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KillThax Tour: Anthrax & Killswitch Engage Blow Roof Off Wellmont Theater
Montclair NJ, 3/29/17
Review and photos by Robert Cavuoto
Tonight was the first show of the KillThax Tour featuring Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, and special guests The Devil Wears Prada. If the KillThax Tour was on a mission to level the theater and crush the metal heads; consider the job well done!
ICE HALL, HELSINKI
REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA
Anthrax have been regular visitors to Finland during the past ten years. In fact, this show is the band’s fourth appearance here within past 16 months. But it seems that there’s a lot of demand for Anthrax as the band sold more than 2000 tickets for their AMONG THE KINGS show, held in Old Ice Hall in Helsinki. Anthrax released their latest opus FOR ALL KINGS on last spring, but this tour is based on classic AMONG THE LIVING album, which the band now is performing live on its entirety. The rest of the set was chosen by the fans who were able to vote for their favorite songs to be played.
Anthrax + The Raven Age
@ The Manchester Academy, Manchester
February 14, 2017
Review and photography by Harry Long
Tags: among the kings, among the living, anniversary, Anthrax, concert, gig, HEavy metal, manchester, Metal, Review, speed metal, The Raven Age, Thrash Metal, tour, UK
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Available exclusively in North America and released in conjunction with the band’s upcoming Spring co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage – “KillThrax” – thrash metal icon ANTHRAX – Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Charlie Benante/drums, Jonathan Donais/guitar – announces the release of the limited edition “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” (Megaforce Records). The set goes on sale March 24, will retail for $79.99, and is an absolutely stunning collector’s item for any Anthrax fan as this unboxing video illustrates.
The “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” includes a removable lenticular cover and contains 10 7-inch vinyl discs featuring 20 songs – the 11 finished album tracks, two brand new covers (The White Stripes’ “Black Math” and the classic Kansas song “Carry On”), six demos from the FAK track listing, and “Vice of the People,” a bonus track previously released only in Japan and now making its North American vinyl debut. The original album cover art sketch by Alex Ross is also part of this package, as well as a download card enabling the holder to access the Box Set’s tracklisting for free.
Each 7-inch disc features gorgeous, double-sided four-color artwork designed by Douglas Heusser with additional art by Stephen Thompson, as well as band photos by Jimmy Hubbard. The tracks are pressed onto different-colored vinyl discs – red, green, blue, maroon, orange, most with a two-color swirl design.
“Doing a box set edition of ‘For All Kings’ was something that we’ve always wanted to do,” said Benante, who worked closely with Heusser and Thompson on the box set’s artwork. “We wanted to do something special, something that was so much more than the original release, and have it be fun for our audience when they open it up, just be floored by the different colored vinyl, the artwork, everything that’s inside. And we think we’ve done that.”
As always, the top albums of the year are for full albums (no EP’s or demos) released in 2016. They are new studio albums for the year, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live albums. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each individual staff members’ personal “best of” lists which besides their top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, best metal book, disappointments of the year, greatest hopes for 2017, personal metal discovery of the year, and various other categories. Enjoy!
ANTHRAX, L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais
Photo Credit: Ignacio Galvez
Thrash legends Anthrax and Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage announce today that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill. With KSE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The intense and dynamic The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, 12/16 at 10AM local time. Log on to www.anthrax.com – http://
Interview by Robert Cavuoto
After 35 years, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello is still humbled and appreciative of fans paying him a compliment. The band’s career has never been easy as they have weathered the storm despite member changes, the introduction of grunge, and the downturn of the record industry. With dedication and hard work, the band has prevailed; overcoming all the challenges that have been hurdled at them. After speaking with Frank about the band’s career he seems to take things in stride, chalking his resilience up to being a New Yorker who loves the pressure – in fact he thrives on it.
Since the band Big 4 Tour in 2010 with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth; Anthrax has found its stride, gained momentum, and feels rejuvenated. To prove it, they release a monster CD Worship Music in 2011 which was met with critical acclaim and sales. In 2016 they released, For All Kings which could possibly be the band’s best work to date. I’ve interviewed countless musicians and rock star and found Frank to be a regular guy; grounded quite possibly by his modest Italian upbringing. A guy that knows what is important and they follows it through. With his partners Scott Ian [guitar], Charlie Benante [drums], Joey Belladonna [vocals] and newest member Jon Donais [lead guitar], the band is playing better, writing better, and working harder than ever before. He sums up his career in Anthrax in one statement – “We’ve rolled with the punches and we never went down!”
I caught up with Frank prior to leaving on a 7 week tour of the US with Slayer and Death Angel to talk about the band’s career and the legacy they have forged!
Bloodstock Open Air 2016
@Catton Hall, Derbyshire
11th – 14th August 2016
Review by Demitri Levantis
Photography and Additional Reviews by Graham Hilling
Derbyshire is probably the last place you’d expect to find metal. It’s not one of England’s most famous counties, nor has it built up a reputation for a place of art and culture. But within the south of this quaint midlands county, some of the country’s finest music promoters are at work building the county’s reputation as a haven for metalheads.
