David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces East Coast “Basstory” Dates With Bumblefoot & Dead By Wednesday

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has announced some East Coast “Basstory” dates with Bumblefoot and Dead By Wednesday. The trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. Here’s the new dates:

11/16 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
11/18 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
11/20 New York City, NY – The Iridium
11/21 Albany, NY – Chrome
11/23 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star Concert Hal
11/25 Waterbury, CT – Shamrock Pub

Previously announced U.S. dates can be found HERE, while European/UK dates can be found HERE.

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Dead By Wednesday Welcome Ex-Blood Has Been Shed Guitarist Dave Sharpe To The Band, Finish New Album

Dead By Wednesday have welcomed ex-Blood Has Been Shed guitarist Dave Sharpe to the group as a full-time member. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they have finished recording their new self-titled album. The effort, which was produced by Nicky Bellmore, is expected to be released later this year via Combat Records, and the band are currently working on a video for the first single “You & Die.“ An album teaser can be found below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates:

09/05 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/06 Chesapeake, VA – RiffHouse Pub
09/07 Covington, KY – Madison Live!
09/08 Maple Park, IL – The REVIVAL 2018
09/09 Mishawka, IN – Smith’s Downtown
09/11 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
09/12 Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH – Music Lynxx
09/13 Scranton, PA – The Irish Wolf Pub
09/14 Rochester (Gates), NY – Pineapple Jack’s
09/15 Oneida, NY – American Legion Hall
09/16 Long Island, NY – Revolution Bar

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Kamelot, Etc. Set For 2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The event will take place on April 20-21 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, and the daily lineups can be seen below:

April 20: Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Nile, Carnifex, Soulfly, Oceano, Winds Of Plague, Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Rivers Of Nihil, Shadow Of Intent, Archspire, Spite, Great American Ghost, Sanction, Bodysnatcher, I Am, Downswing, Buried Above Ground, and Distinguisher.

April 21: Kamelot, Life Of Agony, Delain, Doyle, Candiria, Powerglove, Battle Beast, War Of Ages, and Dead By Wednesday.

Relaunched Combat Records To Handle New Releases From Raven, Dead By Wednesday, Etc.

As previously reported, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group have releaunched Combat Records as an imprint. Now, it has been revealed that the reaunch will only handle new releases with a new album from Raven, a limited edition ‘classic’ b-sides set from Helstar, and new efforts from Dead By Wednesday and Wrath, being among the first to come from the label.

Ellefson commented:

“Today is a really exciting day, as after over a year, it was finally announced the we will be relaunching the legendary Combat Records as a new label through EMP Label Group. So excited and honored to be able to revive such an iconic brand that was so instrumental to my history.

Even though we signed to Capitol after Killing is my Business, Combat‘s logo was on all the Megadeth releases through Countdown To Extinction, and it truly was/is one of the most iconic Metal labels of all time, even being home to some of the other artists who would end up on the EMP roster, like Helstar. The same independent spirit that drove Combat in those early days, is truly the same spirit that drives what we do with EMP, and we are honored to launch another amazing conduit to support new and established Metal artists, with great respect to the legacy of the past.

And to clarify, we do not own any rights to the Combat back catalog. That is owned, and controlled by Sony, and they have done a great job of curating it through other imprints. Combat Records will solely focus on NEW releases under the Combat banner. As always, thank you for your support, and stay tuned for more details!”

Raven Announce 2017 U.S. Tour With Dead By Wednesday

Raven have announced a U.S. tour with Dead By Wednesday. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

08/17 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
08/18 – Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
08/19 – AxeFest 2017@The Outer Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
08/20 – The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
08/22 – The Riffhouse – Chesapeake, VA
08/23 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
08/24 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
08/25 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
08/26 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
08/27 – Twist of Lime – Metairie, LA
08/30 – Gold Bar – San Antonio, TX
08/31 – Texas Mist – Austin, TX
09/01 – Diamond Jim’s Saloon – Arlington, TX
09/02 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
09/03 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
09/04 – Madison Live! – Covington, KY
09/05 – Empire Concert Club & Bar – Akron, OH
09/06 – Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
09/07 – Full Terror Assault Open Air III 2017 – Cave-In-Rock, IL
09/08 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
09/09 – The Revival 2017 – Yorkville, IL
09/10 – The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
09/12 – Evening Star Concert Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
09/13 – Oneida American Legion Post 169 – Oneida, NY
09/14 – Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
09/15 – Jabber Jaws – Allentown, PA
09/16 – Bar XIII – Wilmington, DE (Raven only)

Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Iron Reagan, Etc. Set For 2017 Full Terror Assault

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Full Terror Assault. The event will take place on September 7-9 in Cave-In-Rock, IL and it will include: Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Iron Reagan, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore, Havok, Lich King, Phobia, Raven, Homewrecker, Child Bite, Prophecy, Maggot Twat, Dead By Wednesday, Oni, Hammer Fight, Warsenal, Witchaven, Against The Grain, War Curse, Seax, The Convalescence, Hemdale, Detriment, Ground, Nucleus, Withering Soul, Skinned, The Offering, Crank County Daredevils, Airacobragorgy, Ophiuchus, Bleed The Victim, The Mound Builders, and Hailshot.