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Anthrax Premieres New Official Music Video

Anthrax premieres a new official music video entitled "Monster At The End". Check it out below. Laments drummer Charlie Benante the state of the music industry:

"I don’t think there is that real urgency to do a video in the way it once was. I mean, when you were doing a record, you were already picking like two or three songs that were going to be your videos. The video was basically gonna be this huge marketing tool that would shoot your record sales from ten copies to ten thousand copies. It’s not like that anymore, because the whole world has changed.

"The business model has changed completely. Basically, the floor has dropped out. There really is no other way of marketing your record like the old school way. Now you have to think of other ways to reach people. The problem with YouTube is it’s based on, you know…how do I put this…basically stealing. Basically, YouTube is taking things that already existed and not paying for it, yet profiting from it. I remember the days of early rap and they could throw as many samples of as many songs as they wanted to and no one stopped it until someone said, 'Wait a minute. I’m not getting paid for the song that I created and you built a song around.\ They stopped it. Now, the same thing that happened with that needs to happen with this. It needs to be policed and it needs to be stopped." More...

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Anthrax Posts Late Night Footage

Last night Anthrax not only made a "Late Night with Seth Meyers" debut, but also hung out with the iconic actor Robert De Niro. Check out the band's live performance of "Monster At The End" below.

To support new album "For All Kings" and in celebration of the group's 35th anniversary, Anthrax hits the road this fall with Slayer starting September 9th in Cleveland; dates are available after the video clip. More...

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Anthrax Appearing On Late Night With Seth Meyers

Could there be any other time or situation when you would find Oscar winning actor Robert DeNiro and thrash metal pioneers Anthrax on the same bill?

Likely not, so don't miss tuning into "Late Night with Seth Meyers" tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24th. The show airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PMc.

But before you do that, Anthrax will be on Facebook Live tomorrow at 2:00PM ET from backstage at the "Late Night" studios. Got a question you've always wanted to ask the band? Then get it ready and log on to this location. More...

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Death Angel Announces Tour With Slayer, Anthrax

The Bay Area thrash icons from Death Angel will kick off an epic run of live dates this fall supporting Slayer and Anthrax.

Set to commence on September 4th and run through October 30th, the tour will ravage over three dozen cities and includes a glut of headlining shows scattered throughout the trek. Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:

"I can honestly say this is the most excited, anxious, and yet focused Death Angel has ever been about any tour in the band's entire history. Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel! What an amazing bill for metal fans! We also have the extreme pleasure of doing shows supporting Anthrax on this run as well.

"But what will bring us the most excitement is the bond we have with all the hardcore Death Angel fans out there and we look forward to solidifying that bond with all the headlining shows we have on this run. We have new songs! We are focused, well-rehearsed, and anxious to deliver a lethal performance every night we step on that stage. Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to do so." More...

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Anthrax Announces Saint Vitus Benefit Show

With October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York born-and-bred thrash metal icons from Anthrax announce a very special concert to be held at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, September 16th.

"This has to be the most intimate show we've played since the early 80s which makes it so special," said vocalist Joey Belladonna about the Saint Vitus Bar. Jose Mangin from SiriusXM/Affliction Clothing will be on hand to host. Tickets are priced at $50 and go on-sale at noon this Friday, August 19th right here.

All proceeds will go to benefit Gilda's Club NYC, and everyone who purchases a show ticket will get a special, limited-edition t-shirt created just for cancer awareness, courtesy of Jakprints.

In addition, Anthrax has joined up with artists including The Black Keys, the Pixies, Ed Sheeran and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to take part in this year's Ten Bands One Cause promotion aimed at bringing awareness to October's Cancer Awareness Month that also benefits Gilda's Club NYC.

A limited number of Anthrax's new album, "For All Kings," will be pressed onto pink vinyl and released on September 27th. Identified by a special sticker, the album will be available at all retail stores where vinyl is sold, through Amazon.com and all F.Y.E. stores. More...

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Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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Slayer Posts Video Discussing Upcoming Tour

Slayer just released a brand new video clip with Tom Araya and Kerry King talking about the band's upcoming fall tour of North America.

Fellow Big Four members Anthrax and special guest Death Angel will support.

This news comes on the heels of the release of a new Slayer comic series as the band continues to support latest chart-topping album "Repentless."

See Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel live on these upcoming dates: More...

