DAVID ELLEFSON Unleashed New Signature “Dawn Patrol” Chorus Pedal with Pro Tone Pedals!

At the London Bass Guitar Show this weekend, Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist and EMP Label Group‘s President DAVID ELLEFSON announced his collaboration with celebrated stompbox merchant PRO TONE PEDALS, to create the ‘DAWN PATROL’ CHORUS.

Ellefson said this: “When Pro Tone approached me with the idea of making some signature pedals, as a bass player, CHORUS is one of my go-to effects live, an ace weapon in my arsenal, and in many regards, helped me transition my signature tone from studio to live on classic songs like “Dawn Patrol”. So the idea of developing a great chorus pedal was really a no-brainer.

Dennis and the Pro Tone team are technical wizards, and developed the DAWN PATROL to my exact specifications, and together we’ve created a high quality, hand-built stompbox pedal that I’m positive will find a special place in any bassist’s rig.”

David joins the the elite family of Pro Tone Signature artists including Tosin Abasi and Reeves Gabrels, and a superb artist roster including Jeff Loomis, Fear Factory, Alice in Chains, Prong, Deftones, Living Colour, Overkill, 30 Seconds To Mars and more.

Pro Tone Pedals was founded in 2004 to provide hand-built high-quality guitar effects for the modern player. The Charleston, SC based company is known for making the best overdrives on the planet, among other custom designed inspirations in chorus, delay, phase shifters and more. The unyielding commitment to excellence has brought Pro Tone together with some of the biggest names in rock and metal today such as Ozzy, Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, The Cure, Fear Factory, Ministry, Overkill, Prong and many more.

The DAWN PATROL CHORUS will be available from Pro Tone for a special limited introductory price of $189.99.

Photo by Clayton Lancaster Photography

More information at:
DAVID ELLEFSON: http://davidellefson.comhttps://protonepedals.com/ellefson
PRO TONE PEDALS: https://protonepedals.com
EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
ALPHA OMEGA Management: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

MEGADETH Wins ‘Best Metal Performance’ Grammy Award!

MEGADETH won a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category at the 59th annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday, February 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This was the band’s 12th Grammy nomination and first win for the song “Dystopia“. Interesting moment on the Grammy Awards, was that the organization of the hole event, put Metallica’s song ”Master of Puppets” for the intoduction for Megadeath. Hope Dave Mustain is not pissed off, but they got the award for ”Best Metal Performance”, and they desirve it. Hail Megadeth!

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

BARONESS – “Shock Me”
GOJIRA – “Slivera”
KORN – “Rotting in Vain”
MEGADETH – “Dystopia”
PERIPHERY – “The Price Is Wrong”

Watch the Acceptance Speech here:

More information at: http://www.megadeth.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Megadeth


Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Performing the IRON MAIDEN Song ‘The Number Of The Beast’ Alongside NITA STRAUSS, GLEN SOBEL and JILL JANUS!

On January 18th, MEGADETH bassist and EMP Label Group‘s President David Ellefson alongside Tony MacAlpine, Jill Janus (HUNTRESS), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic “The Number Of The Beast” at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles (California) during the 42nd weekly “Soundcheck Live“.

Check out video footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-ryIe8BFE

Pictures enclosed by Steve Rose Photos – for more High-quality photos, visit California Rock News (http://californiarocknews.com/2017/01/19/soundcheck-live-namm-night-guest-curators-tony-macalpine-david-ellefson-nita-strauss-and-rafael-moreira-1182017).

“Soundcheck Live” is a weekly live music night that brings together the industry’s top musicians alongside emerging talent to create a vibrant social experience driven by the artists.

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EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
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David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group at NAMM 2017!

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group with some of its finest roster bands are on Friday (20th Jan) and Saturday (21st Jan) at Rock N Roll Industries Hall D #2493 at NAMM 2017, featuring David Ellefson, Doyle, Doll Skin, Solus Deus, CO-OP, Motograter, Dopesick and more! Check out the details in the poster and be there!


In July 2016, ELLEFSON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS (aka 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, DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth bassist and founder of EMP Label Group) 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. David Ellefson‘s video statement with Alex Azzali and Roberto Risso:

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

DAVID ELLEFSON to Appear at London Bass Guitar Show on March 5th!

MEGADETH bassist and EMP LABEL GROUP‘s President David Ellefson will perform on the Main Stage at The London Bass Guitar Show 2017 on Sunday, March 5. Tickets are on sale now; early bird tickets end December 22.

