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“The Atomic Clock” Gene Hoglan to provide drums for Anthrax

Posted by jessepac on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM (PST)

Gene HoglanGene ”The Atomic Clock” Hoglan pulls double duty on the current Testament/Anthrax/Death Angel tour filling in for Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. The Anthrax drummer is taking a short leave from the band’s concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill.

“I am honoured to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for ANTHRAX in his time of need. We are all Metal Brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin’, everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. And Charlie, we can’t wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I’m just keeping your throne warm for ya bro.”

-Gene Hoglan

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Cover Art Tuesday: Old School Edition

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM (PST)

How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so damn badass. Check out this week’s offering right here and vote on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”! Check it out!

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Anthrax to tour with Testament, Death Angel

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM (PST)

For the first time in over a decade, Anthrax and Testament will tour the US together, bringing along Death Angel for the month-long trek across the states.

“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.”

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian becomes a zombie

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM (PST)

ScottZombie1The following comes from the man, the myth, the zombie, Scott Ian:

“My agent got the call asking if I wanted to come down and get made up to play a zombie in a webisode for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ directed by Greg Nicotero (effects GOD). I couldn’t say yes to this fast enough. Like I said in my tweet, I’ve been wanting to do this my whole life. Zombies have always been my favorite genre of horror and to participate in something as killer as ‘The Walking Dead’ would just be amazing.

I got to the set and headed straight for the makeup trailer. I was told I was getting the full-on zombie ‘hero’ makeup. That means I get the sick head/neck wounds done with silicone appliques. Garrett Immel was doing my makeup, he’s one of the top dudes doing this on the planet. He explained how there are the main ‘hero’ zombies, then the second-tier background zombies which are more just makeup and blood and then there are the third-tier background zombies with just makeup and if it’s a night shoot, they wear masks that read well on camera. Makes sense, they couldn’t spend 90 minutes each on 500 people every time there was a zombie crowd scene.

“Garrett told me he had my picture for a week so he already knew what he wanted to do to me. I told him to not hold back, make it as brutal as he wants. The whole process was pretty painless, even sitting for 90 minutes was cool because they were putting zombie makeup on me. I would’ve sat for five hours, I was so stoked.”

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Anthrax stream new song “The Devil You May Know” off upcoming album

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM (PST)

New York thrashers Anthrax have unveiled another new song off their upcoming,highly anticipated new album “Worship Music.” It’s called “The Devil You May Know” and you can give it a listen right here.

“Worship Music” is set to be released September 12th via Nuclear Blast.



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Anthrax stream new song, unveil “Worship Music” album artwork

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM (PST)

New York thrashers Anthrax have posted the first single off their highly anticipated new album “Worship Music.” Click here to listen to the song “Fight ‘Em Till You Can’t”

The band also unveiled the album artwork for the new album. The artwork, done by Alex Ross, who has worked with Marvel Comics and DC Comics, can be seen full-sized here.

“Worship Music” is set to be released September 12th via Nuclear Blast.

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Anthrax reveal release date on “Worship Music”

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 6:53 AM (PST)

New Yorkian thrashers Anthrax have finally set a tentative release date for their long awaited new studio album, “Worship Music.” The thrash legends first new album in eight years, is set to be released on September 12th via Nuclear Blast.

The opus will also be the first to feature Joey Belladonna for 20 years, after Dan Nelson surprisingly left the fold as the album neared completion in 2009.

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Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani FilthA new semi-supergroup has formed, combining the forces of black, death, heavy, and doom metal into a new package entitled Temple of the Black Moon. The band describe their sound as “a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost, and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At The Gates.”

Here is the line-up for this new act:

Dani Filth – Vocals (Cradle of Filth)

Rob Caggiano – Guitar (Anthrax/The Damned Things)

King Ov Hell – Bass (Sahg/Gorgoroth)

John Tempesta – Drums (White Zombie/Rob Zombie/Exodus/Testament/The Cult)

Dani Filth spoke about the new project:

“We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick, that was until we put our proverbial heads together and narrowed it down to just three or four, and then tossed for it (proverbially of course) using a silver Norwegian crown (we couldn’t find any proper money). The name Temple Of The Black Moon represents the rigorous worship of desire, (the black moon astrologically has always held association with the dark Goddess Lilith) and of course the ramifications of the lunar eclipse, always a herald for death and ill-omen.”