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A Day At Leyendas Del Rock

Europe is renowned in the metal world for it's many metal and rock festivals, with particular focus being shed on Germany. However, many other countries are now getting in on the action, with Belgium and the Czech Republic becoming more well known for the Graspop Metal Meeting and Brutal Assault festivals respectively. Spain is also making strides in the field, with such events as Resurrection Fest and the growing reputation of another festival in the south eastern area of the country, Villena to be exact, named Leyendas del Rock.

Having only been able to attend for the Thursday, we arrived on the first full day just in time to catch the final few songs of veteran Danish rockers, D-A-D. Though being unfamiliar with the group, they displayed a frantic energy and a passion to win over as many newcomers as they could, putting in a shift that put plenty of younger bands to shame. Despite catching only a glimpse, I will certainly be checking out more of their catalogue in the near future.

Up next on the second main stage, a system which is becoming used by more festivals across the continent, was British based power metal act, Dragonforce. I'm sure most readers are familiar and plenty will remember trying not to break their fingers playing, "Through the Fire and the Flames" on guitar hero, so there's not much need for an introduction. Although they've been the subject of ridicule and criticism, the band actually carry themselves very well. Stand in frontman Alessio Garavello is great at interacting with the crowd and all members perform with focus and skill. They might not be everyone's cup of tea, but Dragonforce did themselves proud on this day. More...

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Anthrax To Perform On Late Night With Seth Meyers

As part of the band's 35th anniversary celebration, thrash outfit Anthrax is confirmed to guest on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" this coming Wednesday, August 24th performing new single "Monster At The End." The show airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PM CT.

"Monster At The End" is from the band's latest album "For All Kings." Anthrax will also join fellow Big Four members Slayer for a major North American Fall tour that launches September 9th. More...

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Anthrax Releasing Vinyl Single

After a successful tour with label mates Slayer and many headliner and festival shows all over Europe, the New York thrashers from Anthrax want to thank their loyal fans by releasing a vinyl single for "A Monster At The End."

The song comes from latest chartbreaker "For All Kings" and the vinyl edition will contain both |A Monster At The End" and the b-side track "Vice of the People." The vinyl single is available in four different colors: Lilac, silver, black and gold. More...

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Anthrax Celebrates 35 Years

Thirty-five years ago today (July 18th, 1981), the then New York-based thrash metal band Anthrax was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music. Said co-founder Scott Ian:

"Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am a long way from the 17-year-old soon-to-be-college dropout who co-founded a heavy metal band. The only thing that hasn't changed in 35 years, the one constant, is that I am still the rhythm guitar player in Anthrax. It's what I GET to do. I GET to play in a band and I never take that for granted."

Over that 35-year period, Anthrax has sold in excess of 10 million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry, and fans. Head here for a breakdown of 35 years of Anthrax history.

So, with all those years, all those experiences, all those memories, what's the one big takeaway experience that stands out for the guys? Was it when author Stephen King included the band in one of his" Dark Tower" series books? Or in 2012 when Anthrax became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars, when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars rover? Or how about in 1991 when receiving a first Grammy nomination? Or possibly it was when Anthrax made a cameo appearance on th 1992 TV series, "Married...with Children."

Charlie Benante recalls: "We had such a ball doing that show. We taped the episode twice, once in the afternoon then another one in the evening, which was done with rewrites. They changed some of our lines, but we got bigger laughs the second time so it was all worth it. After the show, we went to a sit-down dinner with the entire cast and crew at a restaurant in Hollywood. Here I am sitting next to Al Bundy [played by actor Ed O'Neill), and I look over at the booth across from us, and there are Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman having dinner. Al said, 'hey, let's go talk to Clint and Morgan,' and I went 'whaaaaa???' He took us over there and introduced us to them - and I'm thinking 'where am I? Am I here right now? This is actually happening?' It was just surreal. That stands out as one of the highlights. It wasn't really a musical thing, but music got us to that. I'm just a guy in a band making music...what am I doing here with these stars?" More...

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UMC Begins Announcement Barrage For 70K 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have unleashed the first barrage of bands that will appear on the 2017 edition of the annual cruise.

The first 16 of 60 bands announced are: Amaranthe, Amorphis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Cruachan, Death Angel, Equilibrium, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kalmah, Kamelot, Nile, Orphaned Land, Powerglove, Suffocation and Therion.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com. More...

