Posts Tagged ‘Anthrax’

war of the covers sabbath bloody sabbathLast week we had Symphonic Death Metal legends Dimmu Borgir battle it out with Prog metal giants Dream Theater to see who covered Deep Purple’s classic 1984 title track Perfect Strangers. You voted and Dimmu Borgir were the winners of that battle and now we have another one for all of you. This week instead of just two bands battling for supremacy, we have a triple threat match for all of you out there with some serious contenders. Black Sabbath has often been credited as the godfathers of Heavy Metal and there have been a lot of metal bands since them that have covered their music. So, this week, we are going to decide who covered the title track to their seminal fifth album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. In one corner, we have the most underrated member of Thrash Metal’s Big Four in New York Thrash legends Anthrax who covered the track for their 1987 EP I’m The Man. In another corner, we have American metal band Godspeed who teamed up with legendary NWOBHM vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden for the Black Sabbath tribute album Nativity In Black. Lastly in 2006, Finnish Metal band Tarot covered the track for their fifth album For The Glory Of Nothing.

We are going to keep this short and sweet because the pictures describe it better than words can so here are all the winners for both the movies and the music sides. For the wrestling side of it, please click here to go to Mr. X’s Punch Out to see those.

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Metal Video Of The Year:

Rock Music Video Of The Year:

Metal Single Of The Year:

Rock Single Of The Year:

sixth-annual-monster-entertainment-awardsIt’s that time of the year, it’s award season which can only mean one thing and that the Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards is here. We have the usual categories for you guys like Bad Ass Movie Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Horror Film Of The Year, but we also have some new ones for you guys this year. We have new categories like Netflix Show Of The Year, Metal Music Video Of The Year, Rock Music Video Of The Year, Metal Single Of The Year, and Rock Single Of The Year to name a few. This year is definitely going to be better than ever and once again we are also teaming up with Mr. X’s Punchout Blog where they have Male and Female Wrestler Of The Year as well as some new ones like Match Of The Year and many more. The beautiful part of these awards is that you the fans get to pick who you want to win each category as always and that is what is beautiful cause your voice will be heard and it won’t be hacked by Russians cause Archer is on the case. What we have for you right here is the music side of the awards so check out all the categories, vote wisely, and you have until January 29TH to do so.

One of the most interesting metal bands on the scene today is Danish Rockabilly Metal band Volbeat which features former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano. The band has a sound that is unlike any other which makes them cool in my book. The band is currently touring on the release of their sixth album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. The band has recetly unveiled a new music video for the title track Seal The Deal which is also our Music Video Of The Week for the metal side of life (we have two for you again). The music video can be best described as an homage to Rocky or to the sport of boxing in general as the video follows a boxer (played by real life boxer Frank Galarza) as he goes through some rigorous training for his next fight. The video flashes back and forth on occasion to what looks like real live footage of the band performing the track. The band talked about the video saying, “As someone who grew up around boxing and is an avid fan of the sport, [we]re thrilled with the video Martin and Magnus at Gaucho Film created for ‘Seal The Deal,’. We’re also very proud to feature fighter Frank Galarza in the clip; he and his young co-star Elvin really brought the feel of the song to life. Expect big things coming from both of them in the future!” So with that being said, check out the video below and kudos to the band for the album debuting at number four when it was released.

I know what you’re thinking right now it’s s that the same Jim Breuer as the in the comedian? The Jim Breuer comedian that is famous for his James Hetfield impressions and the Jim Breuer that did Goat Boy? My answer to you is that if you are thinking that then you are absolutely right, it’s the same guy. Jim Breuer has released his very own rock album with his band the Loud & Rowdy. Jim is releasing his album Songs From The Garage which features some amazing tracks that will fit right alongside hits from bands like Megadeth, AC/DC, etc. The Loud & Rowdy are made up of drummer Mike Tichy, bassist Joe Vigliotti, and guitarist Metal Mike while the album was produced by former Anthrax/current Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano. The track that I present to you guys is kind of bittersweet considering that Brian Johnson is no longer in AC/DC. Nevertheless, the band has released the track Mr. Rock n Roll which features Brian on vocals along with Breuer. It’s so awesome to hear Johnson’s vocals on this kick ass rock track that any AC/DC fan would enjoy listening to. Breuer talked about working with Johnson with Rolling Stone saying, “To me, Brian is the most powerful voice in rock & roll. He is also the funniest and most generous man I have ever known. I am still in awe of how he recorded the song and forever thankful.” Check out the track below and believe me Breuer is actually pretty good!

