It has been over thirty-five years since Anthrax ode to the Beastie Boys ‘I’m The Man’ laid the foundations for the much more widely celebrated and successful crossover collaboration with Public Enemy,‘Bring The Noise’. Since then, integration of beats, metal, black and urban musical cultures has been threatened, and, despite a burst in the nineties (Pitchshifter, Atari Teenage Riot, et al, as well as the appropriation of The Prodigy into our world, and releases like Nine Inch Nails’ Fixed – all on a much more mainstream and palatable style than the hardcore destruction of Ho99o9), and sporadic standalone artists in between, it is only as we stumble through our modern-day hell with albums like Code Orange’s Forever and acts like Backxwash that it seems that the ideas and opportunities of such fusion are being revisited with violent intent.
Hop-Hop, Metal and acting legend Ice-T of Body Count has had an entire career working in in movies and television series, such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Listen to him narrate the commercial for SuperBowl LVI (56) taking place next Sunday, February, 13th, 2022 on NBC and Peacock! The commercial promoting the big game between the Los Angeles Rams vs The Cincinnati Bengals also features the music track “Harder Than You Think” by Public Enemy. Ice-T and Body count won a Grammy for Carnivore in 2021, and will release a new album in 2022 via Century Media.
Okay, so watching streamed performances over the internet isn’t the best way to enjoy live shows. That’s a given. Every one of us would rather be in the middle of a sweaty moshpit, getting drunk with friends while being accidentally kicked in the head by overenthusiastic crowd surfers. Yes you would. Don’t lie.
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:
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.”
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.
Public Enemy has stormed back with a new song and video, “State of the Union (STFU),” a fiery return to the frontlines as they take on Donald Trump, his regime and racists, and fascists everywhere. PE is giving away the track to fans for free at www.publicenemy.com starting today. It will also be available to stream on all major DSPs worldwide. “State of the Union (STFU)” was produced by DJ Premier.
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.
Public Enemy formally fired legendary rapper and hypeman Flavor Flav after he issued a cease and desist letter to attempt to prevent Public Enemy, currently calling themselves “Public Enemy Radio ” a.k.a. “Public Enemy -FTP (Fight The Power) on some of their social media, from performing at a Los Angeles rally for United States Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The group, fronted by co-founder and sole owner of the rights to the group, Chuck D., did, in fact, perform at the rally Sunday. This comes just one day after all the parties squared off on social media , with Chuck D. saying he would give Flav “one year to get it together” or be kicked out. Public Enemy can be seen taking the stage, followed by their performance at the 1:57.00 mark of the video. Continue reading →
With the news of the reunion of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage’s chapter as a band carrying on that legacy is now over. That supergroup included Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums) and Tim Commerford of RATM along withHipHop legendsChuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Just after the RATM reunion was announced for a series of shows in 2020, including an appearance at next year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Chuck and B-Real each posted to social media confirming their band is done.