After having been kicked out of Megadeth roughly a year ago, ex-band bassist David Ellefson has just announced a new super heavy project. Said band is called DIETH, and features Ellefson alongside Guilherme Miranda (ex- Entombed A.D.) and Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated). Ellefson’s new death-trash band has also released a new single titled, “IN THE HALL OF THE HANGING SERPENTS,” which you can check out below.
In a press release associated with the news of DIETH, Guilherme shares:
“It has been so much happening lately (in life), feeling the need to express ourselves accordingly. Create something new, have a fresh start. Personally, it was a matter of life or death to come back playing music. To do something truly meaningful and finally cope with the anger and grief. Sometimes you have to die inside to be reborn. This is what DIETH represents, a new sonic driving force that leave the past behind.”
David Ellefson provides the following statement:
“The three of us have all been recognized in our respective bands and careers but at some point, we had to close the door on those exploits to let something new begin and now we have found it in DIETH. In fact, the name itself is about dying to one’s past so that something new can spring forth to create the next chapter of life. And that is a connection the three of us hold in common.”
And Łysejko adds:
“For me, DIETH is awakening from a creative lethargy, with the full feeling that the time has come. The lightness with which DIETH’s music flows from us, combining our inspirations and experiences into a whole, is proof of this. The fact that the band was formed in the Tri-City I come from has a symbolic meaning for me.”
What are your thoughts on DIETH’s “IN THE HALL OF THE HANGING SERPENTS”?