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JON DONAIS of SHADOWS FALL Joins ANTHRAX

August 15th, 2013

SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais, who has been touring with ANTHRAX since Rob Caggiano’s departure in January, will continue to play with ANTHRAX for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas for the “Metal Hammer” radio show on TeamRock Radio (hear audio below), ANTHRAX’s founding rhythm guitarist Scott Ian stated about the band’s current second-guitarist situation: “Jon’s been with us since February, and I think I can safely say he’s passed the audition… [laughs]. I know we haven’t said anything official yet, but in my mind, he’s the guy. I’m sure some type of official announcement… because in this world, people apparently need that kind of information so they can sleep well at night. But as far as I’m concerned, Jon is the guitar player in ANTHRAX.”

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ANTHRAX Joined By Ex-PANTERA Members Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown At Golden Gods Award Show; Pay Tribute To Late SLAYER Guitarist JEFF HANNEMAN

May 3rd, 2013

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show was held last night (Thursday, May 2nd) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.

During the ceremony, ANTHRAX were joined by ex-PANTERA members Phil Anselmoand Rex Brown for a rendition of the Pantera classic, ‘This Love’, dedicated to late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Video of the performance can be seen below:

At 11 AM, PST on May 2nd, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away near his Southern California home; he was 49 years old. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

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Anthrax / Exodus / Municipal Waste – Metal Alliance Tour, Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 2013

May 2nd, 2013

Anthrax / Exodus / Municipal Waste

Metal Alliance Tour

Theater of the Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
April 18, 2013

Review by Infamousbutcher
Photos by SheWolf

Anthrax Tour poster

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Anthrax Cover AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

February 22nd, 2013

Anthrax TNTEver since Anthrax first hinted at a potential covers disc last year, there’s been plenty of anticipation of what the metal icons might take on. Now we know the classics tracks that the group have recorded for the upcoming ‘Anthems’ EP, and Loudwire is proud to premiere Anthrax’s ripping performance of AC/DC‘s ‘T.N.T.’ in advance of the disc’s March 19 street date.

Drummer Charlie Benante tells LOUDWIRE:  “Back in the day, when we would do encores we would play AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’ We never recorded it back then, but when we were in the studio making ‘Worship Music,’ we decided we wanted to. But [singer] Joey [Belladonna] really wanted to do ‘T.N.T.’ He felt it was more in his style, and he knew the song backwards and forwards, so we recorded that, and it’s great.”

Benante goes on to add, “We recorded the track in Chicago and in Los Angeles [and] the sessions were really easy, felt really good. The thing about ‘T.N.T.’ for me is that there’s not a lot of drumming on it. So the challenge for me was to not go crazy with fills, but to pay tribute to the original recording, and keep it AC/DC.”

Anthrax does exactly that, keeping it to the rocking core of the AC/DC classic, but even though Benante says there’s not much for him to do, at the end of the track there’s the all-out free-for-all for the entire group as the band raises the tempo for the song’s explosive finish.

Anthrax’s ‘Anthems’ also features the band’s covers of Rush‘s ‘Anthem,’ Thin Lizzy‘s ‘Jailbreak,’ Boston‘s ‘Smokin” and Journey‘s ‘Keep on Runnin” among others. In addition to ‘Anthems” cover art, Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track’s original album cover art to “Anthrax” it. The ‘Anthems’ EP will first be housed in one of the “re-imagined” digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six “re-imagined” covers is inside.

Look for Anthrax’s ‘Anthems’ on March 19. You can currently pre-order the disc here. And check out Anthrax’s rendition of AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ HERE.

ANTHRAX - CHICAGO 2012

ANTHRAX – CHICAGO 2012

 

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Hear Anthrax’s “Anthem” Track from Upcoming Covers EP

January 18th, 2013

Anthrax has just made available a taste of the band’s upcoming EP Anthems, due out March 19 (Megaforce).  “Anthem,” the band’s cover of the classic Rush song, can be heard here.

Anthem digipak artwork

In addition to the EP’s cover art, each of the cover songs will have its own special artwork, each one based on the tracks’ original album cover art, but subtly “reimagined” by Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and artist Stephen Thompson.

The eight-track Anthems EP pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s.  In addition to Rush’s “Anthem,” the track listing includes Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music.

Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world:  at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

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ANTHRAX CONFIRMS “ANTHEMS” EP

January 15th, 2013

Anthems, Anthrax’s long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).  Anthems‘s track listing features Rush’s “Anthem,” Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music.

Anthems Final Cover

Said the band’s vocalist Joey Belladonna, “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever.  It’s just great music.  I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs.  Fun stuff!”

