RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

I’ve followed the career of Ron Keel since I dropped some of my paper route money on the Cedar Mall Drug counter in exchange for my cassette copy of The Right To Rock. I was a horrible paper boy.  I may have been chronically late but I always packed my Walkman and The Right To Rock was an album that helped me ignore the angry customers shaking their fists as I rolled in with their…

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HATCHET – Dying to Exist (June 22, 2018)

HATCHET – Dying to Exist (June 22, 2018)

Combat Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Bay Area Metal staples Hatchet, who will release their new LP Dying to Exist on June 22, 2018, via Combat Records/EMP Label Group. Fueled by the twin guitar attack of vocalist Julz Ramos and Clayton Cagle, bassist Devin Reiche, and drummer Ben Smith, Hatchet have built a name and reputation for themselves carrying the torch of classic Bay Area Metal, through three prior full-length releases of high-energy, intense thrash, (including their 2008 METAL BLADE debut Awaiting Evil, 2013’s Dawn of…

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KILLER DWARFS – Live, No Guff (April 13, 2018)

KILLER DWARFS – Live, No Guff (April 13, 2018)

Canadian Metal favorites KiLLeR DWaRfS have signed to Emp Label Group, who are set to release the band’s long-awaited live set Live, No Guff, in stores April 13th, 2018. 2018 will also see EMP reissues of the band’s recent catalog, including the independently released Start @ One, the band’s previously unreleased studio album from 1993, and Wireless, the solo acoustic release from vocalist Russ Dwarf. EMP will also release a 2019 new studio album from Killer Dwarfs, and a new studio album from Russ Dwarf. Recorded live in…

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DOLL SKIN – Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Album Review)

DOLL SKIN – Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Album Review)

Doll Skin hail from Phoenix, Arizona, and Manic Pixie Dream Girl is their third offering, following the In Your Face and In Your Face (Again) EPs of 2015 and 2016. Decibel Geek staff writer Bakko reviewed In Your Face shortly after it’s issue: In Your Face Review. If you are unfamiliar with the band (shame on you) they consist of Sydney Dolezal on lead vocals, Alex Snowden on guitar, Nicole Rich on drums and Meghan…

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BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (Album Review)

BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (Album Review)

4 On The Floor is the latest full-length album from Broken Teeth, a side project of Dangerous Toys frontman, Jason McMaster. Broken Teeth was formed in in 1999 & looks like it’s been an on and off again project. They just recently signed on the David Ellefson‘s EMP label before as they were making this album. I have to admit that Dangerous Toys was always a blind spot for me. I remember a couple of…

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A KILLERS CONFESSION – Unbroken (Album Review)

A KILLERS CONFESSION – Unbroken (Album Review)

Former Mushroomhead co-lead vocalist Waylon Revis is back with A Killers Confession and their debut album Unbroken.  Out now on Dave Ellefson‘s suddenly busy EMP records, Unbroken was co-produced by Waylon and Thom Hazaert.  I think I first became aware of Mushroomhead with the documentary A Clown Short of Destiny.  In which a fairly strong argument is made that in at least some fashion, Mushroomhead gave Clown (Shawn Crahan) the map to the covenant of the…

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BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (April 21, 2017)

BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (April 21, 2017)

BROKEN TEETH, the Austin, Texas band led by iconic vocalist Jason McMaster have released the video for the title track from their upcoming new CD and vinyl album 4 on the Floor. Twenty years after seizing power in Austin, Texas, rock-roll battering squad Broken Teeth is poised to throw its hardest punch ever after signing with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and former Corporate Punishment President Thom Hazaert at their powerhouse EMP Label Group. The label…

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KIK TRACEE – Big Western Sky (July 17, 2017)

KIK TRACEE – Big Western Sky (July 17, 2017)

This exciting news was recently reported by our friends over at Sleaze Roxx. Here’s their story: Kik Tracee will be releasing their first album in more than 25 years in the shape of B-sides, demos and rarities entitled Big Western Sky, which will be released on July 17, 2017. The following message was posted in part on EMP Label Group‘s Facebook page earlier (with slight edits): “Disbanded 90’s LA hard rockers Kik Tracee have announced the release…

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