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Copenhell Festival 2012 at Refshaleoen Copenhagen, Denmark

August 14th, 2012

Copenhell Festival

Refshaleoen

Copenhagen

Denmark

15-16/6 – 2012

Live pictures and reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

 

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Here comes a review of the great Copenhell festival that took place during two slightly rainy days in the middle of June. Acts that performed included Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Immortal, Saxon, Gojira etc.. Lets take a closer look at what the festival had to bring…..

 

 

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012 – Tinley Park, IL USA July 21, 2012

August 12th, 2012

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL


SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX

Tinley Park, IL USA

July 21, 2012

Review and Photos by Tim Shöckley

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METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS 2012

July 28th, 2012

METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS 2012

Review by Hal Sinden

Photography by Ashlinn Nash



Despite its reputation for a tricky commute and arguably eyesore appearance (don’t confuse familiarity with satisfaction, fellow Londoners), the O2 Arena is a fantastic venue space for the Golden Gods and ample notice that metal is still as healthy as it ever was, showing no signs of bowing to austerity measures.

What would we do without this yearly event? 

Well, for a start we’d probably have healthier livers and better hearing in our later years, however many would also be deprived of their chance to postpone their Download hangovers or simply be given a reason to wash off this year’s festival mud and watch some of the scene’s glitterati forget about their day jobs for an evening.  Metal Hammer Magazine’s annual schmoozefest is upon us, and with it a dazzling array of leather, lip gloss & limp fringes.

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TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

May 31st, 2012
ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 31, 2012 — Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called “The Best Metal Tour of the Year,” when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, kick off a late-summer trek on September 14.  Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work their way north, cross into Canada, and play all of the major Canadian cities before wrapping up in Montclair, NJ on October 5.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 1.  For more information and to purchase tickets, log onto http://anthrax.com – http.//www.testamentlegions.com or http://deathangel.us

 

This run will be the third leg of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick; the three bands packed five weeks worth of venues coast-to-coast last Fall, marking the first time Anthrax and Testament had shared a stage in more than a decade; again, earlier this year, the line-up played another dozen dates to headbangers in cities from Las Vegas to New York.

 

According to Anthrax’s guitarist Scott Ian, “We played to 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.”

 

“There have been very few three band bills in which the acts are so compatible and the shows so consistent that a second leg of the tour is a “no-brainer,” said Testament’s lead guitarist Alex Skolnick.  “But in the case of Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel, that’s been the case. Things have gone so well, in fact, that it’s made sense to add a third leg with this exact same line up.  All three bands are excited to take this show into new territory with a trek across Canada, and a few spots in the US we missed last time around. And this time, Testament will be armed with a brand new album with music that we’re eager to share with everyone. Hope to see you out there!”

 

“We’ve been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time, and had a great time touring with them before,” added Anthrax’s drummer Charlie Benante.  “And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a great time, for us and for the fans.”

 

Said Testament’s frontman Chuck Billy, “It’s good to see that metal is alive in 2012 and the fans want a third leg of the Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel tour. Don’t fucking miss it!  Metal Forever!”

 

With more dates to be confirmed, the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour 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

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

29        Danforth Hall, Toronto, ON

30        Capitole du Quebec, Quebec City, QC

 

OCTOBER

2         Metropolis, Montreal, QC

3         State Theatre, Portland, ME

5         Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

 

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NERDIST INDUSTRIES AND FANGORIA ANNOUNCE ‘FANGORIA’S BLOOD & GUTS WITH SCOTT IAN’

April 19th, 2012

Hosted by Anthrax founder Scott Ian, the horror FX series joins line-up of programming on the Nerdist YouTube Channel

Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2012 – Horror movie fans will finally have an insider’s look at the world of special FX makeup with the help of Fangoria and Nerdist Industries. The two companies are forming a diabolical new partnership to bring the DIY make-up series to the newly launched Nerdist Channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/nerdist). Horror genre fanatic and Anthrax founder and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian will navigate the viewer’s experience. Reknowned masters of gore will teach viewers how to create horror FX makeup that is simply to die for.

