All this weeke...
November 24th

All this weekend use coupon code FRIDAY to save 15% on your total order from empmerch.com! ALL EMP Label Group CDs, LPs, and Merchandise, 15% off all weekend. Plus select titles and merchandise on sale!!

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Robbs MetalWorks
November 24th

IGNITOR - Haunted By Rock & Roll, available NOW on digital outlets, select retail and direct from empmerch.com!

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MerchLive.com
November 24th

Our partners at MerchLive.com launched these killer new lines today, official RIP Magazine shirts, L'amour Rocks, and the Hollywood Starwood!

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Great news, an...
November 23rd

Great news, and something I am DEFINITELY thankful for!! We've been told the first batch of masks for the A Killer's Confession DELUXE bundles has shipped to MerchLive.com, and orders will start being fulfilled soon!!!

Fs Kris Fx has assured us he has a couple more batches in the works, that will hopefully also be completed shortly. Masks/orders will go out in the order they were ordered. We're hoping to get all current orders fulfilled by the end of the year.

Huge thanks to everyone for their patience, as it was a grueling undertaking to develop and create the masks, and they truly are a beautiful limited edition handmade, hand-painted, hand-stitched, one of a kind piece of art! Kris has busted his ass for us all year getting these made, and we're gonna get them out to you as SOON as humanly possible!

There are still a few available from empmerch.com. Just PLEASE know you are ordering with NO GUARANTEED TIMELINE FOR DELIVERY, and NO REFUNDS. Again, these are a CUSTOM HANDMADE/HAND-PAINTED mask, made by one of the busiest FX/Mask guys out there, and we have to work around his schedule. (Which is also why they are so affordable.)

Also, if you have not contacted the band to utilize your LAZY ROADIE FOR THE DAY, PLEASE send a facebook message to AKC with your receipt and order number for your bundle and make arrangements. THIS WILL NOT BE HANDLED BY EMP, these arrangements must be made directly with the band!

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Photos from EMP Label Group's post
November 22nd

Tonight AND tomorrow, Nights With Brian Keith on The Edge Rock Radio will be broadcasting his latest CO-OP interview to get everyone ready for Independent Events's big Farewell to Cooper'stown event in Phoenix, Arizona at The Pressroom on December 2nd at 7:50 and his latest Doll Skin interview at 8:35 to get you psyched for their return on January 16, 2018 at Jacks Bar - SA in San Antonio, Texas.

Nights With Brian Keith on The Edge Rock Radio 7pm - Midnight (central time - www.worldtimebuddy.com for time conversions) , weeknights.

https://tunein.com/radio/The-Edge-Rock-Radio-s268569/

https://tunein.com/radio/The-Edge-Rock-Radio-s268569/

https://tunein.com/radio/The-Edge-Rock-Radio-s268569/

#EMPLabelGroup #TeamEllefson #NightsWithBrianKeith #TheEdgeOnline #LiveInterviews #EMPire #COOPBand #FarewellToCooperstown #ThePressroom #DollSkin #JacksBar #SanAntonio #Texas #PhoenixArizona #Amerika

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Madam X - Monstrocity -
November 20th

"So here’s one of the coolest releases that I’ve had come across my desk in quite a while. Why? Well, Way back in 1984 Madam X released a kick-ass metal album called “We Reserve The Right”. And then, just like that, they disappeared. So, this is their second album. So here we are 33 years later and the band pick up right where they left off. It may have been a long wait for their sophomore follow up album, it’s a wait that was well worth it."

http://xsrock.com/madam-x-monstrocity

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KNAC.COM - Reviews - ONE EYED DOLL, DOLL SKIN In Houston, TX W/ Photos!
November 24th

Great review from KNAC.COM of the Doll Skin, One-Eyed Doll, CO-OP show in Houston!

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Also available...
November 24th

Also available on all digital outlets today from EMP Label Group, Northern Light Orchestra STAR OF THE EAST! Available at retail 12/8!

An all-star cast featuring Mark Slaughter, Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad), John Elefante (Kansas), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, House of Lords), Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Kip Winger, Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Robin McAuley (MSG), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page, Blue Murder), Kendall Bechtel, Ken Mary (House of Lords, Alice Cooper), Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), and introducing Anna Hiltbrand and Laura Walsh! With brand new art from Mister-Sam Shearon!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star-of-the-east/1316039164

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Ignitor - Haunted By Rock & Roll - CD - EMP Label Group
November 24th

OUT TODAY!! HAUNTED BY ROCK & ROLL, the new album from IGNITOR! Pick yours up on all digital outlets, select retailers, or direct from empmerch.com!

http://empmerch.com/product/ignitor-haunted-rock-roll-cd/

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David Ellefson
November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving from President Ellefson & his entire family near and far to yours with love and wishes of all the best.

