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

Post to Twitter

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 […]

more metal news here:
Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

Post to Twitter

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 […]

heavy metal updates:
Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

Post to Twitter

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 […]

heavy metal updates:
Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Los Angeles, Ca The Forum

Post to Twitter

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.

Post to Twitter

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.

Post to Twitter

Anthrax Posts “Vice Of The People” Bonus Track

Anthrax’s “‘For All Kings” limited edition 7-inch box set hits stores this Friday 3/24 via Megaforce, and the band has just made a new track from the set available. Check out “Vice of the People” via Soundcloud here, which was previously released as a bonus track only in Japan.

The week before “KillThrax” – the Anthrax/Killswitch Engage co-headline tour – kicks off in Montclair, NJ, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be the special guest drummer sitting in with The 8G Band (“Late Night with Seth Meyers” house band) starting Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 23rd.

Then, the day before the “KillThrax” launch, members of Anthrax will celebrate the release of the band’s very own craft beer, Wardance, with a five-bar New York City beer crawl that will begin at 6PM at Daddy-O on Bedford Street in the West Village. Fans are invited to any and all of the five destinations to enjoy a few pints of the Wardance pale ale with band members.

Post to Twitter

Anthrax Films Show For New DVD Release

The thrash pioneers from Anthrax, armed with an initial six dynamic SRO dates on the “Among The Kings” UK/European headline tour, will chronicle the frenzy with a live DVD expected to be released later this year via Megaforce.

Anthrax’s show was filmed last night at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland. Seventeen cameras, including five Go-Pros and a full-size camera crane, captured more than two hours of Anthrax favorites that were voted onto the evening’s set list by fans and included “Madhouse,” “Be All, End All,” “Breathing Lightning,” and “A.I.R.,” followed by Anthrax’s classic 1987 album “Among The Living” performed start to finish.

In addition to the live footage, the DVD will include “fly-on-the-wall” interviews and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD is being produced and directed by Paul Green of the Manchester, UK-based Paul Green Productions who has filmed concerts for Opeth, The Damned, Gary Numan, The Levellers, and many others.

Last year’s celebration of Anthrax’s 35th anniversary saw the band getting some of the best live reviews of its career, but the reception from British fans on this tour has been far more than anyone anticipated.

“I don’t know why it took us so long to come back to the UK and headline our own tour,” said Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, “but I’m sure glad we did. These shows have been some of the best we’ve ever done, and that’s really due to the interaction with the fans, they’ve just been crazy. And that’s what we wanted to capture for this DVD.”

Post to Twitter

LAS RAGEOUS: NEW TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 21 & SATURDAY, APRIL 22 IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two-day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages […]

heavy metal updates:
LAS RAGEOUS: NEW TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 21 & SATURDAY, APRIL 22 IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

Post to Twitter

Amon Amarth Posts “Raise Your Horns” Music Video

After headlining a North American tour and appearing at festivals across Europe all summer, Amon Amarth launches a new video for “Raise Your Horns,” featuring live footage from San Diego London, Paris, Tilburg, Berlin, and Hellfest shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! The clip includes this ludicrously long roster of guest appearances:

Zakk Wylde – Black Label Society
John DeServio – Black Label Society
Sam Didier – Blizzard Entertainment
Adam D & Jesse Leach – Killswitch Engage
Doro Pesch
Mike McKenna – NHL/AHL Goaltender
Robb Flynn – Machine Head
Jordan Mancino – Wovenwar
Colleen Schneider – Invicta FC MMA fighter
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Kreator
Johannes Eckerström – Avatar
Josh Elmore – Cattle Decapitation
Trevor Bauer – Cleveland Indians
Victor Brandt – Entombed A.D.
Matt Heafy – Trivium
Joakim Brodén – Sabaton
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Kreator
Daniel Tompkins – Tesseract
Kerry King – Slayer
King Diamond
Bobby Blitz – Overkill
Glen Benton – Deicide
George Parros – Violent Gentlemen/NHL Stanley Cup Champion (Anaheim Ducks)
Frank Bello – Anthrax
Joey Belladonna – Anthrax
Jonathan Donais – Anthrax
Shayna Baszler – MMA fighter/Premier Wrestling
Richard Christy – The Howard Stern Show
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth
Kevin Kraft – Jason Ellis Show
Mark Tremont – Tremonti/Alter Bridge
Paul Biedermann – German world record holding Olympic swimmer
Nick Hipa – Wovenwar
David Draiman – Disturbed
Angela Hill – Invicta FC Strawweight Champion
Dan Isla – NASA JPL Systems Engineer
Jessica Pimentel – Orange Is The New Black
Steve Asheim – Deicide
Adam Green – film director (Hatchet, Chillerama, Holliston)
Alan Averill – Primordial
Scott Ian – Anthrax
Grutle Kjellson – Enslaved
Rob Caggiano – Volbeat
Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
Andy La Rocque – King Diamond
Perttu Kivilaakso – Apocalyptica
Floor Jansen – Nightwish
Niclas Engelin – In Flames
LG Petrov – Entombed A.D.
Stefan Hüskens – Asphyx
Travis Ryan – Cattle Decapitation
Jose Mangin – SiriusXM Liquid Metal
Mike D’Antonio – Killswitch Engage
Biff Byford – Saxon
Paul Quinn – Saxon
Nergal – Behemoth
The Keyboard Warrior as himself

Post to Twitter