Hatchet Signs With Combat Records; Reveals New Album Specs

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Hatchet officially has a new home and a new album on the way. The band announced this week that it had signed a new deal with the recently resurrected hard rock label, Combat Records.  With the deal officially signed, the band–Julz Ramos (vocals/guitar), Clayton Cagle (guitar), Devin Reiche (bass) and Ben Smith (drums)–also announced it will...

February 23rd, 2018
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Ellefson Coffee Company Announces Appearances To Promote New Drink

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Megadeth bassist Dave Ellfson’s success as an entrepreneur just keeps growing. Just announced Thursday, Ellefson has announced some new in-person appearances alongside The Ron Keel Band to promote the growth of Ellefson’s beverage offerings and the release of The Ron Keel Band’s album Metal Cowboy Reloaded.  Ellefson,...

February 16th, 2018
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Ellefson Coffee Company Debuting New Lines At Winter NAMM

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group/Ellefson Coffee Company By Philip Sayblack Ellefson Coffee Company is appearing at this year’s annual Winter NAMM. The company is exhibiting at Anaheim Convention Center in Hall D, Booth 3905.  It will be there along with company head Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group and its imprints, EMP Underground, EMP Outlaw, THC Music and the recently re-launched Combat...

January 25th, 2018
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Marc Rizzo To Release New Solo Album In March, Tour With Soulfly This Spring

Courtesy: Combat Records/EMP Label Group/Amped By Philip Sayblack Guitarist Marc Rizzo has become a household name among rock and metal fans over the years thanks to his work with Ill Nino, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy and his solo work.  This March, Rizzo will put his talents on display again when he releases his new solo effort, Rotation. Rizzo’s fourth solo full-length studio recording, Rotation...

January 2nd, 2018
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EMP Outlaw Giving Audiences A Double Dose Of Ron Keel In 2018

By Philip Sayblack Ron Keel fans will get a double dose of the veteran southern rock artist’s music this year. EMP Label Group officials announced via press release Tuesday that Keel’s 2014 album Metal Cowboy will be re-issued March 2 via EMP Label Group’s recently launched Southern Rock/Outlaw Country imprint EMP Outlaw.  Along with its release, this year will also see the long-awaited release...

January 2nd, 2018
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Mark Slaughter Debuts ‘Halfway There’ Title Track, Video

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group/EMP Label Group By Philip Sayblack Mark Slaughter has released another single from his latest solo recording. The Slaughter front man debuted the song ‘Halfway There’ this week. The song is the third single and title track from his sophomore solo recording, which was released this past May via EMP Label Group. In conjunction with the song’s release, the band...

December 12th, 2017
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Combat Records To Rise Again

Courtesy: Combat Records/EMP Label Group/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Combat Records is coming back. EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson announced this week that the label, which was one of the seminal punk and thrash labels from the 1980s, has been resurrected and will be part of the EMP Label Group family. The one-time powerhouse label shuttered its doors in the mid-2000s after its...

November 30th, 2017
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Autograph Inks New Record Deal; Announces New Album Details

Courtesy: EMP Label Group By Philip Sayblack 1980s rock outfit Autograph has signed a new record deal. The band recently inked a new deal with Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. The new deal will see the band’s next new full-length studio recording Get Off You’re a** released via EMP Label Group on CD and digital download. A limited edition vinyl pressing of the album will be released in November. The...

August 6th, 2017
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Next To None Unveils ‘Phases” Latest Single, Video

Courtesy: EMP Label Group/InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Next To None is giving audiences a new preview of its new album. The band unveiled the video for its new single ‘The Apple’ this week.  The song is the latest song from the band’s upcoming album Phases, which is currently scheduled to be released Friday, Friday, July 7.  It will be released domestically via EMP Label Group in North...

May 28th, 2017
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Next To None Announces Sophomore Album’s Release Date

Courtesy: EMP Label Group/InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Next To None will release its sophomore album this summer. Phases will be released July 7 via EMP Label Group in North America and InsideOut Music in Europe.  The announcement this week comes on the heels of the completion of the band’s European tour with Haken. Work on the new record started last October and took approximately four months....

May 14th, 2017
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