MEGADETH bassist and EMP LABEL GROUP‘s President David Ellefson podcasted yesterday a live-stream, talking about the newest coffee “Urban Legend”, coffee shops, EMP Label Group, and even a new spooky book with the legend of Mary Jane. Get more info about Urban Legend coffee along with other three delicious blends at http://www.empmerch.com!
Stream David’s podcast here.
In September, David Ellefson podcasted a special 34 minutes Facebook live-stream event, making special announcements, and talking about the State of the “Ellefson” Union, EMP Label Group, EMP: Underground, partnership with Alpha Omega Management, Ellefson Coffee Co, MEGADETH and more! If you missed it, or if you want to watch it again, go here!
In July 2016, EMP Label Group and ALPHA OMEGA Management merged forces for a two-way partnership!
ALPHA OMEGA Management entered EMP Label Group creating a new sub-label for upcoming artists, and, furthermore DAVID ELLEFSON and THOM HAZAERT (Artist Manager, Music and Film Producer, A&R Director, Operations Manager at EMP Label Group) entered ALPHA OMEGA Management, to form a global partnership for management and booking. Watch below the video statement of David Ellefson with Alex Azzali and Roberto Risso.
More information at:
EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
ALPHA OMEGA Management: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce that Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH hit #19 in the world sales charts with their new album “The Violent Sleep Of Reason” which is a huge accomplishment for a metal band!
The Album took the worldwide charts by storm with the following entries:
# 2 Sweden (Rock/Metal)
# 3 USA (Hard Music)
# 5 USA (Rock Charts)
# 7 USA (current Album)
# 9 Australia
# 11 Finland
# 17 Sweden
# 17 USA (Top 200)
# 18 Germany
#19 World Top 50
# 21 Switzerland
# 31 Austria
# 32 Belgium (Wallonie)
# 32 UK
# 34 Hungary
# 46 Belgium
# 47 Belgium (Vlanderen)
# 56 France
# 57 Italy
# 60 Netherlands
“A huge thanks to all our fans for the support and for buying the album,” comments MESHUGGAH.
Order the album here: http://nblast.de/MeshViolentSleepNB
Or digitally: http://nblast.de/MeshuggahDownloads
Canada, Québec based death folk metallers TROLLWAR have announced the release of their upcoming EP called “The Traveler’s Path” coming this winter. The album was recorded and mixed at The Grid Studio by Christian Donaldson and Marc-O Fréchette. Artwork by Nicolas Francoeur.
Check out “The Traveler’s Path” teaser here:
More information at: http://trollwar.wixsite.com/trollwar – https://www.facebook.com/Trollwar
MORBID MESSIAH, a true Death Metal sickheads from Mexico, are the latest band to sign with Poland’s Godz ov War Productions. A young but rotten band, formed 2015 to conjure a blend of morbid sounds and feelings in the style of L.A.’s own Sadistic Intent and the morbid recordings of Autopsy. Their cooperation with the label will entail the cassette and digital versions of their debut EP, In the Name of True Death Metal, with a provisional release scheduled for January 2017.
Get a taste of true death metal via Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/gwlu9ql
In the Name of True Death Metal track list:
2. I am Your Lord
3. Putrid Voices
4. Sacrificed for Worship
5. From Human to Fiend
6. Condemned to Hell Sores
7. Legions of Death
José Rivas – vocals
Roberto Trejo – guitars
Guillermo López – bass
Anubis Sandoval – drums
Morbid Messiah online: Facebook
The Relapse Podcast returns for a special Halloween edition! The most horror influenced and goriest artists through the label’s history are featured including DEATH, EXHUMED, MORTICIAN, ZOMBI, REPULSION, as well as new tracks from OBITUARY, RED FANG, ULCERATE, S U R V I V E and more. To add to all the excitement, our special guest this month is Arizona’s GATECREEPER fresh off the release of their debut record ‘Sonoran Depravation’ for an exclusive takeover and interview with vocalist Chase Mason. Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome) even stopped by to help celebrate! DOWNLOAD, PLUG, AND TURN UP!
Obituary – Loathe (0:00)
Ulcerate – Extinguished Light (7:43)
Red Fang – Not For You (16:34)
Brain Tentacles – The Sadist (19:46)
True Widow – Theurgist (23:51)
Sumerlands – Seventh Seal (28:13)
Halloween Synth tracks:
Steve Moore (of Zombi) – Intro (from the Mind’s Eye OST) (31:57)
Zombi – Orion (35:16)
Survive – Copter (38:00)
Goblin Rebirth – Requiem for X (44:40)
Pinkish Black – New Dawn Fades (48:52)
Genghis Tron – Things Don’t Look Good (55:14)
Halloween Death / Gore Metal: (58:48)
Exhumed – Funeral Fuck (1:01:11)
Gruesome – Dimensions of Horror (1:04:16)
Mortician – Chainsaw Dismemberment (1:12:50)
Death Breath – Lycanthropy (1:15:58)
Devourment – Conceived in Sewage (1:19:56)
Haemorrhage – Dissect, Exhume, Devour (1:24:40)
Hemdale – Delicious, Gory Fun (1:26:43)
Gatecreeper Interview/Takeover: (1:27:53)
Dying Fetus – Subjected To A Beating (1:42:56)
Incantation – Christening the Afterbirth (1:48:00)
Gatecreeper – Patriarchal Grip (1:54:05)
Gatecreeper – Rotting As One (1:58:40)
Regurgitate – Devoured By Ghouls (2:03:37)
The County Medical Examiners – Expeditious Evisceratory Mishap (2:04:46)
Repulsion – Eaten Alive (2:06:38)
Death – Evil Dead (2:08:15)
2016 marks the 30 year anniversary of the legendary New York Hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL.
In order to celebrate this special occasion SICK OF IT ALL are releasing “When The Smoke Clears” on November 4th, 2016. The band didn’t just record five brand new tracks in their unique and classic old school style that are added as 10″ vinyl and all five songs on CD, but they also dug deep in their photo archives and pulled up rare photos as well as iconic shots from their past and present. Everything was compiled for a strictly limited, luxurious 60 page coffee table Artbook that is wrapped in faux leather and that comes with personal liner notes from people such as Davey Havok (AFI), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) and Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys).
Check out a lyric video for the song “Black Venom” here:
“When The Smoke Clears” is up for preorder here: CM Distro Europe: http://smarturl.it/wtscSOIA
EMP incl. red vinyl (limited to 200 units): red vinyl: http://emp.me/Oen; black vinyl: http://emp.me/Oem
There will be a limited run of 100 in golden vinyl available via the band, please stay tuned to their outlets for more news.
by Buske Design
SICK OF IT ALL are about to wrap up the 4th leg of their European 30th Anniversary tour, which included a sold out show in Essen, before heading out to Australia with Refused in January 2017.
SICK OF IT ALL live
27.10.16 (DK) Malmo – Babel *
28.10.16 (SE) Gothenburg – Kajskjul 46 * (sold out!)
29.10.16 (NO) Oslo – Vulkan Arena *
* without Wisdom In Chains, Crowned Kings
20.01.17 (AU) Brisbane – Tivoli
21.01.17 (AU) Sydney – Enmore Theater
22.01.17 (AU) Adelaide – HQ
24.01.17 (AU) Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
26.01.17 (AU) Fremantle – Metropolis