“I’ve been neck-deep in blood and guts for the last 30 years playing in Anthrax,” states Scott Ian, “so I couldn’t be more excited to be hosting a show called ‘Blood & Guts’ for you horror and metal fans.”

The Nerdist Channel, a YouTube original content channel, launched on April 2, 2012 with nerd-centric content spanning comic books, video games, movies, pop culture and more. Shows on the channel feature well-known talent such as Neil Patrick Harris, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rob Zombie, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Harry Knowles and the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick.

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Dan Spitz (ex-Anthrax/Red Lamb) Shooting Documentary at Mar. 4 Walk Now For Autism Speaks in W. Palm Beach

March 1st, 2012

DAN AND HIS WIFE CANDI HAVE TWIN SONS WITH AUTISM
WHO ARE THE SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY FOR SHEKNOWS.COM


Dan Spitz, founder and former guitar player for Anthrax and current creator of Red Lamb, and his wife Candi as well as their twin four-year-old boys are raising awareness of the life-changing effects of Autism by participating in this Sunday’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks at City Commons in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Autism is what makes our children special, we do not see it as a disability. They are beautiful, intelligent, silly and we love that they see the world differently,” explains Candi Spitz, who is also on the committee for Autism Speaks. The couple’s four-year-old twin songs Autism diagnosis has given the Spitz family a mission to do all they can for not only their children but the 1 in 110 U.S. children currently diagnosed with the disease.

The entire Spitz family will be walking at the Mar. 4 Walk Now For Autism Speaks event and will film portions of a documentary on their sons at the event. The currently untitled documentary is being produced by SheKnows.com, a prominent parenting website that won both a 2010 and 2011 OMMA Award for Excellence.

Dan Spitz formed Red Lamb in 2010 and recently released a self-titled debut album co-produced with Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). Spitz and Mustaine also co-wrote the song “Puzzle Box” for the release; a video for the track is in the works with footage from Sunday’s event being included. Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) oversaw all programming for the album. Vrenna and Spitz are also working on a side project with more details to be announced shortly. The first video from Red Lamb is for the song “The Cage,” which can be seen here:

For more information on Walk Now For Austism Speaks or Austism Speaks in general please visit: walknowforautismspeaks.org/palmbeach or autismspeaks.com.

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ANTHRAX with GENE HOGLAN Indianapolis footage available

February 2nd, 2012

Fan-filmed video footage of GENE HOGLAN and ANTHRAX performing in Indianapolis on Friday, January 27th can be seen below.

Anthrax – Madhouse

Anthrax – I Am the law

Anthrax – Time

GENE HOGLAN

GENE HOGLAN

Gene ”The Atomic Clock” Hoglan pulls double duty on the current TESTAMENT/ANTHRAX/DEATH ANGEL tour filling in for ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. The ANTHRAX drummer is taking a short leave from the band’s concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill.

“I am honoured to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for ANTHRAX in his time of need. We are all Metal Brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin’, everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. And Charlie, we can’t wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I’m just keeping your throne warm for ya bro.”

-Gene Hoglan

Gene Hoglan recently released his long-awaited instructional DVD, “The Atomic Clock”. Available at Hoglan Industries (http://hoglanindustries.com/) in the U.S. and at Reversed Records (http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.html) in Canada, the disc showcases Hoglan’s three decades of experience of performing and recording with the world’s most well-known metal bands such as DEVIN TOWNSEND, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, ZIMMERS HOLE, and most recently FEAR FACTORY, along with many others on his resume.

