Denver’s ARISE IN CHAOS Sign With MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON’s EMP Label Group; Self-Titled Album Due In 2016
November 27, 2015, 3 years ago
Denver metal merchants, Arise In Chaos,, have signed a deal with Megadeth co-founder/bassist David Ellefson’s EMP (Ellefson Music Productions) Label Group imprint, who will release a new LP in 2016 through the label.
Since forming in 2010, Arise In Chaos have become a force to be reckoned with in the West Coast metal scene. Since releasing their independent 2012 debut Civilization Decay, co-produced by ex-Machine Head/Ill Nino axeman Ahrue Luster, AIC have become one of the go-to metal acts in Denver, sharing stages with the likes of All That Remains, 3 Inches Of Blood, Soulfly, Motionless In White, Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, and many more.
Arise In Chaos - vocalist Dustin Leigh, guitarists Adam Landreth and Nick Allen, Drummer Jer Matheson and bassist Drew “Keeb” Gillett - began work on their LP, with Ellefson co-producing, this fall, both in Denver and at Platinum Underground in Mesa, AZ, along with Icon guitarist John Aquilino.
Said guitarist Adam Landreth, “We’re all huge Megadeth fans, and David is such a great guy. We’re so excited about being able to work with him on our record. He is an extremely talented producer, one of our favorite players, and a bona fide Metal legend, so we’re so thankful for such an amazing opportunity. And now to be able to partner with him to be able to put it out? Talk about a dream come true.”
Vocalist Leigh says, “We are tracking some killer stuff with David. And to be in a metal band, and be able to work with, literally, one of the Godfathers of metal. We couldn’t be more excited.” Leigh adds, “Originally the plan was to do an EP, that David was co-producing. Then we ended up signing with EMP, and it evolved into a whole new album.”
Introduced to Ellefson via their management, (and EMP’s A&R and Marketing Director) THC Music’s Thom Hazaert (Chimaira, American Head Charge), the pairing almost immediately spawned a working relationship, and the adoration appears mutual.
"Arise In Chaos have some killer new tracks in the works,” says Ellefson. “I always dig bands who continue to push the threshold of metal music, and these guys have that!"
In October, EMP released the debut EP from Phoenix-based all-female pop-punk band Doll Skin, to great success. “Doll Skin has been amazing, and the response has been absolutely incredible. But it is really exciting, as a guy known for being in a metal band, to have a handful of amazing metal bands in the fold that we are really excited to unleash on the world.”