Last month, Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick shocked the metal community by announcing their departures from the thrash band just hours apart from each other. The duo followed up yesterday (Dec. 18) with news that Drover and Broderick were forming a new band. And now, the new act's vocalist has been revealed.

Today (Dec. 19), Blabbermouth revealed that the singer for the new band featuring Drover and Broderick is former Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner. Scar the Martyr is the band featuring former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

During an interview with Liquid Metal, Chris Broderick spoke about joining forces with Shawn Drover. Broderick said, "Through talking with Shawn Drover, we've talked about how we had all this material that was never gonna get released, all these killer, heavy riffs that we had written and stuff, and so we just decided, 'Hey, why don't we put the stuff out? Why don't we form a band and get out these killer riffs, just to see what people think?' So we formed a band, we're working with a killer singer — he's awesome — and we've got record labels that have made some good offers on the table, and we're really excited about where that's gonna go."

On whether or not the group has a name yet, Broderick answered, "Here's the funny thing: we have many names. But the problem today is that there are so many bands out there that the first thing we've gotta do is run them by trademark and make sure that we can get… We don't wanna run into the 'Ghost' and the 'Ghost B.C.' issue, right?! So we're looking into trademarks on the names, and I would love to tell you, but we wanna save some of it for our official press release, and we'll talk about the singer then, and we'll have the record label on board by then."

Stay tuned for more on Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick and Henry Derek Bonner as news continues to break.

As for Megadeth, bassist David Ellefson assured fans the legendary metal act would not be disbanding. Footage of Ellefson jamming with a mystery drummer even surfaced online recently.

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