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David Ellefson

David Ellefson

Real/full name:
David Warren Ellefson
50 (born Nov 12th, 1964)
Place of origin:
United States (Jackson, Minnesota)


Ellefson started to play bass guitar because of its presence in heavy rock music. He then became an accomplished rhythm guitarist and honed his songwriting skills while leading several of his own bands through the club scene of North America's Midwest region.

Other than vocalist and primary composer/lyricist Dave Mustaine, Ellefson was the only constant member of Megadeth from the time of their ...


He wrote "Making Music Your Business: A Guide for Young Musicians" and published his autobiography ""My Life With Deth" in 2013.

Ellefson told HM Magazine that he, like Dave Mustaine, is a committed Christian. "Well, I was actually brought up in a Christian household, so I have, you know, a pretty broad knowledge of it; and strayed from it for quite a while. And, now that I have children, I ...

Altitudes & Attitude

Bass, Guitars (2013-present)

2014 Altitudes & Attitude (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Bass

David Ellefson

Guitars, Bass, Drum programming (2010-present)

2011 Beamz Metal Factory Drum programming, Guitars, Bass



Knight Fury


2011 Time to Rock Bass


Bass (1983-2002, 2010-present)

1984 Last Rites (Demo) Bass
1985 Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! Bass, Vocals (backing)
1986 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? Bass, Vocals (backing)
1986 Peace Sells (Single) Bass
1986 Wake Up Dead (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1988 So Far, So Good... So What! Bass, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 4, 6), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
1988 Anarchy in the U.K. (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1988 Mary Jane (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1988 Liar (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1989 No More Mr. Nice Guy (Split) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1990 Hangar 18 (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1990 Rust in Peace Bass, Vocals (backing)
1990 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1991 Rusted Pieces (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Skin o' My Teeth (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Countdown to Extinction Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Symphony of Destruction (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Foreclosure of a Dream (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Exposure of a Dream (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Limited Edition! Megadeth Live (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1993 Sweating Bullets (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1994 The Story of Megadeth (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1994 Crown of Worms (EP) Bass
1994 Youthanasia Bass, Vocals (backing)
1994 Train of Consequences (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1995 A Tout le Monde (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1995 Evolver (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1996 Cyberarmy Exclusive Tracks (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1997 Cryptic Writings Bass, Vocals (backing)
1997 Trust (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1997 Live Trax (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Live Trax II (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Cryptic Sounds (No Voices in Your Head) (EP) Bass
1999 Less Than Jake / Megadeth (Split) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Risk Bass, Vocals (backing)
2000 Breadline (EP) Bass
2001 Moto Psycho (Single) Bass
2001 The World Needs a Hero Bass, Vocals (backing)
2001 Behind the Music (Extended Version) (Video) Bass
2002 Rude Awakening (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2002 Rude Awakening (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2004 Unplugged in Philly (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Video Hits (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2006 Unplugged in Boston (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2006 Arsenal of Megadeth (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 Rust in Peace Live (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 Rust in Peace Live (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 Sudden Death (Single) Bass
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2011 Never Dead (Single) Bass
2011 Public Enemy No. 1 (Single) Bass
2011 Th1rt3en Bass, Vocals (backing)
2013 Burn! (Single) Bass
2013 Super Collider (Single) Bass
2013 Super Collider Bass
2013 Countdown to Extinction: Live (Live album) Bass
2013 Countdown to Extinction: Live (Video) Bass
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Bass (2005)


Bass (2004-2010)

2005 A Drug for All Seasons Guitars (rhythm), Bass
2008 The Reckoning Bass

Fallen Angels

Bass (1983)

Killing Machine

As Dave Ellefson:

2006 Metalmorphosis Bass


Bass (2006)

Tim "Ripper" Owens

Bass (2009)

Dream Theater

2007 Systematic Chaos Spoken words (on "Repentance")

Gus G.

2014 I Am the Fire Bass (Track 4)


As Dave Ellefson:

1987 License to Kill Vocals (backing) (2, 5)


2012 Evolution Bass (6, 9)
2013 Seven Sacrifices Bass (Track 7)


2004 Prophecy Bass on tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
2005 Dark Ages Bass (on "Riotstarter")

The Alien Blakk

2006 Modes of Alienation Bass
2010 Bekoming Bass (on "I Tried You")


2005 The Beginning of the End Bass (Tracks 1, 2, 8)
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