ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE featuring Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, will release it’s debut album, ‘Get It Out‘, on January 18, 2019 via Megaforce. The follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE‘s 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Stone Sour), with Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) returning behind the kit.

A kind of rock ‘n’ roll primal-scream therapy, ‘Get It Out‘ is the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions — and decades of touring, searching, striving and living. “I’ve learned that writing songs is very cathartic,” says Bello, who has long made songwriting a daily practice. When Anthrax is off the road, he tries out new material at open mics around New York City. “A lot of these lyrics are about the inner struggles of my life, and about the rage that has built up from my life experiences — my brother’s murder; my father abandoning my family when we were young, leaving us with no funds to pay the bills,” he says. “The ups and downs of life in general. I’ve always had an anger inside that music really helps me deal with.

The album has the perfect title,” Ellefson adds. “This is music that has been living inside of us for so long. There’s a big musical part of each of us that doesn’t get heard anywhere else.

Boasting a deep bench of guest stars, including Ace Frehley (ex-Kiss; the track ‘Late‘), Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) and Satchel (Steel Panther), the record also represents the fulfillment of a lifelong but little-known ambition for two uniquely gifted artists. As Bello puts it, “All I ever wanted to do was write good songs. I’ve always been a melody guy. I love hooks; I love catchy songs with a good riff.

Tour dates 2019:

Jan. 26-31 – ShipRocked Cruise
Feb. 07 – Nottingham, U.K. – Rescue Rooms
Feb. 09 – Manchester, U.K. – Academy 3
Feb. 10 – London, U.K. – Underworld
Feb. 12 – Norwich, U.K. – The Waterfront

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UK rockers Johnny Wore Black featuring Megadeth‘s David Ellefson on bass guitar, have released their third full length album ‘Ultra Violent Light‘ via EMP Label Group.

Johnny Wore Black have just posted a new music video for the song ‘Gun True Love‘.

Tracklist:

  1. Gun True Love
  2. One Sexy Scar
  3. Plastic Ocean
  4. Honey Club
  5. RIP Mr Man
  6. Boy Soldier
  7. Southern Storm
  8. Broken
  9. Ultra Violent Light
  10. Ultimate Fighter

The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) & Gez Walton (Earthtone9), mastered by Joao Carvalho & Bryan Lowe. Album artwork was designed by Andy Pilkington (SoilFlotsam & JetsamFuryKissin’ DynamiteBloodstock Festival).

Line up:

Jay Coen – Vocals
Simon Hutchby – Drums
Gez Walton – Guitars
David Ellefson – Bass
Cameron Daniel William Hill – Keyboards
Kate Shortt – Cello
Adam Sedgewick – Vocals
George Donahue – Vocals/Bass

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Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson, in association with Hexagon Booking, has announced a string of European dates to his Basstory tour, a series of limited and exclusive “Storytellers” dates, starting 9/21 in Portland, OR, USA

Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening of Riffs and Repartee with David Ellefson“, the show combines solo bass performance with David’s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of Rock N’ Roll.

Basstory will also include special VIP meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.

Says Ellefson, “I have always done clinics, and a few years ago did an amazing spoken word tour in Australia to support my book My Life With ‘Deth, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to meet and connect with fans on a more intimate level.  These important parts of my professional life converged to create Basstory. Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them. It’s not often I get to get into small, intimate Rock clubs, the way this all started, and I’m excited for fans to get to experience this show.

David Ellefson Bassstory / Europe – Presented By Metal Casino:

15 October : BIMM, Bristol, UK *
16 October : ACM, Guildford, UK *
17 October : Rockhal-Esch Sur, Alzette, LU
18 October : 013, Tilburg, NL
21 October : Le Relais des artistes-Les, Bioux, (Reservations via email valprod.management@gmail.com), CH
22 October : Riff Megastore, Warsaw, PL
23 October : Private Club, Berlin, Germany *

*Private events. No public ticketing available.

More dates coming soon!

BASSTORY US DATES:

9/20 Portland, OR – Dante’s
9/21 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
9/22 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
9/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
9/29 Houston, TX  – BFE Rock Club
10/3 Bradley, IL – The Looney Bin
10/4 Lombard, IL – Brauer House*
10/5 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse*
10/6 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center*
10/7 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge*

*With Green Death and WRATH

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Swedish rock/metal band, Chronus, have released a music video for ‘Baron’, the song is taken from their self-titled debut album, due out on October 27th, 2017 in Europe on Ellefson Music Productions, aka EMP Label Group, the label of legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

After a well-received performance at this year’s Sabaton Open Air, the band are currently preparing for a Scandinavian tour supporting Soilwork and The Unguided.

