FORMER MUSHROOMHEAD VOCALIST WAYLON REAVIS A KILLER’S CONFESSION RELEASE FIRST FULL STUDIO CLIP, ANNOUNCE EARLY BIRD PRE-ORDER, ALBUM ART BY “MISTER SAM” SHEARON

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A KILLERS CONFESSION, the new project of former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis, has released a 1:30 studio teaser of their debut single “A Killer’s Confession” on REVERBNATION. The single, which will be released on Halloween, comes from the debut full-length, UNBROKEN, being released in early 2017 on (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP LABEL GROUP.

The teaser can be viewed at the following location:
https://www.reverbnation.com/akillersconfession/song/26708319-killers-confession-924-studio-rough

Due to overwhelming fan interest, AKC has also announced an “Early Bird” CD and LP Pre-order, available now from empmerch.com.

From Waylon Reavis Facebook: “We got SO many of you blowing us up in comments and messages this week asking if you can pre-order #UNBROKEN, or how to support it being made, that we talked to EMP (Label Group), and decided to launch a special early bird pre-order that is available NOW! So RIGHT NOW you can pre-order CD or LP versions of #UNBROKEN, and get the “A Killer’s Confession” single on 10/29, 2 days before it hits online retailers. Thank you so much for your support, it means the World to us. #AKC #UNBROKEN.”

The pre-order is available at the following location:
http://empmerch.com/product/killers-confession-early-bird-cd-pre-order/

REAVIS livestreamed on FACEBOOK live from Third Sky Studios in Richmond, KY this weekend, and gave fans a preview of the track and announced the single and pre-order. It was also announced that album art for UNBROKEN is being done by legendary horror artist “Mister Sam” Shearon, responsible for artwork for Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Arise In Chaos, Clive Barker (Books of Blood, Hellraiser), IDW Publishing (KISS, MARS ATTACKS, THE X-FILES, JUDGE DREDD) and more.

UNBROKEN is being Co-Produced by Reavis and EMP’s Thom Hazaert, with Engineer/Mixer Richard Easterling (American Head Charge, Doll Skin, Emperors and Elephants) at Richmond, KY’s THIRD SKY STUDIO, responsible for recent releases from American Head Charge (Tango Umbrella), Doll Skin (Furious Fixation), Tantric, and more.

REAVIS was co-vocalist for MUSHROOMHEAD from 2004 to 2015, and appears on the albums Savior Sorrow (2006), Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (2010), and The Righteous & The Butterfly (2014), as well as other projects including TENAFLY VIPER, which also featured former Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca.

For More Info:
http://www.facebook.com/waylonreavis
http://www.facebook.com/akillersconfession
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ANCIENT: “Back To The Land Of The Dead” Album Teaser Unleashed!

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Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records. Today ANCIENT has unleashed a teaser video for the album.

Check it out here:

Order “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

The new album “Back To The Land Of The Dead” is a comeback for ANCIENT, 12 years after the previous release “Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of ANCIENT, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory “13 Candles”.

ANCIENT frontman Zel states: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :
1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

The new ANCIENT line-up is featuring Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards, Dhilorz on guitars/bass and Nick Barker on drums. Just recently the band announced Ghiulz Borroni, esteemed shredder of extreme metal scene and lead guitarist of the legendary cult band BULLDOZER, to be the band’s live session guitarist.

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

KULT OV AZAZEL Announce “Archons of Darkness II – Eastern Annihilation Tour” with VESTERIAN!

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U.S. Black Metal Legends KULT OV AZAZEL have announced the “Archons of Darkness II – Eastern Annihilation” Tour together with their roster mates, VESTERIAN:

DARKSIDE Enterntainment along with ALPHA OMEGA Management/ ALPHA OMEGA TOURS presents “Archons of Darkness II – Eastern Annihilation” tour, featuring KULT OV AZAZEL and VESTERIAN this October. Check out the tour dates below.

