Kings of Thrash Are Working on Original Music, Proving That It’s Not Just a Megadeth Cover Band


Ever since his ousting as Megadeth‘s bassist, David Ellefson has been involved in a number of projects. One of those projects was a seemingly reluctant Megadeth cover band called the Kings of Thrash. Along with fellow former Megadeth member, guitarist Jeff Young, the band’s made a name for itself playing old Megadeth tunes. Hell, they sometimes even get another ex-Megadeth member to join them on stage whenever Chris Poland’s around.

And while their upcoming tour will feature them playing the entirety of both 1985’s Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good and 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What in full, it turns out that’s not their only purpose.

Earlier this week, the band posted a behind the scenes TikTok showing some studio work. Specifically, it shows the beginnings of a Jeff Young solo for a new, original song. In the clip, you can see Ellefson listening intently and bobbing his head to the music. It’s an okay solo, but it’s obviously still early in the process.

Ellefson’s obviously down with what he hears in the clip, but he calls it a “reverse Iommi,” whatever that means. Still, it’s nice to know Ellefson isn’t just using Kings of Thrash to play old Megadeth songs, even though they’re going to be touring extensively on the back of that seminal thrash band’s first two albums.

If you want to catch the Kings of Thrash live, you can do so at one of the live events listed below. Even though we’re jabbing them for their connection to Megadeth, it’s sure to be a decent time at the very least.

Kings of Thrash’s 2023 US Tour Dates with Hatriot:
2/16 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
2/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
2/19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
2/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
2/21 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/22 – Columbus, OH @ King Of Clubs
2/24 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
2/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Legends Bar And Venue
2/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
2/28 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
3/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
3/03 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
3/04 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/05 – Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center
3/07 – Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
3/08 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
3/11 – Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
3/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/14 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
3/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)

Kings of Thrash Are Working on Original Music, Proving That It’s Not Just a Megadeth Cover Band
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