Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 16, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Slayer / Anthrax
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Anthrax

Right from the start, when Anthrax hit the stage for its very early 4 p.m. slot, the collective goal of artists and audience alike seemed to be to peel the paint off the walls with violent volume and loosen the bolts that held the joint together, with the bounce of dance moves.

Of the opening three acts before Metallica took the stage at 9 p.m., Anthrax was the outfit that owned The Bronx.
Over the course of an hour, the quintet wowed the fans with cornerstones of their songbook such as "Indians," "Thrashing Mad" and "I Am The Law."

Megadeth was the second band to play and was the least successful act on the bill. Lead singer Dave Mustaine told the house he had just had neck surgery earlier in the week, adding "I shouldn't even be here." He was right.

Slayer was the heaviest band on the bill. Their set was pure brute force. The shred guitar solos were impossibly fast, and the drumming made thunder sound tame...[NY Post]

And we already talked about what Metallica played as well as the Motorhead cover that brouht all the bands back to the stage. We also saw pictures of the Rocks Off boat cruise that brought a few hundred fans up to the Bronx on Wednesday (9/14). Now here are the pictures from the first three bands that played the 'Big 4' show (Metallica pics HERE). They continue below...

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Metallica pics HERE

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Comments (48)

Whoever wrote the NY Post item needs to find a new profession.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:19 AM

If you're into sausage, this is an embarrassment of riches.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:21 AM

Why didnt you get a photo of jeff hanneman's return to Slayer for the encore? FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:35 AM

the pics of the press conference are the best. how old is joey from anthrax....70????

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:46 AM

Slayer fucking killed it...when the hell is hanneman coming back to the band??

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:51 AM

anthrax has more pentagrams than slayer. wtf?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:55 AM

Photo of the guy in the wheelchair crowd surfing is metal on metal.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:55 AM

Anvil should have been on this bill.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:58 AM

Bam Bam Bigelow is still alive?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:58 AM

^ necrotizing fasciitis is apparently not an easy thing to recover from. Who would have thought?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 11:59 AM

Look at me I'm wearing a pentagram. I'm cool, right?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:00 PM

Slayer Catering? Hmmm... What exactly were they eating backstage? Was there any Phyto-Nutrients or triangles involved?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:01 PM

The Big Snore

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:01 PM

has kerry king come out of the fucking closet yet? i mean for fuck's sake get it over with already, you big bear.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:02 PM

Crowdsurfing in a wheelchair. only at a metal show

Posted by Adam | September 16, 2011 12:05 PM

12:02 LOL! so true!

no pics of dave lombardo? WTF photography FAIL!

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:07 PM

dude, joey looks OLD. wow. he looks like he might even have had botox or some shit. yikes.

question to any anthrax fans: when did danny spitz leave the band? i stopped paying attention around 1989, but am curious. always liked him.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:52 PM

Wish I could've made it.

Oh, and hipsters, it seems you will never understand metal and aything related to it. Understandable. Just try to be a little less predictable than your unoriginal "sausage" comments. I don't go to something like a Fleet Foxes article or whatever and comment "cunt fest". Dignity.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 1:12 PM

Anthrax have been dicks to Belladonna for decades. Disgusting Native American racism. Cry for the Indians indeed.

Posted by Chuck Billy | September 16, 2011 1:14 PM

this show was absolutely unbelievable

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 1:17 PM

Belladonna puts me to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 1:20 PM

Soooo, is BK Vegan too cool for Metallica?

Posted by andy | September 16, 2011 1:24 PM

@ 1:24 -- They'd like to think they are, but they are not.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 1:40 PM

Bring Bush Back!!!

(no, not George)

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 2:45 PM

ANTHRAX HAD DISCUSSION (MAYBE EVEN ONLINE) ABOUT THEIR NEW PENTAGRAM LOGO AND OUTFITS - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:16 PM

I'd take George Bush over the tool that is squatting in the office now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:17 PM

A "metal" band that has not been relevant for a couple decades had an online discussion about their new outfits and logo.

I am stupified.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:18 PM

3:17- then you are even stupider than most of the posters who frequent this site. A rare accomplishment. Congratulations!

