A coronation of sorts, representing an incredible milestone. Hard to believe that it has been thirty five years since the release of their now archetypal Among The Living, Anthrax are, particularly in 2017 a terrific force to be reckoned with. Commemorating this remarkable achievement our quintet deliver a performance that would be fit For All Kings. Riding off the immense success that their 2016 effort garnered, the Among The Kings tour features a game of two halves. Going the way of the Metallica’s of the world, the first set is a performance of tracks requested by fans featuring material spanning the groups career. Returning afterwards to perform their classic Among The Living in its entirety.
This is going to be one hell of a show.
For the first time in what seems like ages Anthrax will be heading out on their very own headline tour in 2017 and Charlie Benante is urging you to come and hang out.
1986 – a year almost every Metalhead will, at some point in their life will experience. Responsible for four of Metal’s biggest bands and almost four of the most influential albums in the Metal timeline. Bringing each a different aspect to the aggression that personified Thrash. Slayer took on the more morbid of tendencies with a particularly more visceral religious slant. Opting for more conspiracy theories and the government itself, Megadeth saw more into the military like vein. Anthrax the New York Thrash underdogs went for more of a well rounded if ever slightly crossover approach with their 1987 release Among The Living. Ending with the biggest band of all time Metallica are without a doubt the crowned kings of the big four and deservedly so. Taking on more of an introspective look into subjects ranging from war to inner torments the band simply got it right with (almost) every release.
Performing Among The Living in its entirety!
As the saying goes, good things really do come in three’s! Now on our third day at Bloodstock Festival, we woke up bright and early to check out even more of some of the premier talent to come from all over the world at this gathering of grungers, this congregation of Metallers and what better way to kick things off this morning that the haunting stylings of Ghost Bath.
For those who might not have listened to their brand new album For All Kings yet, I would strongly advise that you do so. Containing some of the bands best material in years the new album is a corker and now going the way of the graphic novel the band have opted for a brand new music video.
Ah the days of summer, the ability to be confident that leaving the house with a (black) t-shirt is a good idea, the (black) ice creams shared and of course the abundance of (black?) sunshine. Though nothing says Summer quite like Bloodstock, attending our first ever festival last year we are incredibly excited to be getting back to real matters here. Knocking together a truly phenomenal line up this year we’ve got full performances of The Satanist, last ever performances, Space age Thrash and Mastodon to enjoy. We’ve picked ten out of the plethora of bands that will get any Metalhead moshing for good reason. Come with us through the rabbit hole and check out the ten bands that we think are unmissable at this year’s Bloodstock 2016!
2016 certainly has thrown down the gauntlet in terms of Metal releases. Despite us only just coming into the month of June so far we have had some absolutely astounding releases. From comebacks to phenomenal debuts, expansive work to avant garde madness this is a list chronicling just some of the newest releases this year. Today we will be looking at some of the releases from the first third of the year and boy are there some truly top additions.
What a line up.
Be forewarned! It is definitely NSFW!
Elementary in the education of Thrash, Anthrax are not only one of Thrash’s most revered bands but archetypal in the Metal genre. Five years on from their previous release Worship Music, Anthrax have indeed been riding the wave of success after a fantastic return with their 2011 effort. Now years later they prepare to deliver their most desicive record to date, featuring the first recording with brand new guitarist Jonathan Donais, we enter the the halls of coronation For All Kings.