 

On Boston’s “Smokin’,” Anthrax brought in a special guest to play keyboards - Fred Mandel, who has played with Alice Cooper, Queen, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Supertramp and on Pink Floyd’s The Wall.  About the track, drummer Charlie Benante said, “If ever there were a perfect first album, it’s Boston’s first album.  The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal.”

 

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers.  In addition to Anthems‘ cover art (attached), Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track’s original album cover art to “Anthrax” it.  The Anthems EP will first be housed in one of the “re-imagined” digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve.  The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six “re-imagined” covers is inside.

 

Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world:  at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

The Grammy-nominated Anthrax – Belladonna, Benate/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass – will hit the road in support Anthems on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22.  For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.

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Statement from Anthrax about Rob Caggiano’s Departure From the Band

January 4th, 2013

“Rob has been an integral part of Anthrax for so many years, as our lead guitarist, in a production capacity, but most of all, as our close friend.  His contributions to the band have been enormous. While we are sad that he is leaving, we wish him nothing but great success going forward, and hope to share the stage with him again sometime down the road.

“With the Metal Alliance Tour on the horizon, we have been considering several lead guitarist options, and will be making an announcement on that shortly.”

ANTHRAX – Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna

Rob Caggiano

Rob Caggiano

 

After a long and successful run as guitarist for the legendary thrash metal act ANTHRAX, Rob Caggiano has decided that it’s time to move on and focus on his other passion: producing records for the time being. Already an acclaimed rock and metal producer, Rob has amassed a long list of production credits working with acts such as CRADLE OF FILTH (on their Grammy-nominated classic Nymphetamine), THE DAMNED THINGS, and JESSE MALIN to name a few. Rob’s production work on the most recent Anthrax studio album Worship Music received high recognition, as the track ‘I’m Alive’ received a Grammy Nomination for Best Rock / Metal Performance.

Being a member of the mighty Anthrax for the better part of the last 12 years is something that Caggiano is of course very proud of. This was not an easy decision to make.

“I’m extremely proud of my time in Anthrax. Actually, that’s an understatement! We accomplished so many great things together over the years and I shared some of the best times of my life with these guys. As a band, we also weathered quite a few storms along the way. It’s been a wild ride (to say the least) from Day One and I wouldn’t change one single thing about the last 12 years. This is an extremely difficult and emotional decision for me to make but my heart is just steering me in a different direction right now. I’ve always been one to follow my heart in everything that I do and while this might be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, it feels like the right one for me at this time. Scott, Charlie, Joey, Frankie (and John Bush) will always be part of my family and this decision doesn’t change the way I feel about that in the slightest. I would also like to say thanks to all the amazing fans I’ve met and hung out with worldwide over the years. You guys always were and always will be the reason why I make music! In this day and age, being a musician isn’t always easy -also an understatement- but the fans truly make it worthwhile for me. I hope to see each and every one of you again really soon. The fact that Anthrax is at the top of their game right now and totally ‘out for blood’ after all these years is a testament to this band’s longevity and conviction! I’m truly honored to have been a part of their brilliant legacy.”

With this new direction, Caggiano very much looks forward to getting back to producing/recording/writing again in the immediate future.

“I can’t wait to get back in the recording studio again! Over the years, I’ve been blessed with the privilege of working with a wide range of great bands/artists from Anthrax and Cradle Of Filth all the way to BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, and I look forward to a hopeful continuation of that side of my career while I figure out my next move as an artist. BTW in case anyone was wondering after reading all of this, I do FULLY intend to get back out there on the road very soon in some way shape or form… it’s in my blood! Please feel free to follow me on Twitter @RobCaggiano for any and all updates on what I am up to.”

 

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The Metal Alliance Tour Announce Dates (ANTHRAX to Headline!)

December 26th, 2012

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The Metal Alliance Tour is back for their third ferocious year of wrecking heads have booked and is now announcing this year’s round of dates. The Metal Alliance has become the genre’s biggest spring tour and this year is no different. Festival organizers Dan Rozenblum and Steve Seabury of High River Entertainment are proud to announce and welcome ANTHRAX, the undisputed titans of metal, as their 2013 headliner. The band will be performing their fan favorite 1987 classic Among The Living in its entirety. The album was produced by Eddie Kramer and includes the tracks “Caught In A Mosh”, “Indians” and “I am The Law”.

Ryan Waste reveals his excitement for the tour. “I grew up listening to ANTHRAX and EXODUS and they inspired me to start playing speed metal from the beginning. I’m thrilled to hit the road and rip it up along-side some the most influential ‘bangers of our time!”