#EMPLabelGroup #EMPire #TeamEllefson #DavidEllefson #EMPFamily #HappyThanksgiving

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Photos from EMP Label Group's post
November 22nd

IGNITOR FEATURING Dangerous Toys/WATCHTOWER VOCALIST Jason McMaster TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM HAUNTED BY ROCK & ROLL THIS FRIDAY 11/24 VIA EMP Label Group/ArieScope Records !! Featuring "HATCHET (THE BALLAD OF VICTOR CROWLEY), the theme to the upcoming fourth installment of the Hatchet (film) series, VICTOR CROWLEY!

For Immediate Release - 11/22/17

Austin classic Metal crew IGNITOR will release their new album Haunted By Rock & Roll Friday, 11/24 via EMP Label Group, in conjunction with horror Icon Adam Green’s ArieScope Records. HBRR is the fourth release to feature the renowned Metal vocalist Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys and Watchtower. The album features 9 new tracks of IGNITOR’s trademark brand of classic NWOBHM inspired Metal, including “To Brave the War”, “No Sanctuary”, and a cover of the RAVEN classic “Hung, Drawn, and Quartered”.

The band has released the video for album track “To Brave The Way”, which can be viewed at the following location:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ifJm0QjcU

Haunted also features “Hatchet (The Ballad of Victor Crowley)”, the theme to Green’s upcoming VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth installment in the cult classic HATCHET horror franchise, featuring Kane Hodder reprising his title role as the murderous, swamp-dwelling Victor Crowley.

Says Green, “The first concert I ever went to was Dangerous Toys when they performed at Boston’s Orpheum Theater back in 1989. From that moment on Jason McMaster played a pivotal role in my life musically and I’ve followed everything he’s ever done since.

Almost 30 years later, to be putting out IGNITOR’s Haunted By Rock & Roll through my own sublabel ArieScope Records, with EMP Label Group, and for the band to have written the song “Hatchet” (The Ballad of Victor Crowley)” specifically for the latest entry in my HATCHET slasher film franchise, is truly a dream come true. IGNITOR represents everything that made me fall in love with metal to begin with.”

McMaster adds, “I met Adam because he was a huge Toys fan.. We started sending tweets back and forth on Twitter, and I honestly had no idea who he was at the time. Eventually, he flew down for a Dangerous Toys show in San Antonio. He didn’t bug me for passes, I didn’t even meet him that night, he just came down, watched the show and left, which was really cool. I did give him a shout-out from the stage that night, and he was super excited about it.

So we became friends and, eventually I realized who he was. We started talking more, emailing etc, and he told me how much he loved “Demon Bell”, and the SHOCKER soundtrack, and he asked if I would do a song for one of his movies. So I wrote “Hatchet (The Ballad of Victory Crowley)”, a suggested song title from one of his writing partners, as a nod to “Demon Bell (The Ballad of Horace Pinker). It’s a killer song, and a really cool story. Thom (Hazaert) from EMP, directed a short film documentary about the SHOCKER soundtrack a few years ago for SCREAM FACTORY, that I took part in, with David (Ellefson), as well, so it’s really cool how all these things come around full circle.”

In 2003, former Agony Column guitarist Stuart "Batlord" Laurence , with guitarist Beverly Barrington, bassist Brendon Bigelow, and drummer Pat Doyle, set out to start a Classic Metal band. After a surprisingly short search, vocal powerhouse Erika Tandy was recruited, and IGNITOR was born.

After releasing ROAD OF BONES in 2005, and the departure of vocalist Erika Tandy, IGNITOR solidiered on, writing and recording their next full-length release, THE SPIDER QUEEN, while searching far and wide for a new vocalist. Enter Texas metal legend Jason McMaster of Watchtower and Dangerous Toys, who offered to lend his legendary vocal talents to the new album.

And just like that, IGNITOR was back in business.

With Jason at the helm (and mic), IGNITOR released THE SPIDER QUEEN in 2009, followed by YEAR OF THE METAL TIGER in 2012, and metal tribute album MIX TAPE '85 in 2013.

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