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Anthrax Posts "Zero Tolerance" Video

Celebrating 35 years as a band, 2016 is proving to be a very good time for thrash metal icons Anthrax, and the festivities are intensifying. Today Anthrax is releasing the third lyric video from latest album "For All Kings," this time for the track "Zero Tolerance."

This song closes out the album and its message is very personal and particularly timely in today's society, with the horrific rise in mass shootings and other forms of terrorism. In the words of Anthrax lyricist Scott Ian, "'Zero Tolerance' sums it all up. It's about doing anything to protect your small circle of family and friends from the insanity of the world."

Anthrax's 35th anniversary year will also see the band spending the bulk of June, July and August playing major music festivals throughout Europe. These will include France's Hellfest and Download, SwedenRock, Graspop in Belgium, and the UK's Bloodstock, as well as playing select dates with Slayer, Iron Maiden, and a handful of headline shows.

Then, the 35th anniversary will culminate beginning September 9th in Cleveland when Anthrax will join forces with Big Four comrades Slayer for a seven-week North American tour of major and secondary markets. This trek will also include appearances at several major North American music festivals including Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on September 25 in San Bernardino, CA. More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2016 Lineup

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.

The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...

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Death Angel Premieres New Music Video For "Lost"

Death Angel premieres a new music video for "Lost", taken from the upcoming new album "The Evil Divide", which will be out in stores tomorrow May 27 on Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Lost" below.

The band will be on tour with Slayer and Anthrax starting in September. Check dates below: More...

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Slayer Announces Tour With Anthrax, Death Angel

Slayer, with special guests Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down.

The dates start in Cleveland on September 9th and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent. Confirmed dates are below.

The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00 AM local time on Tuesday, May 10th, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, May 1th at 10:00AM local time. For all ticket purchasing and VIP packages details, log onto this location.

Said Slayer's Kerry King had this to say: "It's always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax. Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!! Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year. See you there!" More...

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Rock 'N Derby Reveals More Band Additions

The inaugural Rock 'N Derby - presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud - will take over the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. just minutes outside Albany) on May 20 - 22, 2016.

This isn't just a festival, this is a three-day, 24 hour camping, demolition derby concert experience, and the bands keep on coming.

The lineup now includes Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Enter Shikari, Born of Osiris, Avatar, For Today, Rings of Saturn, Cilver and Bad Case For Big Mouth.

They join previously announced bands Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Anthrax, Ghost, Collective Soul, Extreme, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, All That Remains, Stray From The Path, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, Like A Storm and Currents, plus Tool tribute band Schism and '70's dirt rock cover band Chevy Metal.

The full currently announced three day lineup is below, with more groups still to be added ahead of the festival dates. More...

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Anthrax Cracks Top 10 Chart Positions

The multi-Grammy nominees from Anthrax have blasted into Billboard's Top 10 with their 11th studio album, "For All Kings," bowing at #9 on the Top 200 Albums Chart and selling 34,000 units. This debut eclipses the #12 debut made by the band's 2011 album "Worship Music."

"For All Kings" also topped the Hard Rock Albums chart in both the U.S. and Canada with its #1 debuts, and landed at #5 and #7 respectively on the U.S. and Canada's Top Current Albums charts. Additionally, the album debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, #2 on the Independent Albums chart, #4 Physical Albums, and #5 Vinyl Albums chart.

"We share this Top 10 victory with all of our fans," said the band's Charlie Benante. "Heavy metal is alive and well." More...

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Anthrax Posts New Music Video

Anthrax just released an official video for the song "Blood Eagle Wings," taken from the newly unleashed album "For All Kings." Check it out below. The "For All Kings" track listing is as follows:

1. Impaled
2. You Gotta Believe
3. Monster at the End
4. For All Kings
5. Breathing Lightning
6. Breathing Out
7. Suzerain
8. Evil Twin
9. Blood Eagle Wings
10. Defend / Avenge
11. All of Them Thieves
12. This Battle Chose Us
13. Zero Tolerance

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Anthrax Premieres Lyric Video

Anthrax premieres a new song entitled "Breathing Lightning", taken from the upcoming new album "For All Kings", which will be out in stores today, February 26 via Megaforce.

Check out now "Breathing Lightning" below.

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