Tags: 2016, Akercocke, Aklash, Anthrax, BEHEMOTH, black metal, BLOODSTOCK, BOA, BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL, Derbyshire, Dragonforce, England, festival, folk metal, Gothic Metal, Holiday, Isarnos, MASTODON, Metal News, Music Journalism, news, Outdoor, PARADISE LOST, Power metal, Press, Repentless, Review, Rotting Christ, Satyricon, SLAYER, Sophie Lancaster, Thrash Metal, Twisted Sister, UK
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Anthrax not only made its “Late Night with Seth Meyers” debut this week, but hung out with the iconic Robert De Niro. Check out the band’s live performance of their new single, “Monster At The End,” here: http://bit.ly/2bIYbEm
To support the band’s critically-acclaimed new album For All Kings and in celebration of their 35th anniversary, Anthrax hits the road this fall with Slayer starting September 9 in Cleveland; dates are below.
9 Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
11 Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
12 Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13 Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
16 Anthology, Rochester, NY*
17 Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18 Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
21 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
22 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24 Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25 Knotfest, Devore, CA
27 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Fillmore, Miami, FL
29 Club L.A., Destin, FL*
30 Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
1 Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
3 Norva, Norfolk, VA
4 Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
5 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
6 Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
7 Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8 ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10 Fillmore, Denver, CO
11 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12 Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13 The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14 The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15 Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA* (offer)
17 ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19 S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20 Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21 Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22 Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26 Top Deck, Famington, NM* (offer)
27 El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
* Anthrax & Death Angel
COULD THERE BE any other time or situation when you would find legendary Oscar-winning-actor Robert DeNiro and thrash/metal pioneers Anthrax on the same bill? Likely not, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – tune into “Late Night with Seth Meyers” today, Wednesday, August 24. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PMc.
BUT BEFORE YOU DO THAT: Anthrax will be on Facebook Live today at 2:00PM ET from backstage at the “Late Night” studios. Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask the band? Then get it ready and log on to https://www.facebook.com/anthrax/
Anthrax with support on For All Kings European Summer Tour 2016 – leg 2 – at Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
For All Kings European Summer Tour 2016 – Leg 2 –
Impalers – support act
11/7 – 2016
Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Tags: Anthrax, Charlie Benante, Copenhagen, Denmark, For All Kings, For All Kings European Summer Tour 2016, Frank Bello, Impalers, Joey Belladonna, Jonathan Donais, Nuclear Blast, Pumpehuset, S.O.D., Scott Ian, Stormtroopers Of Death
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The Tuska Open Air Festival has carved its name as one of the most important metal festivals amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. The media, label staff and PR -people travel all over the world to attend and feel and see the metal culture in Finland. All in all, 28,000 metal maniacs made a visit to a sold-out Tuska during three days. That’s excellent, as Tuska will be turning 20-years old next year, therefore it can be expected we’ll see something really unique as well as some bigger bands in 2017.
The line-up of the festival was mostly ignored the normal radio friendly audience whereas the die-hard metal freaks arrived at the Tuska Open Air Festival. Ghost, Avantasia, the domestic metal export Children Of Bodom and a number of other interesting names, like old thrash metal veterans Testament and Anthrax had to be witnessed of course. The Finnish Metal-Rules.com team was present the whole time and managed to catch several interesting bands during the 3 long days of pure metal madness.
by Marko Syrjala, Arto Lehtinen, Petri Da Costa
Tags: Anthrax, AVANTASIA, BEHEMOTH, cain offerings, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GHOST, Hatebreed, Havok, kvertalak, Lord Vicar, LORDI, Mantar, myrkur, Obscura, Primordial, Testament, Thunderstone, Tobias Sammet, tsujunder, Tuska
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REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJALA
Once again here we are again as the Finnish Metal-Rules.com two-man-team made their annual road trip to Sweden Rock. The 2016 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock as usual. Over 70 bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees during the four day festival. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years always being sold out like this year. However, it took a bit longer until all the tickets were gone this year. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. It was sad to see the final show by Twisted Sister, but of course fabulous to see a whole bunch of other bands. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!
Tags: Anthrax, Death to All, DEEP PURPLE, demon, DTA, ENTOMBED A.D., Foreigner, gary barden, Glenn Hughes, Graham Bonnet, grand slam, johnny rod, King Kobra, LA Guns, LITA FORD, LORDI, Loudness, markosyrjala, MAYHEM, Michael Schenker, Mike Portnoy, MSG, Queen, robin mcauley, sixx am, SLAYER, Sweden Rock, Twisted Sister, winery dogs
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Tags: 2016, Anthrax, August, BEHEMOTH, BLOODSTOCK, bloodstock 2016, festival, Festival News, gojira, Metal, Music, news, PARADISE LOST, Satyricon, SLAYER, Tickets, tour, UK
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