Marc Rizzo Holding Listening Party To Celebrate ‘Rotation’ Release

Courtesy: Combat Records/EMP Label Group/Amped

Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) will hold a listening party Friday for his new album.

The party, which will be held at Duff’s Brooklyn, comes a week after the album’s release, March 30 via Combat Records.  It is scheduled to start at 10 p.m.  Produced by Chris “ZEUSS” Harris (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Rob Zombie, Chaimaira) with artwork by Melody Myers (Escape The Fate, COmbat Bullets), Rotation is Rizzo’s fourth full-length solo recording.

Rotation is highlighted by tracks such as ‘Spectral Intensities,’ ‘Thrash Boogie,’ and the album’s title track.  An album teaser including a preview of ‘Spectral Intensities’ is streaming online now here.

Marc Rizzo will launch a tour in support of Rotation April 17 in in Louisville, KY.  The roughly five-week-long tour us currently schedule to run through May 24 in Houston, TX with dates also scheduled for Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle, WA and other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Soulfly (with NILE)

4/17/18 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Concert Hall
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8327
4/18/18 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8329
4/19/18 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8331
4/21/18 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance Theatre
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8333
4/22/18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8335
4/24/18 Greenville, SC The Firmament
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8337
4/25/18 Tampa , FL Orpheum
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8339
4/26/18 West Palm Beach, FL Kelsey Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8341
4/27/18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8343
4/28/18 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8345
5/1/18 Pitstburgh, PA Diesel
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8347
5/2/18 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8349
5/3/18 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8351
5/4/18 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8353
5/5/18 Dayton, OH Oddbodys
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8355
5/6/18 Joliet, IL The Forge
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8357
5/7/18 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8359 
5/8/18 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8361
5/9/18 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8363
5/10/18 Denver, CO Herman’s Hideaway
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8365
5/11/18 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8367
5/12/18 Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8369
5/13/18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8371
5/14/18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8373
5/16/18 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8375
5/17/18 Los Angeles, CA Whisky A Go Go
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8377
5/18/18 Anaheim, CA The Grove
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8379
5/19/18 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8381
5/20/18 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8383
5/22/18 Dallas, TX Trees
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8385
5/23/18 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8387
5/24/18 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
http://enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=8389

More information on Marc Rizzo’s upcoming tour dates, listening party and new album is available online now along with all of his latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.marcrizzo.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marcrizzoband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rizzomarc

 

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Hatchet Premieres ‘Desire For Oppression’ Video

Courtesy: Combat Records

Hatchet is giving audiences their first preview of its new album.

The band on Thursday debuted the video for its new single, ‘Desire For Oppression.’  The song is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Dying To Exist, which is currently scheduled to be released June 22 via Combat Records. The video takes audiences into the studio as the band records the song to help illustrate the creative process currently under way on the band’s new album.

Pre-orders are open now for Dying To Exist.  It will be available on CD, vinyl and various bundle packages.

 

Courtesy: Combat Records

‘Desire For Oppression’ is not only the lead single from Hatchet’s new album, but also the opener for Combat Records’ forthcoming compilation 2-disc set, Combat Bullets Vol. 1.0.  The compilation will also include music from Dead By Wednesday, Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), Dead By Wednesday and many others.  Combat Bullets Vol. 1.0 is currently scheduled to be released April 6 via Combat Records.

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Hatchet Signs With Combat Records; Reveals New Album Specs

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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 release its next album, Dying To Exist, via Combat Records and EMP Label Group June 22, 2018.  The album will be the band’s fourth full-length studio recording.

Ramos said in a recent interview that he was humbled to be the latest addition to Combat Records.

“We couldn’t be happier to have found a home on Combat!,” Ramos said.  “The label is obviously a huge staple in thrash and extreme metal, with some of the most infamous bands in close connection to or directly under Combat at some point.  Its true history and significance is beyond my years and first-hand understanding.  However, from what I do know and have seen, assures me this is a good home for our album!”

In talking about Dying to Exist, Ramos said the album offered plenty for the band’s audiences.

“The album itself is the fastest and most creative material to date, with all four members contributing our writing efforts throughout the record,” Ramos said.  “This is the most we’ve sounded like a band collectively, and it’s definitely for the better!”