Hailing from Helsingborg, Sweden, Chronus is an exalted quartet formed in 2015 and led by the Baron. Young, fresh and visionary, they carry the metal torch with astonishing maturity. Delivering a majestic performance filled with striking melodies and hard-hitting riffs, Chronus have been compared to the likes of Mastodon and Gojira. Vocalist/guitarist the Baron, dressed in white, embodies a voice reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne, complementing the work of his three black-clad associates.

Tracklist:

  1. White Mountains
  2. Baron
  3. Setting Sun
  4. Avarice
  5. Falling From Apogee
  6. Rapture
  7. City Of Light
  8. Hold Me (Set Me Free)

Line up:

Sebastian “The Baron” Axelsson – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Svante Furevi – lead guitar, backing vocals
Oliver Delander – bass, backing vocals
Jonatan Östling – drums

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Legendary LA Hard Rockers Autograph have signed a deal with EMP Label Group who will release their forthcoming album ‘Get Off Your Ass‘ October 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November.

Get Off Your Ass‘ is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland.

Lynch, an iconic guitarist, revered Worldwide as a bona fide guitar hero (known for his signature 8 finger hammer-on technique), reactivated the band in 2013 with bassist Randy Rand after reconnecting at the NAMM Show. After approaching original vocalist Steve Plunkett, who was unavailable for the reunion due to other business interests, with his blessing, the newly resurrected Autograph recruited former Jailhouse vocalist Simon Daniels, the rest, as they say, is history.

Get Off Your Ass‘ features an updated, hard-edged (and keyboard free) sound for the band, featuring down-tuned guitars, and the fiery, blues-soaked delivery of Daniels, as evidenced on tracks like “Every Generation”, “I Lost My Mind In America”, and the first single, edgy title track ‘Get Off Your Ass‘. The album also features an updated live version of the band’s classic rock staple “Turn Up The Radio”, performed by the current lineup.

Says co-founder, guitarist Steve Lynch, “Get Off Your Ass definitely sets a new direction for the band, with an updated, heavier sound, while still retaining the signature melodic hooks people have come to expect from Autograph. This record is bound to get the attention of old Autograph fans as well as the new. So put your ears on and turn this one up!!”

Adds vocalist Simon Daniels, “We are so excited about this record! This is a lineup of brothers with a vision and the perfect chemistry. We wanted the record to be musically timeless, and translate a heavier sound featuring the melodies and harmonies, but with heavier guitars and a more “in your face” attitude. The lyrics come from the heart and are directed to people of our current era, with uplifting messages and positive energy. It’s Autograph on steroids.

On their partnership with EMP Daniels adds, “EMP is the perfect match for us. They understand what we’re doing, they have the same vision and we are grateful to work with such great experienced humble focused achieving people!

A sentiment echoed by drummer Marc Wieland. “EMP shares and supports the same Vision we had for our new album ‘Get Off Your Ass‘. We are stoked to be part of their family!!!!

EMP President (and Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson expresses a mutual admiration. “When I first moved to LA to go to MI (then known as GIT), Steve Lynch was the guy EVERYBODY went there to learn from. As far as guitar players in LA went, he was THE guy. I never did end up at GIT, we formed Megadeth and obviously went down an extremely different path, but Steve truly is an iconic guitar hero of the highest caliber, and I am so proud for EMP to be able to partner with him and the re-imagined Autograph to release this killer album.

Get Off Your Ass‘ will be available for pre-order this Friday, 8/4, from empmerch.com.

Forming in 1983, Autograph gave the world the perpetual Rock anthem ‘Turn Up the Radio‘, which still commands nearly constant airplay on Classic Rock stations around the World, and has become an iconic piece of pop culture, making appearances in mass media classics like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and more recently in the hit film Hot Tub Time Machine.

With seminal albums Sign In Please [1984], That’s The Stuff [1985], and Loud and Clear [1987]. as well as years of touring alongside legendary artists including Mötley Crüe, Ronnie James Dio, Van Halen and Aerosmith, Autograph left an everlasting imprint on rock ‘n’ roll. Now this undeniable Rock legacy is reclaimed with ‘Get Off Your Ass‘.

Autograph will continue to tour through 2017, and into the new year, with more dates added daily, and an appearance on the 2018 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise.

Upcoming Shows:

8/4/2017 Heath, OH Muddy Creek Saloon
8/5/2017 Clearfield, PA Clearfield County Fair – with Queensryche & KIX
9/8/2017 Ellsworth, WI “SCVR 27th Annual Chilifeed” @ Gas-Lite Tavern
9/16/2017 Kingman, AZ The Great Mohave County Fair – (Free show w/ fair admission)
10/6/2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena – w/ Slaughter & Vixen

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US metallers Dead By Wednesday have released a lyric video for ‘I Will Define‘ feat. Waylon Reavis (A Killer’s Confession), the song is taken from their latest album ‘The Darkest of Angels‘, released earlier this year on David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group.

