Anthrax (Band)

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    November 5, 2014

    Top Ten Heavy Metal Bass Players

    In the past, we've brought you the best of what heavy metal has to offer in terms of guitarists, and drummers, but now we look to a role that is sometimes under rated but always under appreciated. Metal's four-string instrument provides a solid foundation of rhythm, centering the music and allowi ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Knotfest - October 24-26, 2014 - San Manuel Amphitheater

    Knotfest October 24-26, 2014 San Manuel Amphitheater Thank the Dark Lord the temperature in San Bernardino was only in the 80s on Saturday, as an estimated 50,000 metalheads, campers and revelers flocked to the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore for Knotfest -- three days of camping and a dark carni ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Talks new DVD, Knotfest and Interviewing Ozzy

    Anthrax guitarist and founding member Scott Ian has become a man who wears many hats. As most artists tend to explore different realms of the spectrum, some awaken new, unfound talents while others flop. For the 1980s thrash-metal musician, becoming an author, television interviewer, spoken word per ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
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    June 25, 2014

    Strung Out Revisit Their Old Albums Before Releasing a New One

    When asked for his thoughts on Strung Out's heyday in the 1990s, the first word Jason Cruz uses to describe the decade is "weird." Fundamentally, there wasn't anything especially bizarre about the decade of Simpson, Lewinsky, Jordan and Titanic, but when you consider the vocalist's unusual life expe ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    July 8, 2013

    Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The 10 Geekiest Metal Bands of All Time

    By: Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These b ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Revolver Golden Gods Awards - Club Nokia - May 2, 2013

    Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Review: Greetings from Tim Buckley at the Newport Beach Film Festival

    It's pretty risky when Hollywood decides to tell a story about musicians, and instead of doing a straight-up documentary, they attempt to recreate the whole scenario. Sometimes the result is amazing, ala Almost Famous, and sometimes not so much (see: The Buddy Holly Story and The Doors). Greetings F ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Thrash Metal band Exodus Banned From House of Blues Anaheim

    If you were at the March 22, stop of the 3rd annual Metal Alliance Tour, you might have noticed that one thrash metal band was not the bill at the House of Blues in Anaheim. As it turns out, we can blame the Disney Corporation for that. Northern California thrash metal band Exodus now finds itself ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Municipal Waste Put Their Hearts, Souls and Bloody Entrails into the Craft Brew Business

    With a style that's equal parts Iron Maiden and Suicidal Tendencies, the Richmond, Va. crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste carved out a niche following penning party-themed dystopian concept records, and producing a raucous stage show that incorporates dress-up wizards and shit but doesn't take ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

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    January 26, 2013

    The People at NAMM Are Weirder Than Most of the Instruments

    Prior to parking my car on Day 2 of the NAMM convention (which incidentally was my first time ever), I'd already pumped myself up for a day full of musical exploration in this temporary gearhead paradise. But after scanning the parking lot on a rainy afternoon on my way into the Anaheim Convention ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    If Metal Songs Were Mixed Drinks (These Would be the Ingredients)

    There's nothing more synonymous with Metal than booze, so we've concocted some adult mixed beverages whose ingredients were inspired by some of our favorite Metal songs. Since no one on staff is a licensed bartender, we asked actor and metal aficionado Steve Sharkey, who moonlights as a bartender at ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Skate-Punk Veterans Strung Out Spend Some Time With Nostalgia

    The band pay homage to the records that earned them fame before they make a new one

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    August 22, 2012

    Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend

    See Also: *fun. - The Wiltern - 8/17/12* Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12 *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score Since reemerging a year ago, Southern California speed/thrash metal outfit Heretic have been pretty busy. Three members from the band's formative days, gui ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Top 10 Rock Star Backup Vocal Collabortions

    Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Eight Worst Hip Hop Collaborations

    ​Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with  dubstep sensation Rusko,  and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.

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    October 24, 2011

    Anthrax at Club Nokia Saturday Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​AnthraxOctober 22, 2011Club NokiaThrash metal is alive and well. A triple pronged assault of Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel obliterated Club Nokia on Saturday night. Searing guitar solos, furious double bass drumming, long haired fans moshing, and a dose of chaos for g ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Get on Jimmy Fallon for Anthrax's Performance!

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​When Anthrax takes the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, they want fans to fill the show's band benches. And yes, you can win a chance to do it by clicking on will take you to "Late Night's" "Band Bench" ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Will You Pray with an Anthrax Rosary?

