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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big Four Show Announced For Germany

February 17th, 2011
The Big 4: METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX

The Big 4: METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX

METALLICA has issued the following update:

“If you’ve been following along, you know that the Big Four of ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ‘Tallica already have two shows scheduled in Europe in July… well, the party is expanding!

We’re here today to tell you about and addition to the European vacation with a show in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Veltins Arena on July 2nd, 2011. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 19th at 9:00 AM local time at www.eventim.de. MetClub members should check MetClub.com for more details on a special pre-sale for Clubbers only.

Yes, that headline said “shows” with an “s.” Keep watching here for a couple more announcements in the coming weeks.”

Speaking to Noisecreep’s Jon Wiederhorn, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine responds to the question: Why is there only one Big Four US show confirmed?

Says Mustaine: “That, I don’t know. But I do know this – and it’s not me speaking on behalf of any of the Big Four collectively or individually – it started off as one date before, and then it ended up being several. So I would say for people that pray, do so. For people that don’t, start.”

Read more on Mustaine’s chat with Noisecreep at this location.

The Big Four announced on January 25th that they will play one exclusive show on Metallica’s home turf on Saturday, April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA.

During an appearance on a recent edition of The Kevin & Bean Show on the Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ-FM (106.7), Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explained why there is only one US show:

“Let’s take baby steps here. We did seven or eight dates last year, we’re doing one show in England and one show in France.

Listen, we don’t wanna cram this down people’s throats., we don’t wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don’t know what kind of response there’s gonna be to this in America, so we’re starting, obviously, without being disrespectful to the rest of the wonderful country…

We have a history in Southern California, Slayer has a history in Southern California, (Dave) Mustaine has a history in Southern California, so there’s a lot of history in California. And we picked the Coachella site where this is going down the week after the Coachella, which is probably – along with Bonnaroo – the favorite festival site to go to in North America.

If there is enough demand for it, obviously there’s a very strong possibility that there’ll be more shows, but we don’t wanna overextend the welcome and we also don’t wanna turn it into something that becomes just this whole nostalgia trip. So it’s a balancing act, you know.”

Listen to Ulrich’s appearance on The Kevin & Bean Show here.

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BIG4 Fans Pissed Off -What was thought to be a “tour” is ONE California show

January 25th, 2011

TheBig4 Facebook page has lit up with angry fan reaction today as what was assumed to be a tour so far appears to be one show.

Tickets available on Ticketmaster Friday January 28th at 10am PST!

From Metallica.com:

“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s Big 4 shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella Festival takes place the weekend before).

It’s true – this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 AM PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.

For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com”

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big 4 US Dates To Be Announced Soon

January 24th, 2011

Metal legends METALLICA have posted an image on their official website announcing the upcoming US leg of The Big 4 which will also feature SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX, collectively known as the Big Four of 1980s thrash metal. More details will be announced tomorrow, Jan 25th. A Fcebook page has been launched here.

No word yet on if this will be USA only dates or if there will be any Canadian appearances. Stay tuned for more details!

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH And ANTHRAX To Play Friday Night Of Sonisphere Knebworth 2011

December 13th, 2010
Sonisphere 2011 Knebworth Poster

Sonisphere 2011 Knebworth Poster

With two exciting announcements already made, Sonisphere Knebworth 2011 – which takes place July 8th – 10th – can now reveal the remaining headliner for next summer’s festival, who will appear alongside Saturday night headliner BIFFY CLYRO and Sunday Festival closer SLIPKNOT.

Sonisphere will be bringing together METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX in the UK for the first time in history to headline the Friday night.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich explains: “As soon as the Big 4 gigs started rolling across Sonisphere Festivals in Eastern Europe last summer, we all felt we were part of something special. The vibe within the bands was more than anyone had anticipated and the vibe with the fans was so next level, it completely blew our minds . . . there was no way this should not happen again!!! So I am beyond psyched that the first Big 4 show in Western Europe will take place on the hallowed grounds of Knebworth, where so many unique and special gigs have happened over the years.”

Last summer saw the live debut of The Big 4 – as this collective of thrash legends are commonly known – marking what was possibly the most significant event in the history of metal. Fans all over Europe could barely contain their excitement, as over 500,000 metalheads bore witness to the show they thought they’d never see.

The Big 4 fever did not stop at Europe, as fans the world over eagerly anticipated the possibility of seeing the historical show for themselves in their own countries. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres across the globe. The recently released DVD of the event, which features all four bands collaborating on a cover of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil” as well as their individual sets, has only added fuel to the Big 4 fire, with a frenzied demand for more performances in the countries not fortunate enough to play host last summer.

