Symbolic Debuts ‘Devil Be Me’ Video

Courtesy: EMP Label Group

San Diego, CA-based metal outfit Symbolic will release its latest album next month, and in anticipation of its release, the band has debuted the video for the album’s lead single.

The band debuted this week, the video for ‘Devil Be Me.’  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album 5ive, which is currently scheduled to be released May 11 via EMP Label Group.  Directed by Vinny Marvaso, the video opens with one of the band’s members finding a VHS tape of the video and popping it into a VHS player, at which point, the video launches, showing the band performing the melodic hard rock opus.

The video is streaming online now via EMP Label Group’s official YouTube channel.  5ive is Symbolic’s fifth full-length studio recording.  More information on 5ive is available online now along with Symbolic’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.symbolicband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Symbolic5ive

 

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Autograph Teases ‘Every Generation’ Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Veteran rock band Autograph debuts the video for its latest single on Friday, and in anticipation, the band has released a teaser video for the full video.

The full-length video for ‘Every Generation‘ premieres Friday.  So the band is building anticipation through a teaser video that is streaming online now here.  The single is taken from Autograph’s latest album, Get Off Your Ass, which was released last year via EMP Label Group.

The full-length ‘Every Generation’ video will stream on EMP Label Group’s YouTube channel and its official Facebook page.

The premiere of its new video isn’t Autograph’s only big news.  The band also recently announced a new string of live dates in support of Get Off Your Ass.  The band’s current schedule launches April 26 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and runs through October 28 in West Hollywood, California, with some time off between each date.  The band’s current live schedule is noted below.

AUTOGRAPH TOUR DATES:

4/26/2018 New Bedford, MA Live in The Vault – Greasy Luck Brewpub
4/27/2018 Southbridge, MA Cannery Music Hall
4/28/2018 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak – (with KIX)
5/3/2018 Pacific Junction, IA “Rally In The Hills Festival” at Loess-Hills Harley Davidson
5/19/2018 Big Flats, NY Tags (with Queensryche and Great White)
6/2/2018 Beaumont, CA Beaumont Cherry Festival – (with Great White + more)
6/23/2018 Littleton, CO Freedom Fest at Platte River – (with Nightranger, Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Slaugher, Kix, & more!)
7/11/2018 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
8/11/2018 St. Charles, IL The Arcada Theatre – (with Slaughter)
9/8/2018 Hinckley, MN Rocktember VI Music Festival at Grand Casino Hinckley (with Lynch Mob, Queensryche & more!)
9/15/2018 Versailles, OH BMI Speedway – (with Quiet Riot)
10/28/2018 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky a GoGo

More information on Autograph’s live schedule is available online now along with more information on its new video, latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.autographband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/autographband

 

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Odin Inks New Deal With EMP Label Group; Announces Live Date

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EMP label Group has expanded its artist roster again.

The label, headed by Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, has inked a new deal with veteran rock band Odin.  While specifics of the deal have not been announced, it is known that the label will re-issue much of the band’s classic catalog as part of the deal.  That includes re-issues of Don’t Take No For An Answer and Fight For Your Life. which is available now for pre-order.

Fight For Your Life, which was released exclusively in Japan in 1988, will feature a handful of bonus tracks in its re-issue, including a re-worked take of ‘Little Gypsy.’  That song was included in director Penelope Spheeris’ documentary Decline of Western CivilizationPart 2 — The Metal Years.

EMP Label Group head Thom Hazaert said in a recent interview that he was especially anticipating the re-issue of Don’t Take No For An Answer.

“We really wanted the re-issue of Don’t Take No For An Answer to be painfully faithful to the original release, but with a few modern upgrades, and we pored over every details,” Hazaert said.  “As a HUGE fan of Odin, I wanted to create a really special reissue that fans could celebrate, and would really be a nod to this seminal, criminally overlooked release.”

