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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Iron Maiden in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Metalsucks

MetalSucks has been spending the past month releasing a list of the 25 greatest metal bands of all time, counting down to number 1 with a new band each day. They polled a pretty broad array of metal experts, ranging from critics to music industry types to musicians that run the gamut from Chuck Billy of Testament to Anatamy of Habit's Mark Solotroff. They released number 2, Iron Maiden, earlier today which came in ahead of other huge/classic bands like Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest and Megadeth. Number 1 gets revealed tomorrow, and considering Black Sabbath have yet to make this list, we think we may have a hunch as to who it's going to be.

The list slants pretty heavily towards classic thrash and death metal bands, with Sabbath being the only doom band in sight. In addition to the obvious classic bands in the top 10, there are some modern genre-busters (Opeth, Meshuggah), foundational death and grind (Napalm Death, Morbid Angel), and some good old 80s theatricality (Dio, Mercyful Fate). Limiting the list to 25 means there are going to be a ton of omissions, but still maybe Neurosis, Converge or Mastodon could've made it instead of Ozzy getting on there twice?

The legacies of classic bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Sepultura, which many would say have taken a hit in recent years, appear untainted here considering they still all take high slots. Something else of note is that there's not one single solitary black metal band on this list. I guess Lamb of God are more important to this panel anyway.

Check out the full list below, and check MetalSucks tomorrow for the inevitable Sabbath reveal.

UPDATE: Duh!

Continue reading "24 of the best 25 metal bands, according to a MetalSucks poll (#1 coming soon, but seems obvious)"

Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chain of Strength

Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.

The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.

Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Chain of Strength playing more US reunion shows before Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (dates & lineup)"

by Doug Moore

Prince Harry in martial regalia
Prince Harry

It's always a little weird to hear that the offspring of famous political figures listen to metal. Chiara de Blasio apparently gets down with the riffment. According to Dominic West -- best known for his roles as Jimmy McNulty from The Wire and the traitorous Greek politician Theron in 300 -- the UK's Prince Harry also enjoys shredding guitars and yelling dudes, with a particular interest in the Big Four of American thrash metal. (That's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, & Anthrax, if you're not familiar.)

According to the Daily Star, the two went on a charitable South Pole expedition together for Walking With the Wounded, a British organization that serves wounded military veterans. (Harry is a captain in the British Army and a veteran attack helicopter pilot.) West was apparently none too taken with the contents of the prince's music collection:

"Harry has a terrible selection on his iPod. It is the sort of thing soldiers listen to. Hardcore thrash metal."
On one hand, it's not all that shocking to hear that a military man in his late 20s is into metal, regardless of his lineage. On the other, it's pretty awesome to imagine "Chemical Warfare" rattling the walls of various British royal residencies.

West offers a few more chestnuts about Harry's predilection for extremely dirty jokes and elaborately-constructed field latrines in the Daily Star story. Read it here.

By Doug Moore

Behemoth at Irving Plaza, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Behemoth frontman Nergal is kind of a badass -- he's an extremely gifted musician and a live-performance powerhouse who's played an important role in putting the potent Polish metal scene on the international map over the past 20 years. He's also a cancer survivor; after his 2010 leukemia diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Behemoth were back on the road and plowing through high-energy live sets like nothing had happened. Again, badass.

Behemoth announced a 2014 release for The Satanist -- their tenth album, and their first in half a decade -- a few months ago. I admittedly haven't been too excited by their last few efforts, but after watching the NSFW video for leadoff single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (streaming below), my enthusiasm for the band has been rekindled. It's far moodier and more patient composition than the cluttered, robotic death/black metal that they've produced recently. They can still put the hammer down when they need to, though; the song's final minute is both the catchiest and most intense moment I've heard them produce since the mid-aughts. The video is pretty cool too, especially if you're into artsy black-and-white shots of evil rituals happening in slow motion.