No album title, publisher, engineer, or release date has been announced, but the group has already recorded nearly an entire album.

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Anthrax reschedule Tour dates in Japan

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:16 AM (PST)

AnthraxAnthrax announced via their Facebook page that they have rescheduled their Japan tour dates they had to postpone earlier this month.


12/12/11 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan

12/13/11 O-East, Tokyo, Japan

12/14/11 O-East, Tokyo, Japan

12/16/11 Diamond Hall, Naka-ku, Nagoya-Aichi, Japan

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Anthrax postpone Japan Tour dates

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:53 AM (PST)

AnthraxAnthrax announced that they are postponing their Japanese Tour, which was scheduled to kick off last night (May 5th) in Tokyo.

The band commented on twitter:

“All Japan dates are postponed. We are currently working to reschedule and hope to announce new Japan dates soon.”

Cancelled shows:

May 5th – Tokyo, Japan – O-East

May 6th – Tokyo, Japan – O-East

Mayy 7th – Nagoya, Japan – Diamond Hall

May 9th – Osaka, Japan – Big Cat

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Scott Ian PictureAnthrax guitarist Scott Ian has surprised fans with a sneak peak at the newest material from the New York trash legends. The untitled album has a few announced tracks such as “Earth on Hell” and “I’m Alive,” but this song actually gets played during sound check and is nearly finished. No specific release date has been announced, but various reports peg June. The band plans on completing their “Big 4” tour with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer before heading to the studio full-time, and west coast fans can see the only Big 4 concert in the United States on April 23rd in Indio, CA.

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Megadeth to headline ‘Heavy T.O.’ Festival this Summer

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 9:52 AM (PST)

Megadeth is confirmed to play the “HEAVY T.O.” festival at Downsview Park, Toronto on July 23, 2011. The remarkable success of HEAVY MTL (Montreal) prompted the launch of a new event, right down the 401 – that’s right, we’re talkin’ HEAVY T.O.

Set to take place on the same weekend as HEAVY MTL, metal and hard rock fans in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing Heavy experience. The event will feature two full days of programming and, along with HEAVY MTL, will undoubtedly make Canada the envy of the international metal and hard rock communities. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 25th @ 11 a.m. EST. For more information, visit

For the full list of bands playing at the Festival, Click Here.

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Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian and his wife Pearl had taken what they call a “babymoon” to Hawaii. While there, the Japanese earthquake, and the ensuing Tsunami that ripped through the entire Pacific, happened. Ian writes about his experience of being in a Tsunami in a blog for, an online poker blogging community.

In a small blurb from the much longer blog entry, Ian writes,

“At 3:15 a.m. reports came in that Kauai got hit and that the wave was only three feet but that it could get bigger. We had about 10 minutes until it hit. At this point I was really questioning whether we should’ve just gotten in the car and drove up the hill. Then we watched the ocean completely suck out dry about 500 feet out. It was nuts, dry as a bone, all the reef exposed. The water was just gone. We stood on the balcony waiting to see a huge wave ripping towards the shore line and then there it was…”

Read the full blog entry here.

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On April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Sam Ash store in Cerritos, California, fans of Anthrax, Megadeth and Dream Theater are in for a nice surprise.

Anthrax drummer, Charlie Benante, and bassist Frank Bello, Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy, and Megadeth bassist extraordinaire, David Ellefson, will present the “Metal Masters Clinic.” It’s free, and probably going to be geared towards learning how to play said instruments, but surely the guys won’t mind if you lurk in dark corner and just watch….check the flyer here for more deets.

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The “Big Four” consisting of Thrash legends Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax have announced an additional German date during this summer’s festival tour of Europe. The Big Four will be playing at Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Veltins Arena on July 2, 2011. This isn’t the only additional show as the bands have announced that they’ll be announcing more dates soon. Stay tuned!

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