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Music, Business & Life: An Intimate Conversation with DAVID ELLEFSON

People outside the music industry think that being a music journalist is exciting and glamorous because we get to hear music before it is released to the general public, we receive invites to exclusive parties and events, and we have backstage passes to hang out with rock stars at concerts. Sounds cool, right? The reality… Read more »

EMP Label Group Launches Outlaw Country/Southern Rock Imprint “EMP Outlaw.” Plan Release Of Ron Keel ‘Metal Cowboy’ March 2nd

EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE… Read more »

EMP Label Group Celebrates Dangerous Toys “Dirty Thirty” With LP/CD Reissues

Hard Rock legends DANGEROUS TOYS, who formed in Austin, TX in 1987, celebrate 30 years as a band in 2017, and EMP LABEL GROUP is celebrating with “Dirty Thirty” Remastered CD and LP reissues of the back-half of the band’s catalog including PISSED, THE RTIST 4MERLY KNOWN AS DANGEROUS TOYS, AND XX: LIVE. Formed in… Read more »

DAVID ELLEFSON’s Special Facebook Live-stream Event

MEGADETH bassist and EMP LABEL GROUP’s President David Ellefson podcasted yesterday 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… Read more »

Green Death Hit The Road For Supporting Date On Decibel Tour, Dates With…

With the core of the band playing together for well over a decade, Iowa’s Green Death have become a staple in the Midwest Metal scene, earning their stripes playing alongside artists like Slipknot, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Trivium, Napalm Death, Battlecross, John 5, Soulfly, Devildriver, Havok, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Sebastian Bach, Doyle, Soulfly,… Read more »

EMP Label Group Signs European Distribution Deal With German Metal Giant SPV

EMP LABEL Group has signed a European distribution deal with SPV Records to distribute all EMP releases throughout Europe, including upcoming releases from EMP, and their distributed labels and imprints, THC : MUSIC, CaviGold Records, LLC, EMP Underground and more. EMP, founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, with day to day and A&R operations headed… Read more »

David Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP Signs Exclusive North American Distribution Deal

EMP LABEL GROUP, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, has signed an exclusive North American distribution deal with Entertainment One (eOne), North America’s leading independent music brand. In addition to offering traditional wholesale and managed inventory services to some of North America’s largest retailers, eOne will provide a wide range of digital strategic… Read more »