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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

     

     cover art

     

    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.

     

    You can see the presentation clip here:

     

     

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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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    SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO At Metal Masters Clinic In New York

    September 13th, 2011

    The second Metal Masters clinic took place last night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian from ANTHRAX were joined on stage by David Ellefson of MEGADETH, ADRENALIN MOB drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), SLAYER’s Kerry King, and former PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo. The supergroup cranked out two Pantera classics – ‘A New Level’ and ‘Fucking Hostile’ – as seen below.

    SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO

    SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO

    After the event David Ellefson checked in:

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    ANTHRAX TO GUEST ON ROCKLINE TONIGHT; “Worship Music” out Tuesday, September 13; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 TO BE NAMED “ANTHRAX DAY” IN THE BRONX, WHEN THE BIG FOUR PLAYS YANKEE STADIUM

    September 12th, 2011

    Anthrax will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8:30PM PT/11:30PM ET.  The band members will be talking about and playing songs from their new album, Worship Music, that will be in-stores the next day, Tuesday, 9/13.  Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).  For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go towww.RocklineRadio.com.  This broadcast will be available for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the day following the show.

    In addition, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. has announced that he will name Wednesday, September 14, “ANTHRAX DAY,” the same day that The Big Four plays at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.  The Big Four concert represents a homecoming for Anthrax as all five members – Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Rob Cagianno, and Scott Ian – are from New York, with three of them – Benante, Bello and Caggiano – born and raised in The Bronx.

    Said Borough President Diaz, “These heavy metal legends grew up right here in our borough, and I am proud to welcome Anthrax back to their Bronx home.”
    Anthrax

    Anthrax, one of the four original architects of speed and thrash metal (with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth), is celebrating its 30th year as a band.  Worship Music is the band’s first studio album in eight years and the first with vocalist Belladonna since 1990.  Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, sang on some of the band’s most popular albums including Spreading the DiseaseAmong the Living and Persistence of Time.  As Scott Ian recently said in an interview, “Once Joey came back last year, that’s when everything started to connect.  The planets started to align properly, so ‘Worship Music’ is exactly what Anthrax is supposed to sound like.  This will be the only version of Anthrax until there is no more Anthrax.” Over the band’s three decades, Anthrax has sold more than 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.

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    Anthrax get their own day in the Bronx and perform on Jimmy Fallon live!

    September 8th, 2011

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is rolling out the welcome mat for fans coming to town to see iconic heavy metal bands Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer, “The Big 4,” all performing live right here in the Bronx on Wednesday, September 14 at Yankee Stadium.

    The “Big 4” concert also represents a homecoming for Anthrax, which features three native Bronxites among their members–Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Rob Caggiano. Both Benante and Bello grew up in Throggs Neck, while Caggiano is a native of Pelham Parkway. In honor of the band’s return home, Borough President Diaz will officially declare September 14 as “Anthrax Day in the Bronx.”

    “The Bronx may be known as the home of hip-hop and salsa, but make no mistake, our musical contributions are much more expansive. These heavy metal legends grew up right here in our borough, and I am proud to welcome Anthrax back to their Bronx home,” said Borough President Diaz.

    Check out Anthrax performing their new single “The Devil You Know” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, September 7.

    Anthrax will be kicking off “The Trashfest Extravaganza” tour with Testament and Death Angel in October. See below for dates.

      

    OCTOBER

    14 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI

    15 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL

    16  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

    18 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS

    19 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

    22 Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA

    23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

    24 House of Blues, San Diego, CA

    26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM

    28 South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX

    29 Emo’s East, Austin, TX

    30 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

    NOVEMBER

     1 House of Blues, Orlando, FL

     2 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

     4 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC

     5 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

     6 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

     8 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY

    10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

    11 Palladium, Worcester, MA

    15 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY

    17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

    19 Rave, Milwaukee, WI

    Anthrax – “Worship Music” out 9.13.2011 CD/LP [pre-order on iTunes]

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    ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL TO HIT THE ROAD WITH THIS FALL’S DON’T-MISS THRASHFEST EXTRAVAGANZA

    September 6th, 2011
    Anthrax 2010

    Anthrax

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, September 6, 2011 — Thrash titans Anthrax and Testament, who haven’t toured together in more than a decade, are set to co-headline a U.S. tour beginning Friday, October 14 in Grand Rapids, MI (itinerary below). Anthrax will close all shows, and Death Angel will be main support for the entire tour. The coast-to-coast trek will figure to decimate more than two dozen cities over a five-week period, with both Anthrax and Death Angel debuting brand new material from their new albums, both set for summer/fall release; Testament’s new album is set to be released in 2012.

