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Anthrax's "Got The Time" Wakes Up Curiosity Mars Rover

Anthrax's music has been played at New York's Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK. But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to ever have its music played on Mars. As Anthrax's Scott Ian put it, "Yes, there will be moshing on Mars."

"Got The Time," from the band's 1990 Gold-certified "Persistence of Time," was one of several songs on NASA's wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5th. "Got The Time" woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with "Echelon" by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity's Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatles' "Good Morning Good Morning," the theme from "Star Wars," and Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries."

Next on Anthrax's Planet Earth agenda is a Fall co-headline tour with Testament, with Death Angel supporting. This will be Leg Three of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick, and will mark Anthrax's first tour of Canada in support of the band's most recent release, "Worship Music."

Added Ian, "With Testament and Death Angel before, we played sold-out shows, raging crowds and EPIC war dances, and we can't wait to do it again, especially for our Canadian fans who have been waiting a long to time 'worship music' with us."

9/14 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
9/15 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
9/16 Toyota Arena, Kennewick, WA
9/17 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
9/19 The Showbox @ The Market, Seattle, WA
9/20 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
9/21 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AL
9/22 Events Center, Edmonton, AL
9/24 The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK
9/25 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
9/27 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
9/28 Harpo's Concert Theatre, Detroit, MI
9/29 Danforth Hall, Toronto, ON
9/30 Capitole du Quebec, Quebec City, QC
10/2 Metropolis, Montreal, QC
10/3 State Theatre, Portland, ME
10/4 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
10/5 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
10/6 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ

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1. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

wish i had the money and time to see anthrax open for motorhead in UK or Ireland....would be awesome. Its a pretty interesting playlist those guys at nasa come up with.

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