For more information on Gene Hoglan, please visit these websites:
http://www.HoglanIndustries.com/
http://www.ReversedRecords.com
http://www.youtube.com/GeneHoglanOfficial
http://www.reverbnation.com/genehoglan
http://www.myspace.com/GeneHoglan
http://www.twitter.com/GeneHoglan
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gene-Hoglan-Official-Page/199686020108445

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The 5th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup

January 25th, 2012

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE UP

MAIN STAGE Artists include:

SLIPKNOT

 SLAYER

A Very Special Guest to Be Announced on March 5, 2012

And a Rotation of:

AS I LAY DYING

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

ASKING ALEXANDRIA

ANTHRAX WILL HEADLINE THE UPGRADED JAGERMEISTER STAGE

 

WORLD’S LARGEST TOURING HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR FIFTH YEAR

 

GET OFF YOUR ASS PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

 

HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON JUNE 30, 2012

 

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival is back for its fifth year, assaulting the senses of United States heavy metal music fans. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is proud to announce this summer’s artists. The main stage will be our strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.  In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the JAGERMEISTER STAGE will feature a special headline set by metal masters ANTHRAX supported by a rotation of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA, along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says “You knew we’d be back. Now, you know we’re coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can’t wait to see the states again from behind a mask.

 

Slipknot’s, Clown statesSlipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.

Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments “ We can’t wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it’s gonna be brutal!!! You can’t go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!

The 5th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, on select dates.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is produced by Rockstar Taste of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Live Nation, and Creative Artists Agency.  The team has made the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. This year sees them joining forces once again with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK as the title sponsor.

“Metal is ALIVE and WELL in 2012,” states tour producer John Reese. “The fifth year of Rockstar Mayhem Festival will have a massive lineup that will set heavy music fans ears blazing!”

“Some years it all comes together, from top to bottom and this years ROCKSTAR MAYHEM lineup is going to bring it!” adds tour producer  Kevin Lyman.

In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community.  ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music.  Artists who have performed on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL have included hard music legends SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MASTODON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KINGDOM OF SORROW, DETHKLOK and many more.  All have pummeled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.

See below for all current tour dates.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012 TOUR DATES:

June
30 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

July
1 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
3 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
4 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
8 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
10 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
11 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
13 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
14 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
15 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
20 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
21 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
22 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
25 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
27 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
29 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

August
1 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
3 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
4 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
5 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

 

For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

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TESTAMENT FRONTMAN COMMENTS ON SECOND LEG OF CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

December 8th, 2011

Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel to hit the road again next month

 

CALIFORNIA – Chuck Billy, vocalist of the iconic West Coast thrash metal act, Testament, has issued the following statement in anticipation of the band’s upcoming co-headlining North American run with Anthrax.

“We are super stoked to announce our participation for the second leg of this already awesome thrash attack with our good friends in Anthrax and Death Angel. This will mark the last tour for ‘The Formation Of Damnation’ record cycle, as we will be gearing towards putting the new record ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ in the spring. If you missed us the last time, we hope to see you and celebrate with this amazing line up!”

After wrapping up an October/November run with the same line-up, the all-star thrash trio of Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel hit the road again for another round of dates beginning in January. Special VIP ticket packages will be available for all the upcoming shows.

Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

Testament with Anthrax and Death Angel…

 

Jan. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues

Jan. 23 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

Jan. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

Jan. 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

Jan. 28 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

Jan. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

Jan. 30 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel

Feb. 02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Feb. 03 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavillion

Feb. 06 – Allentown, PA @ Crockodile Rock

Feb. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

Feb. 08 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

 

 

Testament online…

 

http://www.testamentlegions.com

http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial

http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion

http://www.twitter.com/testamentband

 

 

Testament is…

 

Chuck Billy – vocals

Eric Peterson – guitar

Alex Skolnick – guitar

Greg Christian – bass

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CHIMAIRA to Join TESTAMENT and ANTHRAX in San Francisco, CA at The Warfield on Current Co-Headlining Tour with DEATH ANGEL

October 21st, 2011
Anthrax & Testament

Anthrax & Testament

Cleveland, OH natives Chimaira are set to perform with co-headliners TESTAMENT and Anthrax at their upcoming San Francisco, CA show, taking place at The Warfield on October 23rdRise To Remain will also perform at this select date.