October 07 – Miami, FL – Black Kvlt Festival IV @ Churschills
October 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
October 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Black Metal Ritual V @ Lucky 13

More information at:
KULT OV AZAZEL: http://www.facebook.com/kultovazazel666
VESTERIAN: http://www.facebook.com/VESTERIAN
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

On January 1, 2016 KULT OV AZAZEL revealed a new pre-production demo track of “Corpus Edimus, Sanguinem Bibimus” on their Facebook page. The pre-pro demo track featured a guest solo by Phil Fasciana of MALEVOLENT CREATION. At this time, the band has half of the album recorded as a pre-production demo and continues to forge forward with the pre-production recordings. “Violators of the Covenant” will be the first album recorded with the new line-up and will be the first recording appearances of Hag (vocals), Necrol (guitar), Armanen (bass), along with longtime members Xaphan (guitar/vocals) and Hammer (drums). The album will be recorded and produced by the band at S.B.S. Studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will include ten tracks. More information will be revealed shortly. Watch the official video for the song “Dawn of Luciferian Enlightenment” here:

VESTERIAN was formed from the ashes of CENTURION in 1996 by guitarist/vocalist and song writer Verigo and drummer A.R. Terror. “Black Metal War” was released in ’97 and the VESTERIAN self title in 1998. After A.R. Terror’s departure in late ’98, VESTERIAN became a one man band solely lead by song writer Verigo. In 1999 Verigo released “Violent Hateful Black Metal” and in 2002 he re-recorded a different version of it. After years of being unable of finding the right musicians, he recorded the full length “Vesterian Wants you Dead” and placed the band on hold. In 2007 Verigo reformed the band and in 2009 was unleashed a full length compilation album and a MCD “Black Metal Terror” with drummer Tomb. In 2011 came out “Black Metal Terror” and the band recorded “Anthems For The Coming War Age” with a new line-up. Short after VESTERIAN signed with Glorious North. Currently the band is working on a new full length album for early 2017. Stream “Unseen Hordes Behind The Deafening Storms” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzW9DIS5KDY

Legendary Rocker Ron Marks (SUBSONIC, CELTIC FROST) Signs Global Deal with ALPHA OMEGA Management!

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ALPHA OMEGA Management has a huge pleasure to announce the signing of RON MARKS (Subsonic, Celtic Frost) to its roster!

RON MARKS is a third-generation musician and composer. He began playing drums at age 5 and guitar at 15. Ron became a member of the legendary Swiss band CELTIC FROST, as lead guitarist and co-writer. He performed U.K. and U.S. tours in support of CELTIC FROST’s “Into The Pandemonium” release, and helped co-write and record “Vanity/Nemesis” in Berlin. These sessions provided rare opportunities to experience the first free exchange of citizens between East and West Berlin since the 1960s. Ron Marks has recorded more than 500 original and cover tracks, 44 of which are available for hire to film, television, radio and internet media industries at www.sonicbids.com.

Fulfilling a years-long aspiration, Ron founded SUBSONIC in 2000, releasing several studio albums and music videos. SUBSONIC explores irreverent social visions and affirms how satire eclipses doctrine. Ron’s latest effort, comedy album “Sour Pup” came out in March 2016 (on DSN Music), which is just another example of the talent of Marks, who is most remembered as a hard rock and metal guitarist but has shown his wide range of diverse skills. In addition Ron is also an author, his first book “Blood Groove” is an introspective telling about the life of a journeyman musician.

Ron states:
“I’m extremely excited about signing with Alpha Omega. Timothy Joel and I have discussed some intriguing ideas regarding Subsonic and also several additional professional aspirations of mine. This new collaboration will provide international audiences greater access to Subsonic and beyond.”

ALPHA OMEGA Management adds:
“We are truly excited to welcome Ron Marks to our Family! He is undoubtedly among the best songwriters and arrangers out there. We cannot wait to start working with Ron for all the ongoing and future projects, and bring them near to you! Stay tuned!”

