Basstory - David Ellefson of Megadeth w/ Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses

Basstory - David Ellefson of Megadeth w/ Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses

Dead By Wednesday, Disguise the Curse

Sun · November 18, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$15.00 - $20.00

7 - 7:30 disguise the curse
7:45 - 8:25 DBW
8:40 - 9:20 - Bumblefoot
9:35 - David Ellefson

David Ellefson of Megadeth, Bumblefoot (ex-guitarist of Guns 'n Roses & now Sons Of Apollo), Dead By Wednesday - (D.B.W. Death Crew Page), & Disguise the Curse!!

Megadeth bassist/backing vocalist David Ellefson has expanded his ‘Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson’ tour, adding a string of east coast dates with special guests. David writes:

“We promised a huge announcement, and I don’t think it will disappoint!! EAST COAST #BASSTORY dates have been added, with special guests Bumblefoot and Dead By Wednesday!”

Beginning Fall 2018, Grammy Award Winning Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson embarks on #BASSTORY, a series of limited and exclusive "Storytellers" dates, including special VIP meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more!

David Ellefson
David Ellefson
Born: November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota.

David Ellefson is best known as the original bass player for Megadeth, a band he helped found with guitarist/frontman Dave Mustaine in 1983 following Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. Ellefson, known as "Junior" within the band, remained the only player to perform with Mustaine and Megadeth throughout the band's initial run from 1983 through 2002. When Mustaine resurrected the Megadeth name in 2004, Ellefson was not included. An unsuccessful lawsuit brought by Ellefson against Mustaine over Megadeth rights and royalties only served to heighten tensions between the former band mates. Although Mustaine would announce that the two had eventually settled their personal differences, he did not foresee Ellefson ever rejoining the band, and Megadeth released 3 studio albums with different bassists. In the meantime, Ellefson performed with the groups F5 and Hail and went to work for Peavy Amplifiers. It then came as something of a shock when, in early 2010, it was announced that Ellefson had rejoined Megadeth.
Dead By Wednesday
Dead By Wednesday
In 2005, Dead By Wednesday made their first mark by releasing their debut CD Democracy is Dead on Jasta of Hatebreed's Stillborn Records which sold 3K out of the box with it’s debut. Then in 2008 came The Killing Project, the highly anticipated sophomore full length CD on Eclipse Records (Mushroom Head, Scum of the Earth). The Killing Project demonstrated with a punch to the face, New Haven CT's very own aggressive hybrid of metal, punk, & real hard core. While considered a metal band, DBW's older sound was once called “cross-over". With songs of urgency & importance regarding ideas on religion, current world affairs, race & equality, it was destined to make an impact. And it did. Shortly after, the video for the single 'Pawns' by Grammy nominated producer David Brodsky of My Good Eye, NYC, went into rotation on MTV2's former show ‘Headbanger's Ball’, as well as Music Choice, Havok TV on Demand, Sirius Liquid Metal, Rock Band, Touch Tunes, and even placed in UFC. Then in 2011, the band worked on all new brutal material & went into the studio recording their equally as important junior LP with long time friend & producer Enoch Jensen. Dead By Wednesday was focused on making “their Master of Puppets” dubbed The Last Parade, and some believe they succeeded in doing so. The release of The Last Parade was followed by a full U.S tour with Straight Line Stitch and Defiler, sponsored by the clothing line Hatewear, Inc. Two of their music videos from the album were featured on Comcast on Demand, one of which was screened at various film festivals across the country. Dead By Wednesday went on to snag the “Best Metal” award two years in a row at the Connecticut Music Awards. Their fourth release in 2014 was a short but sweet five song powerhouse EP entitled Death of the Rockstar, that leaves you wanting more. Following its release, Dead by Wednesday went on a US tour with the Grammy nominated metal band Shadow's Fall, playing sold out shows across the country. Next they did an American East Coast tour with power metal legends Flotsam & Jetsam, as well a short run with Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.).

In 2015, DBW had to part ways with their frontman, Joe Morbidelli, due to his battle with addiction. In response to his heartbreaking departure, the band recorded their newest album, Darkest of Angels. Each song features a guest singer from a prominent metal band of the past decades, including Brian Fair of Shadow's Fall, Carly Coma of Candiria, Rob Dukes of Exodus and Generation Kill, Waylon of Mushroom Head, Jon Arch of Fates Warning, AK of Flotsam & Jetsam and more. The theme of the album is addiction, as an ode to their former frontman. The album will be released in the spring of this year.

After months of auditions, DBW finally found their newest singer, 6'5 powerhouse Rob Roy from Ma. Together with Joey Concepcion on guitar (who also plays in Armageddon with Arch Enemy's Chris Amott), Opus on drums (who also plays with Marc Rizzo of Soulfly) and Mike Modeste on bass, the band has morphed into a "real" unstoppable international act. They are band that can be put up on the same stages with any of the top metal contenders "of the now." Throughout the years they have toured relentlessly, and in doing so have found their own sound and style, creating a fierce loyal fan base along the way. Now, with all the right members in place, they have all the pistons of this metal turbo engine running full throttle, and are without a doubt a serious force to be reckoned with.

Dead by Wednesday has recently rocked the stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, along with White Chapel, King Diamond and Slayer. They played Rock & Shock Horror Festival several years in a row, with Life of Agony, GWAR, Hatebreed and Soulfly. At the New England Metal Festival they played along with Battlecross, Goatwhore, Dillinger Escape Plan and Opeth. This March they will share the stage with death metal titans Revocation at The Providence Tattoo & Music Festival.

"Darkest of Angels”

*Produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust
(Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta)

*Release date: May 20th, 2016
*Avail. online for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, & more!
Disguise the Curse
Disguise the Curse
Disguise the Curse is a New England metal band formed in 2013. Their unique perspective into metal aims to capture the spirit of the genres roots, with a wide array of influences stemming from blues to death metal and classic rock all while maintaining the intensity and energy that metal is known for.

In the short time since the their introduction, DTC has played countless venues across New England, including many notable festivals and has even managed to earn a spot at the mega event Rock and Shock two years in a row including a main stage performance. They have shared the stage with the likes of Hatebreed, Soulfly, Soilwork, Jasta, Shadows Fall, Within The Ruins, Dehumanized, Mobile DeathCamp, Avatar, The Rocking Dead, Battlecross, Over Kill, even former members of Megadeath and Judas Priest. 2014 brought on the release of an extremely well-received 4-track EP titled "Lord Of The Deep" which highlighted the bands unique sound and earned plenty of recognition from fans and peers alike. Since then DTC has been hard at work in the studio, promoting their sound and playing shows all across New England. With the 2017 release of their debut album "Echoes of the Dying Light" Disguise the Curse is intent on making a mark in the metal world.

Disguise the Curse is all about blistering speeds with slow bluesy grooves to create a unique and daring sound. Inspired by anthems of horror including Frankenstein's monster, The Kraken, and so much more.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301