“It’s been a real blast making a record with these guys and I must say that it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues….to step out a bit from what each of us have done stylistically in our own careers. There was an effortless synergy that came with creating these songs together which is always amazing when working with new people. I’m looking forward to everyone checking it out!”

Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson To Launch New Project The Lucid

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is planning to launch a new project called The Lucid on September 8. According to Blabbermouth, that band also features vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory). This news comes after Ellefson was fired from Megadeth following accusations of underage grooming and sexual misconduct. Those allegations stemmed from leaked footage that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman. The bassist previously denied the accusations, saying the girl was not underage, and he is now seeking legal action against the leaker of the video.