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Clockwise from Left/front:  Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donias

5 time Grammy nominated metal lifers Anthrax are about done with their follow-up to the widely praised and fan recent favorite Worship Music (the “comeback” album to many followers of the band).

I’m extremely stoked to hear Jon Donias’ contributions, as the band reports he’s played leads on 7 or 8 tunes so far. Jon, of course, was part of the great Shadows Fall and replaced longtime fan fave Rob Caggiano. Fans can catch both on tour when Caggiano’s current band, Danish hellions Volbeat, tour with Anthrax this year (dates below).

Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, guitarist Jon Donais and Scott Ian/rhythm guitar – started recording the new album in November last year. According to Benante, “‘Worship Music’ started a new chapter in our career, and it has served as an inspiration for this new album. ‘Worship’ was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s Anthrax-sounding, but this new one is really thrashy.”

Said Bello, “The thing about Anthrax…we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey’s powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like Anthrax, and I think we’ve done a really good job of that, especially on this new record.”

“The lyrics I write tend to go along with the way the music sounds, and this new music is very angry,” Ian added. “Lots of people said that ‘Worship Music’ was a return to the roots of the band…well, this record is even more so. Unlike ‘Worship Music,’ we wrote this new album with a line-up, with Joey in the band, and that has made all the difference in the world. Joey being a part of the band again, going on five years already, it definitely feels like a unit. Everything that was great about him on ‘Worship’ is there even more on this new record.”

“I know that there are a lot of expectations out there for this new album,” Bello admitted, “but that doesn’t really affect us because we write the way we write. We’re all from New York, so we love a challenge, and while I’m happy to have people say that Anthrax is back and that ‘Worship Music’ was the best album of our career, we raised the bar on this one, I think we have the goods with the new songs, and I’m proud to say that. At the end of the day, all you can do is have it come from the heart, do your best, and hope that people like it. That’s what we did with ‘Worship Music,’ and look what happened.”

Anthrax’s new album, as yet untitled, will likely be released later this year.

Dates for Leg One of Anthrax’s 2015-2016 tour are BELOW (as well as their recent contribution to the new Game Of Thrones mix tape).

 
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NWoAHM Memories: Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Chimaira (Photos)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:24 AM (PST)

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Listening to NPR discuss Massachusetts racial history today and the Jason Sokol book All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics From Boston To Brooklyn as I pull up the photos photographer Matt Slater graciously assembled for this live piece. Looking at Chimaira, Shadows Fall and God Forbid in metal splendor, I can’t help but feel like the better examples of geeks, thrashers and artists are ahead of the pack at times when it comes to acceptance. Shadows Fall’s greatest album, The Art Of Balance, has a title alone that is  good metaphor for the way to walk and interface with people in life. Hey, we all lose our heads sometimes ( remember when powerhouse drummer Jason Bittner yelled at Halestorm for the Grammy Win, hahah?)… But most of the time I think it is awesome we can have an underground that supports a diverse spectrum of people. When I’m at a show inclusiveness is second nature, though of course there are always some knuckleheads who just came to fuck shit up.

That said, I think overall the mark of metal core and NWoAHM is way more positive than negative. We’re going into a new Congressional period with people who don’t want to listen and want to obstruct. Scott Walker and other hobgoblins don’t care about workers, in my mind. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or Rubio are as uneven, creepy and selective in memory as I am a fan of Kyuss. Bridgegate was appalling, NJ.  But in the underground we have a voice to help people and communities shook by Fegusson’s exposed wound! To cheer on when New York State chooses to improve definition of consent on college campuses! To just get out there and fucking rock and have a good time with OTHER PEOPLE! Look, it aint that all cops are bad or all black people are criminals. It’s about empathy for the suffering of other human beings.

Anyway, looking at these photos Slater gave us, I can’t help but feel pride and energized by what these bands gave us all. From energy to words to vision. Fuck off, haters. You aren’t constructive.

Click HERE for the shots.

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Overcast 3 CD Bullet Tooth “Only Death Is Smiling” collection due

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM (PST)
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Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the 3x CD Discography Only Death Is Smiling from Massachusetts’ metal legends OVERCAST! The band started in the early 90s long before the explosion of metal from the New England area, and released a few albums on indie labels until the late 90s when they broke up to focus on new bands like SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and more recently, DEATH RAY VISION. As a lot of their titles are currently out of print, the band decided to release “Only Death Is Smiling” on Bullet Tooth featuring 45 tracks on 3 separate CDs, scheduled for release late 2014.

To say that OVERCAST were legendary is fairly accurate, as most newer metal bands have paid tribute to the obvious influences in their music. In fact, some give OVERCAST credit for starting the massive sub-genre called METALCORE. Their recent performance at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia sent hundreds of metal and hardcore fans into a frenzy with their brutal and technical metal written with the dance floor in mind.

Click HERE for more.

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Death Ray Vision release debut “Get Lost or Get Dead”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM (PST)

Death Ray Vision Featuring Brian Fair of Shadows Fall and Mike D’Antonio from Killswitch Engage as well as ex-members of Overcast and Cannae, Death Ray Vision is a new heavy metal act unleashing their debut EP onto the world.

The Get Lost or Get Dead EP, which features the single ‘Shattered Frames’ is coming out ahead of an expected full length release this summer.

‘Shattered Frames’

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Check out the full band line up as well as the Get Lost or Get Dead track listing here.

