Metallica’s Thrash Classic “Ride The Lightning” Was Released 35 Years Ago

The history of thrash metal got another ring on the world-tree in 1984 with the release of Ride the Lightning (Megaforce/Elektra Records), the second album by Metallica. With better songwriting, tight production, and more originality than their debut Kill Em All (Megaforce), Ride moved the needle forward for the entire genre and cemented Metallica as the premiere band in the genre. Continue reading

Anthrax Performs “Now It’s Dark” for the First Time in 27 Years

Anthrax is currently on tour in Europe, performing at festivals and headline dates, still supporting their 2016 album For All Kings (Megaforce/Nuclear Blast Records). The band has started to change up their setlist finally on this tour after a lot of repeated songs on opening slots on tours. The band performed the song ‘Now It’s Dark’ for the first time in more than twenty-seven years on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. The band played it again the following night at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen. The track comes from their 1988 album State of Euphoria (Island Records), which saw a thirty-year anniversary edition release last year.  Continue reading

Dallas Toler-Wade Of Narcotic Wasteland Talks Touring, New Music, And Metal Gods

Narcotic Wasteland released their second album in 2017, and it is a death metal gem. Their frontman is none other than Dallas Toler-Wade, late of the band Nile where he put his distinctive musical, and lyrical stamp on the band. Now that he is directing his full attention to Narcotic Wasteland, the band has hit the road in support of Delirium Tremens (Megaforce) for their first headline tour of the US. The band stopped off at Blackthorn 51 in Queens, New York where Ghost Cult caught up with the band and Dallas chatted about many topics. Interview by Keefy with video and live photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography.  Continue reading

Anthrax Has Eight New Songs Written For Next Album, State Of Euphoria Reissue Planned

In a recent interview, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante revealed that he has written at least eight new songs for the bands’ next record. In addition, the band has plans for a 30th-anniversary edition of the sometimes maligned State Of Euphoria (Island) re-release in 2018. More details below. Continue reading

Anthrax Streaming Vice Of The People Single Online

Anthrax will be releasing their special For All Kings box set on March 24th via Megaforce Records, and to celebrate, the legends are streaming one of the rare tracks from the collection online today. Continue reading

Watch Frank Bello Of Anthrax Jam In A Teaser For Their European Tour

Anthrax, by Rick Triana Photography

Anthrax is heading out soon on their first full headline tour of Europe in over a decade. Watch bassist Frank Bello walk fans through the upcoming tour in this video: Continue reading

Anthrax To Release Special Tour Edition Of For All Kings

Anthrax will kick off a huge year of touring in 2017 with their first headline tour of Europe in over a decade. The band will also release a limited tour edition of their acclaimed album For All Kings on February 17th. Full details below: Continue reading