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Deep Cuts: Scott Ian

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM (PST)


To celebrate Scott Ian’s “don’t call it spoken word” Swearing Words In Glasgow NYC DVD screening at CMJ, I plucked three top notch Deep Cuts featuring his thrashing baldness. No S.O.D. song was picked since pretty much every one is great, by default. It’s fuckin’ S.O.D.

Dealing with Scott there are so many choices, but I got a Pearl, a Necro and a stellar Anthrax John Bush -era classic for ya below. While I approve of the speaking words/spoken word/screaming words whatever ya call it route, don’t pull a Rollins and stop doing as much music, Scott.

Or at least start writing ballads when you are REALLY old…NOT!

Click HERE for the selections.

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Metal Insider will be presenting an exclusive screening of Scott Ian’s Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD in conjunction with Megaforce Records. The event will take place at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 3-6pm on Wednesday, October 22nd, and is free to those who send an RSVP to

To be released on November 13th via Megaforce Records, the successfully crowd-funded DVD was recorded towards the end of Ians first-ever spoken word tour in Glasgow, Scotland. More information about Metal Insiders free screening of the Anthrax guitarists Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD here:

Later that same evening, Metal Insider will host its third annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase at The Wick in Brooklyn, NY. Sponsored by Spinefarm Records, the show will feature explosive sets from Incite, 68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder. Tickets are on sale now through The Wicks website for only $12 [enter SPINEFARMCMJ as the promo code at checkout to get the early bird rate of $10]. Limited CMJ badges will be admitted at the door.

More information about Metal Insiders CMJ 2014 Showcase can be found here:

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DVD Review: Anthrax – Chile On Hell

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:43 PM (PST)


Remember the end of 8 Mile where Eminem (as B-Rabbit) says to his friend Future “I think I just kinda need to do my own thing, man.” That credo has stood Anthrax the test of time as well. 30 years in, the classic goofball thrashband have as nearly as much fire as at any point in their stellar career. They were recently the first metal band to have their music played on Mars, for chrissakes. Did you ever expect that from the band who once tried (unwisely) to allegedly trademark the nyhc logo? Sure, there have been some bumps or bad calls along the way, but many bands have trials and tribulations. Anthrax in any era coupled their brand of macho humor with irresitable neck damaging riffs and headwalk parts, plus a general acceptance of urban culture. Watching the new DVD Chile On Hell, featuring classic ‘thrax songs dished up for a rabid, and I mean rabid, crowd in Santiago, you will believe again… if your faith ever wavered.

Worship Music was the band’s highest charter in 20 years, and you can tell there is a lot of enthusiasm in the band. Scott Ian’s guitar unleashes beastly thrash rhythms one after the next with relentless fun and fury, his bald dome lookin’ like it is gonna bobble right off his head. The guitar tone on this baby is so gloriously loud and present I felt like I was at the venue, while Charlie Benante’s double kick and Frank Bello’s bellowing back ups on “Caught In A Mosh” whip the circle pits to oceanic whirlpool levels.Caggiano is missed, as the new guy Jon Donais comes off as kind of a place holder (whereas he owned it in Shadows Fall), but the performances are nonetheless rock solid. At the end of the day, this DVD is Joey Belladonna’s show, and that is coming from someone who always liked John Bush’s voice better.

It’s hard to argue with this release, however. Belladonna’s enthusiasm and stage manner show a guy thankful to be back at the forefront of the band that brought him fame. Not only that, the band look like they are really fucking enjoying themselves. The energy and adrenaline that cemented Anthrax a place in the big 4 is here, for sure!

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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM (PST)


One of the Big 4 has lost a member, as Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died from liver failure at age 49. Hanneman has had some ailments over the past few years, including a spider bite that led to a disease known as necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh and nerve-eating virus that may or may not have led to his death. The Oakland, California native grew up in Long Beach and helped write two of the most iconic metal songs in history: “Raining Blood” and “Angel of Death.”

The band has had numerous replacements, including Gary Holt from Exodus and Pat O’Brien from Cannibal Corpse, filling in for Hanneman on tours and Big 4 concerts over the past few years.

Slayer posted the following earlier this morning:

“Slayer is devastated to inform that their band mate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.”

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anthraxThrash metal legends Anthrax have released their version of Cheap Trick’s “Big Eyes.” The song is part of Anthrax’s upcoming album, Anthems, which will contain 8 covers of classic rock songs from the 70’s that have influenced the band. Anthems is set for release on March 19th in the States and March 22nd in Europe via MRI/Megaforce and Nuclear Blast respectively.