 

“We’re very excited to be playing this show,” states Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter. “We’re all big fans of TESTAMENT and Anthrax and it’s a pretty big deal for us to join this show as fans!”

 

Head to this location to purchase your tickets for this show now!

 

 

In other news, TESTAMENT and DEAN GUITARS are pleased to announce an exclusive Eric Peterson Signature Hunter V Electric Guitargiveaway at the October 22nd, 2011 Los Angeles, CA date of the heaviest tour this year: the band’s upcoming co-headlining run with Anthrax and special guests Death Angel! The giveaway will take place during the show at Club Nokia. One lucky attendee will be chosen at random, brought up on stage, and personally awarded the guitar by Eric Peterson himself. Make sure to be there at Club Nokia on October 22nd for this special opportunity to win this unique guitar, and listen in all week to Sirius XM Liquid Metal for more details! Purchase your tickets for the Club Nokia show at this location.

 

Also, TESTAMENT are brining Dark Roots Of Earth studio drummer and world-famous percussionist GENE HOGLAN on the road for select dates on their upcoming co-headlining run with Anthrax. Gene will join TESTAMENT from October 28th through November 13th.

 

 

TESTAMENT still has VIP/Meet & Greet Packs for sale for the current tour! For more information on how to obtain your special VIP/Meet & Greet Pack, head over to www.slotix.com now.

 

Purchasing a VIP/Meet & Greet Pack allows you the opportunity to spend intimate, quality time with TESTAMENTTESTAMENT offered these packs on last year’s monumental American Carnage Tour also featuring Megadeth and Slayer, which presented fans with a unique and exclusive chance to spend time with the band before doors opened, take photos and get autographs, throw up the horns, and chat. This year with the VIP/Meet & Greet Packs, fans will have another chance to hang out, sign autographs and take photos with the band, as well as have access to a ticket to their performance, special merchandise hand-picked by the band, and a collectible TESTAMENT laminate to commemorate this ultimate fan experience!

Testament Meet & Greet Package Includes (Full Details):

  • One General Admission ticket
  • Meet & Greet with select members of Testament
  • Photo with select members of Testament
  • Autograph opportunity with select members of Testament
  • Testament merchandise items*
  • T-shirt of your choice from the merch booth (before doors open)
  • Opportunity to purchase a second item at half off from the merch booth (before doors open)
  • Assorted guitar picks
  • Wristband
  • Rare, out of print “Live At The Filmore” cassette
  • Original printing of “Demonic” CD
  • Collectible Testament laminate

 

 

TESTAMENT have been spending time in the studio recording Dark Roots Of Earth, the follow up to their 2008 Golden God ‘Album of the Year’ award winning album, The Formation of Damnation, released on Nuclear Blast Records to critical acclaim.  The album was named SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s ‘Album of the Year’ in 2008, and debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200.  The Formation of Damnation is TESTAMENT‘s highest charting release in their 24-year history.

 

The band has spent the last three years touring the world in support of The Formation of Damnation, and now brings its original, classic lineup back home to the United States with Anthrax and Death Angel.  See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

 

 

TESTAMENT w/ Anthrax & Death Angel:

10/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/15 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/18 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

10/21 Las Vegas @ LVCS

10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/28 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

10/29 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

10/30 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

11/1 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

11/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

11/6 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

11/8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/11 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/12 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/13 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

11/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

11/21 Fargo, ND @ The Venue

11/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

11/25 Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory

 

For more info on TESTAMENT and how to purchase tickets for the upcoming tour, be sure to visit:

 

http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

http://www.testamentlegions.com

 

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Forthcoming TESTAMENT Album ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ Drummer GENE HOGLAN to Join Upcoming Co-Headliner with Anthrax from October 28th – November 13th

October 10th, 2011

TESTAMENT Issues Update on Exclusive VIP/Meet & Greet Packs
Tour Kicks-Off Next Week in Grand Rapids, MI!

