Sep 22nd


“Damned”, our second single from The Lucid is out now. Listen here: here

Available on all digital platforms.

Pre-order the album here:

Album release date: October 15

Sep 21st


Live interview with The Lucid & Sponge frontman Vinnie Dombroski.

Sep 17th


The blu ray pre-order for the award winning Ellefson Films produced found footage horror film Dwellers is live now at

The exclusive bundles are almost sold out which include signed copies by the film’s writer/director/star Drew Fortier.

The film’s release date is October 12.

Poster art by Alex Sarabia.

Sep 16th


Check out Meltdown Wrif's brand new interview with The Lucid frontman Vinnie Dombroski who dives into how the band came together while also touching upon his other bands Sponge and Crud.

*Listen to the interview here: here

*Our debut single Maggot Wind: here

*Pre-order the album:

Also available are extremely limited signed copies of the CD and Vinyl.

CD and Digital release is October 15.

Vinyl will ship around April 2022.

Sep 15th


Screaming Butterfly Entertainment is proud to announce their partnership with former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson / Ellefson Films on their upcoming feature length documentary "This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza". Ellefson has signed on as a co-producer of the film, and also will provide narration to guide the viewer through the exploration of Nick's life.

Ellefson stated: In forty-second promo clip, that can be seen below. I am proud to announce I will narrate / co-produce the upcoming documentary film "This "Was My Life: The story of Nick Menza" and I look forward to sharing together with you the life story of one of musics most celebrated rock star drummers of all time Nick Menza".

Menza's longtime personal manager Robert Bolger said: "I am very happy I could connect David Ellefson with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment to narrate / co-produce the project. Ellefson's knowledge will secure the authenticity of the film".

"Nick loved his fans and always said without the fans none this would be possible. I really think Nick's fans will enjoy this journey through his life."

Executive Producer/Director Holly Mollohan from Screaming Butterfly Entertainment added: "I am very happy to welcome David Ellefson to the "This Was My Life" team. He brings with him a wealth of in-depth knowledge and personal experience that will be so valuable to making this film something very special for the fans and Nick's family. I believe that his involvement will be an extremely positive addition to the project, and am excited to collaborate with him on the film."

In conjunction with the announcement of Ellefson's attachment to the film, an Indiegogo campaign has been launched to raise funding for the completion of the film. Fans have the opportunity to support the production of the film directly, as well as obtain some rare, official Nick Menza memorabilia.

These items include various Nick Menza personally owned items - some with authentic signatures from Nick himself. In addition to memorabilia, fans can purchase brand new Nick Menza merchandise including hats, posters, and even Nick Menza skateboard decks. Fans can even have their names and a message added to the end credits of the film.

The campaign can be found at here and is now live.

"This Was My Life" will be the first-ever film to memorialize Menza's legacy and celebrate his life exactly how it was. It is described in a press release as "an unflinching exploration into the life of one of the most successful thrash-metal drummers of all time, authorized by the Menza family. From his childhood all the way through to the end of his life including a true blow-by-blow account of the repeated failed attempts of the classic 'Rust In Peace' lineup."

"This Was My Life" will feature rare and never-before-seen photos and video footage from Nick's archived VHS tape collection, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 through 1991. Included will be exclusive content showcasing Nick working at the studio, personal home movies, casual time and party time with his fellow bandmembers, as well as other well-known artists of the era that Nick toured with. A screenshot from the film was recently released that featured an interview with Former LAMB OF GOD/MEGADETH drummer Chris Adler.

Late in the evening on May 21, 2016, Nick collapsed after suffering a heart attack during a concert with Chris Poland and Robertino "Pag" Pagliari in their band OHM: at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

MEGA thanks! - Just know that everyone of you have been recognized, gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated for all the continuous support in keeping Nick's legacy alive. Nick Menza: If it wasn't for the fans none of this would be possible..


Sep 15th


We are proud to support the Menza family and pay homage to our friend Nick on this upcoming venture. Your support is appreciated.

Sep 9th


This weekend (Sept 10-12) come meet David Ellefson and Drew Fortier at Crypticon in Minneapolis, MN! They will be promoting their various projects together including The Lucid as well as their award winning found footage horror film Dwellers which will also be screened at the event.

In addition to a wide range of merch at their booth, there will also be extremely limited CD samplers for The Lucid on hand as well.

For ticket information: here

Sep 9th


The Lucid

Maggot Wind: here

Sep 8th


For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2021

Sponge Vocalist, Fear Factory Drummer, And Grammy-Award Winning Bassist David Ellefson Join Forces In The Lucid

Vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, guitarist Drew Fortier, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Mike Heller announce brand new self-titled debut album THE LUCID.

THE LUCID's self-titled debut album features nine heavy-hitting and emotionally charged tracks showcasing the eclectic quartet's unique sonic approach.

The group has just released "Maggot Wind", the first single from their upcoming album due out October 15 via SpoilerHead Records.

Listen to the single “Maggot Wind” here: here

Pre-order the full length album here: here

The album was produced by Mike Heller and mixed/mastered by Lasse Lammert.

The Lucid will feature the following track listing:

1. Maggot Wind

2. Deaths of Despair

3. Spoiler Head

4. Hair

5. Maskronaut

6. Damned

7. Breech Boy

8. Pigs and Sons

9. Parade of Spit

Bassist David Ellefson states, "It's been a real blast making a record with these guys and I must say that it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues… to step out a bit from what each of us have done stylistically in our own careers. There was an effortless synergy that came with creating these songs together which is always amazing when working with new people. I’m looking forward to everyone checking it out!”

Ellefson and Fortier have announced the pre-order for their award winning found footage horror film Dwellers which will be released October 12 on Blu-Ray and Digital streaming services and is available now in various limited edition pre-order bundles at here.

Ellefson and Fortier will also be appearing at the following events:

Crypticon, Minneapolis, MN - Sept. 10-12

Dead Conventions, Fort Wayne, IN - Oct 15-17

Chiller Theater, Parsippany, NJ - Oct 29-31

Vinnie Dombroski is on the heels of the latest Sponge record, Lavatorium and Mike Heller can be heard on the new Fear Factory album Aggression Continuum and most recent Raven album, Metal City.

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Sep 1st