Posts Tagged ‘David Ellefson’

Doll Skin will release its sophomore LP, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, on June 16 via EMP Label Group/Amped and in Europe via EMP/SPV.

Produced and mixed by Cage9 frontman Evan Rodaniche (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000), Manic is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. 2016 saw the band on tour Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire from the Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire and more, capping off the year with a spot on Alternative Press’s list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21,” before settling in to record the new record. (more…)


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Doll Skin: Nicole Rich, Meghan Shea Herring, Sydney Dolezal and Alex Snowden.

Doll Skin, from left: Nicole Rich, Meghan Shea Herring, Sydney Dolezal and Alex Snowden.

In just two years, Doll Skin has gone from playing its first show at a high school talent show to being managed and produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, having an EP distributed by legendary Megaforce Records and touring the United States with high-profile supporting gigs and as a headliner. Did we mention its four members–vocalist/guitarist Sydney Dolezal, guitarist Alex Snowden, bassist Nicole Rich and drummer Meghan Shea Herring–are all teenage girls? Yeah, and these girls know how to rock. As they cross the country on the “Generation Doom” tour–also featuring headliner Otep, along with Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire–Doll Skin has released In Your Face (Again), an expanded edition of the EP originally issued in October 2015 and already has material prepared for a full-length album to be recorded later this year. Sydney recently called in from the road to talk to Live Metal’s Greg Maki about the tour, the band’s formation, David Ellefson and more. (more…)

Doll Skin

Doll Skin

Doll Skin has premiered its new video, “Let’s Be Honest,” from its upcoming release, In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson and available on April 15 via EMP Label Group.

The band, which recently played Shiprocked 2016, as well as dates with Hellyeah and the Dead Kennedys, is in the middle of a headlining run before hitting the road with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire. After the Otep tour, the band will play more dates with Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and Sunflower Dead. (more…)

Megadeth, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Multi-platinum selling thrash metal band Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in more than 25 countries across four continents starting in April. The tour will followsa first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony, demonstrating his classically-influenced technique as a featured soloist in “Symphony Interrupted.(more…)


Rock on the Range 2012. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)


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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Chris Broderick of Megadeth

Chris Broderick of Megadeth

Megadeth’s Chris Broderick: Shredding is his business

Chris Broderick follows a long line of Megadeth guitarists, but judging from the constant praise main man Dave Mustaine bestows upon him, it seems Chris will be around for long time. With a degree in classical guitar musical performance, he began his career with the power metal band Jag Panzer and also spent time in Nevermore (who appeared on Megadeth’s 2005 Gigantour). When guitarist Glen Drover left Megadeth in 2008, Chris’ time began.

2009’s Endgame was Broderick’s recording debut with the band, and his technical thrash playing and solo trade-offs with Mustaine cover the disc from start to finish.

In March 2010, Megadeth embarked on the month-long Rust in Peace 20th anniversary tour. Fans all know who the guitarist was on that album, so how would Broderick be recieved? Does he feel the pressure from fans who clamor for Marty Friedman and the Rust in Peace lineup?

Live Metal’s Jeff and Greg Maki sat down with Broderick backstage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Md., prior to Megadeth’s ill-fated show that ended after just three songs on March 16, 2010. (more…)


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