Anthrax & Testament

Anthrax & Testament

Bay Area thrash kings TESTAMENT are pleased to announce that current Dark Roots Of Earth studio drummer and world-famous percussionist GENE HOGLAN will be joining them on the road for select dates on their upcoming co-headlining run with Anthrax. Gene will join TESTAMENT from October 28th through November 13th.

“As many of you know, I just played on the new TESTAMENT record, Dark Roots Of Earth, which went amazingly well,” states Gene Hoglan. “The dudes were kind enough ask me to join them for a couple weeks on this tour with Anthrax and Death Angel. I’m super stoked to do the shows. It’s going to be a great time. Just so everybody knows, I will be selling my Drum Instructional DVD, The Atomic Clock, at the shows (shameless plug). If you can’t make it out to one of the shows, buy it on line!”

TESTAMENT recently announced that they will again be offering special VIP/Meet & Greet Packs on their upcoming co-headlining tour with Anthrax with support from Death Angel. The band is pleased to announce that the cut off time to purchase VIP/Meet & Greet packs before each individual show has been extended to eight (8) days! The VIP/Meet & Greet packs are selling quickly, so make sure to purchase your pack soon! For more information on how to obtain your special VIP/Meet & Greet Pack, head over to www.slotix.com now.

Purchasing a VIP/Meet & Greet Pack allows you the opportunity to spend intimate, quality time with TESTAMENT. TESTAMENT offered these packs on last year’s monumental American Carnage Tour also featuring Megadeth and Slayer, which presented fans with a unique and exclusive chance to spend time with the band before doors opened, take photos and get autographs, throw up the horns, and chat. This year with the VIP/Meet & Greet Packs, fans will have another chance to hang out, sign autographs and take photos with the band, as well as have access to a ticket to their performance, special merchandise hand-picked by the band, and a collectible TESTAMENT laminate to commemorate this ultimate fan experience!

Testament Meet & Greet Package Includes (Full Details):

  • One General Admission ticket
  • Meet & Greet with select members of Testament
  • Photo with select members of Testament
  • Autograph opportunity with select members of Testament
  • Testament merchandise items*
  • T-shirt of your choice from the merch booth (before doors open)
  • Opportunity to purchase a second item at half off from the merch booth (before doors open)
  • Assorted guitar picks
  • Wristband
  • Rare, out of print “Live At The Filmore” cassette
  • Original printing of “Demonic” CD
  • Collectible Testament laminate
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    “We love connecting with our fans and showing them same the respect and admiration they show us year after year,” states vocalist Chuck Billy. “Hanging out and talking to the fans was a phenomenal experience for everyone last year. It was a first for us as well as the fans. It’s a great way to join us at the shows in celebration of all that is heavy metal and to make a personal connection with us, so come hang out and commemorate this great tour!”

    TESTAMENT have been spending time in the studio recording Dark Roots Of Earth, the follow up to their 2008 Golden God ‘Album of the Year’ award winning album, The Formation of Damnation, released on Nuclear Blast Records to critical acclaim. The album was named SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s ‘Album of the Year’ in 2008, and debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200. The Formation of Damnation is TESTAMENT‘s highest charting release in their 24-year history.

    The band has spent the last three years touring the world in support of The Formation of Damnation, and now brings its original, classic lineup back home to the United States with Anthrax and Death Angel. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

     

    TESTAMENT w/ Anthrax & Death Angel:

    10/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

    10/15 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

    10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

    10/18 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

    10/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

    10/21 Las Vegas @ LVCS – No Anthrax

    10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

    10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

    10/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

    10/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

    10/28 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

    10/29 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

    10/30 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

    11/1 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

    11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

    11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

    11/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

    11/6 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

    11/8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

    11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

    11/11 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

    11/12 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom * NEW

    11/13 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount * NEW

    11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

    11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

    11/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues * NEW

    11/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

     

     

    For more info on TESTAMENT and how to purchase tickets for the upcoming tour, be sure to visit:

     

    http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

    http://www.testamentlegions.com

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    ANTHRAX’S “WORSHIP MUSIC” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARDS TOP 20

    September 21st, 2011
    Anthrax Press Pic

    Anthrax

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, September 21, 2011“Worship Music“, (Megaforce) Anthrax’s first studio album in eight years and its first with vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990’s “Persistence of Time,” blasts onto next week’s Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #12, the band’s highest chart debut in two decades, and second-highest in its career, selling 28,500 copies.