     

    The Anthrax fan club presale begins today at www.anthraxarmy.com, and the public on-sale kicks off Friday, September 9 at 10AM local time. For more information or to purchase tickets, log onto http://anthrax.com http://www.testamentlegions.com/ or http://deathangel.us/

     

    “We’ve been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “so we’re really looking forward to hanging out with them on the road. And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a good time – for all of us and for the fans. Plus, with the incredible success of The Big Four shows over the last year, we wanted to tour with some of the ‘second wave’ of thrash bands.”

     

    The tour will follow Anthrax’s Big Four “hometown” appearance at Yankee Stadium on September 14, with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

     

    “We’re excited to do this tour because Anthrax was actually the first band we ever toured with,” adds Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “It’s an accomplishment 20 odd years later that we’re going to do it again. The tour kick-off date is actually about five days difference from the kick off date of the first tour 20 years ago. The first time we performed with Anthrax, we only had a total of ten songs, so obviously now we have many songs to pick from so it will be very different. It’s good to see that a lot of the faces in the bands are the same as back when we first did this original tour 20 years ago.”

     

    Dates are subject to change and more will be announced – the itinerary for the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel Fall 2011 tour is as follows:

     

    OCTOBER

     

    14 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI

    15 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL

    16 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

    18 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS

    19 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

    22 Nokia LA Live, Los Angeles, CA

    23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

    24 House of Blues, San Diego, CA

    26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM

    28 South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX

    29 Emo’s East, Austin, TX

    30 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

     

    NOVEMBER

     

    1 House of Blues, Orlando, FL

    2 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    4 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC

    5 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

    6 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

    8 Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY

    10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

    11 Palladium, Worcester, MA

    15 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY

    17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

    19 Rave, Milwaukee, WI

     

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    ANTHRAX TO MAKE APPEARANCE ON “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON” Sept. 7th

    September 1st, 2011
    Anthrax - WORSHIP MUSIC

    Anthrax - WORSHIP MUSIC

    Fans Could Win a “Band Bench” Seat on the Show
    Anthrax Single, “The Devil You Know,”
    #2 Most Added at Active Rock Radio This Week

     

    ANTHRAX will be the musical guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Wednesday, September 7. The show airs on NBC at 12:30 ET/PT and 11:30 CT.

     

     

     

    For broadcast, the band will perform “The Devil You Know,” currently the #2 Most Added track at active rock radio, and the first single from Worship Music, Anthrax’s new album due out September 13. Anthrax will also perform a surprise “classic” song that will be available exclusively at www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com

     

    Fans who would like a chance to be close to Anthrax’s performance on the show should click on this link – http://www.fallonbandbench.com – that will direct you to “Late Night’s” “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on the show’s band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Anthrax’s performance.

     

    Please make sure to include the following band code: RAX, in your entry form.

    Anthrax is set to play Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, September 14 as part of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax.

     

    For more information on Anthrax, go to www.anthrax.com

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    Anthrax to Play a Free Show at Best Buy Theater in Times Square on September 12th

    August 25th, 2011

    Anthrax 2011 Press

    Preorder Anthrax “Worship Music” at Bestbuy.com HERE and gain entry into a free exclusive Anthrax show; then go to www.freesecretshow.com and enter your Best Buy 12 digit order number to get your free ticket. The show will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square NYC on Monday September, 12 at 8 PM.  Bring your ticket, bestbuy.com receipt, and photo ID the night of September 12 to get into the show.

     

    Anthrax Cover 

    Anthrax – “Worship Music” out 9.13.2011 CD/LP

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    ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO THE BIG 4 CONCERT AT YANKEE STADIUM ON 9/14 FEATURING ANTHRAX

    August 6th, 2011

    Anthrax Flyaway

     

    Anthrax has launched a contest, presented by f.y.e., to see the band perform live in New York City with the original singer Joey Belladonna.  Starting now, one very lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a trip to the Big 4 concert at Yankee Stadium on September 14th. The winner and a guest will receive round trip airfare tickets to New York City, hotel, and tickets to one of the biggest metal events this year!  In order to enter and for official contest rules, go to www.redmusic.com/anthrax/anthraxsweepstakes.html

     

    Make sure to pick up your copy of the new Anthrax “Worship Music” record on September 13th or preorder your copy of the record now on fye.com.

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    Heavy T.O. 2011

    July 28th, 2011

    Heavy TO

    Heavy T.O.

    July 23-24, 2011

    Review and pics by Monika Deviat

     

    On July 23rd and 24th, 10 000 metalheads descended upon Downsview Park in Toronto ON for Heavy T.O. The two day festival took place the same weekend as Heavy MTL. This was the third year for Heavy MTL and its success from right from the first year prompted MTL organizers Daniel Glick and Nick Farkas to team up with Live Nation to create Heavy T.O. Two stages had bands playing right after each other, about 11 per day. Heavy T.O. sponsor, Jägermeister had a tent area set up with games and were hosting some of the autograph sessions. Certain bands like Megadeth and Slayer had line-ups of over a hundred people waiting to get signatures from their favorite musicians. 

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