MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON’s Label EMP LABEL GROUP Signs European Distribution Deal With SPV


EMP Label Group has signed a European distribution deal with SPV Records to distribute all EMP releases throughout Europe, including upcoming releases from EMP, and their distributed labels and imprints, THC : Music, CaviGold Records, LLC, EMP Underground and more.

EMP, founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, with day to day and A&R operations headed up by THC : Music (Black Light Burns, Attika 7, American Head Charge, Oedipus) and former Corporate Punishment Records (Allele, Switched, Ghost Machine) President Thom Hazaert, has quickly become a go-to label for artists across the rock and metal spectrum with upcoming releases from Green Death, Arise in Chaos, Dead By Wednesday, Brazil’s Semblant, Apollo Under Fire (feature former Candlebox guitarist/founder Peter Klett), Cage9, Another Lost Year, (former Faith No More vocalist) Chuck Mosley, classic Texas thrashers Helstar, Skumlove, and more.

Says Hazaert, “SPV is an amazing company, and has long been an institution in the European Metal community. It is an honor and a privilege to partner with them to bring some of these amazing EMP releases to Europe and beyond.”

Ellefson adds, “With the rich history of SPV as a powerhouse in the European Rock and Metal community, I can’t see there being a better fit as a partner for EMP. Thom and I searched long and hard to find the right partner for these releases, and we are confident and excited to have found it in SPV. I’ve always been impressed with the work from SPV and am very proud to now have them as our official partner.”

Over the last 30 years SPV has built a catalogue of over 27,000 titles which includes legendary masterpieces by the likes of Motörhead, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Prong, Sodom, Magnum, UFO, Lita Ford, Melissa Etheridge, Kaiser Chiefs and many, many more.