MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has created an imprint called EMP Records through the legendary label Megaforce, also known as the launching pad for legendary thrash bands METALLICA and ANTHRAX. The first release is “In Your Face“, the debut six-song EP from the Arizona-based all-female rock quartet DOLL SKIN. “In Your Face” was released in North America on October 30 and will be out in Europe due on December 18, physical & digital via EMP Label Group/Cargo Records.
“In Your Face” was produced by David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and mixed by Ryan Greene (NOFX, CHEAP TRICK, LITA FORD).
David Ellefson said: “The first time I saw DOLL SKIN perform was last year at a talent contest my son asked me to attend. I was totally blown away by their energy and great songs and that prompted me to take them into the studio this past summer to produce the “In Your Face” EP. They are young and fresh but are not a novelty teenage act. They are totally absorbed in old school punk roots, while writing forward thinking songs. I was a fan from day one!”
DOLL SKIN recently released a music video for “Family Of Strangers“, which can be seen below.
Due on December 18 in Europe, “In Your Face” features the following tracks:
01. Family Of Strangers
02. Wring Me Out
03. Let’s Be Honest
05. So Much Nothing
06. Weatherman (live)
Formed in Arizona in 2013, DOLL SKIN‘s members — vocalist Sydney Dolezal (15), guitarist Alex Snowden (16), bassist Nicole Rich (17), and drummer Meghan Herring (19) — met while attending the Scottsdale School of Rock. Meghan made the initial connection when bringing the girls together to compete in Rock Revelation Battle Of The Bands. After catching the attention of Ellefson, who was one of the competition’s judges, the band began a sonic assault on the West Coast, playing shows with SOCIAL DISTORTION, GREEN JELLO, D.R.I., SLUNT, and many more, through Arizona, California, and the West Coast.
“It’s refreshing to hear a young band like DOLL SKIN carrying the torch of classic punk rock.” Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks/Bad Religion)
Hardly classic punk rock, but infectious alterno rock nonetheless. Throw this EP up in the air and it will fall somewhere between the Bob Rock-produced Veruca Salt and Cherri Bomb. (Gaz Tidey/Über Röck)
DOLL SKIN Tour Dates:
11/07 | Doll Skin (Mad Monster Tour 2015 w/ John 5 & Doyle with Ded and Sons of Providence) @ Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ, USA)
11/13 | Doll Skin @ Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
11/14 | Doll Skin @ Mesa Music Festival (Mesa, AZ, USA)
11/27 | Doll Skin (with Sin City Sinners, featuring special guest David Ellefson) @ Count’s Vamp’d (Las Vegas, NV, USA)
12/11 | Doll Skin @ Last Exit Live (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
January 18-22, 2016 | Doll Skin @ ShipRocked Cruise, January 18-22, 2016, Miami to Costa Maya, Mexico