David EllefsonMelody Myers

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Debuts “Sleeping Giants” Video, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Guests


Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has released a video for his song “Sleeping Giants” below. “Sleeping Giants” is the title track to the companion album to his latest memoir, ‘More Life With Deth‘, which is in stores now. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC fame guests on the track, as does Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Thom Hazaert, Steve Conley (Flotsam And Jetsam), Ilias Papadakis (Memorain) and Ethan Brosh.

Ellefson said of the track:

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“It was truly an honor to collaborate with DMC, and I think the track came out great. When Thom said DMC wanted to do a collaboration with us, I instantly thought of ‘Sleeping Giants‘. And when he came out to Revolution in Amityville to perform with us, and shoot the video, it was an awesome energy. I think everyone there got a show they won’t ever forget.”

Hazaert added:

David had all these great instrumental songs laying around, and ‘Sleeping Giants‘ was one of them. He suggested I write and record some vocal parts for them, so I called up DMC and asked if he’d want to collaborate with us on a track, and we got to work. I’ve always loved off the wall Metal/Hip-Hop collaborations, ‘Judgement Night‘ etc. And I think ‘Giants‘ definitely draws from that. The song and video both ended up with a really cool aggressive, old-school New York Hardcore/hip-hop feel. In my book, it doesn’t get any more legendary than Run-DMC. And this was definitely one for the history books.”

Melody Myers and Hazaert co-directed the video, which you can watch below. Ellefson can be found out on the road on his ‘Basstory‘ tour with the following dates booked:

09/05 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar (feat. Symbolic)
09/06 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage (feat. Symbolic)
09/7 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto (feat. Fatal Malady)
09/10 Phoenix, AZ – Changing Hands (Book signing/Q&A)