Pasted-image-at-2016_05_12-04_56-PMThere was some very big news that was announced yesterday (May 12) and I have it here for you guys. Since it was kind of hinted that there would be no more Mayhem Fest after last years debacle, the summers were kind of left with nothing leaving metal fan asking the question of what was going to take over? Earlier in the week, it was announced that Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) and Ozzy Osbourne had an announcement to make. I immediately thought that it was either going to be about Ozzfest or Knotfest, I never thought that it would actually be about both. Apparently, they are calling it Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and it’s happening on a weekend in September in San Bernardino, CA. Ozzfest happens on September 24 while Knotfest happens on September 25 at the  San Manuel Amphitheater with some real heavy hitters. Ozzfest features bands like Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Black Label Society, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Goatwhore, and many more. Knotfest features heavyweights like Slipknot and Slayer co-headlining while it also features Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Overkill, Sabaton, Death Angel, and many more. Tickets go on sale May 20TH and for more information on the fest, please go here. I’m going to insert a little bit of my opinion here and say that while it’s cool that this is happening, it doesn’t help anyone that doesn’t live in California. If a metal fan can’t afford to fly out to California to see this then he is left with nothing for the summer. I’m just saying that I hope either one of these becomes a travelling festival next year. Here are the full lineups below:

Ozzfest: Sept. 24

Black Sabbath
Disturbed
Megadeth
Opeth
Black Label Society
Rival Sons
Children of Bodom
Hatebreed
Devildriver
Huntress
Goatwhore
Dead Cross
Municipal Waste
Kataklysm
Nails
The Shrine
Still Rebel

Knotfest: Sept. 25

Slipknot
Slayer
Amon Amarth
Anthrax
Trivium
Sabaton
Suicide Silence
Overkill
Emmure
Butcher Babies
Man With a Mission
Whitechapel
Combichrist
Death Angel
Sim
Oni

MisfitsAdmatRevThe next piece of news that I have is something you should be really excited for especially if you are either a fan of horror punk or Glenn Danzig in general. For the first time since 1983, the original lineup of The Misfits is going to reunite for a couple of gigs. That is right, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on the same stage at Riot Fest Denver and Chicago. We all know that Doyle has on occasion go on stage with Glenn and so the real issue was between Jerry Only and Glenn. Jerry Only once said this in an interview, “What I feel is that, I’d rather be where I am and be happy and be a positive influence than to be the richest man in the world and miserable and be a scumbag to the kids that follow us. I’m not doing that. I told Doyle that. I told him, ‘Hey look, if Glenn wants to come be a team player and leave that s–t at home, we’re good.’ That’s the name of the game.” I would have loved to be in the room when those two met, but they obviously have broke some ground considering the band is back for a couple of gigs. Tickets for Riot Fest are available as we speak and you can get them by going here.

pedalIt is that time again to check out all of the bands that are still in the 2016 Pedal To The Metal Tournament and cast your vote to show your support. We are in the sweet sixteen round of the tournament or the Jeff Hanneman Division Semifinals and we have some interesting matchups for you guys here. The one I am most excited to see how it tuns out is between Big Four mega giants Slayer and Megadeth. Megadeth already took care of Metallica, but can they luck continue as the band takes on Slayer whose coming off a big win against Annihilator. The next match up in the division is between Testament and Death Angel. Death Angel has made it close to the promise lands before and they are looking to go all the way, but they’ll have to do it against the mighty Testament who easily dispatched Anthrax in the first round. You have until March 23RD to cast your vote for who you want to advance.

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testament vs death angel