In related news, Behemoth were also recently announced as part of the initial lineup for the 2014 edition of France's Hellfest, which will take place from June 20 through 22 (6/20-6/22). The lineup so far is huge and crazy: there's a "huge rock band" stage, featuring Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Soundgarden, among others; a big-name thrash/black metal stage that spotlights Slayer, Death Angel, Emperor, Iced Earth, Behemoth, and more; a death metal stage that will include Death To All, Carcass, Opeth, Nile, Gorguts, Hail of Bullets, and Weekend Nachos; a smaller black metal stage topped off by Watain, Gorgoroth and 1349; a sludge/stoner stage featuring Electric Wizard, Monster Magnet, Unida, Kylesa, Godflesh, and Clutch; and a punk stage topped by Walls of Jericho, Millencolin, and Turbonegro. Wow. You can reserve tickets now, if you feel like parsing the Google-Translated ticket page.

Check out the Behemoth video and the full set of Hellfest announcements below.

Continue reading "Behemoth debut new song & NSFW video, playing 2014 Hellfest (line-up)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Some of those logos look different...
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Clothier, dorm room furnisher,  vinyl outlet and soon-to-be-Williamsburg-retailer (maybe with a liquor licence), Urban Outfitters recently released a pair of hand painted leather jackets that have been raising some eyebrows around the Internet. The jackets, a Crass-Sex Pistols-Clash mashup and a Dio-Megadeth-W.A.S.P. disaster, are selling for $375, here and here respectively. For that amount, you could buy two of The Clash's massive $175 Sound System, but you can't wear a box set of complete remastered works.  Mind you UO's website says they're genuine vintage and only have one of each. They've been available for a while -- who would pull the trigger on these babies?

In the spirit of all things apparel, a preview of metal and hip hop themed holiday sweaters that you might actually think about wearing, below...

Continue reading "Urban Outfitters' $375 punk and metal jackets still available ++ metal and hip hop holiday sweaters"

tickets

Megadeth are playing The Wellmont Theater on November 29 in Montclair, NJ and The Paramount on December 3 in Huntington, NY. Tickets to those shows go on Live Nation/Mobile App presales today at 10 AM (password: "scorcher"). General on-sale begins Friday (9/27) at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Justin Timberlake at Madison Square Garden go on Fan Club presale today at 10 AM.

Lissie is playing Webster Hall on November 25. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Breton are playing Glasslands on December 13. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Cashmere Cat and Anamanaguchi have been added to the Dillon Francis shows at Terminal 5. Tickets to those shows are still available.

Tickets to see Father John Misty at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Disclosure at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see M.I.A. at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presage today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Tickets to see Jagwar Ma at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mikal Cronin at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sky Ferreira and Smith Westerns at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Krule at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Machinedrum at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Luscious Jackson show at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Dr. Dog at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on December 5. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Tickets

As mentioned, Megadeth"s Gigantour is returning this year. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that the NYC dates will happen on August 6 and 7 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on Citi Cardmember/Live Nation presales today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (6/21) at noon.

El Ten Eleven are playing Bowery Ballroom on September 14. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (6/21) at noon.

Travis are playing Webster Hall on September 23 with Luke Rathborne Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (6/21) at noon.

Tickets to the Frightened Rabbit shows at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sam Smith at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cro-Mags show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Portugal. The Man at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ra Ra Riot at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the June 21st Psychedelic Furs show at Paramount Theater are on sale today - $20 each+fees if you buy four. Use code "Furs" on ticketmaster to get the deal.

LA soulful singer-songwriter ZZ Ward who has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Grace Potter and Fitz & the Tantrums plays Warsaw in Brooklyn on Friday night and tickets are still available.

The next monthly Red Bull Sound Select show in NYC happens at Drom on June 25 with an East Village Radio-curated line-up of Bridget Kelly, Wavy Spice, and Chippy Nonstop. Like the other monthly RBSS shows, it's $3 at the door.

by Fred Pessaro

Ozzy's old guitarist and Pantera's drummer are part of the (Republican?) party too...

Megadeth at MSG (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth

Megadeth's Gigantour, a colossal carnival of major label mediocrity, will roll back out on the road this summer. There the ex-Metallica lead-guitarist-and current-Megadeth-mainstay Dave Mustaine will collide with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and his new project, er-Newsted (who meanwhile is on a headlining tour), for dates with Zakk Wylde's band Black Label Society (current Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is an ex-member), Device, Hellyeah (featuring Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul), and Death Division. All dates are listed below.

Interested parties can catch Gigantour in NYC on August 7th at a location TBA, August 9th in Camden at Susquehanna Center (on sale today), July 5 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT (on sale today) and July 6th at Marvin Sands PAC in Canadaigua (on sale today). Get your tickets.