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:22 PM

I don't know 3:22, I wouldn't be patting myself on the back too quickly if I were you since you obviously don't read the news or know how to interpret polls. Most of the country right now would take a faceless "Republican" over Obama - by a significant margin. What he has done to our economy, to our morale, to the world opinion of America is really beyond debating with you. Go back to your ethnic studies class at CUNY and come back when you've been out working for a few years.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:29 PM

^^ thanks for sharing that with us, Skippy. I know that I wouldn't have been able to find the Metallica thread without your hyperlink. And, how's that Feedburner working out for ya? No complaints?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:44 PM

I'd take a pet rock over either of the two Bushes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:10 PM

Wheelchair surf=epic

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 9:58 PM

1:12 PM

lol @ "hipsters not being there."

I spotted a girl in a Wolves In The Throne Room T-shirt, so....

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 3:58 AM

I was there, it was an amazing show.

ANTHRAX were GREAT, Joey killed it.

MEGADETH were GOOD, Dave did the set in bad pain, glad they didn't cancel.

SLAYER were FANTASTIC, Gary Holt did a fine job, Tom's voice was solid.

METALLICA were GREAT, I'm sorry. James was so happy and excited to be there, seemed very sincere.

DEATH METAL/BLACK METAL BANDS TAKE NOTE - do these type of package tours!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 4:57 PM


Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500803_162-4486228-500803.html

Bush and Reagan Created US Debt

http://www.freerangelongmont.com/2011/02/19/bush-and-reagan-created-us-debt/

By the end of the Reagan-Bush 12-year “revolution,” the extra debt they had piled on the country was costing the country an extra 2.6% of GDP in interest—$300 million a day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 4:48 AM


Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500803_162-4486228-500803.html

Bush and Reagan Created US Debt

http://www.freerangelongmont.com/2011/02/19/bush-and-reagan-created-us-debt/

By the end of the Reagan-Bush 12-year “revolution,” the extra debt they had piled on the country was costing the country an extra 2.6% of GDP in interest—$300 million a day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 5:27 AM

"question to any anthrax fans: when did danny spitz leave the band?"

Dan was tired of the lifestyle and wanted to settle down. He went on to become a swiss watchmaker.

Is Gary Holt playing an off-the-shelf Schecter import?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 8:36 AM

3:29- I am married, own my own car,a home, have a great job and have a retirement plan with over six figures in savings. Come back to me when you have those things you blithering idiot (assuming, of course you aren't a pampered douchebag who has had everything given to him and doesn't know what it is to earn your way. I could care less what the majority of people think in this country. The majority of people watching television in this country are Dances with the Stars fans too. Keep making more assumptions about me. Your idiocy amuses me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 11:02 AM

How come Gary Holt's eyes are closed or is he really stoned ?

No pic of him holding the guitar over his head with the whammy bar?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 12:09 PM

I agree 11:02. The majority of the people in this country elected a total buffoon as 44th president. Obviously manipulated and exploited. And as to your bullshit assessment of your own greatness, I GUARANTEE you that I surpass you in all areas - quality of life, yearly income, material possessions, and retirement plan (well, we're all in the shitter now, thanks to your asshole choices). Not in 2012 though - no way, no how. 4 and done. You think the Reagan LANDSLIDES were big? Chucky, you have not seen anything yet. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 12:56 PM

So this is the counter-balance of the ravey pics? dudefestmetal

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 6:19 PM

@3:29 yeah well, unfortunately for Republicans, the asshats running on GOP ticket all have faces that carry a boatload of suck with them...which is why Obama beats them all in the polls.

Also, since when do Republicans care about world opinions? Do yourself a favor and stop watching FOXNews, that's the best advice you'll get today.If you knew anything, you'd know our standing in the world is much higher now than before Obama took office.

Posted by Facts are Scary | September 19, 2011 6:30 PM

Love Megadeth, Metallica, and the crowd surfing wheelchair guy!

Posted by Disney Wallpaper | September 20, 2011 1:53 PM

see my comment on the Metallica thread.
Bash Megadeth all you want, but raise your hand if YOU can play Holy Wars correctly.
Didn't think so.
How about playing it with an injury?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:38 PM

3:17, 3:29, and so forth...Kill yourself. do it. DO IT.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:23 AM

This was really a great show, everyone delivered and while it was not as full for Anthrax by the time Megadeth had finished their set the stadium was very visibly full to what they had made for sale. It was great to be a Metal fan on 9/14/2011 that is for sure.

Posted by PiercingMetal Ken | September 24, 2011 10:18 PM

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