More information at:
RON MARKS: http://www.ronmarksmusic.comhttp://www.dsnmusic.com
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

More information at:
RON MARKS: http://www.ronmarksmusic.comhttp://www.dsnmusic.com
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Alpha Omega Management Roster Mates Taipan and Trauma To Play Blackthorn SCREAMFEST At Pico Rivera Sports Arena In Whittier CA This October

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Our Brothers at Dead Sea Records are now working with Blackthorne Screamfest to bring the first annual festival with music mazes and monsters to Southern California: October 28 & 29 a two-day spectacular even with major headliners both days and over 150+ bands over the 2-day Halloween-themed concert

TAIPAN (Dead Sea Records) is among the headliners for Friday October 28 along with Alpha Omega brothers TRAUMA from San Francisco : the festival is complete with zombies and Halloween-themed mazes to entertain fans while they check out their favorite bands – Blackthorne’s bands include SKINLAB’s return to the stage after a four-year hiatus with all original members playing together in the US for the first time! Legends of rap metal CRAZYTOWN will be headlining the rock stage at Blackthorne and Trauma/Taipan will headline the thrash stage: SKINLAB will be on main stage along with some amazing local support bands – Saturday is Screamfest Screamo Day with top level bands like THE WORD ALIVE; SLAVES and DAYSEEKER – local support bands will be announced at the beginning of October: more information including times and ticket prices can be found at: http://www.blackthornescreamfest.com/

More information at:
TRAUMA: https://www.facebook.com/traumausa
TAIPAN: https://www.facebook.com/taipan.official
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Also as a Special Event Skinlab will be Playing their first album “Bound Gagged & Blindfolded” in it’s entirety

LEAVING EDEN Announce USA/Canada Tour Dates!

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US rock sensation LEAVING EDEN has announced their USA/Canada “Out of the Ashes Tour 2016”, set to kick off on November 5th. Check out the dates below.

November 05 – Canada
November 06 – Canada
November 07 – Canada
November 10 – South Carollina
November 11 – Florida
November 12 – Florida
November 13 – Florida
November 15 – Georgia
November 16 – Tennessee
November 17 – Missouri
November 18 – Wisconsin
November 19 – Wisconsin
November 20 – Illinois
November 22 – Indiana
November 23 – Ohio
November 25 – NJ
November 26 – NY
November 27 – NY
December 01 – Boston MA
December 02 – NH
December 03 – NH
December 09 – Maine
December 10 – Maine
December 16 – NH
December 17 – NH

More shows and details will be announced soon.

Nationally touring band LEAVING EDEN is an multi award winning; female fronted rock band from Boston MA, featuring the incredible vocal spectrum and range of lead vocalist “Eve”. Accompaniment is a well rounded & seasoned outfit of musicians; Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Gynan ~ Bassist, Johnny Vadala and Drummer Ryan Manning. LEAVING EDEN is Original hard rock combined with strong vocals, hard hitting lyrics and unique harmonies. Although the band can be classified as straight up rock they have a unique way of breaking genre boundaries and bridging the gap between that classic rock-n-roll sound, crossing over to mainstream metal, with blues and even country influences as well.

The band’s latest and 4th full length album “Pinnacle” was released under Rock Avenue Records USA/ Los Angeles CA in June of 2016. Just recently LEAVING EDEN shared the stage with Ted Nugent, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Bret Michaels, LA Guns and Lita Ford, and August 20, 2016 the band will join MOTLEY CRUE’s Vince Neil. LEAVING EDEN is embarking on a new National tour scheduled for late Fall of 2016 kicking off on the East Coast. Dates and Locations to be announced soon. The band is currently recording their new CD and furthermore is working toward planning a European tour for 2017.

