Megadeth Announce James LoMenzo As Band’s Permanent New Bassist

Megadeth Announce James LoMenzo As Band's Permanent New Bassist
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Author: Michael Pementel

Megadeth has confirmed that their new permanent bassist is James LoMenzo!

LoMenzo has been part of two previous Megadeth albums: United Abominations and Endgame. News of LoMenzo permanently joining the band comes via their social media accounts. The following statement comes from the Megadeth Facebook page, which involves comments from James and band frontman Dave Mustaine:

“Megadeth announce bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was Megadeth’s bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year. LoMenzo now officially rejoins the Megadeth family.

“Dave Mustaine adds, ‘I am thrilled to welcome back James to the Megadeth family. James rejoined the fold as the touring bassist and it’s been a blast having him back, we thought let’s make it permanent.’

James: ‘I’m so excited to rejoin Megadeth and move forward full steam into the next phase of this iconic band’s history! With Dave, Kiko and Dirk there’s no stopping us! It just feels great to be home again.’”

What do you think of James LoMenzo joining the band?

Back in March, it was shared that the band had recruited Steve Di Giorgio to play bass on the upcoming Megadeth album. Steve Di Giorgio is the bassist for Testament. The new Megadeth album, The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead, will arrive on July 8th.

The band just recently wrapped up their co-headlining run of the Metal Tour Of The Year! Here’s hoping the band will be hitting the road again to support The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead.

Is The Sick, The Dying, And The Dead one of your most anticipated metal albums of the year? We recently held a reader vote for best metal album of 2022 (so far). To check out those results of the reader vote, follow the link below:

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