What The Hell: David Ellefson Teams Up With Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J For A New Song

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So the big release that everyone has been waiting for throughout all of 2o22 is here: ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has teamed up with Insane Clown Posse member Violent J for a new song.

To be more precise, Ellefson’s band The Lucid has teamed up with Violent J, and their new song is titled “Saddle Up and Ride.”

For those who do not know, alongside David Ellefson, The Lucid is made up of Vinnie Dombroski (from Sponge), Mike Heller (of Fear Factory), and Drew Fortier.

Speaking to this new song, as well as another song that Violent J is on, Fortier shares the following:

“We are thrilled to join forces with an iconic artist like Violent J. He added such a kick-ass and dangerous element to ‘Saddle Up and Ride’ and ‘Sweet Toof’. J has without a doubt taken The Lucid to another level.”

In all honesty, this song sounds… fine. It is certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of tea (although, the instrumentation does sound cool).

You can check out David Ellefson and The Lucid’s new song with Insane Clown Posse member Violent J below.

“Saddle Up and Ride” is a single off of The Lucid’s upcoming EP. You can pre-order that EP as of today by following this link here. The EP will be out on January 27th, 2023.

Speaking to the band’s future concerning live shows, Fortier shares:

“As far as live shows go, we had to cancel those shows back in May 2021 due to my cancer situation resulting in surgery which I have fully recovered from but with David and Mike looking to have a busy 2023 with Kings of Thrash/Dieth and Raven/Fear Factory respectively, it’s looking like the most pragmatic route would be if Vin and I team up for some acoustic shows to promote The Lucid so be on the lookout for that.”

Below are links to other stories involving David Ellefson, as well as one related to Insane Clown Posse. The ICP story actually involves an incident where the duo encountered Coal Chamber and Slipknot during an appearance on the Howard Stern Show (and some shit went down).

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