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.
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
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
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
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
The Mike James Rock Show caught up with Therapy? Bassist Michael 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.
The Download Festival organizers announced an epic 23 further additions to the 2019 incarnation of the Festival yesterday with one big surprise. Slayer have been announced on the bill for what is reported to be their final UK show, however they will not be headlining any of the three days. Also included are Lamb of
The Refused with their album “The Shape of Punk to Come” created not only a masterpiece of an album, but one that remains highly influential. The Swedish Hardcore Punks third album was released in 1998 and actually saw the band break up just a month after its release. Fortunately they reformed in 2012 and in
Given some of the comments we’ve received on this piece we’re going to take a moment to talk about what it’s about. Anyone can get the grossest, bloodiest, goriest album art work and say “this is hideous” and shouldn’t exit. That’s not what this is about. It’s about Artwork that makes you look at it
What’s more Metal than a skull? A burning skull! Blackhand used 10,000 matches to recreate a Ghost Rider style skull. Apparently it’s better to burn out than fade away, so there is nothing else to do but light it up! After watching the clip, why do we feel like putting on “Deathrider” by Anthrax ?!