Full tour dates are below alongside some classic Megadeth (not Megadeath, New York Times). No word on when the masses will figure out that Hellyeah is actually terrible, but we'll keep you posted...

Continue reading "Metallica's ex-bassist & Metallica's current bassist's old band touring with Metallica's ex-guitarist (Gigantour 2013)"

Metallica with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton
Metallica

Today, March 5, is a significant day in the lore of one of the most influential bands in metal, the one and only Metallica. Thirty years ago, legendary bassist Cliff Burton joined the Bay Area crew, taking the band to a new apex with his amazing abilities and unique take on the instrument. Pictures from the era, courtesy of Brian Lew, the author of Murder in the Front Row, can be seen at Invisible Oranges. Not to be missed.

Grammys

Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...

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Pandora
Pandora

This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:

We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade.

Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in the new digital world.

Pandora's principal asset is the music.

Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair, and that's not how partners work together.
Congress has many pressing issues to consider, but this is not one of them. Let's work this out as partners and continue to bring fans the great musical experience they rightly expect.

Pink Floyd, Down, Primus, Dead Kennedys (with our without Jello?), Nas, Alabama, Sheryl Crow and many more big major label names signed this (or someone signed it on their behalf). Check out the full list below, and head to fairpayforartists.com for more information on their point of view..

The issue is that Pandora is supporting the Internet Radio Fairness Act which they say will "help end the long-standing discrimination against internet radio". Artists are mad because that possibly means less money for them, but Pandora and other Internet radio providers argue they can't stay in business the way things are now.

Continue reading "A bunch of artists wrote an open letter to Pandora who support the Internet Radio Fairness Act"

Starland Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
Starland BAllroom

Another victim of Sandy. The NJ music venue writes:

A MESSAGE FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM:

The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state's resilience. We've witnessed New Jersey's worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We've seen destruction, but we've also seen ho
pe, hard work and determination.

Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one's home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems - all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.

Speaking of 2013, it's the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom's 10th anniversary. So we're dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state's best concert venue, and make it even better. We'll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it's all said and done, we'll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.

You can help in this effort: Send us an email to info@starlandballroom.com with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We'll read every last one of them.

Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed here and at Starlandballroom.com ASAP.

Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.

We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop rock n' roll. And we don't intend to.

Jersey proud, Starlanders. We'll see you soon.

Damn. See below for a list of shows affected:

Continue reading "Starland Ballroom closed till at least Spring 2013 "

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Tickets for Tom Tom Club's show at Brooklyn Bowl are on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the James Blake show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Of Montreal show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the just-added second Silversun Pickups / Cloud Nothings show at Terminal 5 go on WRXP presale today at noon, and AmEx presale tomorrow.

Tickets for the two Dredg shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for Interpol frontman Paul Banks' show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cave show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dinosaur Jr. "You're Living All Over Me" show with Kurt Vile at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Felice Brothers' NYE show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets are on sale for the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Brooklyn Bowl.

Megadeth are touring, playing Countdown to Extinction in its entirety, playing The Paramount in Huntington, NY on November 9, The Oakfield Theatre in Wallingford, CT on November 13 and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on November 14. Tickets are on venue presale right now. Paramount's password is "PULSE."

Thumbs down Internet! (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth

We didn't personally use the word "endorse" anywhere in our post earlier today, and neither did Dave Mustaine in the interview where he said, "I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House... and that it's Rick Santorum." But this thing has been around the internet and back again today, and some peeps may have used the word "endorse", which maybe makes it sound too official and stuff, and so the Megadeth frontman is not happy about that and he issued the following statement:

"Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate. What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I've seen good qualities in all the candidates but by no means have made my choice yet. I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter, but I never used the word 'endorse.'"
So there you have it.

In unrelated news, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper just announced a tour!

Dave Mutaine picks his candidate (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth

Megadeth is currently on the road with Motorhead as part of Gigantour. The show came to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, and even more recently to the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Right before that they stopped in Canada and that's where MusicRadar caught up with frontman Dave Mustaine. Here's part of their chat:

Speaking of news, you were a correspondent for MTV during the 1992 presidential election. What's your take on US politics in 2012?

