Jason Bieler Premieres New Video For “Beyond Hope” Featuring Skindred, Megadeth, Etc. Members

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) has premiered a new video for his song “Beyond Hope.“ The track, which features Benji Webbe (Skindred), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), is from Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra’s new album, “Songs For The Apocalypse,” which was released on January 22.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Earns Purple Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

According to the Jiu-Jitsu Times, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has officially earned his purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The 59-year-old musician was promoted by Reggie Almeida of Gracie Barra Spring Hill in Tennessee. Almeida commented:

“After 2 years as a blue belt and hard training and lots of ups and downs today I had the honor to promote Mr @davemustaine to his well deserved purple belt! Congratulations kid!!!”

Dave Mustaine Reveals Tentative Title For New Megadeth Album

During an appearance at the recent Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp masterclass, Dave Mustaine revealed that the new Megadeth album might be called “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead.” He also played a clip of new music. You can check that out on Reddit. Mustaine said the following about the title:

“The tentative album title we have right now is called ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead’. We may change that, because there’s some other titles, and I usually change the titles four or five times before I settle on anything.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Jam From Ex-Megadeth Members Nick Menza, Chris Poland, & James LoMenzo

Audio of a previously unreleased live jam from ex-Megadeth members Nick Menza, Chris Poland, and James LoMenzo has been shared online. The rehearsal was recorded two years before Menza died in 2016. The trio’s unnamed project will be discussed in the upcoming Nick Menza documentary “This Was My Life – The Story of Nick Menza.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) Teams Up With Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound) And Jesper Liveröd (Ex-Nasum) For New Bent Sea Song “Anger Mgmt”

Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren has shared a new song, titled “Anger Mgmt,” from his Bent Sea project. The track, which features Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound) and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum), serves as the fifth single in Verbeuren’s “Instagrind” series.

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) Premiere “Apparatus” Video

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have premiered a new video for their song “Apparatus.” This track is from their latest album “Scarcity.“ A limited edition vinyl pressing of that effort will be released on December 11.

Harris commented:

“The concept reflects on the division of neighbor vs. neighbor, harvesting unrest due to compromised ethics, intended to destroy the frayed internal infrastructure of adapting society on a global level. ‘Apparatus‘ is about a socially repressive cabal whose sole agenda is maximizing the transfer of wealth and power from poorer, middle class consumers to a thin sliver of the wealthiest via submissive fear ideology.

Through an intensive program of isolation, bombardment with propaganda and behaviorally suggestive content before reaching the global eye, the ‘Apparatus‘ is distressing civil liberties in an era of inconceivable technological corporate wizardry, oppression, censorship and domination.”

Screaming Butterfly Entertainment Announce New Documentary On Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza

Screaming Butterfly Entertainment have announced a new documentary focusing on late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza. The film is titled “This Was My Life” and more details regarding release plans will be revealed soon.

Here’s a description of the documentary:

“‘This Was My Life’: The official Nick Menza documentary film is an unflinching exploration into the life of one of the most successful thrash-metal drummers of all time, authorized by the Menza family. From his childhood all the way through to the end of his life including a true blow-by-blow account of the repeated failed attempts of the classic Rust In Peace Lineup.

This Was My Life: Will also feature rare and never before seen photos and video footage from Nick’s personal archived VHS tape collection, personally filmed by Nick Menza himself from 1988 through 1991 – Featuring exclusive content showcasing Nick working at the studio, personal home movies, casual time and party time with his fellow band members, as well as other well-known bands of the era that Nick toured with.”

Menza’s longtime personal manger Robert Bolger also commented:

“I am very excited to be working with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment on Nick’s official documentary. There’s a lot of published misinformation out there about Nick that isn’t true and I am very happy to bring the truth forth. Nick loved his fans and always said without the fans none this would be possible. I really think Nick’s fans will enjoy this journey through his life.”

Executive producer Holly Mollohan from Screaming Butterfly Entertainment added:

“As both a filmmaker, and fellow metalhead who deeply values the metal community, I am honored and excited to go on this journey alongside all of you.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Premieres Video For His Cover Of AC/DC’s “Riff Raff”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has premiered a new video for his cover of AC/DC’s “Riff Raff.” The track, which features Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which was released on November 20.

David Ellefson (Megadeth) To Release New Fiction Novel “The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has announced his first-ever fiction novel, “The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman.” The bassist co-wrote the book with Drew Fortier and it will be released on December 18.

Here’s a description of the book:

“The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman is the first chapter in the action-packed saga of Sledge; an up and coming musician who uncovers a startling quid pro quo: in exchange for achieving his dreams of Rock stardom, he must enlist as a ruthless killer for a clandestine agency. Filled with twists, turns, screams, and even laughs, Rock Star Hitman is the cult thriller you’ve been dying for.”

Ellefson commented:

“I’ve been on a quest to create an original thriller fiction book for some time now, and I’m beyond thrilled to announce it with ‘Rock Star Hitman’. I wanted there to be familiarity to my fans in an almost autobiographical way, but with characters and storyline which are clearly fictional. I think metal and horror/thriller fans are going to like it!”

Fortier added:

“David and I clicked really well when creating this story, because we’ve both lived the rock and roll tale ourselves. That’s why ‘Rock Star Hitman’ starts out like an autobiography from almost any musician but then takes a sudden and unexpected turn into a world of suspense, dark humor, and bloody brutal situations. As a horror/thriller fan myself we could almost write ourselves into our own story line. Plus, I think most everyone will relate to the daunting tales of selling one’s soul for a rock and roll aspiration… a story that in and of itself is close to me as well.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Releases Cover Of Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has released his cover of Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack.” The track, which features Doro Pesch, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on November 20.