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[David Ellefson by Stuart Sevastos ; Post Malone by Adam Degross]

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is releasing his debut solo album later this year but today we’re getting a sneak peek with a cover of a Post Malone track.

Ellefson is giving a heavy reworking of Post Malone’s “Over Now” while revealing he and his solo bandmates are all fans of the rapper.

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The song originally appeared on Post Malone’s sophomore full-length Beerbongs & Bentleys back in 2018.

As for Ellefson’s project outside of thrash metal legends Megadeth, he’s put together a band that’s released another single on top of the cover so far. Ellefson is, of course, handling bass duties while Thom Hazaert is on vocals, Andy Martongelli and Bumblefoot are on guitars and Paolo Caridi is on drums.

“We’re all fans of Posty, and he’s also been a huge fan of Megadeth and all things metal,” Ellefson says in a press release. “The old adage used to be that if you could strip a song down to just an acoustic guitar and a vocal, you probably had a great song. But times have changed now, that if you can take a song from another genre, and seamlessly transform it to a completely different genre, it just proves what a great song it really is.”

Thöm Häzäert also offers his thoughts on the song and Post Malone who he says has become good friends with the band members.

“Posty has become a good friend to our camp, David and I have both gone to shows, and hung out and spent some time with him, and we have definitely spent some nights texting and nerding out over classic Metal, and our fanboy devotion to Metallica, Megadeth, etc. Meanwhile I am honestly a huge fan of his stuff, his lyrics. I can honestly say, and I talk about it all the time, there is not an artist who has come out in a long time that has impressed or influenced what I do more than Post Malone.

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I think the emotions and dynamic of the song really lend themselves to the heavier arrangement. Posty is a Rock and Metal guy at heart, and I think “Over Now” is definitely a Metal song at heart.”

In case you haven’t seen it before, Post Malone has shown his love for Megadeth on camera before. During the filming of a Noisey video, the rapper can be seen belting out the words to the band’s track “Peace Sells.”

You can check out the cover in the player below.

What do you think of the Megadeth bassist’s cover of Post Malone’s “Over Now”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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