During a recent interview with The Classic Metal Show, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson talked about his new collaboration with the Sons of Apollo singer Jeff Scott Soto and addressed the questions considering whether they will be making thrash metal music.

As you may have heard, even though he’s currently working on Megadeth’s upcoming album, the band’s bassist David Ellefson has found some extra time to pursue new projects. He recently teamed up with the lead vocalist of Sons of Apollo, Jeff Scott Soto under the name EllefsonSoto.

The duo just released their first track, the cover of Riot’s metal classic ‘Swords & Tequila‘ in collaboration with Sword’s Rick Hughes. After initiating this new project, Ellefson started receiving questions considering the genre of Ellefson-Soto’s music. Upon listening to their cover, some people told Ellefson that apparently, this will be another thrash band.

However, Ellefson said that he’s already ‘in the greatest thrash band in the history of the world’ and that he doesn’t need to ‘thrash anywhere else.’ He went on to say that he’s proud to be a member of Megadeth and so glad that he gets to ‘play with the guy who invented the genre.’

Here’s what Ellefson said during the interview:

“When people come to me, they go, ‘Oh, dude. It’s thrash,’ and, ‘It’s heavy,’ it’s, like, I’m already in the greatest thrash band in the history of the world, so I don’t need to do thrash anywhere else. I do that in Megadeth. I play with the guy who invented the genre.”

Click here for the source and you can listen to Ellefson, Soto, and Rick Hughes’s rendition of ‘Swords & Tequila‘ below.