Megadeth's David Ellefson is stepping out for a new band with Jeff Scott Soto, but according to the bassist, it doesn't necessarily mean he's playing more thrash as "I'm already in the greatest thrash band in the world."
Ellefson was a guest on The Classic Metal Show (as seen below), where he was hyping the new collaborative project with Soto that just released a cover of Riot's "Swords & Tequila." When asked about the musical direction of the pairing beyond the cover, Ellefson responded, "I look at it like this. When people come to me, they go, 'Oh, dude. It's thrash,' and, 'It's heavy,' it's, like, I'm already in the greatest thrash band in the history of the world, so I don't need to do thrash anywhere else. I do that in Megadeth. I play with the guy who invented the genre."