Slipknot’s Knotfest At Sea is Now Postponed “Indefinitely”

Previously announced and much anticipated, Slipknot’s Knotfest at Sea metal cruise has now been totally canceled, after being initially only delayed until August 2021. The band made an announcement to social media that the cruise would now be canceled due to logistical issues. All currently booked guests will receive a full refund. While there are no immediate plans for Knotfest at Sea to take place as of now, the band hopes to revisit the idea” in the future”. To follow their future plans, they encourage fans to stay connected via their mailing list below. The debut edition Knotfest at Sea cruise was to set sail August 10-14 from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy and included over 40 different shows & intimate onboard experiences across 5 stages. All shows & food are included. Flexible payment options are available. They finally announced their debut lineup and it’s a banger! Along with two headline sets by Slipknot, multiple performances were expected from Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, Sleep Token, and more to be announced! Book your cabin at the link below now!

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Super7 Toys Releases a Limited “Ultimates Edition” of King Diamond  

 

Super7 Toys has made reaction figures in the style of old-school G.I. Joe or Star Wars figures of Metal, Rock, and Punk legends such as Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Misfits, Megadeth Ghost, Rancid, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Venom, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, and perhaps most famously King Diamond! Now they are stepping it up for the King with a deluxe “Ultimates Edition: King Diamond “1980s Mercyful Fate era KD 7-inch posable figure with a ton of craftsmanship, accessories and an amazing slipcase for storage and display. Similar to other figures the brand has made, this is extremely limited edition, made to order figure that will absolutely sell-out, so act now! Continue reading

Charlie Benante of Anthrax Details Collab with Public Enemy in a New Behind The Scenes Video

Anthrax has shared their second of their Behind The Scenes videos for their upcoming “Persistence of Time” Reissue. Anthrax’s collaboration with Public Enemy on their version of “Bring The Noise” is one of the greatest songs of all time, and is part of PE’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legacy. In a new behind the scenes video for Anthrax’s upcoming Persistence of Time reissue, drummer Charlie Benante takes you inside the history of this iconic team-up. During the Persistence of Time touring cycle, the two bands went out on the road together, the “Bring The Noise Tour” – Anthrax and Public Enemy, with Primus and the Young Black Teenagers supporting.  Watch the video now!

Anthrax’s Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released on August 21 (Megaforce Records) and can be pre-ordered HERE.   Complete details on the package are accessible here:

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The Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered HERE – https://amzn.to/2XGsX9oj Anthrax invite you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band’s fifth album, Persistence of Time, and its 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition due out August 21. This six-part video series is hosted by Charlie, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. The Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set for an August 21, 2020 release (Megaforce Records), exactly 30 years after its original release. Available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition will offer four LPs as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album’s original visual concept. The 40-minute “guerilla-style” DVD was shot when Anthrax was on the “No Prayer on the Road” tour with Iron Maiden in 1991 and features live footage of Benante taking over the drums for Iron Maiden’s Nick McBrain, as well as backstage and dressing room footage with members of both bands. The piece wraps with Benante, Bello, and Ian joining Iron Maiden on stage for the final song of the night, “Sanctuary.”

 

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Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier, John Moyer, and More to Raise Money for The David Z Foundation Livestream Tonight

Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more!  Continue reading

Anthrax Launches New Video Series, “Persistence of Time” Deluxe Edition Due This Summer

 

Anthrax has launched a new six-episode video series, to help celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, the Gold-certified Persistence of Time on August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial release. The first video, “Dali”, is streaming now and can be seen below. The album was produced by Anthrax and Mark Dodson  (Megaforce).  It will be available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition offers four LPs, as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album’s original visual concept The album is fully remastered with newly refashioned cover art. Pre-orders are live at the links below. 

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Super7 Toys Releases Rancid “SkeleTim” ReAction Figure

Super7 Toys has released a brand new ReAction figure for Rancid’s mascot Skeletim!  Other reaction figures in the line include Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Agnostic Front, Anthrax Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.

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Let Us Prey shares New Video For “The Saint of Killers” ft. Oli Herbert (RIP)

Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single for “The Saint of Killers” from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Led by Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss the track “The Saint of Killers” featuring a guest solo from Oli Herbert (RIP). Watch the clip now!  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 99: Adam Dubin Talks “Murder In The Front Row” Documentary

Filmmaker Adam Dubin chatted with Ghost Cult recently about the wide release of his acclaimed documentary, Murder In The Front Row, documenting the birth of Bay Area Thrash Metal scene, which birthed several genres. We chatted about the impetus to making the film, all the thrash metal stars he interviewed such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel (53 all told)  his history in the business, making films and music videos in 1980’s such as Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party” and  “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”, his long history of interactions with Kerry King, the lasting impact the genre has had on all heavy music, and what he learned most during the project. You can purchase the deluxe version of  Murder In The Front Row at this link, stream it on VOD, and check out our chat with Adam here: Continue reading

Anthrax to Release “Persistence of Time” Deluxe Edition This Summer

Anthrax will celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, the Gold-certified Persistence of Time on August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial release. The album was produced by Anthrax and Mark Dodson  (Megaforce).  It will be available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition offers four LPs, as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album’s original visual concept The album is fully remastered with newly refashioned cover art. Pre-orders are live at the links below. 

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