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Scott Ian of Anthrax

LIVE PHOTOS: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, Jasta
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Review by Greg Maki
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One of the most anticipated metal tours of the spring–dubbed the “Killthrax” tour–brought together bands–and fans–of different eras. On one hand, there was Anthrax, one of the “big four” of thrash and possessing a history of more than 35 years. On the other, there was Killswitch Engage, one of the pioneers and leaders of metalcore, but also with a lengthening history of its own–its seminal, subgenre-defining album, Alive or Just Breathing, turns 15 this year. It’s all metal in the end, though, and ultimately the bill, which also featured The Devil Wears Prada and Jasta, was a testament to how this powerful, empowering, often misunderstood style of music has shifted and endured through the years. (more…)

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Available exclusively in North America and released in conjunction with the band’s upcoming Spring co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage — “KillThrax” — thrash metal icon Anthrax (Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Charlie Benante/drums, Jonathan Donais/guitar) has announced the release of the limited edition “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” (Megaforce Records).  he set goes on sale March 24 and will retail for $79.99.

The “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” includes a removable lenticular cover and contains 10 7-inch vinyl discs featuring 20 songs — the 11 finished album tracks, two brand new covers (The White Stripes’ “Black Math” and the classic Kansas song “Carry On”), six demos from the For All Kings track listing and “Vice of the People,” a bonus track previously released only in Japan and now making its North American vinyl debut. The original album cover art sketch by Alex Ross is also part of this package, as well as a download card enabling the holder to access the box set’s track listing for free. (more…)

Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax announced in December they will hit the road this spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary alsowill include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill.

With Anthrax and KsE rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, New Jersey, and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up May 7 in Boston. The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates. (more…)

It’s funny how an offhanded comment can make a dream come true, but that’s exactly what happened with thrash icons Anthrax.

Last year, the members of the band were hanging out at New York’s West Village bar Daddy-O and mentioned to owner Phil Casacelli how they’d love to have their own brand of beer. Casacelli, a longtime fan of upstate New York’s Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery, made a call to Chuck Williamson, owner of Butternuts, a metalhead and a longtime Anthrax fan, and everything started to fall into place for what would become Anthrax’s own craft beer, Wardance. Wardance will be available in stores, bars and restaurants where craft beer is sold in New York State beginning March 27. Plans are in the works to expand the distribution to other states around the country. (more…)

Killswitch Engage

Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rock band Killswitch Engage released the two-disc, Blu-ray and CD package Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol. II in November 2016. Beyond the Flames is now available digitally and can be purchased here.

Beyond The Flames: Home Video Vol. II is a treasure trove of content, featuring more than 3.5 hours of footage. At the heart of this release is the 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade away, to the band he helped form back in 1999. (more…)

Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna and Jon Donais

Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax have announced they will hit the road this sSpring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will include an April 15 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 29 in Montclair, New Jersey, and then crisscross the continent, wrapping up May 7 in Boston. The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Dec. 16. Log on to the KsE site, the Anthrax site or the TDWP site for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales. (more…)

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Volbeat

Volbeat

Volbeat stormed to the top of multiple charts with its sixth full-length album, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Republic Records), debuting at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. This marks the band’s highest charting album debut and one of the highest Top 200 Album Chart debuts by a Danish artist (previously held by Lukas Graham) in history. In addition, the quartet captured the number one spot on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart and number four on the Top 200 Consumption chart.

Internationally, the album hit number one in seven countries and counting. On day of release, the album soared to number one on iTunes in over 15 countries and the single “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” has remained number one at Active Rock Radio for six straight weeks.

Volbeat recently announced a massive North American tour kicking off at Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine, and including appearances with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold at the first-ever rock show in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as appearances at Heavy MTL in Montreal, High Elevation Fest in Denver, Colorado, and Rock Allegiance Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (more…)

Volbeat

Volbeat

Danish hard rock band Volbeat, which released its sixth studio album, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, on June 3, has announced a North American tour, kicking off Aug. 6 at the Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine, and including an appearance with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold at the first-ever rock show in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as appearances at Heavy MTL in Montreal, High Elevation Fest in Denver, Colorado, and Rock Allegiance Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (more…)

Dirt Fest 2016, featuring Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Trivium, Attila and more, will go down Saturday, Aug. 13, at its new Metro-Detroit location.

A newly reunited Bury Your Dead will perform for the 10th anniversary of its iconic record “Beauty and the Breakdown,” along with Michigan natives Walls of Jericho and Wilson.

Dozens more acts will round out the lineup of metal, hardcore and hard rock bands performing on multiple stages at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in downtown Pontiac, Michigan. (more…)

Devil You Know

Devil You Know

Devil You Know, the band featuring former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, will kick off its first North American headlining tour April 15 in Fresno, California. The “Make America Metal Again” tour will feature the band Oni as direct support. See below for all confirmed dates.

Devil You Know also has released a live performance video for “Consume the Damned,” from band’s second album, They Bleed Red, featuring footage from its 2015 European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach. (more…)