“We hope to see all you die hard metalheads at these shows doing the Toxic Waltz. This is such a bad ass tour and will be one for the ages.” Adds co-organizer Seabury.

General Admission Tickets will be available on January 11th but fans can now order their VIP Tickets. There are only 50 VIP Tickets per market and will quickly sell out. Each VIP Ticket will include the following items:

General Admission Ticket
Meet & Greet 30 Minutes Before Doors
Limited Edition VIP Laminate
Limited Edition 11 x 17 Tour Poster
Metal Alliance Beer Koozie
Bottle of High River Sauce’s Hellacious Hot Sauce (The Official Hot Sauce of The Metal Alliance Tour)
Issue of Revolver Magazine

You can now purchase the VIP Tickets from our friends at Sound Rink: http://www.soundrink.com/collections/metal-alliance

Sharing the stage each night and crushing heads on the Metal Alliance Tour will be San Francisco thrash legends EXODUS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HOLY GRAIL and a couple of additional bands will be announce at a later date.

Date                 Venue                                      City/State
3/23                  House of Blues                         Las Vegas, NV
3/24                  Marquee Theatre                        Tempe, AZ
3/25                  House of Blues                         San Diego, CA
3/27                  House of Blues                         West Hollywood, CA
3/28                  Regency Ballroom                     San Francisco, CA
3/29                  The Crystal Ballroom                 Portland, OR
3/30                  Commodore Ballroom               Vancouver, BC
3/31                  Showbox SoDo                        Seattle, WA
4/2                    Summit Music Hall                     Denver, CO
4/4                    First Avenue                              Minneapolis, MN
4/5                    House of Blues                         Chicago, IL
4/6                    The Fillmore Detroit                   Detroit, MI
4/7                    Bogarts                                    Cincinnati, OH
4/9                    House of Blues                         Dallas, TX
4/10                  House of Blues                         Houston, TX
4/12                  House of Blues                         Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/13                  Tremont Music Hall                    Charlotte, NC
4/14                  The Fillmore                              Silver Spring, MD
4/16                  House of Blues                         Cleveland, OH
4/18                  Theatre of the Living Arts           Philadelphia, PA
4/20                  Irving Plaza                               New York, NY

You miss this you miss it all.

For more information please visit the Metal Alliance Tour website: http://metalalliancetour.com

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MOTORHEAD w/ Anthrax @ Brixton Academy

December 11th, 2012

Motorhead / Anthrax / Diaries of a Hero

@ O2 Academy Brixton

17th November 2012

Review by Anna Dumpe

Photography by Michelle Murphy



One of the most anticipated tours of the year rolled into town as Anthrax and Motorhead make an appearance to O2 Academy Brixton to play a sold-out show. There have been talks previous to tonight about how ‘No Rock, Metal music fan can miss tonight’s performance’! Have been circulating since April and created a mass-excitement in the world heavy metal.

So we were sure not to miss tonight and to experience the loudest Rock’n’Roll show of the year and damage our hearing without a care in the world!
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ANTHRAX’S STUNNING “COMEBACK” CONTINUES WITH SURPRISE 2012 GRAMMY NOMINATION

December 6th, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - The surprise isn’t that Anthrax’s “I’m Alive” received a Grammy nomination last night for Best Rock/Metal Performance; the surprise is that it comes more than a year after the track’s September 13, 2011 release on the band’s critical smash, Worship Music, which was named was of the best metal albums of 2011 by numerous media outlets, and provided the band with the rock’n’roll comeback story of the year.  This is the fourth Grammy nomination for Anthrax - Charlie Benante/drums, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano/guitars, Frank Bello/bass, Joey Belladonna/vocals.

Anthrax at WarsawL-R:  Ian, Benante, Bello, Belladonna, Caggiano

“I was watching The Dave Matthews Band perform when I received a text saying ‘Congrats on the Grammy nomination!’,” said Benante.  “Huh?  I had lost all hope of ever being nominated for another Grammy, but I guess I was wrong.  We put so much hard work into ‘Worship Music,’ and I am so honored to be nominated with a group of bands that have also sustained the Test of Time like the legendary Maiden and Megadeth.  Heavy Metal is a Force, it has fans that range from six to 66, and I’m so proud to be a part of this Force…it’s in all of us.”