Now, Sonisphere brings the titanic combo of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax to the UK for the very first time, at this exclusive performance at Knebworth.

The legends themselves declare their delight at taking the greatest metal show on earth back out on the road:

“There is simply no better venue for a European round two of the Big 4!!”, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich begins. “Put your dancing shoes on, this is gonna be fun!”

“Always excited to do Big 4 shows”, says SLAYER’s Kerry King. “Now England is in line to be devastated by this heavy metal powerhouse! Can’t Fucking wait!!!”

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine states; “The Big Four Concerts are the most important, most exciting event to happen in the history of live concerts in our genre, and perhaps the entire music industry. I am glad to be a part of this enormous celebration of thrash, speed, and good ole heavy metal!”

“OH YEAH!!!” proclaims Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. “Here we come England! The Big 4 BABY! Can’t wait to Get Metal Thrashing Mad for you thrashers!”

Anthrax bandmate, guitarist Scott Ian concurs, “Merry early Xmas present for us… more Big 4 shows!!! The shows we did together with our brothers in Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth were not only the high point of 2010, but also some of the best shows Anthrax have ever played. Getting to share this with our friends in the UK will be amazing.”

Given that 2010’s event had sold out before IRON MAIDEN took to the stage, and the hugely exciting headliners set for next year, Sonisphere can not guarantee that day tickets will be available for 2011, so fans are advised to get their tickets early to ensure they don’t miss out on what is already shaping up to be Sonisphere’s most exciting year yet.

Tickets for Sonisphere Knebworth 2011 are now on sale. Beat the VAT increase – and get your application in to become a Sonisphere Tourist with your free ticket for Poland and Czech Republic or Austria (subject to availability) – by snapping your ticket up quickly.

Sonisphere Knebworth takes place July 8th – 10th, 2011 at Knebworth House. For tickets and more info go to this location.

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Anthrax – Talking About Their New Album

November 10th, 2010

The multi-Platinum thrash/rock band ANTHRAX, fresh off the Jagermeister Music Fall Tour where they shared the stage with co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth, have been working on a brand new album, the band’s first with Joey Belladonna singing the vocals since 1991′s “Persistence of Time.”  The album is expected out in 2011, and Scott Ian, Frank Bello and Belladonna sat down to talk about it.

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ANTHRAX’s ‘Live At The Sonisphere’ For Metal Club’s Black Friday

October 28th, 2010
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Anthrax 2010

The multi-Platinum rock band Anthrax will release its first recording in 20 years with Joey Belladonna on vocals.  “Live at the Sonisphere” (Megaforce Records), a limited-edition, 10-inch picture disc single, will feature the tracks “Medusa” and “Only,” both recorded this past June 22 in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Anthrax performed as part of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.  “Live at the Sonisphere” will be released on “Black Friday,” November 26, exclusively through Metal Club, the North American indie record store consortium that works to connect the metal community with their local “brick and mortar” record stores.  Go to http://www.mymetalclub.com/ to find a Metal Store record shop near you.

About the importance of independent record stores, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante said, “Indie stores are our only hope!  People should cherish these wonderful treasures.  Go, get lost in an indie record store, you may discovery a band or record that could blow your mind.”

“The Sonisphere concerts were some of the greatest shows for us,” added Belladonna, “and to have shared it with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth was just the best.  It’s an experience none of us will ever forget, and we’re happy that our fans can share a little of that, and that Anthrax can be part of the Metal Club with this single.”

Anthrax just wrapped up the 20-date North American Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Megadeth, and will head to South America in November for a handful of dates.  They will then return to the U.S. to finish recording a new album – their first with Belladonna on vocals since 1990′s “Persistence of Time” – set for a 2011 release.

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax is about to celebrate its 30th year as a band.  Over its career, Anthrax has 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 AND THE DAMNED THINGS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE METAL CLUB RELEASES

October 25th, 2010

Hot off the heels of Metallica’s breaking news for their “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″ comes the news of releases from Anthrax and The Damned Things (the band formed by Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die).  Both bands, in addition to Metallica, will be releasing Metal Club exclusive items which can be found at participating stores on Black Friday (11/26).

Anthrax will be releasing Live at the Sonisphere 10″, a picture disc featuring the tracks “Medusa” and “Only” which are live recordings from the Big 4 DVD (a DVD of the day Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth shared a stage in Sofia, Bulgaria).  These recordings will be the first with Joey Belladonna as singer of Anthrax in more than 20 years.  Meanwhile, The Damned Things will be releasing a 7″ and CD single for their debut single “We’ve Got A Situation Here” including the track “Ironiclast.”  The full length debut from The Damned Things, Ironiclast will hit shelves December 14.

Charlie Benante of Anthrax had the following to say about independent record stores, “Indie stores are our only hope!  People should cherish these wonderful treasures.  Go, get lost in an indie record store, you may discover a band or record that could blow your mind.”

Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store.  Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases.

These and other special metal releases are available at Metal Club stores across the country, please visit www.mymetalclub.com for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.

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CHARLIE BENANTE DRUMS TO A NEW TOON: Anthrax Drummer Joins Forces with Disney To Create “Vinylmation” Figures

October 13th, 2010
Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

Anthrax's Benante Teams up with Disney for "Vinylmation" Figures

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 12, 2010 – A few months ago, Disney Product Developers Holli McHugh and Donald Ferro teamed up with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to create an epic new vinyl – “Vinylmation” that is.  These new collectible figures are the hottest craze to hit Disney Parks & Resorts.  Based on the character Mickey Mouse, the Vinylmation figures take on different looks, urban styles and characters, and often depict different Disney park attractions and icons.

Benante knew at a young age there was art and music in his blood.  A Disney fan from the start, it was Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” that led him to get hooked on creating art in all forms, as well as his love for Mickey Mouse and the flawless and seamless animation that only Disney could provide.

Known mainly for his drumming skills, Benante has performed on over fifty tours spanning the globe and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the art and graphic designs seen on numerous band album covers, t-shirts and more.

Now, marching to the beat of another drum, comes Benante’s nine (9) music inspired 9″ Vinylmation figures.  Benante has intricately wound gauze-like material reminiscent of sheet music around the Vinylmation, from head to toe, creating an almost mummified appearance with an ear for music and an eye for design, which is clearly a tribute to his love for music and art.  Not one to kiss and tell, Benante has also created three additional Vinylmation figures he calls “Kisses.”  How can you not love them?

If you want to check out Benante’s rocking’ new Vinylmation figures and meet the man himself, be sure and hit D Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on October 23 from 5-8PM.  More details can be accessed at  www.DisneyDStreet.com

You can also catch Benante and Anthrax, currently on the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Megadeth.  The band is currently working on their brand new album – with Joey Belladonna on vocals – that will be released in early 2011.

Remaining dates for the Jagermeister tour are as follows:

OCTOBER
14 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15 DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
18 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO  (headline show)
19 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21 Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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ANTHRAX Performs New Song With JOEY BELLADONNA For First Time

October 10th, 2010
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Anthrax 2010

ANTHRAX performed a new song, “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t”, with singer Joey Belladonna for the first time during last night’s (Friday, October 8th) concert at at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York as part of the Jägermeister Music Tour with SLAYER and MEGADETH. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

ANTHRAX debuted “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” on May 28, 2008 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois during the band’s first-ever gig with then-singer Dan Nelson. The song was also recorded with Dan for what was supposed to be the next ANTHRAX album, “Worship Music”, but ended up getting shelved — along with the rest of the CD — following the departure of Nelson and return of Belladonna.

Following seven historic shows as part of the “Big Four” European festival dates with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX has joined SLAYER and MEGADETH on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, which kicked off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, Texas. The 20-date concert trek marks the first U.S. tour ANTHRAX has done since Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 “Clash of the Titans” tour.

For this tour, ANTHRAX has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate ANTHRAX VIP Package, which consists of a meet-and-greet pass to meet ANTHRAX, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only ANTHRAX T-shirt.

Since returning from the European tour, the members of ANTHRAX have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

“Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” with Joey Belladonna – October 8, 2010:

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Scott Ian “Doesn’t Know” If Joey Belladonna Has Rejoined The Band For The Longer Term

September 17th, 2010

Arielle Castillo from Miaminewtimes.com spoke with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently about a number of topics. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On Metallica’s Lars Ulrich telling an Australian radio station there were more Big Four shows planned for 2011 and 2012:
Ian: “Of course we’re down, so I hope to keep repeating that publicly so that a bunch of people put out positive thought bullets and it finally happens.”

Has Joey Belladonna rejoined the band for the longer term?
Ian: “I don’t know. I think if I’ve learned anything is that I’m just gonna go with it. Joey’s kicking ass, the shows in Europe were great, and that’s about as far as I can go with ansewring that question. I don’t know what’s gonna happen next week.”

Read the entire interview here.

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

August 27th, 2010
The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order

METALLICA have issued the following update:

“You may have heard us say something about a DVD at the end of the satellite broadcast or read it in the internet rumor mill . . . it’s true, there will be a DVD Release of the Big 4 show from Sofia, Bulgaria!! We had such an awesome time hanging with ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER and the cameras were already rolling, so why not?

Here’s the scoop: The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two disc set along with behind the scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited edition ‘super deluxe’ box set including the DVD set, five CD’s with ALL the music, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 guitar pick.

The clever title of the DVD is The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (yes, that’s really it!!) and you if you’re interested in the box set, it is currently available in the Metallica Store for pre-order. It is also available for pre-order for Met Club Members over at metclub.com.

All DVD orders placed at the Metallica Store and at metclub.com, including the pre-order of the deluxe box set, will ALSO receive one limited edition, exclusive RED Big 4 guitar pick with one of four different print colors (white, black, silver or gold). This red guitar pick is not available in stores!

To pre-order the deluxe set, click here. It will start shipping on October 15, 2010. To our friends outside of North America, this special box set will be available at your favorite local stores and online retailers as well, should you choose to avoid international shipping charges.”

According to BraveWords.com sources, the Deluxe edition DVD Box set includes five CDs featuring each band’s entire live set:

ANTHRAX – one disc
SLAYER – one disc
MEGADETH – one disc
Metallica – two discs

The Deluxe Edition also features an event poster, posters from each band (four posters) and guitar pick (subject to change). The Box size: 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change).

The package documents the landmark event where Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax played together for the first time in their history at the Sonisphere Festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland in front of 100,000 fans this past June 16th. The night also featured the legendary jam cover of the DIAMOND HEAD classic ‘Am I Evil?’ by all bands.


The band’s setlists were as follows:

Metallica:

‘Creeping Death’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Fuel’
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
‘Fade To Black’
‘That Was Just Your Life’
‘Cyanide’
‘Sad But True’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘All Nightmare Long’
‘One’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Blackened’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Enter Sandman’

Encore:
‘Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
‘Hit The Lights’
‘Seek and Destroy

Slayer:

‘World Painted Blood’
‘Jihad’
‘War Ensemble’
‘Hate Worldwide’
‘Dead Skin Mask’
‘Angel of Death’
‘Disciple’
‘South of Heaven’
‘Mandatory Suicide’
‘Chemical Warfare’
‘Raining Blood’

Megadeth:

‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’
‘Hangar 18′
‘Take No Prisoners’
‘Five Magics’
‘Poison Was The Cure’
‘Lucretia’
‘Tornado Of Souls’
‘Dawn Patrol’
‘Rust in Peace… Polaris’
‘Headcrusher’
‘Sweating Bullets’
‘Symphony Of Destruction’
‘Peace Sells’

Anthrax:

‘Caught In A Mosh’
‘Got the Time’
‘Indians’
‘Antisocial’
‘Madhouse’
‘Only’ (video below!)
‘N.F.L’
‘I Am The Law’

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SONISPHERE – Iron Maiden, Slayer, Alice In Chains, The Cult, Anthrax, Alice Cooper

August 27th, 2010

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SONISPHERE 

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Sonisphere festival landed for the second time in Finland. Even though Sonisphere was once again the biggest metal event here with over 60 000 visitors, it made more headlines for other reasons other than it’s brilliant artists. A huge storm hit the festival area and winds ripped apart one of the main stage’s support scaffolding and sent it flying into the crowd. Altogether around 40 people were injured, with three requiring hospitalization. The accident delayed the concert for a few hours and all scheduled performances on the second stage were cancelled. Iggy Pop managed to play a short acoustic set on the main stage but Motley Crue was forced to cancel its entirely show because bands instruments were completely destroyed by the storm.

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ANTHRAX – WITH JOEY BELLADONNA ON VOCALS – TO TOUR THE U.S. THIS FALL

August 24th, 2010

Band Will Join Slayer and Megadeth on Jagermeister Fall Music Tour
While Preparing for First New Album with Belladonna in 21 Years

LOS ANGELES, CA  (Monday, August 23, 2010) — Following seven historic shows as part of “The Big Four” European festival dates with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, Anthrax will join Slayer and Megadeth on the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour set to kick off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, TX.  The 20-date concert trek will mark the first U.S. tour Anthrax has done since vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 “Clash of the Titans” tour.  Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com (http://knoxvilletickets.com/ for the Knoxville date).

For this tour, Anthrax has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate Anthrax VIP Package, which consists of a Meet & Greet pass to meet Anthrax, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only Anthrax T-shirt.  For more details, and to get your Anthrax VIP Package, log onto http://bit.ly/anthraxvip – Usermane:  anthrax – Password:  tickets

Media showered praise on the Belladonna-fronted Anthrax for the European “Big Four” festivals:  “It’s been almost two decades since [Belladonna] initially parted with Anthrax, but he proved to be in raw, primal and fine form,” one European journalist wrote, while another noted, “Anthrax made their presence known with a raucous roar…you would never have known that they weren’t the headliners.”

“It’s great to see so many people getting excited about us being together again,” said Belladonna.  “Even with just one day of rehearsal before the show in Poland, we played really well and really jelled together on stage.  We had a great time in Europe, and are looking forward to seeing our U.S. fans this fall.”

“Everything has been going so great, just like we hoped it would,” said guitarist Scott Ian.  “We wanted Joey to say yes to coming back to the band, we hoped all would go well, and everything couldn’t be going any better.”

For the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour, fans can expect an Anthrax set packed with some of their all-time favorite songs – “Caught In The Mosh,” “AntiSocial, “Madhouse,” and “Indians,” are just a few that the band knows HAVE to be played.

“There are a lot of songs to fit into 50-minutes,” laughed drummer Charlie Benante, “so we’ll probably change up the set list a little from night to night, and we might debut a new song from our upcoming album as well.”

Since returning from the European tour, the members of Anthrax have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

“We’ve got an unusual luxury of hindsight,” Ian explained.  “We finished an album more than a year ago, we’ve lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold.  On these U.S. dates, we’ll have a portable rig with us so we can work on the songs during any down time, and get everything to the point where we’ll be ready to get into the studio as soon as possible.”

Added Benante, “There are five or six songs from a year ago that we don’t want to change, we love them the way they are, other than having Joey making them his own with his vocals.  Then there’s another five or six that we may want to rework, and then there are a bunch of other tunes that are still in the early stages, that we want to finish.”

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band.  Over its career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  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 Disease, Among the Living and Persistence of Time.  He had reunited with original members of Anthrax for the 2005 – 2007 “Among the Living Tour,” but is now permanently back in the fold.

“We’re super excited that Slayer and Megadeth asked us to be part of this tour,” said Ian, “especially coming off of the European shows.  To tour with both of them again in the U.S. is an unbelievable high, and we can’t wait.  This is why we love being in a band:  it’s not work, it’s ‘let’s go out and have some fun with our friends.’”

Anthrax will also headline two shows while out on the Jagermeister tour.  Complete dates for the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour and Anthrax’s headline shows are as follows:

SEPTEMBER
23    Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK (headline show)
24    Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX
25    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
26    Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
28    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
30    Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER
1    Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
2    Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
3    Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
5    Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
6    1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
8    Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
9    Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
10    LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
12    Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
14    War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN
15    DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
16    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
18    Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO  (headline show)
19    Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
20    The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
21    Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax Jagermeister Fall Music Tour

August 17th, 2010

JAGERMEISTER ANNOUNCES FALL MUSIC TOUR FEATURING SLAYER AND MEGADETH
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANTHRAX

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 17, 2010 — Jagermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metals bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour, North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.  The brand’s 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer’s much lauded Seasons In The Abyss album from 1990, Megadeth’s landmark 1990 album Rust In Peace, and the return of Anthrax’s singer Joey Belladonna.  The tour kicks off September 24 and will play 20 venues across the nation.

“I’ve been working with Jagermeister since 2004 to try to make the first Jagermeister Music Tour Trifecta happen,” said guitarist Kerry King of Slayer.  “I always have such a killer time on the Jagermeister Music Tour, and this time we’re coming through with Megadeth and Anthrax so you know everyone will be on the top of their game for these shows.”  Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine adds, “It is a rush to finally be a part of the Jagermeister Music Tour!”

“Slayer has been a long time friend and supporter of the brand,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.  “Jagermeister has been sponsoring them since 2001 and named them as headliner of both the 2003 and 2004 Fall Music Tours.  It is great to work with them again and know that adding Megadeth and Anthrax to the program will make this a tour to remember.”

In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, SLAYER assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk.  Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer – guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo – set the new standard that all others continue to follow.  And that has continued through to 2010.  Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer have all named Slayer “Best Live Band.”  Esquire presented them with an Esky Award.  They’ve got two Grammys, a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award and multiple Revolver Readers’ Poll Awards.  For this fall’s Jagermeister Music Tour, Slayer’s Tom Araya promises “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”

For the past two decades, Megadeth’s storied career, including more than 20-million worldwide sales and eight Grammy nods, has not only set standards in hard rock and metal, but defined them.  Megadeth’s signature shredding and rousing lyrics have drawn fans in since the band’s beginnings, and are the very things that keep them interested, excited, and of course, head-banging, at every turn.  Founding vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine, a NY Times best selling author who was the recipient of the first annual Golden God Award at the inaugural Revolver Golden God Awards in 2009, is renowned for his ability to use the vehicle of music to shake things up, to make a point and to rattle your brain, literally, figuratively and sonically, which he did with 2009′s ENDGAME, which received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s already impressive career.  The band’s fourth album, Rust In Peace, saw the band cement their status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like “Hanger 18″ and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.”

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax, who along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, is credited with originating the thrash genre, is about to celebrate its 29th year as a band, and continues to be one of metal’s all-time great acts.  Over the band’s career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.  Earlier this year, Anthrax announced that vocalist Joey Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax’s lineup from 1985 to 1992, was rejoining the band, and has taken his place onstage this summer as Anthrax has joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four founding members of Thrash – as co-headliners of a series of Sonisphere Festivals in seven European cities.  Plans are for the “classic era” Anthrax to write and record a new album for a 2011 release.

The Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will feature Jagermeister custom prizes from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars and Peavey Electronics.  In addition, Jagermeister will be hosting nightly text-to-win giveaways including Tap machines and other branded POS.  Giveaways are subject to state and local laws and participants must be of legal drinking age or older.  The Jagermeister Fall MusicTour will be produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.

Register to win VIP tickets and backstage access, where legal at www[dot]jagermeistermusictour[dot]com

JAGERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.

About Jägermeister

Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter”, is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from every corner of the globe. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY www.jager.com. Jägermeister is available in the following sizes in the United States: 50ml, 100ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L.

About Synergy

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. is the United States premier traveling festival production company.  SGE produces the Jägermeister Music Tours as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and co produces the Worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos as well as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In 2010 alone SGE will produce over 125 Large Music Festival Events in over 100 cities in 15 countries throughout the world with attendance in excess of 1 million people.  Company principals John Reese and John Oakes have a combined 32 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands needs with large scale musical entertainment.”Jägermeister is our newest client and we have a strong three year relationship working with them on MAYHEM.  They are a company that completely understands what their brand is all about and together we feel like we can present successful, fresh ideas in the integration of their product and fans of music.” John Reese, CEO of SGE.


JAGERMEISTER FALL MUSIC TOUR SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER

24        Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX

25        AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

26        Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX

28        Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

30        Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

OCTOBER

1        The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA

2        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

3        Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL

5        Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

6        1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

8        Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY

9        Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

10        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

12        Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

14        War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

15        DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI

16        Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

19        Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT

20        The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

21        Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

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The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Returns to the Big Screen on Monday, July 19

July 13th, 2010
The Big Four...LIVE!

Back By Popular Demand The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Returns to the Big Screen on Monday, July 19 at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Back By Popular Demand The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax
Returns to the Big Screen on Monday, July 19 at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

WHAT: Cineplex Entertainment in association with BY Experience is pleased to announce that the live concert presentation of The Big Four: Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica was such a hit that an encore presentation has been scheduled. The legendary concert from the tour’s stop at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria was one of only seven shows across Europe. The HD concert presentation being shown at Cineplex theatres makes it possible for Canadian fans to participate in what otherwise is a very limited run of dates.

WHEN: Monday, July 19, 2010 at 6:30pm (local time).

WHERE: Cineplex Entertainment will present The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax at the following theatres:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam – SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Langley – Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Prince George – Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Vancouver – Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria – SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton – Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street
Red Deer – Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2

MANITOBA
Winnipeg – SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina – Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N

ONTARIO
Hamilton – SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive
London – SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Niagara Falls – Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
Oshawa – Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa – Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
Sudbury – SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Toronto – Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Waterloo – Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor – SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road

QUEBEC
Beauport – Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 rue Clemenceau
Brossard – Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Laval – Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal – Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O;
StarCité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Rock Forest – Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
Ste.Foy – Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis

For more information, showtimes, participating locations and to purchase tickets, visit www.cineplex.com.

The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax digital cinema event is distributed globally by New York-based BY Experience.

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