Dave: "I'm just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican. I can't bear to watch what's happened to our great country. Everybody's got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, 'Oh, Obama's doing such a great job...' I don't think so. Not from what I see.

"Looking at the Republican candidates, I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there. And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a while, but now he's just gone back to being that person that everybody said he was - that angry little man. I still like him, but I don't think I'd vote for him.

"Ron Paul... you know, I heard somebody say he was like insecticide - 98 percent of it's inert gases, but it's the two percent that's left that will kill you. What that means is that he'll make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else. I like the guy because he knows how to excite the youth of America and fill them in on some things. But when he says that we're like the Taliban... I'm sorry, Congressman Paul, but I'm nothing like the Taliban.

"Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable. Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney... You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House... and that it's Rick Santorum."

Gigantour continues.

Good thing there was no Megadeth in Obama's Spotify playlist which contains some of what you would expect like Wilco, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire, and at least one "whoah!" aka a fairly small band from Portland who are signed to Knitting Factory Records and that is AgesandAges. Congrats to them! (though of course it should be noted that, to be more specific, the Spotify playlist "features picks by the campaign staff--including a few of President Obama's favorites." Check out the whole thing on Spotify.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Motorhead
Megadeth

Megadeth's Gigantour set played like most of their festival appearances of the past year- a greatest hits of their career with a few surprises peppered in. As longtime fans of Megadeth, their catalog of songs are all extremely solid live. But while the band never disappoints, we feel fortunate that Megadeth still exists at all considering all that Mustaine and the boys have been through physically and emotionally over the past decade. At around nine thirty the stage went dark and Shawn Drover's unmistakable drum beats crashed for the opener "Trust," from the 'Cryptic Writings' album. "Trust," albeit not as hard as the rest of their catalog is a perfect opener...

At one point Mustaine had Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia come out on stage to sing, "À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)" with him. It was a fantastic duet of a classic, and the first time I've ever seen Mustaine sing with a female. Besides being one of the best shredders in the business, this dude can harmonize with the best of them. Along with these rare on stage moments, fans got the red meat they wanted with staples such as, "Hanger 18″, "Wake Up Dead," and "Symphony of Destruction," all of which were played to perfection. -[Local Bozo]

Gigantour, which continues at Glens Falls Civic Center tomorrow night (2/1), rolled into NYC on Saturday (1/28) at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden with apperances from Megadeth, the legendary Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. Pictures/setlists from that show (sans shots of Lacuna Coil, though there are some of Cristina on stage with Dave) are in this post. More of them with some videos, the setlists and all dates, below....

Continue reading "Megadeth, Motorhead & the rest of Gigantour hit the Theatre at Madison Square Garden (pics/vid/setlists)"

Dave Mustaine as Frankenstein on Jimmy Kimmel
Dave Mustaine

As we tweeted on @bvTicketsOnSale, Tickets for the previously discussed Gigantour show at the Theater at MSG with Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil are currently on MSG presale with a password of "HeMetal". Regular sale kicks off on Friday at 10AM.

by BBG

Megadeth at Yankee Stadium (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth

Coming off of their recent appearance at "The Big Four" Megadeth have announced the latest iteration of Gigantour and this time they've roped in the great Motorhead in addition to appearances from Volbeat and Lacuna Coil for the North American trek. The dates kick off in late January in Camden, NJ, eventually making its way up to Theater at Madison Square Garden on 1/28. Ticketing and VIP package deals for the Theater at MSG are forthcoming. All dates are listed below.

Megadeth welcomed their thirteenth LP TH1RT3EN (get it?) TODAY (11/1) via Roadrunner Records. TH1RT3EN is the follow-up to 2009's Endgame, and features "Public Enemy No. 1" which the band performed last night (10/31) on Jimmy Kimmel... in full costume! Video of that, alongside all dates and additional video is below...

Continue reading "Megadeth announce 2012 Gigantour w/ Motorhead, playing Theater @ MSG, played Kimmel on Halloween (video & dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Metallica
Metallica

The concert, or the tour, or the notion, is called the Big Four, and it needs an asterisk. Long ago one of the four became much bigger than the rest.