Combat/EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson had positive words for the band while talking about the new signing.

“Hatchet is a great young band who definitely fit the bill for Combat.  Aggressive, modern thrash metal, with an old-school intensity,” Ellefson said.  “I’ve been a fan of these guys for a while now, and we’re extremely proud to add them to the Combat roster.”

More information on Hatchet’s signing and new album is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/hatchetofficial.

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Ellefson Coffee Company Debuting New Lines At Winter NAMM

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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 Records.

ECC is debuting new signature coffee lines during its appearance at Winter NAMM including the Skid Row line, “Slave to the Grind,” Autograph’s “Get Off Your Ass” and “Whip’s Pacific Blend” from Michael Wilton (Queensryche, Skid Row).  Ellefson himself will be on hand to help promote the new coffee lines as well the bands on the EMP Label Group family.  Those acts include Doyle, Metal Allegiance, Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) and many others.

EMP Label Group/ECC’s schedule for this year’s conference is noted below.

EMP LABEL GROUP/ELLEFSON COFFEE CO NAMM MEET AND GREET SCHEDULE
HALL D BOOTH 3905

THURSDAY
10 AM – MORNING COFFEE WITH DAVID ELLEFSON
3 PM – SYMBOLIC

FRIDAY
NOON – DOYLE
1 PM – DC4 – SHAWN DUNCAN, JEFF DUNCAN (ARMORED SAINT), ROWAN ROBERTSON (Ex-DIO)
2 PM – CO-OP
2:30 – DIRK VERBEUREN – MEGADETH
3:30 – METAL ALLEGIANCE – DAVID ELLEFSON, MIKE PORTNOY, ALEX SKOLNICK, MARK MENGHI
4:30 – MARC RIZZO – SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY

SATURDAY
10 AM – MORNING COFFEE WITH DAVID ELLEFSON
NOON – DAEG FAERCH
1 PM – METAL SANAZ
2 PM – ODIN – JEFF DUNCAN, SHAWN DUNCAN, AARON SAMSON
3 PM – DAEG FAERCH/CHRONUS
4 PM – METAL SANAZ

SUNDAY
12 PM – DAVID ELLEFSON
1 PM – METAL SANAZ

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Website: http://ellefsoncoffeeco.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ellefsoncoffeeco

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/ellefsoncoffe

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Combat Records To Rise Again

Courtesy: Combat Records/EMP Label Group/O’Donnell Media Group

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 catalogue was absorbed by Sony Music.

The label’s official re-launch will happen in 2018, with its first release being British hard rock act Raven’s next, as yet untitled album. It will also re-issue a number of classic thrash and metal albums from various acts once it officially opens as well as a new compilation piece from Helstar and new recordings from Dead By Wednesday and 80s progressive thrash outfit Wrath.

Ellefson said in a recent interview about the label’s re-launch that he was optimistic about its new life.

“Today is a really exciting day, as after over a year, it was finally announced that we will be re-launching the legendary Combat Records as a new label through EMP Label Group,” Ellefson said. “We are so excited and honored to be able to revive such an iconic brand that was so instrumental to my history. Even though we signed to Capitol after Killing is My Business, Combat’s logo was on all the Megadeth releases through Countdown to Extinction, and it was and is one of the most iconic metal labels of all time, even being home to some of the other artists who would end up on the EMP roster, like Helstar. The same independent spirit that drove Combat in those early days, is truly the same spirit that drives what we do with EMP, and we are honored to launch another amazing conduit to support new and established metal artists, with great respect to the legacy of the past.”

Ellefson added with Combat’s resurrection, it will only handle new material because Sony has control of the label’s back catalog.

“…And to clarify, we do not own any rights to the Combat Records back catalog,” Ellefson stressed. “That is owned and controlled by Sony, and they have done a great job of curating it through other imprints. Combat Records will solely focus on nre releases under the Combat banner. As always, thank you for your support and stay tuned for more details!”

Combat Records will be distributed through EMP Label Group via Amped Distribution domestically and via SPV in Europe.

More information on Combat Records, along with its latest news, is available online now at:

Website: http://www.combatrecs.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/combatrecordsofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/combatrecs

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