Megadeth to reveal new "mystery bass player" soon

Dave Mustaine has shown Megadeth's "mystery bass player" on Cameo, and revealed that we'll find out who it is soon…

Megadeth to reveal new "mystery bass player" soon
Emily Carter

Celebrity video site Cameo is proving to be a helpful – if surprising – tool to glean information on all things Megadeth at the moment, with Dave Mustaine telling a fan via the service last week that departed bassist David Ellefson's parts had already been re-recorded for their new album. This week, Dave is teasing his replacement.

In a video message (which has since been uploaded to Reddit), the frontman is seen wandering around the studio and showing producer Chris Rakestraw "sitting back there on the console", before spinning around to film the new bassist lying down on the floor.

"And you got our mystery bass player hiding behind the chair down there on the floor, so you can't see him," says Dave (via Loudwire). "We will be saying who that is soon, and you actually saw him before anybody else – even though you can't actually see him…"

With Megadeth's Metal Tour Of The Year alongside Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames kicking off on August 20, you'd have to imagine we'll be finding out about their new member before those shows begin, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Last June, Dave stated that the new Megadeth record ranked within the top five of the band's career.

"I think this is probably in the top four records as far as towards the tip of the spear with our career and everything that we’re doing,” he said. "It’s up there with Countdown [To Extinction], Rust In Peace and probably Peace Sells. The other one I would say is Dystopia. So that would round up my top five.”

Check out Dave's recent Cameo update below. And ood luck working out who that bassist is…

Catch Megadeth with Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames on The Metal Tour Of The Year at the following U.S. dates:

August 2021

20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center

September 2021

1 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
2 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
4 Portland, OR – Moda Center
5 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
9 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — Chicago
11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival*
12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — St. Louis
28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

October 2021

1 Laval, QC – Place Bell
2 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

(* = festival date featuring all four bands)

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