In alphabetical order, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer -- who all played at Yankee Stadium in a thorough and memorable seven-hour concert on Wednesday night -- were the most popular bands of mid-1980s thrash-metal. (Some would prefer a Big Five, and include Testament or Exodus.) Thrash was a powerful mutt: it ran at hardcore-punk speeds and wedged hyper-articulate firebomb guitar solos into small spaces...

[Metallica's] set list was almost identical to what the band played in Indio. It started with the old ("Creeping Death"), moving to the new ("All Nightmare Long") and a we've-earned-it instrumental section ("Orion"), then the hits and landmarks ("One," "Master of Puppets") and back to the old again ("Seek and Destroy"). And it was a proper retrospective, with songs fast and slow and medium, compassionate and merciless.

The last set also included a song involving members of all four bands. Cleverly it was a version of Motorhead's "Overkill," a song that keeps stopping and starting up again. Each time it reanimated, a different drummer took over: Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Charlie Benante of Anthrax; the guitarists traded off too.
[New York Times]

We previously posted video of Metallica's epic rendition of Motorhead's "Overkill" with members of Anthrax, Megadeth, Exodus and Slayer, and pics of the Rocks Off Cruise to the stadium, and of all the openers. Here are pictures of Metallica including some shots of the collaboration at the end the set. They continue below...

Continue reading "pics of Metallica @ Yankee Stadium (The biggest of the Four)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Slayer / Anthrax
Slayer
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...

Continue reading "Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax @ Yankee Stadium (Big 4 pics)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Anthrax

Rocks Off hosted a boat cruise to the Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax). The pictures from the actual concert are coming shortly, but here are some taken on the high seas (the Hudson River) on the way there. They continue below...

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I am the law

Metal megashow The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, 9/14. Anthrax fans with jobs (which they probably have if they were able to afford a ticket to this show), may not be happy to find out that the set times for the weekday gig are as follows...

DOORS: 2:00PM
ANTHRAX: 4:00PM
MEGADETH: 5:30PM
SLAYER: 7:00PM
METALLICA: 8:35PM
Can't make to the Bronx by 4pm? Anthrax also play a "secret" free night show at Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Monday (9/13). As previously mentioned, we're giving away tickets on our Facebook.

Anthrax recently made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon to help promote their new album. The video and more Anthrax tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium Wednesday (set times)"

The Big 4

Tickets go on general sale at 10am for the Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax show happening at Yankee Stadium.

by BBG

The Big Four

They hit the west coast last weekend, and now "The Big 4" will make the journey east for their second show together in The Bx. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax will play Yankee Stadium on September 14th. According to Metallica's site, "tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00 AM via www.ticketmaster.com. Met Club members should log in for more information about a special pre-sale starting on Wednesday, May 4. Yankees season ticket holders will have their own pre-sale, also on May 4, starting at noon."

Hopefully by the time the NYC show rolls aroundm Slayer will have founding member Jeff Hanneman back in the fold, though he did made a brief appearance in Indio last weekend...

Slayer hit the stage and even the sun appeared slightly scared as it sank behind the mountains. They were the hardest and most relentless band of the day. Dave Lombardo's double bass drums were thunderous, not so much supporting but propelling the music as Kerry King delivered frequent guitar-shredding solos...They played a new song "America" (sp?) that fit right alongside the classics. As he has been since February, Gary Holt of Exodus sat in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman who is suffering from necrotizing fasciitis in his arm. To the crowd's great delight, Hanneman appeared and played during the last two songs of the set, "South of Heaven" and "Angel of Death". -[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Check out a video of "Angel of Death", one of "Am I Evil" and a trailer for "The Big 4" show, below...

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Brochella

Coachella sold out in less than a week, but the festival that is going to occupy the same fairgrounds exactly one week later, goes on general sale Friday at 10am (presales happening now), and that is "The Big 4" which will bring together Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax ("together for the first and only time in the US") for one big Indio, California classic metal show on Saturday, April 23rd .

One week after that, Goldenvoice (also responsible for Coachella and The Big 4) will host its annual Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field (same place). "California's Country Music Festival" is being headlined by people you probably don't care about, but will also include sets by names like Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, the Punch Brothers, the Secret Sisters and Phosphorescent who is also playing Coachella. Tickets are on sale.

I unfortunately could not find a ticket link for Brochella. Full lineup (real poster) for Stagecoach, and a Big 4 video trailer, below...

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