Anthrax Cancel 2018 European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the In Flames-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, Anthrax has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts”. The band was one of several acts scheduled to perform at the festival on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle, Sweden.

Tells Anthrax in a statement, that they “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”

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Anthrax Cancel 2018 European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the In Flames-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, Anthrax has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts”. The band was one of several acts scheduled to perform at the festival on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle, Sweden.

Tells Anthrax in a statement, that they “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Hints That Metallica Are The Holdouts On More “The Big Four” Concerts – Suggests Touring As “The Big Three”

With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that “The Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become “The Big Three”.

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the “Big Four” and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

“I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more “Big Four” stuff – do one in Japan. Do one in South America – we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever.”

?? Attention #metal fans ?? @Megadeth‘s @DaveMustaine tells @EddieTrunk whether a #BigFour show will happen before @Slayer retires ?? @Anthrax @Metallica pic.twitter.com/Hoia0qCSKQ

— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) January 30, 2018

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Hints That Metallica Are The Holdouts On More “The Big Four” Concerts – Suggests Touring As “The Big Three”

With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that “The Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become “The Big Three”.

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the “Big Four” and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

“I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more “Big Four” stuff – do one in Japan. Do one in South America – we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever.”

?? Attention #metal fans ?? @Megadeth‘s @DaveMustaine tells @EddieTrunk whether a #BigFour show will happen before @Slayer retires ?? @Anthrax @Metallica pic.twitter.com/Hoia0qCSKQ

— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) January 30, 2018

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Anthrax To Release New DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons Anthrax will see “Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce). Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members. “Kings Among Scotland” can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to Anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

“Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special,” said Anthrax’s Frank Bello. “We all know we’re going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video.”

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (Slayer, Motorhead, Iron Maiden), the DVD’s concert is presented in two parts. For part one, Anthrax performed the “favorites” that had been voted on pre-show by the band’s fans and includes gems like “Madhouse,” “Be All, End All,” “Breathing Lightning,” and “A.I.R.” The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album Among The Living, performing “Caught In A Mosh,” “I Am the Law,” “Indians,” “Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),” and more.

“It was pretty a intense show,” added guitarist Scott Ian, “especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down.”

“It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live,” admits Charlie Benante. “We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhiliration, like we could go out and do it again.”

“Kings Among Scotland” was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (Opeth, The Damned, The Levellers), with the sound mixed by Anthrax studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilized 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.

The release of “Kings Among Scotland” will be preceded by Anthrax’s North American co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage – “KillThrax 2018” – set to kick off January 25 in Montreal. All dates are below.

The KILLTHRAX Tour 2018
January 25 MTelus, Montreal, QC
January 26 London Music Hall, London, TN
January 27 Sherman Theatre, Srtoudsburg, PA
January 28 The National, Richmond, VA
January 30 Jannus Live, Tampa, FL
January 31 The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
February 2 Eagles Ballroom Club Stage, Milwaukee, WI
February 3 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
February 5 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
February 6 Iron City, Birmingham, AL
February 8 The Pavilion at Concrete Street, Corpus Christi, TX
February 9 Lonestar Pavillion, Lubbock, TX
February 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
February 11 El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
February 13 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
February 14 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
February 16 Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID
February 17 Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA
February 19 The Ranch, Edmonton, AB
February 20 Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB
February 21 MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
February 23 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
February 24 Skyway Theatrer, Minneapolis, MN
February 25 Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA
February 27 The Forge, Joliet, IL
March 1 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
March 2 Dome Arena, Rochester, NY
March 3 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
March 4 State Theater, Portland, ME

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Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

This past weekend the Mighty Slayer brought their A game back to SoCal with the back up of heavy metal heavyweights, All-American Metal band Lamb of God and Polish Black Metal masters Behemoth. The Forum has been home to some amazing evenings in its glorious existence, the Miracle on Manchester, 3-Peats, and musical acts such […]

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Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

This past weekend the Mighty Slayer brought their A game back to SoCal with the back up of heavy metal heavyweights, All-American Metal band Lamb of God and Polish Black Metal masters Behemoth. The Forum has been home to some amazing evenings in its glorious existence, the Miracle on Manchester, 3-Peats, and musical acts such […]

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Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

This past weekend the Mighty Slayer brought their A game back to SoCal with the back up of heavy metal heavyweights, All-American Metal band Lamb of God and Polish Black Metal masters Behemoth. The Forum has been home to some amazing evenings in its glorious existence, the Miracle on Manchester, 3-Peats, and musical acts such […]

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Blurring Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP “Cloud Burner”

Rochester, New York-based technical grindcore act Blurring premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming five-song EP “Cloud Burner”, which will be released on April 28th via Bandcamp. Blurring features legendary bassist Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax, etc.) and Erik Burke (Sulaco, ex-Kalibas) on drums.

Check out now “Cloud Burner” in its entirety below.

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Blurring Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP “Cloud Burner”

Rochester, New York-based technical grindcore act Blurring premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming five-song EP “Cloud Burner”, which will be released on April 28th via Bandcamp. Blurring features legendary bassist Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax, etc.) and Erik Burke (Sulaco, ex-Kalibas) on drums.

Check out now “Cloud Burner” in its entirety below.

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