Anthrax has shared its second video in their series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the band. The second clip features the band’s thoughts of making their demo, getting signed to Megaforce Records by Johnny Z, and making their “Fistful of Metal” full-length debut. The full schedule is below and will honor each album in chronological order from the beginning. The 11-week series will include video contributions from Chuck D, Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Gary Holt, Gene Simmons, Henry Rollins, John Carpenter, Kerry King, Mike Patton, Nergal, Norman Reedus, Michael Poulsen, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Roger Miret, Darryl McDaniels (RUN DMC), Slash, Tom Morello and more. There will also be video clips from former band members Dan Lilker, Dan Spitz, John Bush, Neil Turbin, and Rob Caggiano. Check out the first clip below.
Anthrax has shared its first in a series of videos and other content celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the band. The first clip features the band’s thoughts on their “Fistful of Metal” full-length debut. The full schedule is below and will honor each album in chronological order from the beginning. The 11-week series will include video contributions from Chuck D, Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Gary Holt, Gene Simmons, Henry Rollins, John Carpenter, Kerry King, Mike Patton, Nergal, Norman Reedus, Michael Poulsen, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Roger Miret, Darryl McDaniels (RUN DMC), Slash, Tom Morello and more. There will also be video clips from former band members Dan Lilker, Dan Spitz, John Bush, Neil Turbin, and Rob Caggiano. Check out the first clip below.
New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, ft. members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey have shared their first new single and video since announcing the formation of the band. Check out “Breaking Point” right now!
Modern Thrash Metal band War Curse has shared a new single and video for a cover of Anthrax’s 1990s metal classic “Only.” the trach comes from “The Big 4 of Thrash Metal” founders’ platinum-selling album The Sound of White Noise. The trach is a stand-alone single for War Curse, unrelated to their upcoming new full-length album, due out for Blacklight Media, a sub-label of Metal Blade Records later in 2021. Check out the clip here:
Would you like to know what’s one of my favorite aspects of metal? It’s that it’s too goddam stubborn to ever go away. As long as there is breath in a metalhead’s lungs they’re going to find ways to tune lower or crank in even more blast beats into a song. As To The End (Reaper Entertainment) roared from my car’s stereo is when I realized that Memoriam is Karl Willets’ latest musical endeavor despite already having a hall of fame run with Bolt Thrower. Bless that man.
Sad news to report as Marsha Zazula, the legendary co-founder of Megaforce Records which launched the careers of Metallica, Anthrax, King’s X and many others, has died. She was 68 years old. News of her passing was shared by her daughter Rikki, writing: “RIP Mom April 21, 1952 -January 10, 2021 Your love, Your strength, Your memory and Your music has changed lives and will continue to FOREVER.” Marsha formed Megaforce with her husband Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula in 1983, as metal music lovers and entrepreneurs with no prior industry experience, but founded a brand that will always hold an iconic place in the hearts of metal fans and band. In Jonny’s 2020 memoir, he largely credited a lot of the success of the label to Marsha. The label released Metallica’s first two albums, 1983’s “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning”, before the band signed to Elektra. Other bands they fostered and worked with included Testament, Overkill, Ace Frehley, Ministry, Stormtroopers Of Death, Raven, and many more. The Zazula’s latest venture was Breaking Bands, a music management, and services company run with Chuck Billy of Testament and Maria Ferrero. RIP Marsha.
Sepultura launched their “SepulQuarta’ weekly series of covers collaborations with guests from across music at the start of the pandemic. They also featured history lessons about the band and question-and-answer sessions with the fans. Now the band will release a full-length album in 2021, including jams with members of Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax, System Of A Down, Trivium, and Sacred Reich.
“We started it on April 22nd — [that] was [when we did] the first one — and we did every week for many months, and then we [did] it every 15 days, and then we changed the [day of the week when we uploaded new episodes]. And it was an amazing experience. 28 songs we played. It was more than a three-hour concert. It was amazing. Really.”
According to Kisser, the “SepulQuarta” album will be unlike anything that SEPULTURA has ever released before.
“I think it’s really exciting, because it’s very unique,” he said. “Of course, we’re gonna remix the sound and everything, make it the best that we can, but the versions are there. This is something [made] possible only because of the quarantine situation, of the lockdown. Imagine we’re doing an album like that in normal circumstances; it would be impossible.
“And the great thing about that [is that] everybody was so excited to be a part of it and really happy to play SEPULTURA stuff,” he added. “We [played with] people that influenced SEPULTURA; we had bands that were influenced by SEPULTURA, we had Brazilian artists; pop artists, metal artists. The version of ‘Ratamahatta’ was so unique, so different. And we didn’t see any limitations. We used two drums [on some songs], we used two basses on songs, three guitars and two vocals — not any limitations — and we managed to [make it] work.”
The best Christmas gifts are the most useful ones. Slapping a bow on a bottle of Jack is the easiest gift you can give a metalhead. The great thing about it? Even if they have a preference, they aren’t going to turn down free alcohol. Type any brand and the words “gift set” into Google and you’ll find something. However, premade gift sets have a tendency to be overpriced and generic. You’re better off grabbing an empty box and filling it up with a variety of airplane bottles. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates—But booze.
Anthrax and Hillrock Distillery smashed it with their limited run of “Evil Twin I” Rye Whiskey in 2020, but it sold out as expected. Now the follow-up to their now sold-out, award-winning, high-end signature rye whiskey is here. Today Anthrax’s Scott Ian introduces “Evil Twin II,” the band’s just-released signature rye whiskey that shows off its maple, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper notes. “This is a delicious rye,” said Scott. “It’s smooth, it has a maple tone, but not sweet, it’s got a bite!” Orders can be placed now at Mash and Grape. Place your order soon to get it in time for Christmas! Watch the video with Scott and order below.