Furthermore the London Bass Guitar Show organizers issued:
David’s aggressive plectrum style of bass playing has been at the foundation of Megadeth’s vast catalogue of metal classics from the beginning, including “Symphony of Destruction”, “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying”, “Hangar 18”, and “Holy Wars” to name just a few.

David and the band recently enjoyed a Billboard hit with their 15th studio album “Dystopia” which landed in the #3 spot on the Top 200 album chart. Far from their first major accomplishment, Megadeth has been awarded numerous gold and platinum awards, 13 Grammy nominations and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide during the span of their 33-year career.

Ellefson is also an accomplished producer, clinician, music business lecturer and entrepreneur presiding over a global brand including his own record label EMP Label Group/Ellefson Music Productions . He also helped forge the artist friendly merchandising venture MerchLive, and his own boutique coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.

David’s signature product collaborations include Jackson Guitars, SIT Strings, Ovation Guitars, Hartke Amplification, Peavey Electronics and endorsements with EMG Pickups, Planet Waves, Providence Pedals, Peterson Tuners, Blackstar Amplfication and ISP Technologies.

Ellefson’s canon of literary works includes his music business self help guide “Making Music Your Business…A Guide for Young Musicians” (Hal Leonard) and his autobiography “My Life With Deth” (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster) which was co-written with BGM editor Joel McIver.
Details at http://www.londonbassguitarshow.com

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

MEGADETH’s David Ellefson And ANTHRAX’s Frank Bello in Studio Recording New ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Material!

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE – the project featuring MEGADETH bassist and EMP LABEL GROUP‘s President David Ellefson and ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello – is currently in the studio in Hollywood, California recording material for their new album, with the producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR).

David Ellefson commented: “What started out as simple bass ideas quickly developed into some really great songs together. Our fans would probably never suspect that a couple of metal bass players would have songs like these inside of us. It’s exciting to write melody with diversity while still pushing the limits of lead-bass playing. Frank’s singing, and both of us playing guitars and other instruments, gave us a whole new dimension for creative opportunities.”

Frank Bello added: “We thought it would be cool to let fans hear something they wouldn’t expect from us — which is what ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE is”.

Regarding how ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE came together, Ellefson told recently Guitar World: “We were doing bass clinics for our endorsement of Hartke bass amplification a few years back when the ‘Big Four’ were playing shows together. I just said to Frank, ‘We should really write some of our own material we can play for these clinics. Something unique just for us.’ So at Bass Player Live! at the Key Club in Hollywood, Frank got us talking to ANTHRAX producer Jay Ruston, who is also a bass player, and he got excited to get on board to record some songs for us. We agreed to do just a few songs we could release in EP format. This would make the workload easier with all of our schedules and even allow us to continue releasing more songs moving forward as well. Jay brought in Jeff Friedl on drums and even suggested Gus G. to play the solos I wanted to have on the track ‘Here Again’.”

Check out the video for “Tell The World”, taken from the ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE’s EP, released in 2014: https://youtu.be/oicV6yAQQjU

More information on ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE at https://www.facebook.com/altitudesandattitude

David Ellefson
Frank Bello
Jeff Friedl

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

Megadeth’s new live video for the song “Couquer or Die”

Megadeth’s  new live video for the song “Couquer or Die”


Legendary American thrash metal band Megadeth has realeased new video for the song “Couquer or Die. This amazing video, begins with acoustic music, and then the crushing riffs and mindblowing solos came to the game. Megadeath’s traditional style of music, awesome instumental song, with great live video following it.

Watch this video, Megadeath is back to kick some ass, in thrash metal style.

Nick Menza Former Megadeth drummer passed away at age of 51.

Nick Menza Former Megadeth drummer  passed away at age of 51.


Nick Menza

Nick Menza a former drummer of Legendary American thrash metal band dies at age of 51, from a heart failure, while perfoming with his band at the club, The Baked Potato in LA with his band OHM.

Dave Mustaine a frontman of Megadeth post a comment about Nick Menza, Saying this at Twitter:

”TELL ME THIS ISN’T TRUE! I woke at 4 AM to hear Nick Menza passed away on 5/21 playing his drums w/Ohm at the Baked Potato”

The Legendary Musician was notably known for his drumming skills and technique. With Megadeth, Menza had recorded albums such as Rust in Peace (1990), Countdown to Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994), Hidden Treasures 1995), Cryptic Writings (1997) and since his departure from Megadeth he had collaborated with diverse musicians but yet had done some guest drumming on Megadeth’s album post-Menza.