Check out the videos:
“Demo Reel” – Concert Footage:

“We are Not Alone” Lyric Video:

LEAVING EDEN’s Latest Release “Pinnacle” (on Rock Avenue Records USA) available on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/be/album/pinnacle/id1114583837
Also on Spotify, Goggle Play, Amazon Music and all major distribution outlets worldwide.

TRAUMA + TAIPAN: Official “Rising in The West” Tour Flyer Unveiled!

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Just recently the US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends TRAUMA announced their “Rising in The West” tour, to join the band for the selected shows are their roster mates, the international death thrash super-group TAIPAN. Today has been unveiled the official tour flyer, and furthermore both bands have issued their message to the fans.

TRAUMA stated:
“Trauma is looking forward to getting back out on the road and greet our old fans and creating new ones ”

Michael Black of TAIPAN said:
“Taipan is very honored to play shows with the original Bay thrash band. Its good to be part of history. We look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”

Check out the tour dates and details below.

October 6 – Scottsdale AZ The Rogue Bar *without Taipan
October 7 – Five Star Bar, Los Angeles, CA *without Taipan
October 8 – Thrash Bash Tijuana – Safari Club
October 14 – Long Beach – Blacklight District
October 15 – Las Vegas – OMD Theater
October 22 – Deadfest 2 – Dollhut Anaheim
October 28 – BlackThronSCREAM FEST – Pico Rivera Sports Arena
October 29 – The Elks Lodge- San Bernadino *without Taipan

More information at:
TRAUMA: https://www.facebook.com/traumausa
TAIPAN: https://www.facebook.com/taipan.official
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

TRAUMA was formed in 1980, having in their original line-up the iconic Cliff Burton on bass guitar, before joining Metallica in 1982. The band quickly became well known throughout California, playing at all the legendary venues, and their first ever recorded track “Such a Shame” was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982. Their “Scratch and Scream” (1984) album has long been considered a classic Heavy Metal collector’s item. Shrapnel Records re-mastered and re-released the album in October 2013, and TRAUMA reformed with a new line-up for the album re-release. In July 2014 TRAUMA played at the Headbangers Open Air Festival, furthermore the same year TRAUMA signed a world-wide contract with Pure Steel Records. Their latest effort “Rapture and Wrath” was released on February 27, 2015. The band released a video of one of the new songs, “When I Die”, in February 2015. TRAUMA is currently writing material for a new album and is in the process of securing live touring dates. Check out “When I Die” here:

TAIPAN – all-star studio project, formed in 2015 – is composed from the best traditions of thrash and death metal to form a band that has exploded since its formation only one year ago. TAIPAN‘s music is breathtaking guitar solos by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, mind-blowing drums played by Aaron Rossi (ANKLA, MINISTRY), and powerful lyrics by former BLACK OIL frontman Michael Black. TAIPAN’s lyrics are based on lighting the darkest parts of the human soul, inner-confrontation and social tension. The band’s popularity has exploded with the award-winning animated video “White Fog of Bhopal”, endorsed by the Bhopal Justice Foundation, watch it here:

TAIPAN is currently writing and recording their new album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Motograter, Ill Nino, Terror Universal) and includes an incredible line-up of guests, gods of metal like David Shankle (MANOWAR), Tony Dolan (VENOM INC.), Mike Browning (MORBID ANGEL), Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), Tony Campos (STATIC X), Jack Gibson (EXODUS), former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE and many more.

Warrior Soul Announce US Dates For October

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Warrior Soul to descend upon New York City and surrounding area later this month into early October. This is going to be a shot but heavy hitter, so get, get lost in some Rock n Roll and forget about the world. Official September October Dates are as follows :

09/29- The Stanhope House w/Metalfier – Stanhope NJ  Purchase Tickets

09/30  Lucky 13 Saloon w/Metalfier – Brooklyn NY         Purchase Tickets

10/01  Mulcahy’s Pub w/Sebastian Bach – Wantagh NY  Purchase Tickets

10/02  Blackthorn51 -Elmhurst NY                                     Purchase Tickets

Until then Check Out Some Live Action From A December 2015 Performance in Athens

For some people music is the means to an end. They simply want fame and adulation. They’re fully paid up members of the cult of celebrity and units sold is more important than the ability to create anything that can touch people.

