Kik Tracee Announces Compilation Release, Live Dates

Courtesy: THC Music/EMP Label Group/Amped By Philip Sayblack 90s rock act Kik Tracee will release its new compilation record this summer. Big Western Sky is currently scheduled to be released Friday, July 17 via THC Music/EMP Label Group/Amped.  The record will feature a collection of B-Sides, Demos and other rarities from the band’s classic No Rules/Field Trip era prior to its break-up in the...

April 4th, 2017
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Mark Slaughter Announces Sophomore Solo Album’s Release Date

Courtesy: EMP Label Group/Amped/SPV/Universal By Philip Sayblack Mark Slaughter will release his new solo album next month. The Slaughter founder’s sophomore solo album, Halfway There, will be released via EMP Label Group/Amped on Friday, May 26 in North America and EMP/SPV in Europe. It will be released May 10 via EMP Label Group/Universal in Japan.  Its release comes roughly two years after the...

April 2nd, 2017
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Your Chance To Die To Release Its Next Album Via EMP Label Group

Courtesy: EMP Label Group By Philip Sayblack Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group is set has added yet another new name to its roster, and that name will release its next album via Ellefson’s label this spring. Death metal outfit Your Chance To Die will release its latest full-length studio recording Ex Nihilo on Friday, April 21.  The record, the band’s third full-length studio...

March 18th, 2017
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Ellefson Coffee Co. Store To Hold Grand Opening This Spring

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Ellefson Coffee Company’s first ever brick and mortar store will hold its official grand opening this spring. The event will be held April 7 – 9.  It comes almost three months after the store held its soft opening, which was held Jan. 10.  The company is named after its founder, Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson. The...

March 1st, 2017
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“Roast In Peace” Is Another Bold Success For Ellefson Coffee Company

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company When Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson made the decision last year to start up his own coffee company, the move was clearly a big risk.  That is because Ellefson has made a living making music and spreading that music around the world.  But of course all good things must come to an end.  Eventually Ellefson is going to hang up his bass and call it...

January 22nd, 2017

ECC’s Kenya Thrash Line Packs A Punch As Big As Megadeth’s Music

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson has been quite the busy figure in the past couple of years or so.  He started his own music label, EMP Label Group, in 2015.  He followed that up by starting up his own coffee company.  That company opened its first-ever brick and mortar outlet just recently in his home town of Jackson, MN.  The store features Megadeth...

January 15th, 2017