The Lucid is an American hard rock group consisting of vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), and drummer Mike Heller (Malignancy, Raven, Fear Factory).

The band was formed in early 2020 with guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller demoing song ideas for a potential new project which led to Fortier’s frequent collaborator and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joining the fold with Sponge vocalist Vinnie Dombroski following soon after to complete the line up. The four met in L.A. in July 2020 to finish recording what would eventually become their self-titled debut album The Lucid. The album was produced by Heller, and mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert.

This is David Ellefson’s first post Megadeth project after being let go from the band in May 2021.

In early September 2021, The Lucid released their first single “Maggot Wind” along with a release date of October 15 for their debut album.

In late September 2021, the band released their second single “Damned”.

In early October 2021, their third single “Hair” was released.