    And if that’s not enough, Worship Music” debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Core Chart, and #2 at both the Indie and Indie Core Stores charts.

    “I am most proud of our fans who came out and gave us the amazing support they did,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “To have our record debut at #12 is a great accomplishment.”

    Added the band’s Scott Ian, “I’m absolutely thrilled with the fact that our Anthrax Army came out in force this week to show the world that good music matters. Thank you to all our friends, old and new! It’s a privilege to do this for you.”

    While the recording of Worship Music was challenging and at some times difficult, it was at the core of an extraordinary experience for a band that had questioned its very future. Anthrax’s turning point took place in 2009 at a Cleveland hotel bar with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich when he first brought up the idea of The Big Four. That led to Anthrax’s decision to get Belladonna back in the band on a permanent basis, and to the complete refashioning of the previously-recorded tracks for “Worship Music” with Belladonna’s inimitable vocal stamp. Pre-release reviews of “Worship Music” hailed the album as not only a career-best for Anthrax, but “the metal album of the year,” and last week’s New York homecoming concert at Yankee Stadium as one of the original architects of speed and thrash metal with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four – only added to Anthrax’s remarkable renewal.

     

    Anthrax hits the road beginning October 14 on a five-week, coast-to-coast tour with Testament and Death Angel.

    Dates are listed below.

    10/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

    10/15 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

    10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

    10/18 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

    10/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

    10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

    10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

    10/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

    10/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

    10/28 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

    10/29 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

    10/30 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

    11/1 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

    11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

    11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

    11/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

    11/6 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

    11/8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

    11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

    11/11 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

    11/12 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom * NEW

    11/13 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount * NEW

    11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

    11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

    11/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues * NEW

    11/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

     

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    Anthrax – “Worship Music” out now! CD/LP [Best Buy]

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    METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SLAYER Perform ‘Overkill’ At ‘Big Four’ Show In NYC

    September 15th, 2011

    The “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played their second-ever U.S. show earlier tonight (Wednesday, September 14) at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City.

    The highly anticipated onstage performance of the “Big Four” bands at the same time happened near the end of METALLICA’s set, between “Enter Sandman” and “Battery”. Members of ANTHRAX, SLAYER, MEGADETH and EXODUS (whose guitarist, Gary Holt, is still filling in for an ailing Jeff Hanneman of SLAYER) joined METALLICA on stage for a cover of MOTÖRHEAD’s “Overkill” before METALLICA ended the night with “Seek & Destroy”.

    Video footage of the “Overkill” performance can be seen below.

     

     

    METALLICA’s setlist was as follows:

     

    01. Creeping Death

    02. For Whom The Bell Tolls

    03. Fuel

    04. Ride The Lightning

    05. Fade To Black

    06. Cyanide

    07. All Nightmare Long

    08. Sad But True

    09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

    10. Orion

    11. One

    12. Master Of Puppets

    13. Blackened

    14. Nothing Else Matters

    15. Enter Sandman

     

    Encore:

     

    16. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD cover) (w/ members of SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and EXODUS)

    17. Battery

    18. Seek & Destroy

    Photo  courtesy of Metallica.com

    Photo courtesy of Metallica.com

    The first U.S. “Big Four” concert took place on April 23 in Indio, California.

     

    METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com after the Indio show that there was a possibility of gigs in the South and Midwest, although he doubted a full tour would happen.

    The all-day event in Indio featured the so-called “Big Four” bands of the Eighties thrash metal scene performing together on a U.S. stage for the first time ever in their 30-year careers.