Anthrax fans waited eight long years for Worship Music, the band’s first studio album since 2003′s We’ve Come For You All, that features the return of “classic era” vocalist Belladonna making his first Anthrax album in twenty years.  Since its September 13 release and subsequent debut at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Worship Music has received glowing praise from numerous critics and music tastemakers, including That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Alexander Milas, editor of the UK’s Metal Hammer.  Loudwire named it the #1 Metal Album of the Year.

The return of Belladonna and Anthrax’s remarkable renewal began in 2009 in a Cleveland hotel bar. Anthrax’s Benante and Ian, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich were in town for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame when Lars first brought up the idea of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the four bands that served as the original architects for the “thrash/speed-metal” scene,” yet had never shared the same stage before.  The first of (so far) fourteen Big Four events took place on June 16, 2010, culminating in what was Anthrax’s New York homecoming concert – The Big Four at Yankee Stadium on September 14, the day after Worship Music hit stores.  “We came into The Big Four as the underdog,” said Benante.  “We were the band that had the most to prove, and we’ve worked really, really hard to do that.”

Anthrax continues touring in support of Worship Music having just completed a European tour with Motorhead, and will be announcing North American plans for 2013 shortly.

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Anthrax / Testament / Death Angel: House of Blues, Atlantic City: October 6, 2012

November 10th, 2012

Anthrax / Testament / Death Angel


House of Blues, Atlantic City

October 6, 2012

Review and pics by Infamousbutcher

Old school thrash metallers rejoice – this is a fucking great time to be a metalhead! ‘80s thrash metal is having a bit of a second renaissance now, with Big 4, the return of Joey Belladonna, Alex Skolnick, and David Ellefson to Anthrax, Testament, and Megadeth respectively, and new albums from each of these bands. This time last year, Anthrax announced they would be touring with Testament and Death Angel to support their new album, WORSHIP MUSIC. Back in 1987, Anthrax took Testament on their first European tour, so this 2011 – 2012 US tour was flashback to that classic time period. The Anthrax / Testament / Death Angel tour was so successful they added a second leg and a third leg. Tonight’s show in Atlantic City, NJ is the final show of the third leg. This is the last time to catch these thrash legends on the same bill.
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Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel: September 21, 2012. Calgary, Alberta

October 27th, 2012

Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel


September 21, 2012

MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Alberta

Review by JP and Monika

On September 21, 2012 a great triple bill of thrash veterans had fans’ anticipation high and tickets selling so well, that the gig was moved to a larger venue. On a hot Friday night in Calgary, Alta., Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel took over MacEwan Hall. The venue usually hosts all-ages shows but this time the show remained an 18+ event and the milling crowd appreciated still being able to have their beers and enjoy the concert.
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Mayhem Festival: Slayer / Motorhead / Anthrax Aug. 4, 2012 Scranton, PA

September 1st, 2012

Slayer / Motorhead / Anthrax

Mayhem Festival, Toyota Pavilion

Scranton, PA

August 4, 2012

 Review & photos by Infamousbutcher


Mayhem is a US metal festival sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink that has been around since 2008. It usually has a mix of current popular bands and some classic ones. One of the good things about Mayhem is that it always books large venues that are nearby for me, like Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. If there are bands playing that I love, I can hit multiple shows. This year’s version has metal heavyweights Slayer, Motorhead, and Anthrax, which are 3 of my all-time favorite bands. Therefore, in addition to this show in Scranton, I caught the Camden one the week before as well. Today marks my 12th Motorhead show, 9th Anthrax show, and 5th Slayer show and I intend to keep adding to those totals!
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ANTHRAX SONG WAKES UP NASA’S CURIOSITY, BECOMES THE FIRST METAL BAND TO GRACE THE MARTIAN AIRWAVES

August 17th, 2012

 New Anthrax Dates Announced for September/October Tour

 Bassist Frank Bello Headed for Toronto Film Festival

NASA's Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

NASA’s Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

They are one of the bands that helped define the “metal/thrash” genre (with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four). Their music has been played at New York’s Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK. But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to ever have its music played on Mars.

“Got The Time,” from the band’s 1990 Gold-certified Persistence of Time, was one of several songs on NASA’s wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5. “Got The Time” woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity’s Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatles’ “Good Morning Good Morning,” the theme from “Star Wars,” and Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries.”

As Anthrax’s Scott Ian put it, “Yes, there will be moshing on Mars.”

Next on Anthrax’s Planet Earth agenda is a Fall co-headline tour with Testament, with Death Angel supporting. This will be Leg Three of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick, and will mark Anthrax’s first tour of Canada in support of the band’s most recent release, Worship Music, called the Metal Album of the Year by an abundance of journalists.