Official release dates for Odin’s albums will be announced in the coming weeks.  Those dates will be announced, along with all of the band’s latest news and more online at:

 

Website: http://artistecard.com/odin

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/odin4rock

 

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Co-Op Announces Release Date, Specs For Its Self-Titled Debut LP; Tour With Flaw To Launch March 27

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Alice Cooper’s son is carrying on the family business.

Dash Cooper and has band mates in Co-Op — Jeremy Tabor (guitar), Justin Swartzentruber (bass) and Nick Spann (drums) — will release their self-titled debut album June 15 via EMP Label Group.  Along with the album’s release date, the band has also announced a spring tour with Flaw in support of Co-Op.  That tour launches March 27 in Springfield, MO and runs through April 21 in Tucson, AZ.  The tour’s current scheduled is noted below.

 

Tour Dates:

CO-OP (Supporting Flaw)

March

27 Springfield, MO – Front of House Lounge

28 St Louis, MO – Firebird *

29 Joliet, IL – The Forge

30 South Bend, IN – Cheers

31 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel

April

3 Waterloo, IA – Spicolis

4 Harrisburg, SD – Phoenix Lounge

5 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B

6 Eau Claire, WI – The Playhouse

7 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar

9 Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room *

15 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Bike Week *

21 Tucson, AZ – The Rock *

*CO-OP date. No FLAW.

Audiences curious to get a taste of Co-Op’s sound can do so on the band’s Facebook page.  More information on Co-Op’s debut album and its upcoming live dates is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.co-oprocks.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/co_op_band

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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 Announces Appearances To Promote New Drink

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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, who will be on hand at each of the four currently scheduled appearances — March 16 – March 18 — will be promoting Ellefson Coffee Company’s new Urban Legend Coffee Stout alcoholic drink alongside Sioux Falls microbrewery Hydra Beer Company.

The forthcoming debut of the new drink come on the heels of the successful January debut of Combat Blood and Bullets Cabernet, a 2015 California cabernet, and Combat Hard Cider.  The cider is infused with Ellefson Coffee Company’s coffee.  Both drinks were cellared and bottled by Scottsdale, AZ’s Desert Rock Winery.  Both drinks are also available online at http://www.combatwines.com.

As noted already, The Ron Keel Band will also be on hand at some of the currently scheduled appearances.  The band’s performances at the dates, listed below, are in promotion for the upcoming release of its album Metal Cowboy Reloaded.  It will be available in stores and online March 23 via EMP Outlaw, the outlaw country arm of EMP Label Group.

Meet David at the following locations:
Friday 3/16 7 PM
HYDRA BEER COMPANY, SIOUX FALLS, SD
URBAND LEGEND COFFEE STOUT LAUNCH/
RON KEEL METAL COWBOY RELOADED CD RELEASE

Saturday 3/17 2 PM
DOWN IN THE VALLEY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MEET AND GREET WITH DAVID ELLEFSON
8020 OLSON MEMORIAL HWY
GOLDEN VALLEY MN 55427

SATURDAY 3/17 7 PM
WHATSUP LOUNGE – MANKATO, MN
RON KEEL METAL COWBOY RELOADED CD RELEASE
WITH MEET AND GREET WITH DAVID ELLEFSON

SUNDAY 3/18 2 PM
KNOW NAME RECORDS, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MEET AND GREET WITH DAVID ELLEFSON
6009 PORTLAND AVE. SO. MINNEAPOLIS, MN

More information on the upcoming scheduled appearances is available online now along with more Ellefson Coffe Company and Combat Wines news at:

Website: https://ellefsoncoffeeco.comhttps://desertrockindustries.ecwid.com/#!/Special-Bottles/c/20355002

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

More information on Hydra Beer Company is available online now at:

Website: http://www.hydrabeercompany.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HydraBeerCo

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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

More information on Ellefson Coffee Company’s appearance at this year’s conference is available online now along with all of the company’s latest news at:

Website: http://ellefsoncoffeeco.com

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

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/ellefsoncoffe

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