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bittnerhaleEarlier today, Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner expressed his outrage at the Grammys for giving Halestorm the award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for their track, “Love Bites (So Do I)” from their 2012 album The Strange Case of…

Halestorm won the award over Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, and Megadeth.

Bittner wrote on his personal facebook page:

“Well, I know I’m gonna get a lot of shit for this but I just don’t care anymore…. How the FUCK does Maiden, Megadeth, LOG, and my ‘other family’ ANTHRAX lose the Grammys to ________ (not gonna say the name)!!!! Shit is rotten in the music business and this proves it!!! And I thought the JETHRO TULL thing in 1989 was bad enough but this beats it hands down!!!”

Of course, he is referencing Metallica losing the very first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy back in 1989 to the very un-metal Jethro Tull.

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Dying Fetus announce tour with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, and The Contortionist

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:18 AM (PST)

Death Metal heavy hitters Dying Fetus have announced an upcoming tour with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, and The Contortionist. The tour will run from January 26,2012 to February 17, 2013 and is being called “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”.

Click here for a list of dates and venues.

Right now, Dying Fetus are on “The Blood of Power Tour” with Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore for the first leg of the tour and Malignancy and Cerebral Bore for the second leg. Click here for dates and venues.

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Shadows Fall’s bus was on fire!

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:57 AM (PST)

It seems Shadows Fall had a bit of a scare last night when their bus caught on fire in Kentucky.  Luckily everyone is fine and their current tour will continue.  Drummer Jason Bittner had the following to say:“Everyone is fine, I repeat fine. It’s no big deal. I was in my hotel room sick the whole time and had no clue, so please all well-wishers be known, it’s no biggie, we’re good.”

If you would like to see some pictures of the bus on fire click here.

Shadows Fall are currently on their “Party To The Apocalypse 2012” tour with God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and Trumpet The Harlot.  For a list of dates click here.

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Video footage of an entire recent Shadow’s Fall concert has surfaced online.  The video is of pretty good quality and lets you get a glimpse of some new live material from the Massachusetts metalheads.  The footage comes from a May 21, 2012 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California.

To see the concert footage click here.

Shadows Fall’s new album Fire From The Sky was released May 15, 2012 under Razor & Tie and is the follow up to 2009’s Retribution.

Singer Brian Fair recently commented on the release:

“‘Fire From The Sky’ is not a concept album by any means, but a few common themes do link these songs together. These days, the world seems to be spiraling out of control into a frantic state of confusion, corruption and chaos. It’s as if we are living under the shadow of an impending apocalypse. The songs on this album were inspired by this chaos and the struggle to find answers in these dark days.”

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New Music Video: Shadows Fall – “The Unknown”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM (PST)

Massachusetts metal vets Shadows Fall have just released a music video for the song “The Unknown” from their new album called Fire From The Sky.

To watch the video click here.

Fire From The Sky is Shadows Fall’s seventh studio album and available now on Razor And Tie Records.

Singer Brian Fair recently commented about the album:

“Fire From The Sky’ is not a concept album by any means, but a few common themes do link these songs together. These days, the world seems to be spiraling out of control into a frantic state of confusion, corruption and chaos. It’s as if we are living under the shadow of an impending apocalypse. The songs on this album were inspired by this chaos and the struggle to find answers in these dark days.”

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Cover Art Battle: City of Wolves and Blood

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

May continues with more stunning albums and album cover art. You, my fellow heathens and cretins, once again have an opportunity to vote your asses off. So get going and cast both your ballots here!

***WINNER*** Alaric & Atriarch – Split (20 Buck Spin)

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Shadows Fall release new song “Divide and Conquer”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:36 AM (PST)

Massachusetts metalheads Shadows Fall have released the second single from their upcoming album Fire From the Sky.  The song is called “Divide and Conquer” and you can listen to it right here.

Fire From the Sky will be released May 15, 2012 under Razor and Tie Records and is a follow up to the band’s 2009 release Retribution.  To check out the first single called “Fire From the Sky” click here.

Singer Brian Fair recently commented about the album:

“‘Fire From The Sky’ is not a concept album by any means, but a few common themes do link these songs together. These days, the world seems to be spiraling out of control into a frantic state of confusion, corruption and chaos. It’s as if we are living under the shadow of an impending apocalypse. The songs on this album were inspired by this chaos and the struggle to find answers in these dark days.”

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Shadows Falls premieres new song “Fire From the Sky”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM (PST)

Shadows FallSpringfield, MA metal band Shadows Fall have premiered a song off of their upcoming album Fire From the Sky. The song “Fire From the Sky” is off the upcoming album which will be the bands seventh studio release. Fire From the Sky will be a follow up to the bands 2009 album Retribution via Everblack Industries. The album is set for release May 15th and was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage fame. Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner had the following to say:

“We haven’t had this type of fire underneath us to make a record in a long time. I feel that with our new partnerships in place, as well as bringing Adam D. on board to produce, together, we’ve brought a renewed life to the band which will result in the best Shadows Fall record to date,”

You can listen to the song here.

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Shadows Fall announce Asian tour dates

Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 3:52 PM (PST)

Shadows FallShadows Fall have just announced they will be playing 5 shows in Asia starting at the end of September and going through early October.  The countries included will be Thailand, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, and South Korea.

For a full list of dates click here.

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