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The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road early in the New Year for a 27-date North American tour as special support to co-headliners Anthrax and Killswitch Engage. The trek, presented by SiriusXM, kicks off at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on March 29 and will zig-zag the continent, culminating in Boston on May 7.
This tour won't be the first time that TDWP - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Andy Trick (bass), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) - has crossed paths with either band.
Prada toured the U.S. with KsE in 2010, and played with Anthrax on the 2012 Mayhem tour. Additionally, Adam D., KsE's lead guitarist, produced two of Prada's albums - "Dead Throne" (2011) and "8:18" (2013).
"This tour will be a real treat," said Prada's Hranica. "We have an awesome relationship with Adam, he's one of the craziest, most fun dudes we know, and when it comes to thrash and metal, you don't get much bigger names than Anthrax and Killswitch."
The Devil Wears Prada will be putting together a special set for this tour. "I love the idea of going to a show and seeing bands whose music is in the same ballpark, but still different from each others'," Hranica added. "We have our own personal style on the side of metal, so we'll do some of our dark, heavy, noisey songs, but probably stay away from interludes inbetween. We'll have our own footprint on stage each night."
These dates will be in support of Prada's new and sixth full-lenth album, the 11-track "Transit Blues" (Rise Records). More...
"Suzerain," an intense and politically-charged track from Anthrax's "For All Kings" album, consists of lyricist Scott Ian's musings about a leader who would be so powerful that all nations, all people, would come under his benevolent authority, and in return, he would bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all of Earth.
"Mankind keep making the same mistakes over and over," said Ian. "You'd think that after thousands of years of religious, economic and ideologic wars, we'd have figured out how to live with each other, but we haven't. That's what drew me to the idea for 'Suzerain.'"
The "Suzerain" video incorporates the game of chess along with images of battles fought by ancient empires to illustrate imperial power. You can check out the new lyric clip below.
Anthrax will hit the road in 2017 first with an appearance at the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and then will launch the "Among The Kings" tour, starting with a 26-date UK/European trek seguing into the band's North American co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage, dubbed "Killthrax." More...
Anthrax has issued an open letter to Irving Azoff, who apparently has begun legal proceedings against the Radio Music License Committee over radio rates for song writers. The band comments:
"Dear Mr. Azoff, as artists and songwriters, we certainly appreciate anyone's efforts to see that we are paid a fair wage for the use of our music, 'fair pay for fair play,' as your lawsuit against the Radio Music License Committee states. As a result of your suit, our understanding is that as of January 1, 2017, more than 10,000 U.S.-based radio stations could be fined if they program songs written by a songwriter represented by your company, Global Music Rights, without first obtaining the proper license. We certainly understand and respect that.
"However, you've included Anthrax on your 'What Songs are in the Global Music Rights repertoire' and that mere inclusion presents a skewed and unjust misrepresentation of the complete facts. This could be very damaging to us and to our fellow performers who may find themselves in a similar situation. More...
Thrash legends Anthrax and metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage announce today that they will hit the road this spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM.
The itinerary will also include an April 15th appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill. With KSE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29th in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7th. The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.
"Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a 'Total Explosion of the Senses.'"
Added the band's Frank Bello, "This Anthrax/KsE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S." More...
February/March 2017 will see legendary New York thrash outfit Anthrax back on European soil for the band's first full European headline tour in more than a decade. British metallers The Raven Age will support on all dates.
Dubbed the "Among The Kings" tour, dates will kick off on the 9th of February in Birmingham, UK and wrap on up in Paris, France on the 16th of March; the full itinerary is below. On all of these dates and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release, Anthrax will perform 1987 album "Among The Living" from start to finish, alongside fan favorites from throughout the band's 35-year career.
Said the band's Scott Ian about the tour, "Finally! We've been looking forward to headlining in Europe for so long. We have a killer set planned, new stuff, old faves, deep tracks and »Among« front to back. You'd better start getting in shape now for the epic wardance. See you soon my friends - cheers!" More...
2016 may have been bad for Harambe and arguably for America, but its been a banner year for thrash masters Anthrax.
This year saw the February release of 11th studio album "For All Kings" (Megaforce), two collaborations with director Jack Bennett for the grizzly music videos "Blood Eagle Wings" and "Monster At The End," a Late Night with Seth Meyers appearance that paired the band with the iconic Robert De Niro, and sharing stages with bands like Slayer, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold.
But the celebrations are not done yet. More...
He joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, jamming on guitar during the band's classic "Indians." Anthrax's Frank Bello and Scott Ian are both huge fans of the show - in fact in 2015, Ian appeared in an episode playing one of the zombies, and unfortunately met a horrible demise with a metal pole through his head.
Before last night's show, Bello and Ian dropped by "The Walking Dead" set, hanging out with Reedus and the show's director/special effects artist Greg Nicotero. Anthrax is current on tour with Slayer and Death Angel, upcoming dates are below. More...
Just For Fun
If you're a member of Anthrax and you've recently shared The Tonight Show's line-up with Robert DeNiro, what do you do next?
Well, apparently guesting on SiriusXM's "Opie with Jim Norton" show, trading quips with none other than Maury Povich. You've got to see it to believe it.
Anthrax is currently on the road with Slayer as well as headlining dates. Full details on remaining September and October shows are available after the jump. More...
Band performance times, onsite experiences, and the Friday night pre-party have been revealed for Revolution Rock Festival that is fueled by Monster Energy and set for Saturday, September 17th outdoors at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
Produced by AEG Live, Revolution Rock Festival will feature a powerful rock lineup with Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat, Chevelle, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax, Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust, and more.
For those with Revolution Rock festival hotel packages, the weekend kicks off with the Friday pre-party at the Grand Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino, featuring performances from Thunderstruck and Strutter.
On Saturday, festival doors open at 11:00 AM. The current performance schedule for Revolution Rock Festival is as follows (subject to change): More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...