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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Releases “Simple Truth” EP To Benefit Italian COVID-19 Relief Efforts


Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has released a new single titled “Simple Truth” from his Ellefson outfit. All proceeds from the track will be donated to Italian COVID-19 relief efforts. Ellefson and his vocalist/business partner Thom Hazaert co-wrote the track with assistance from their Italian bandmates Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi.

The song will also appear on Ellefson‘s forthcoming new album which they have been working on remotely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ellefson commented of the track:

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“We actually wrote the song in Milan during a tour rehearsal, and a lot of it was recorded there. We’ve gone back and forth with Andy in Italy, from the Platinum Underground in Phoenix, and with our mixer and co-engineer Alessio Garavello in London. While we’re all staying positive and just keeping busy, it’s heartbreaking to see what’s going on over there with the death toll climbing every day.”

“We played several shows in Italy on our European ‘More Live With Deth’ tour last year, and I was just there with Megadeth back in February. It’s absolutely devastating to see what the country is going through right now. The people, and it’s culture, have been so welcoming to me over the years, that i’m honored to do anything I can to give something back to them during this time of need.”

It arrives as part of an EP of the same name, which also features an alternate mix of “Vultures“. Live performances of the latter track and “If You Were God” also appear on that outing.