Bassist David Ellefson formed the hard rock group The Lucid after his departure from Megadeth in 2021. Now Ellefson is taking things way heavier with another new band called Dieth, featuring ex-Entombed A.D. guitarist and vocalist Guilherme Miranda and ex-Decapitated drummer Michał Łysejko.
The band is now streaming their debut single “In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpent,” which again – markedly heavier than anything Ellefson has done prior. Listen below.
“It has been so much happening lately (in life),feeling the need to express ourselves accordingly,” said Guilherme. “Create something new, have a fresh start. Personally, it was a matter of life or death to come back playing music. To do something truly meaningful and finally cope with the anger and grief. Sometimes you have to die inside to be reborn. This is what Dieth represents, a new sonic driving force that leave the past behind.”
“The three of us have all been recognized in our respective bands and careers but at some point, we had to close the door on those exploits to let something new begin and now we have found it in Dieth,” said Ellefson. “In fact, the name itself is about dying to one’s past so that something new can spring forth to create the next chapter of life. And that is a connection the three of us hold in common.”
“For me, Dieth is awakening from a creative lethargy, with the full feeling that the time has come,” added Łysejko. “The lightness with which Dieth‘s music flows from us, combining our inspirations and experiences into a whole, is proof of this. The fact that the band was formed in the Tri-City I come from has a symbolic meaning for me.”
The video was filmed in Gdańsk and directed by (Maciej Pieloch – MP Productions), which captures the fervor of the band’s heavy, charismatic sound.