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Megadeth Announces Reissues “3” Of Iconic Albums

Hopefully you didn’t get too water logged with the amount of rain that we got last night because it was coming down like buckets. I’m speaking of course to our closest regional readership so you folks in warmer sunnier climates just hang tight until I’m done. Today I will be heading to the annual BookExpo and I always enjoy this event and while you wait to learn what I observed today you can check out this announcement about some Megadeth re-issues. Take a look down below.

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The Press Release:
Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH burst onto the scene in 1983, virtually inventing a genre and have earned their spot as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts of all time. Over the course of their illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, notched 6 consecutive platinum efforts, 7 top-ten albums, and has earned numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominations and a 2017 GRAMMY® Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the title track “Dystopia”.

With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH has worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world.

United Abominations:
MEGADETH’s 11th studio album, entitled United Abominations, was first released on May 15, 2007. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, it was their highest debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. The album was voted No. 1 metal album of the year by several publications and was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest of the band’s career and was revered as their best in a decade.

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional Dates On North American “No More Tours 2”

Fans that were thinking that the legendary Ozzy was going to take it nice and slow during his “Farewell Tour” have been proven wrong as the singer recently announced additional North American stops with support coming from the mighty Megadeth. Let’s examine the press release down below and all of the extended dates.

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The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.

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Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2″shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM local time at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00AM (local time)until Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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Dave Ellefson Announces 1st “Basstory” Tour Dates

Hey Fiends, I got this bit of touring news that will definitely appeal to you bass heads. Well, also any fans of Dave Ellefson and his numerous adventures. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his BASSTORY tour, a series of limited and exclusive “Storytellers” dates, starting 9/21 in Portland. 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.”
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EMP Label Group Announces The Relaunch Of Combat Records

The Press Release:
David Ellefson of Megadeth, via his label EMP LABEL GROUP, has announced the relaunch of *COMBAT RECORDS*, the seminal Punk/Thrash label that started *Megadeth’s* career.

Most will remember Combat Records as one of the seminal thrash labels of the 1980s, their most prominent artist being, of course, Megadeth. Combat was also home to Helstar, Circle Jerks, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, and many of the most influential Metal and Punk bands of all time.

After a handful of ownership changes and attempted reboots, COMBAT went dormant in the mid-2000s, the catalog got absorbed by SONY, and the label itself ceased to exist. In 2016, David Ellefson, with his partner Thom Hazaert from EMP Label Group, did the due diligence to research and acquire the intellectual property for the COMBAT RECORDS brand, and bring it home to the EMP family.

With the utmost respect to the legacy of the past, COMBAT will relaunch in 2018 as an imprint of EMP LABEL GROUP, releasing not only new releases from classic Thrash and Metal artists, but as a home for new and up and coming artists as well. The first tentative COMBAT releases in 2018 will be the North American release of the upcoming studio album from legendary NWOBHM titans RAVEN, a limited edition classic B-sides release from HELSTAR, (both original COMBAT artists) and new releases from CT Hardcore/Metal staples *Dead By Wednesday* and 80’s progressive thrash favorites WRATH.
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Win A Ticket To See Scorpions and Megadeth at Madison Square Garden on 9/16/2017

The Details: As a comic book reader growing up there were two series that I loved and they were “Marvel Team-Up” and “Marvel Two-In-One” and essentially these were tales that took two great characters and united them for a single purpose. I thought of this when it came to the upcoming tour that features the legendary Scorpions and the mighty Megadeth as they plan to hit the awesome Madison Square Garden this Saturday. I have been listening to these two bands for as long as I can remember and was getting very excited about bringing a story and images to your attention soon after. Then I learned that thanks to the fine folks in the Marketing division of the LiveNation team that will be putting in some truly lucky fans into the show on the house. I am stoked because I think this amounts to our biggest bands to have given away tickets to yet. Check out the details on how to participate.

When and Where: Saturday, September 16th @ Madison Square Garden (NYC)

To Participate: This is NOT an easy one at all but still runs on the same premise as our other contests. I am sticking to the three things about the band that makes your fist pump high into the air and raise the love of the Metal in your very soul but for this one I am assigning some homework. Please give me “3” things that you like most about the bands and I mean each of them so “6” total points. There shouldn’t be any newbies to the music of Scorpions and Megadeth that’s for sure. Perhaps there are albums that “spoke” to you or concert appearances that sent you to the music shop to snag some of the band members earlier works. Just give me three solid answers for each and how important it is to be at this show. I know I make you work but I work here too so whining about the process will not win out at all LOL. Make this good reading because the stuff remains on the website and can likely inspire new fans as well on how our freebies work. Writing “because they slay dude” is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. Kindly review some guidelines before entering your submission. Extra credit is welcome of course if you’d like to laud the greatness of the other performers as well. We don’t have a lot of tickets for this one.
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