Zakk Wylde Added To 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour Lineup

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Merlis For Hire The annual experience Hendrix tour added another big name to its lineup this week. Concert organizers announced this week that Zakk Wylde has joined this year’s nationwide celebration of Jimi Hendrix.  The announcement was made in a news release sent Friday from Experience Hendrix LLC. Wylde will join artists, such as Joe Satriani (who has previously...

February 17th, 2019

‘The Face of Fear’ Shows Artillery Still Has Plenty Of Ammunition

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack It’s hard to believe, but in a little more than a month, 2018 will officially over, and 2019 will be here.  It goes without saying that this year has been another impressive one for the metal community, with powerful new releases from acts, such as Soulfly, Tesseract and Nonpoint just to name a few acts.  Though the year is almost over, the year’s...

November 24th, 2018

Dave Ellefson Announces New “BASSTORY” Tour

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Megadeth bassist and EMP Label Group founder Dave Ellfson is launching a new solo tour. Ellefson, who also runs Ellefson Coffee Company, will embark on what he has dubbed the “Basstory” starting September 21 in Portland, Oregon.  The tour is being labeled as an intimate “storyteller” type of presentation in which Ellefson stories of his...

June 15th, 2018
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Megadeth Partners With Century Media For ‘Killing Is My Business…’ Re-Issue

Courtesy: Century Media/Century Media Records/Century Media Label Group By Philip Sayblack Megadeth is going back in time…sort of. The band announced Friday that it will re-issue its 1985 debut album Killing is My Business…and Business Is Good! this summer.  The album is scheduled to be released June 8 via Century Media. Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good: The Final Kill is just the...

April 7th, 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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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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Ellefson Coffee Company To Mark Its Expansion Next Month With Hometown Party

Courtesy: O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Ellefson Coffee Company is expanding its presence in its hometown, and its founder will be on hand to help mark the occasion.  . Dace Ellefson, the company’s founder (and Megadeth bassist) will return to his hometown (and his company’s home town) Nov. 18 to celebrate the birthday of Kat’s Hog Heaven, the latest of the town’s local retailers...

October 31st, 2017
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Ellefson Coffee Co. Partners With Breast Cancer Charity To Launch New Blend

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Ellefson Coffee Company has launched a new line to its coffee offerings. The brainchild of Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, the company has launched what it has dubbed Rock N’ Rose blend to its growing list of offerings.  According to a news release from the company, the new blend takes the place of the recently retired...

October 9th, 2017
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‘The Grinding Wheel’ Shows Overkill Is Still “Grinding” It Out Successfully

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown to the year’s end is officially on, and that means for the music industry, the push is officially on to start assembling those annual year-end “Best Of” lists.  One of the lists that this critic in particular has seen overflowing with impressive titles is that of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  New releases from...

August 27th, 2017
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Ellefson Coffee Company Grand Opening Celebration Grows Again

Courtesy: Ellefson Coffee Company/O'Donnell Media Group By Philip Sayblack Next weekend’s grand opening of Ellefson Coffee Company’s first brick and mortar store keeps growing. The festivities for next weekend’s grand opening of Ellefson Coffee Company’s Jackson, MN store now include performances by two more acts.  Kik Tracee/Zen From Mars vocalist Stephen Shareaux and Bang Tango/Zen From...

April 1st, 2017
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