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Anthrax post their cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak”

Posted by GageT on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM (PST)

anthraxanthemsep2So Anthrax decided to cover “Jailbreak” by Thin Lizzy as part of the upcoming special edition of their last album, Worship Music. The new edition includes the new 8-song Anthems EP, which features their “Jailbreak” cover along with covers of songs from Rush, AC/DC, Boston, Journey, and Cheap Trick. The special edition/EP will be released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out their Thin Lizzy cover here.

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Anthrax covering “Anthem” by Rush available for streaming

Posted by SeanB on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM (PST)

Thrash legends Anthrax have recorded an 8 song cover album and are streaming the first track, Rush’s “Anthem” over at Rolling Stone right now.  The album itself is called Anthems and is slated for a North American release on March 19 via MRI/Megaforce, and on March 22 in Europe via Nuclear Blast.

To check out “Anthem” click right here.

Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna had the following to say about the album:

“These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!”

To see a track listing for Anthems click right here.

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Anthrax temporary replaces Rob Caggiano

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM (PST)

After the recent departure of long time guitarist Rob Caggiano thrash metal legends Anthrax have announced that Shadow’s Fall guitarist Jon Donais will play second guitar for their upcoming tour of India, their Soundwave Tour dates in Australia and Metal Alliance Tour dates in North America.

Click here to read statements from Scott Ian and Joe Donais.

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Mayhem Cruise gets canceled

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM (PST)

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Cruise has been canceled. The cruise was set to sail off on December 7, 2012 from the port of Miami, Florida and travel to the Bahamas, then return to dry land on December 10th, 2012.  On the bill for the event included Lamb of God, Anthrax, and Hatebreed, among others.

Click here to view statements from the organizers.

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Anthrax drummer and wife arrested for domestic battery

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife landed themselves in a spot of trouble on Friday, July 27th when they were picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart, Indiana. While details are sparse it would appear that the two were arrested for domestic battery in front of a child and spent the night in jail. The court date is currently set for August 3rd and there is no word as of yet as to how this will affect the show in Mansfield, MA at Comcast Center although Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner has filled in for him in the past.

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Show Review: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 6.30.12

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM (PST)

Inaugural day of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was incredible. The line up included Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, and The Devil Wears Prada. The day started off very early, as I decided to get to the grounds by ten in the morning. I found plenty of people in the parking lot already tail-gating with their friends. As we looked for parking, we could hear Slayer being played full blast out of people’s cars. The crowd was lively and it wasn’t even noon yet—this would only be a sign of things to come later in the evening. I was let in before gates opened to the public and picked a spot under a tree to watch the people run in, soon the once empty field turned into a loud, hell raising crowd of people who were ready to kick things off at the smaller stages.

To see the full review click here.

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Mayhem Festival officially announces cruise and line up

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:56 AM (PST)

The Mayhem Festival has officially announced a heavy metal cruise in December 2012 along with the line up, which is amazing.  The cruise will run from December 7-10, 2012 and features Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Kingdom of Sorrow, Gojira, Born of Osiris, Periphery, Otherwise, Girl On Fire, Anti Mortem, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and more.  Holy crap that’s a killer line up.

The ship will sail from Miami to The Bahamas and back again, so if you live in a colder climate this could be the ultimate winter getaway.

To see the official trailer for the cruise click here.

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Anthrax confirmed as supporting act on Motörhead’s annual U.K. tour

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM (PST)

Bay area thrash legends Anthrax have just been confirmed as the opening act on none other than Motörhead‘s fall 2012 tour of the U.K.  This is definitely not one to miss if you live across the pond.

The tour will take place between November 5-18, 2012 and dates can be found right here.

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Golden Gods 2012 Album Of The Year

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM (PST)

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for, this year’s Golden Gods 2012 Album of the Year! The nominees are…

Anthrax, Worship Music
Evanescence, Evanescence
Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Korn, The Path of Totality
Lamb of God, Resolution

Drum roll please…

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Armored Saint’s Joey Vera to fill in for Anthrax’s Frank Bello on tour

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:26 PM (PST)

AJoey Vera week after Gene Hoglan was announced as Charlie Benante’s drumming replacement, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello is also taking his leave (for the same family medical emegrnecy) and Armored Saint‘s Joey Vera will step in to slap the bass.

This is not Vera’s first rodeo, as he has replaced Bello multiple times over the past decades for various reasons.

Click here for the Anthrax tour dates for February:

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