Megadeth co-founder Dave Ellefson is preparing to launch a new project, his first since being booted from Megadeth in May.
On Wednesday, Ellefson began teasing via Facebook something called The Lucid, arriving on September 8. The bassist uploaded a black, white and grey graphic which many presume to be an artist logo, although Ellefson has yet to offer any details on the project.
The post represents Ellefson's first public-facing social media activity since the scandal that prompted his ouster from Megadeth. A day after explicit images of him were leaked online in May, Ellefson admitted via a statement to a virtual extramarital affair with a woman from Europe for much of last year. The woman recorded at least one of their video calls and images from that call was later leaked by a third party.
Ellefson deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts after addressing the scandal. Police found no evidence that Ellefson committed a crime and he is pursuing revenge porn charges against the leaker.
After moving on from Ellefson, Megadeth confirmed that his bass parts on the new album were being re-recorded.
The band is touring with former bassist James LoMenzo, who played in Megadeth from 2006 - 2010, the last time Ellefson was out of the band. But Megadeth has not confirmed whether LoMenzo is also the new bassist on the forthcoming album