For others music is a compulsion. You may as well ask them to stop breathing than try and stop them submitting to their creative impulses.

Kory Clarke is one of the latter.

For More Info Check Out

https://www.facebook.com/warriorsoulofficial/

DUAL FEMALE FRONTED MELODIC DEATH METAL BAND YOUR CHANCE TO DIE SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH DAVID ELLEFSON’S EMP UNDERGROUND/EMP LABEL GROUP

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EMP: UNDERGROUND, the extreme Metal imprint of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP, has announced the signing of dual-female-fronted Death Metal powerhouse YOUR CHANCE TO DIE, featuring in its ranks ex-Cerebral Bore vocalist Som Plujimers, who will release their debut EMP Release Ex-Nihilo in Spring 2017.

Founded by original members Coca (guitars) and Missi Avila (vocals), YCTD now includes musicians Ron Dalton and Coca Avila (guitars), Thomas White (drums), and second vocalist Som Pluijmers formerly of Cerebral Bore (vocals). With the current line-up solidified, the band has progressed into a melodic death metal machine; complete with symphonic elements, and featuring the dual-female vocal assault of Missi and Som.

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On signing to EMPUG, frontpersons Missi Avila and Som Pluijmers said, “YOUR CHANCE TO DIE is honored to be a part of the EMP label group family. We are very excited about our future with EMP, the new record that we have written, and are very thankful for this amazing team we now have behind us. We have worked very hard on our new songs…to become a new band…with different, new, music…and now a great label. We are very excited to have finally have a team that believes in us to release the new album.”

EMP’s A&R Director and Operations Manager Thom Hazaert says, “We are beyond thrilled to welcome YCTD into the EMP Family. They truly are bringing something new and interesting to the Extreme-Metal table, and we’re very excited that we’re able to partner with them to bring it to the World. Obviously, many in the extreme Metal World are familiar with Som’s amazing work in Cerebral Bore, and I am confident soon YCTD will be a household name in that regard as well.”

YCTD has released 2 full-length records (Suscitacio Somnus 2011; The American Dream 2013)., and are currently finishing up in the studio with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) working on their third full-length album, entitled “Ex Nihilo,” to be released by EMP Label Group in early 2017. It will be the first record to feature Thomas White and Ron Dalton, as well as the first with the dual vocals of Missi and Som.

YCTD has a long touring record, including opening national tours for bands like Origin, Wednesday 13, King Parrot, Arsonists Get all The Girls, and Beyond Creation. They are currently booked by Jacob Devries at Tone Deaf Touring Agency in the U.S., Mike van den Heuvel at Loud Noise agency in Europe, and managed by Mark Kloeppel of Extreme Management Group. They have toured as a headlining act in Central America and Mexico, and, most recently, toured Mexico as direct support to extreme metal titans Cryptopsy.

YCTD brings energy and passion to the stage, and is poised for world-wide momentum as they release their new record, “Ex Nihilo,” with EMP Label Group.

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DAVID ELLEFSON’s Special Facebook Live-stream Event, Talking about EMP Label Group, EMP: Underground, Partnership with Alpha Omega Management, Ellefson Coffee Co, MEGADETH And More!

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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!

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If you missed it, or if you want to watch it again, go here: https://www.facebook.com/emplabelgroup/videos/1074862262583450/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

As recently was announced, 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 the video statement of David Ellefson with Alex Azzali and Roberto Risso: 

Read more here: https://metalshockfinland.com/2016/07/21/emps-david-ellefson-and-thom-hazaert-join-forces-with-alpha-omega-management

More information at:
EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
ALPHA OMEGA Management: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement