Artisan News Services recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian and Frank Bello. In the interview the guys talk about recording the new special re-release of Worship Music, featuring covers from RUSH, BOSTON, BLACK SABBATH and AC/DC. Check it out above.
Anthrax is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2012. Remaining dates are as follows: August 5 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
The band will also hit the road with TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL this fall:
September 14 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades 15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre 16 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center 17 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory 20 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre 21 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall 22 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre 24 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Event Center 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre 29 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall 30 – Quebec City, QC – Capitole du Quebec
October 2 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis 3 – Portland, ME – State Theater 5 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
As previously reported, Anthrax have been confirmed as main support to MOTÖRHEAD on their upcoming European run in winter 2012.
Confirmed dates include: November 5 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall 6 – Manchester, UK – Apollo 8 – Newcastle, UK – City Hall 9 – Glasgow, Scotland – Academy 11 – Leicester, UK – De Montford Hall 12 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange 14 – Portsmouth, UK – Guildhall 15 – Bournemouth, UK – Solent Hall 17 – London, UK – Brixton Academy 18 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall 21 – Paris, France – Zenith 23 – Einhoven, Netherlands – Klokgebouw 24 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage *without Motörhead 25 – Oberhausen, Germany – TBA 26 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle 28 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena 30 – Erfurt, Germany – Thuringenhalle
December 1 – München, Germany - Zenith 4 – Hannover, Germany – AWD Hall 5 – Berlin, Germany – TBA
Toronto rockers DANKO JONES have posted a new teaser trailer for their forthcoming album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, which is due to be released on October 9th. Check it out above.
Danko Jones recently updated their European tour schedule for the fall with dates in Finland, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands.
Check it out below:
October 16 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland 17 – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden 18 – Pustervik – Göteborg, Sweden 19 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway 20 – KB – Malmö, Sweden 21 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany 23 – Schlachthof – Bremen, Germany 24 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29 – Arena – Vienna, Austria 30 – Longhorn LKA – Stuttgart, Germany 31 – Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
November 1 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany 3 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
After 5 weeks in a prison in Prague in the Czech Republic, Randy Blythe has been released on bail and is returning to the United States. Although Lamb of God has cancelled their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok, the band has agreed to play the Knotfest shows, August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin.
The band is currently targeting October 26th as the start date for a U.S tour. Dates and cities will be released as soon as possible. Randy will be making a public statement discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support in the next week.
(Via The Gauntlet)
Progressive power metal voyagers VISION DIVINE, the band founded by guitarist/songwriter Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth) and singer Fabio Lione (known for his work in Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire and most recently for having served as lead vocalist with Kamelot during their Poetry For The Poisoned tour) announce the release of their new studio album, Destination Set To Nowhere.
Set to drop in North America on September 18, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, the band’s seventh full-length offers up a melting pot of epic metal anthems with a futuristic twist.
Destination Set To Nowhere Track Listing: 1. S´io fosse foco 2. The Dream Maker 3. Beyond The Sun And Far Away 4. The Ark 5. Mermaids From Their Moons 6. The Lighthouse 7. Message To Home 8. The House Of The Angels 9. The Sin Is You 10. Here We Die 11. Destination Set To Nowhere
VISION DIVINE: Fabio Lione – Vocals Olaf Thorsen – Guitars Federico Puleri – Guitars Alessio Lucatti – Keyboards, Piano Andrea “Tower” Torricini – Bass Alessandro Bissa – Drums
(via The Gauntlet)
Multi-cam footage featuring the best effects from METALLICA‘s July 28th show at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City can be seen above.
Metallica recently posted more live footage from their first official festival, Orion Music + More festival, which featured multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica‘s band members many personal interests.
The thrash legends headlined both nights of Orion Music + More and played Ride The Lightning on Saturday, June 23rd and The Black Album on Sunday, June 24th. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012.
German symphonic gothic metal band Lacrimosa will release their new album Revolution on September 7th through Hall Of Sermon. This is the first Lacrimosa release with Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade) on guitar. The band also previously announced that the album will feature guest performances by Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept). The album artwork for Revolution has been unveiled and can be seen below.
(via Metal Storm)
In the Guitar Center clip above, MEGADETH‘s David Ellefson talks about his new Jackson signature model bass, as well as how he came up through the metal ranks and what keeps him going today.
Megadeth‘s tour of Latin America will kick off in Colombia on September 2nd and wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 21st.
The band’s live schedule is now as follows:
July 29 – Manila, Philippines – World Trade Center, Hall D
August 1 – Bangkok, Thailand – BITEC Bangna 3 – Beijing, China – Tango Live House 5 – Taipei, Taiwan – ATT Show Box 7 – FC Park, Singapore – Fort Canning Green
September 2 – Bogota, Colombia – Tercer Tiempo 5 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Via Funchal 7 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican 8 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican 11 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano 13 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas 14 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas 16 – Cordoba, Argentina – Orfeo 19 – Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center WTC 20 – Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center WTC 21 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Auditorio Telmex
German symphonic/progressive metal band Sons Of Seasons has released a brand new video for the song “Bubonic Waltz“, which is now available for viewing above. The song for the video, which was directed and produced by Maximilian Schwarz, comes off their second studio album Magnisphyricon, released in April last year through Napalm Records. This is also the first official video clip of the band.
(via Metal Storm)
“Rising Sun“, the brand new video from Brazilian power metallers Scelerata, is now available for viewing above. The song for this video comes off the band’s new upcoming and third album The Sniper, which will be released on July 31st. In North America, it will hit stores on September/October 2012 through Nightmare Records. The video was directed by Frederico Cabral.
The Sniper tracklist:
01. Rising Sun [feat. Paul Di'Anno] 02. In My Blood [feat. Paul Di'Anno] 03. Road To Death 04. Breaking The Chains 05. Unmasking Lies 06. Must Be Dreaming [feat. Andi Deris] 07. Drowned In Madness 08. Welcome Home 09. ‘Til The Day We Die 10. Money Painted Red 11. The Sniper 12. Leave Me Alone [live] [Japanese bonus] 13. The Spell Of Time [live] [Japanese bonus]
(via Metal Storm)
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