ANTHRAX Joined By SLASH, CHUCK D At Hollywood 'Metal Alliance' Show
Last night in Hollywood, California, ANTHRAX, who are headlining the"Metal Alliance Tour", played to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues. But the fans got a little more than ANTHRAX playing their classic"Among The Living" album front to back, or songs from the just-released covers EP, "Anthems".
Joining ANTHRAX on stage for their AC/DC cover of "T.N.T." was none other than Slash, who played lead on the song, and then, later in the show, Chuck D came out for "Bring The Noise", the song ANTHRAX andPUBLIC ENEMY recorded together in 1991.
Also in the House last night were SLAYER's Kerry King, John Tempestafrom THE CULT, Justin Chandellor from TOOL,DETHKLOK/"Metalocalpyse"'s Brendon Small and actor/musician Brian Posehn.
The "Metal Alliance Tour", which also features EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE,MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL, will stay on the road through late April.
"Anthems", ANTHRAX's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s, sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 52 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).
ANTHRAX's latest full-length album, "Worship Music", sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 12. The band's previous studio CD, 2003's "We've Come For You All", opened with just under 10,000 units to debut at No. 122.
All photos below courtesy of Stephanie Cabral
STONE SOUR: Audio Snippets Of Three More New Songs Available
30-second audio snippets of the songs "Sadist", "Peckinpah" and"Stalemate" from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", the second part of STONE SOUR's two-album series, "House of Gold & Bones", can be streamed below. Also available is of STONE SOUR lead singer Corey Taylor's video commentary on the two tracks (courtesy of Australia'sMusic Feeds).
"House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2" will be released on April 9 viaRoadrunner Records. The albums were recorded at Sound Farm Studiosjust outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE) at the helm.
"House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2" track listing:
01. Red City
02. Black John
08. The Uncanny Valley
09. Blue Smoke
10. Do Me A Favor
11. The Conflagration
12. The House Of Gold & Bones
STONE SOUR has issued a new music video for "Do Me A Favor", the first official single from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2". A four-issue comic book series adapted from Taylor's story will come out this spring, with the first issue arriving on shelves on April 17.
The official synopsis for the comic book reads, "Trapped in an alternate reality, the Human must make his way to the House of Gold & Bones as he is chased by a crazed mob and taunted by mysterious ally Allen. What the Human discovers on his journey will be his salvation . . . or his destruction."
The second issue of the comic will arrive on May 22, with the publication dates of the third and fourth yet to be determined.
STONE SOUR will head out next month with IN THIS MOMENT on the first-ever "Road To The Golden Gods" tour, which will lead up the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards on May 2 in Los Angeles. The trek kicks off on April 2 in Portland, Maine, wrapping up in Nashville three weeks later.
Sevendust Guitarist Lowery Expecting Second Child; Drops Out of Tour Dates
Sevendust’s Clint Lowery is going to be a daddy again. According to Blabbermouth.net, the guitarist and his wife Tara are expecting the birth of their daughter in the coming weeks. This will be Lowery’s second child with his wife, who gave birth to their sonHarper in December 2010.
In light of the impending arrival, Lowery will be dropping out of a number of the band’s upcoming tour dates to support their new album, Black Out the Sun, which was released on Tuesday. Evanescence guitarist Troy McLawhorn has been tapped to fill in for Lowery during his absence.
Metallica Promises “Bigger and Badder” Museum Exhibit at Orion Music + More Festival
Festival-goers who attend Metallica’s second installment of their Orion Music + More festival will get to lay their eyes on some rare treasures from the band.
According to the festival’s website, the band will be bringing back their Metallica Museum exhibit and will offer a “bigger and badder” selection of the group’s memorabilia. Included in the exhibit are amps, lyrics, merchandise, artwork and stage props, as well as classic Metallica guitars, including the last bass guitar that late bassist Cliff Burton ever played.
The Orion Music + More festival, which will include headlining sets by Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, takes place June 8-9 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. Other bands set to take the stage at the event include Rise Against, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, Dropkick Murphys and Foals.
Skillet Reveals Details for Upcoming Concept Album, Rise
Skillet has unveiled the name and the release date for their ninth studio album. Rise will hit all the usual outlets on June 25. The upcoming concept album is a coming of age story about a “typical American teen” who is struggling to find his place in the world.
“The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,” said frontman/bassist John Cooper in a statement. “As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on -- that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.”
You’ll get you first taste of Rise when the release’s first single, “Sick of It,” arrives at radio and on iTunes on April 9.