    A series of similar shows last summer in Europe was wildly popular, leading to demand for a U.S. version. The “Big Four” package also played several more European dates this past July.

    All four bands were presented with awards for sales of a hundred thousand copies of a “Big Four” live DVD which was released late last year.

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    Anthrax Day in the Bronx Presentation

    September 14th, 2011
    ANTHRAX DAY IN THE BRONX - September 14, 2011: PHOTO ID: Left to right: Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Rob Caggiano, Frank Bello (PHOTO CREDIT: John DeSio)

    ANTHRAX DAY IN THE BRONX - September 14, 2011: PHOTO ID: Left to right: Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Rob Caggiano, Frank Bello (PHOTO CREDIT: John DeSio)

    BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO ANTHRAX BAND MEMBERS

    Names Today, 9/14, “Anthrax Day” In The Bronx

    Pre-Taped Presentation Will Play Today at The Big Four at Yankee Stadium

    WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2011 – Today, big dreams come true for the members of thrash-metal band Anthrax, as they return to their hometown of New York and step on the stage at Yankee Stadium. As the only one of The Big Four bands whose members are from New York, a number of the band have many childhood memories of attending Yankees games, making today’s concert especially significant.

    If that’s not enough, The Big Four concert takes place the day following the release of Worship Music, Anthrax’s first new album in eight years, already receiving some of the best reviews the band has ever had in its career.

    And to make September 14, 2011 even more special, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. has given the band its very own day – today is “Anthrax Day” in the Bronx. President Diaz, Jr. made the official presentation at Yankee Stadium’s Hard Rock Cafe, which was taped to be played back today at Yankee Stadium for the 50,000-strong crowd, just before Anthrax takes the stage, proclaiming:

    “For over 30 years, Anthrax continues to ‘Bring the Noise’ through the ‘Persistence of Time’ in the Bronx, New York City and across the world; and

    WHEREAS: Anthrax, a band with strong Bronx roots, is worshipped by their fans worldwide for giving them a ‘Fistful of Metal,’ both by touring and selling albums in the millions; and

    WHEREAS: Today, I welcome Anthrax back home, as they ‘Keep It in the Family’ ‘Among the Living’ of the Bronx, while bringing a ‘State of Euphoria’ through the ‘Sound of White Noise’ to tens of thousands of people in Yankee Stadium;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I Ruben Diaz Jr., President of the Borough of The Bronx, do hereby proclaim September 14, 2011

    ANTHRAX DAY IN THE BRONX

    And urge my fellow citizens to take appropriate recognition of the occasion and get ‘Caught in a Mosh.'”

    Ruben Diaz Jr.

     

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    MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: New Book Uncovers Earliest “Big Four” Pics

    September 14th, 2011
    Murder in the Front Row

    Murder in the Front Row

    Includes Kirk Hammett in Exodus, Dave Mustaine in Metallica, and Kerry King in Megadeth

    As “Big Four” thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax prepare an historic performance together this week at Yankee Stadium in New York, further details emerge about the upcoming photo book documenting their origins: Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew. Among the previously unseen photos from the original thrash metal explosion: Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus; Dave Mustaine rehearsing and performing with Metallica-including the band’s very first practice with bassist Cliff Burton; Kerry King soundchecking and performing with Megadeth during that band’s debut series of shows in 1984; and Anthrax’s modest first-ever Bay Area appearance. These historic events are part of a spectacular large-format 272-page view inside “the metal scene that banged those heads that did not bang” includes over 400 of some of the earliest color and black-and-white photos of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Possessed, Death Angel, Forbidden, Legacy/Testament, Vio-lence, and many others key figures from the Bay Area thrash metal universe.

     

    “Before they played the Bay Area, Slayer wore makeup onstage,” says coauthor Brian Lew. “After that first Bay Area show they never wore makeup again. This book will show people why.”

     

    Murder in the Front Row will be available December 2011, wherever books are sold. To view page samples and place a preorder (with limited two-sided exclusive poster-size dustjacket), visit this location: http://www.murderinthefrontrow.com

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