ALBUM REVIEW: Entropy – Force Convergence

Formed in 1989, but with less than a handful of full-length studio albums to their name, Canadian thrashers Entropy aren’t exactly the most prolific act in the universe. A seventeen-year absence from 1995 to 2012, and a gap of eight years since their previous album hasn’t helped, but whenever the two remaining original members, vocalist Ger Schreinert, and guitarist Dan Lauzon, do eventually get together, the results are always worth waiting for. Continue reading

Rising Metal Legend and Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale Dies, Fellow Rockers Mourn

Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34 (UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome. The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Anthrax – Persistence of Time Reissue

As strange as it may seem, 1988 stands as the only year where each member of the “The Big Four” all released new studio albums. Go on, check if you want. I’ll wait. 

With Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica having pulled significantly away from the rest of the pack with those 1988 releases, the beginning of the ’90s gave each of them the chance to reaffirm their place at the top of the thrash metal food chain. Along with the likes of Testament, Exodus, and Kreator, 1990 opened the new decade in a blaze of glory while also becoming arguably the last truly great year for the genre. Continue reading

Anthrax Reflects on Their “Married With Children” TV Appearance in a New Video

Anthrax has shared a new video promoting their upcoming Perissitence of Time remaster! The “Persistence of Time” two-year album and tour “cycle” (1990-92) was loaded with all kinds of good trouble.  The band toured with Iron Maiden on “Monsters of Rock” followed by “No Prayer for the Dying,” then jumped on the Clash of the Titans triple-headline extravaganza with Slayer and Megadeth, and Alice in Chains supporting, a trek that saw Anthrax playing Madison Square Garden for the first time, and closing the show.  Another huge standout on the Persistence of Time cycle was when the band was asked to co-star on an episode of the groundbreaking TV sitcom, “Married With Children,” a show that happened to be a favorite of all the Anthrax members.  The episode was entitled “My Dinner with Anthrax,” and the band spent a week with the Bundy family at the iconic Sunset-Gower Studios in the heart of Hollywood, learning their lines, rehearsing and shooting the episode.  And getting into a little hot water with the show’s producers when they took “Bud Bundy” (David Faustino) to see Metallica. Charlie tells all in this Episode 4:  “Married with Children.” 

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Anthrax Details Tour with Iron Maiden in a New “Persistence of Time” Video

Anthrax has shared the third of their Behind The Scenes videos for their upcoming “Persistence of Time” Reissue. Anthrax tour with Iron Maiden at this time and even drummer Charlie Benante saw time behind the drum throne for his heroes for one show. Watch the video now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Let Us Prey – Virtues Of The Vicious

Following up 2016’s independently released EP, The Saint of Killers, Massachusetts act Let Us Prey return with their first full-length album, Virtues of the Venomous (M-Theory Audio). With vocalist Marc Lopes better known for being frontman for Ross the Boss, time for his other projects has proved elusive, but now the wait is over.

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Super7 Toys to Release Slayer “Live Undead” Playset and Figures

Super7 Toys has announced a new Slayer ReAction Figures in their line of music legends toys, based on the artwork to the Live Undead album! The 3 3/4-inch ReAction figures comes complete gravestone playset and are available to order this Wednesday, August 19thm, 2020. News of the toy was leaked but is not yet available for pre-order. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Agnostic Front, Anthrax Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.

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AC/DC’s “Back In Black to be Celebrated by Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Anthrax And Lamb Of God in a Livestream This Week

 

“Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration” livestream event will take place this Friday, July 24 At 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT . Hosted by Jared James Nichols, the “Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration” will feature Slash, Sebastian Bach, members of Alice in Chains, Cage the Elephant, Anthrax, Trivium, Lamb of God, Refused, Airbourne, GWAR, Cherie Currie, Dave Amato, Orianthi, Sergio Vallin of Mana, Emily Wolfe, Brian Posehn, and many more. The special event will include AC/DC testimonials, appearances, tutorials, and performances. Tune-in on Friday, July 24 at 5:00PM ET to watch the free livestream, “Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration” across the Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels of Consequence of Sound. To kick the event, enter to win AC/DC gear including the Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Les Paul SG “Red Devil” guitar in Cherry Red just like Angus Young’s of AC/DC, as well as, two Gibson SG Standard’s in Ebony.

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