Added Ian, “With Testament and Death Angel before, we played sold-out shows, raging crowds and EPIC war dances, and we can’t wait to do it again, especially for our Canadian fans who have been waiting a long to time ‘worship music’ with us.”

Several new dates have been added to the thrash-fest routing, including shows in Chicago, Detroit, Hartford and Atlantic City. The complete itinerary is below.

And if that’s not enough Anthrax news for you, Anthrax’s bassist, Frank Bello, will attend the premiere of “Greetings From Tim Buckley” at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. Bello made his feature film debut in the supporting role of punk rock legend Richard Hell in the film that stars Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl” fame. Bello auditioned for the role on a Thursday, was cast on Friday, and reported to the set the following Monday, the morning after Anthrax’s big Yankee Stadium concert last September with The Big Four.

With the new dates added, the complete itinerary for the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel thrash-fest are as follows:

SEPTEMBER

14 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

 

15 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR

 

16 Toyota Arena, Kennewick, WA

 

17 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

 

19 The Showbox @ The Market, Seattle, WA

 

20 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC

 

21 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AL

 

22 Events Center, Edmonton, AL

 

24 The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK

 

25 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB

 

27 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

 

28 Harpo’s Concert Theatre, Detroit, MI

 

29 Danforth Hall, Toronto, ON

 

30 Capitole du Quebec, Quebec City, QC

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

2 Metropolis, Montreal, QC

 

3 State Theatre, Portland, ME

 

4 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT

 

5 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

 

6 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ

 

ABOUT ANTHRAX:

 

For Anthrax – Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Rob Caggiano/guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, and Frank Bello/bass – this co-headline tour with Testament will follow the band’s summer-long slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where they headlined the tour’s Jagermeister Stage, and played a special “bare bones, guerrilla” performance. The Mayhem tour, as well as these dates with Testament, are in support of 2011′s Worship Music, Anthrax’s first new album in eight years, and the first with Belladonna on vocals in twenty years. The album debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, has received stellar reviews and been called “the metal album of the year” by numerous critics and music tastemakers, including VH-1/That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk, and Alexander Milas, editor of the UK’s Metal Hammer. Worship Music also landed on copious amounts of “year-end-bests” lists.

The return of Belladonna and Anthrax’s remarkable renewal began in 2009 in a Cleveland hotel bar with Anthrax’s Benante and Ian, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, when he first brought up the idea of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the four bands that served as the original architects for the “thrash/speed-metal” scene,” yet had never shared the same stage before. The first of (so far) fourteen Big Four events took place on June 16, 2010, culminating in what was Anthrax’s New York homecoming concert – The Big Four at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011, the day after Worship Music hit stores. “We came into The Big Four as the underdog,” said Benante. “We were the band that had the most to prove, and we’ve worked really, really hard to do that.”

Anthrax’s worldwide sales have exceeded 10-million and the band has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, numerous Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.

 

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BLOODSTOCK 2012 HAS MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR TO DATE AND CONFIRM FIRST SPECIAL GUESTS FOR 2013

August 16th, 2012


OVER 11,000 IN ATTENDANCE AND OVER 200,000 TUNE IN TO LIVE STREAM OF BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012

ANTHRAX CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST FOR 2013 FESTIVAL!
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR saw its most successful year so far last weekend as over 11,000 music fans descended on CATTON PARK for four days of ferocious metal mayhem. Capturing the phenomenal main stage performances across the weekend were streaming partner Daily Motion, attracting well over 200,000 visitors across the weekend from the UK.

Festival director Vicky Gregory comments:

“To say we were totally blown away by this year is an understatement! We had the highest attendance in the festivals 12 years with an overall attendance of 11,300 and looking at the feedback from fans they were equally blown away! We had for the first time live streaming via daily motion and had over 208,000 views from the UK alone.

“The feedback we have received from all the bands that played the festival has been superb with many saying it was the best festival they have ever played and to hear that makes all the hard work worth it! Role on 2013 and a huge thanks to all that attended the festival – its good to know metal is so alive in the UK!!!!”

Wasting no time in moving forward with plans for next year’s festival – which will see an increased capacity – organisers announced the first act to join the 2013 line up in the form of special guests ANTHRAX.

Early-bird tickets for the 2013 event are already on sale at only £100 (plus booking fee) for four days of the best collection of METAL on UK soil. Buy yours now at www.bloodstock.uk.com

BLOODSTOCK 2013 August 8th – 11th CATTON PARK
Line Up So Far: ANTHRAX

www.bloodstock.uk.com

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