Ex-MEGADETH Bassist ELLEFSON's F5 'Test-Drives' New Material At Phoenix Gig

Former MEGADETH and current F5 basist David Ellefson has issued the following update:

"We had a blast at the F5 show [in Phoenix] last night [Saturday, April 14]. It was great to see our friends and fans driving in all the way from Utah and California to catch the show and hear the new songs. In fact, for those of you that were at the show, you now know that the whole reason we played was to try out a bunch of our new songs we've been writing over the past few months. In fact, seven of the nine songs in the set were all new material, which worked well with 'Cause for Concern' and 'Dissidence'. We chose a wide variety of tunes so we could 'test-drive' them and see if they were working from the stage. It seems we are on the right track....always trust the instinct!

"Our friends in the band CRUSHED invited us on the bill, which was good timing for us, as they were doing their CD release party last night. Our mutual friend Mike Clink produced their new album so good spirits were abound and was a good home town show for us all.

"More to be follow on the new songs and recording of the next album..."

F5's debut album, "A Drug for all Seasons", was released in North America in September 2005 via Cleopatra Records. The original version of "A Drug for all Seasons" is also available in Asia on JVC Victor Entertainment and in Europe on Mascot Records.

F5, whose sound is being described as guitar-heavy melodic hard rock, recorded the album last year at a Phoenix-area studio with producer Ryan Greene, who had previously worked with Ellefson in 1991 on the demos for MEGADETH's "Countdown to Extinction" album.

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