Dead By Wednesday to support A Killer’s Confession on the following US tour dates:

1/27/17 FRI Jacksonville NC @Hooligans
1/28/17 SAT Clarksville TN @The Warehouse
2/3/17 FRI Queens NY @Blackthorn 51
2/4/17 SAT Providence RI @Fete Music Hall
2/8/17 WED Toronto ON @The Coalition
2/9/17 THU Rochester NY @Pineapple Jack’s
2/10/17 FRI Akron OH @The Empire
2/12/17 SUN Covington KY @Madison Live
2/17/17 FRI Chicago IL @Portage Theater
2/18/17 SAT Detroit MI @The Token Lounge
2/19/17 SUN Indianapolis IN @5th Quarter

More dates to be announced soon.

Line up:

Mike Modeste – Bass & Vox
Joey Concepcion – Guitar
Rob Roy – Vox
Opus – Drums & Vox
Marc Rizzo – Guitar

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US rock/metal band Heaven Below, which features Union Underground/Lita Ford guitarist Patrick Kennison, will release its new album ‘Good Morning Apocalypse‘ via David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group/eOne (USA) and SPV (Europe) on Friday, October 14th. The band’s third full-length studio effort, is a concept record that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It features guest appearances from Lita FordJason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Watchtower), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., Accept) and Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus).

The first single ‘Renegade Protest Movement‘ can be streamed HERE

The band has made available a teaser stream featuring samples of each of the album’s 12 songs online now via Soundcloud.

Tracklist:

01.Nefarious Angels (feat. Jason McMaster)
02.Renegade Protest Movement
03. Follow Me Under
04. Devilina And The Damage Done (feat. Kobra Paige)
05. Nightfall Comes To Life
06. Killing The Deadman
07. Running Under Satan’s Hand (feat. Lita Ford)
08. Death Battalion
09. Bonded By Blood
10. Black Sunrise/War Of The Gods (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
11. Among The Wolves/Worldwide Suicide
12. I Would Do It All Again/Burials At Sunset

After achieving notoriety with its active rock hit ‘When Daylight Dies‘, and its follow up collaboration with William Shatner on their cover of Rush’s ‘Subdivisions‘, Heaven Below has just completed their most ambitious releases to date ‘Good Morning Apocalypse‘.

Line up:

Patrick Kennison – Vocals & Guitars
Lucas Kanopa – Guitars
John Younger – Bass
Shad Wilhelm – Drumsone

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US metallers Arise In Chaos have released a lyric video for ‘Hell Bent’, the song is taken from their new album ‘Terminal Cognition‘ out May in USA via David Ellefon‘s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group, due to be released in Europe on July 15 via EMP/SPV.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered byJoshua Wickman (Within The Ruins, Legion, King (810), Last Of A Dying Breed) at Dreadcore Productions, White Lake, MI and co-produced by David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Ahrue Luster (ex-Machine Head, Ill Nino).

Track listing:

  1. Nero
  2. By Your Own Hand
  3. The Divine
  4. Hell Bent
  5. Siren
  6. Violent Colors
  7. All We Know
  8. Reflections
  9. Driven
  10. Arise In Chaos

Since forming in 2010, Arise In Chaos have become a force to be reckoned with in the West Coast metal scene. Since releasing their 2012 debut Civilization Decay, co-produced by ex-Machine Head/Ill Niño axeman Ahrue Luster, AIC have become one of the go-to metal acts in Denver, sharing stages with the likes of All That Remains, 3 Inches of Blood,Soulfly,Motionless In White, Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, and many more.

Vocalist Lei, who oversaw production on the disc, says: “We tracked some killer stuff with David in Phoenix, and really fine tuned all the details in Denver with Ahrue, and a great team there. Thankfully we’re in a city with some amazing studios, and some amazing World class talent, which allowed us to make a killer record right in our own backyard.”

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Metal All Stars
Led by Black Label Society‘s Zakk Wylde, the inaugural Metal All Stars tour is set for a one-off stop in London at the O2 Brixton Academy in December.

The lineup (basically a who’s who of metal mastery) includes the likes of Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Chuck Billy (Testament), Ross The Boss (Manowar), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Cronos (Venom) and more.

You can expect to hear some of the greatest metal songs ever penned in ways you haven’t heard them performed by a group of musicians you wouldn’t have seen play together before. So what’s not to like?!

December 16th @ O2 Brixton Academy
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Gus G

Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind guitarist Gus G. continues to promote his solo debut ‘I Am The Fire’, which was released in March via Century Media Records, and has therefore released a new video for the album track ‘Blame It On Me’,

Gus G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on ‘I Am The Fire’ and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen), and vocalists Mats Leven (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra ex-Journey). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through Gus G.’s soulful playing.

Gus G. online:
http://www.gusgofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialgusg
https://twitter.com/gusgofficial
http://www.youtube.com/firetv

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
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http://www.cmdistro.com