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ANTHRAX – Live at Ice Hall, Helsinki

March 9th, 2017

ICE HALL, HELSINKI

01.03 2016

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.

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Anthrax + The Raven Age @ The Manchester Academy, Manchester

February 23rd, 2017

Anthrax + The Raven Age

@ The Manchester Academy, Manchester

February 14, 2017

Review and photography by Harry Long

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ANTHRAX TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION “FOR ALL KINGS 7-INCH BOX SET”

January 31st, 2017
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Anthrax – “FOR ALL KINGS 7-INCH BOX SET”

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.”

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Metal-Rules.com: Best of 2016

January 21st, 2017

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!

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ANTHRAX AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TO CO-HEADLINE SPRING 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

December 14th, 2016

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://www.killswitchengage.com or www.tdwpband.com for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales.

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Frank Bello of Anthrax – “We are hungrier now as a band than I can remember!”

September 7th, 2016

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

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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!

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Bloodstock Open Air 2016 @ Catton Hall, Derbyshire

August 30th, 2016

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.

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ANTHRAX’s Performance On Seth Meyers

August 26th, 2016

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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.

SEPTEMBER
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

OCTOBER
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

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Anthrax, Late Night w/Seth Meyers + Facebook Live

August 24th, 2016

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/

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Anthrax with support on For All Kings European Summer Tour 2016 – leg 2 – at Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark

August 23rd, 2016

Anthrax
For All Kings European Summer Tour 2016 – Leg 2 –
Impalers – support act

Pumpehuset
Copenhagen
Denmark
11/7 – 2016

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Tuska 2016

August 9th, 2016

Tuska-2016

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

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SWEDENROCK 2016

July 3rd, 2016


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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!

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BLOODSTOCK confirms more bands!

June 12th, 2016
BLOODSTOCK festival has announced another batch of bands for August’s event at Catton Park, England!

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Bloodstock Open Air 2016 Less Than 3 Months Away!

May 23rd, 2016

Bloodstock, the UK’s biggest and best heavy metal festival is back again this year at Catton Park, Derbyshire, with as monstrous a line-up as ever.

The four day event, also featuring four stages, will be presenting headliners Twisted Sister, Slayer and Mastodon alongside thrash gods Anthrax, black metal innovators Venom, and American progressive metallers Symphony X.

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SLAYER, ANTHRAX & DEATH ANGEL Announce North American Tour

May 9th, 2016

Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down.  The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent.  Confirmed dates are below.  The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, May 10, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, May 13 at 10:00AM local time.  For all ticket purchasing and VIP packages details, log onto http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/tour

Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “It’s always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax.  Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!!  Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year.  See you there!”

Check out the tour’s video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX0mgG_roCQ

Fans will hear their favorite Slayer songs from the band’s 30-year plus discography, as well as a few of the newer songs from Repentless, named “The Metal Album of the Year” by Guitar World.  Slayer and Anthrax stormed through Europe together last fall, amassing a string of sensational live reviews, so North American fans, this will be a night of metal music that should not be missed.

“We are very excited to tour again with our fellow Kings Slayer on a thrash/metal extravaganza,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante.  “Two of the Big Four – now that’s a night of metal for all the Kings and Queens!”

Added Mark Osegueda from Death Angel, “We are thrilled and honored to be part of this amazing North American touring package.  Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel – it just looks, sounds and feels right.  This will be Death Angel’s first-ever tour with Slayer, something we’ve hungered for our entire career.  And we will bring that hunger to the stage every night, so get there early because this will be a show not to be missed; from the first note of the night until the very last! Metal is alive, hungry, thriving, and coming for you!”

With more dates to be announced, here is the confirmed itinerary:

SEPTEMBER
9        Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10       Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12       Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13       Metropolis, Montreal, QC
15       Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
17/18  Rock Allegiance, Chester, PA*
20       Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
22       The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
27       Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28       Fillmore, Miami, FL
30       Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS

OCTOBER
3        Norva, Norfolk, VA
5        Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
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
13       The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
17       ENMAX Center, Lethbridge, AB
19       South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
20       Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
23       Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
27       El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX

* Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel are all on this bill

ABOUT SLAYER:  http://www.slayer.net
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire.  Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since.  Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.

In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career.  The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for two high-concept and brutal music videos for the album’s “Repentless” and then for “You Against You.”

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