October 30, 2015

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza recently officially joined OHM:, the band led by another ex-MEGADETH member, guitarist Chris Poland. Menza's addition to OHM: follows the recent passing of the band's previous drummer, David Eagle, who suffered a heart attack and had open-heart surgery in May.

Below is a recently professionally shot video of the new OHM: lineup performing the song "System of A Clown" from OHM:'s "Circus Of Sound" CD, released in 2008 by Mike Varney's Tone Center Records.

Former MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo is no longer involved with Menza and Poland's new project due to other commitments, and Robby Pagliari of OHM:, who can be seen in the video below, is now playing bass.

The group is writing new material in a significantly heavier vein and the trio will be auditioning vocalists for the project very soon as demos are being completed in the studio. There may even be a band name change from OHM: to something else due to the direction of the new material the trio is writing.

Poland is best known for his work on MEGADETH's first two albums — "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" (1985) and "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" (1986).

Menza joined MEGADETH for the 1989 recording "Rust In Peace" and for the next nine years became associated with the band's "classic" and most profitable era.

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