Tag: Anthrax

NEWS: Refused & Thrice Co-headlining in October!

The Groundbreaking “The Shape of Punk to Come” album from the highly influential Refused still leaves us scratching our heads as to why Anthrax covered “New Noise”, even now. But hey! The band have a new album in the works and have announced a co-headlining tour with Orange County Californian natives Thrice in October. That

Throwback: “War Is My Shepherd” from Exodus!

Something of a lazy throwback for a Monday morning but why not? When Thrash legends and arguably the fifth member of the “big four” of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax otherwise know as Exodus launched 2004’s “Tempo of the Damned” upon us it was a sonic assault happily received. The bands first album since their

Throwback: “Do What I Say” by Clawfinger!

Norwegian and Swedish Rap Metallers Clawfinger came to the fore as a band that used anti-racist and politically aware lyrics to push the envelope of their message to fans. Seven studio albums between 1993 and 2007 brought the still active band around the World. Sixth single “Do As I Say” famously uses the voice of

Riff Police! Pull Over! #47: 36 Crazyfists Vs The Royal!

When it came to the first wave of Metalcore bands, Alaskan quartet 36 Crazyfists are right up there as one of those that have stayed the course. Yes, they have had their ups and downs but 8 studio albums and 4 EPs in 22 years as a band is pretty damn impressive by anyone’s standards.

Riff Police! Pull Over! #41: S.O.D. Vs Ghoul!

For Storm Troopers of Death, “Sargent D and the S.O.D.” is an anthem. It’s one of many cuts from the Supergroup’s 1985 debut album “Speak English or Die” which combines tongue in cheek humour with crossover Thrash to fantastic effect. The band features Scott Ian and Charlie Benante from Anthrax alongside former Anthrax and Nuclear

Riff Police! Pull Over! #39: Testament Vs Nuclear Assault!

Ah Testament. The Chuck Billy fronted Thrashers are one of a number of bands who could arguably be named as just outside of the “Big Four” that is Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth and of course Anthrax. The Berkeley Californian quintet formed in that classic Thrash era and second album “The New Order” broke the band into

NEWS: Bloodstock 2019 line-up announcement!

The Weekend of 8th-11th August will see Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 come to life. Having unveiled new album “Ritual”, something of a return to “Darkages” form, Max Cavalera’s Soulfly as well as Ritchie Cavalera’s Incite have been added to a growing line-up… Sabaton Scorpions Power Wolf Dimmu Borgir Anthrax Children Of Bodom Cradle of

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Public Enemy Edition!

Arguably the most important hip hop group in Metal, Public Enemy not only brought politically charged critically acclaimed music to an unexpecting World from Long Island New York in the late 1980’s but also collaborated with fellow New Yorkers Anthrax. Their collaboration, a rework of the 1987 single “Bring The Noise” was released in 1991

Interview: Therapy? Talk “Cleave” in Exeter!

The Mike James Rock Show caught up with Therapy? Bassist┬áMichael McKeegan in Exeter to talk smaller venue tours and fifteenth studio album “Cleave” which appeared in September via Marshall Records with a little help from producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Anthrax etc). The Irish trio just completed their UK tour on Friday in Birmingham.