    ​Here's a first: Anthrax just released Worship Music, the first new Anthrax album in eight years (and first with vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990). To celebrate, they've made glow-in-the-dark rosary beads available at local indie record stories for $1 (visit to find a sto ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Anthrax Threat at an OC Bank Causes a Scare--Turns Out It Was Just Poop

    Not that Anthrax--but it could have made for a funny gag.​On Saturday morning, a man walked into a Chase Bank in Lake Forest and claimed to have anthrax in his backpack. Naturally, widespread panic ensued.When the police were contacted, they immediately shut down the surrounding streets and called ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    May the Fourth Be With You: Freddie Mercury, Cee Lo Green, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Thrice, Snoop Dogg and Michael Jackson Celebrate Star Wars Day, Too!

    ​Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time.  1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I don' ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    A Field Guide to the Metalhead

    [Mental Notes] How to find them without thrashing

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    April 25, 2011

    Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at Big 4

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMetallica!​Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica April 23, 2011Empire Polo Field, Indio Check out our slideshow here! What happens when more than 50,000 metal fans descend on a city? Church burnings, goat slaughter, egregious depletion of the Pabst Blue Ribbon rese ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    PHOTOS: The Girls of the Big 4 Festival

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyUh, hello girl of my fucking dreams.​ Well, fuck you, Coachella. This past weekend, we had Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax all in one place, for one night and one night only. Best yet? No silly hipster hippie-resurgence fashions and way more hotter babes. Afte ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    DOs and DONTs at the Big 4 Festival

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​ On Saturday, metal legends Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth will share the stage for the first time ever in the U.S. at the Big 4 Festival at Indio's Empire Polo Club. While the ninnies in your life will warn you that the punishing (yet cathartic) volume of each ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Big 4: Let There Be Metal

    Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer on one bill Really.

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    March 17, 2011

    Anthrax's Scott Ian to Skip Touring Due to Birth of First Child

    ​Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Gang of Four at the House of Blues in Anaheim Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Gang of FourFebruary 20, 2011House of Blues, AnaheimGang of Four's Entertainment! is one of the most important records in my life, and I'd sell my soul to have seen them in 1980. Seeing Gang of Four in 2011 at the House of Blues is kind of like seeing them in a s ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Rockin' Songs By Black Artists

    Jimi Hendrix​February is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    The Big Four 4--Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax--Coming to Indio

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009​There have been whispers all week about the Big Four Festival--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at one festival--and details were announced just this morning.

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    December 9, 2010

    Gama Bomb Talk Thrash Fashion, 
George Fucking Orwell, and a Comic Book-Inspired Concept Record

    Earache Records​Gama Bomb is hell-bent on having fun. The band from Newry, Ireland, happily bangs out frenetic '80s-style thrash while tapping into their geeky side without a care. The pop culture worship of "We Respect You" off Tales from the Grave (available as a free download at  Earache R ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Slayer, Megadeth, Testament at Long Beach Arena Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySlayer​Check out our Slayer, Megadeth and Testament slideshow here!Slayer, Megadeth and TestamentAugust 30, 2010Long Beach ArenaOriginally scheduled for January yet postponed due to Tom Araya from Slayer requiring emergency back surgery, the American Carnage tour finally co ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    If It Ain't Broke

    Slayer guitarist Kerry King still relishes that metal crunch

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    May 17, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Bullet For My Valentine at the Grove of Anaheim

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: Armed with their latest album Fever, Bullet For My Valentine made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim for a sold-out show. Chiodos, Airbourne and Arcanium were packaged together as openers to span the different genres of metal to widen the overall appeal of the tour. The second ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Top 10 Records Sold at TKO During Past Week

    TKO Records in Fountain Valley is mainly known as the label that launched punk bands like Cock Sparrer, Nazi Dogs, and the Crumbs. However, in October 2007 they decided to open their own shop that specializes in rare and collectable punk-rock vinyl. The store doesn't only stock their shelves with pu ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Bangover at the Crosby

    ​OK, this is cool. We all know the usual DJ nights: crappy current hip-hop tunes, people you wouldn't normally want to be seen in public with grinding on the dance floor. Then came hipper, more "indie" DJ nights, where you'd be more liable to hear Justice or LCD Soundsystem. That's all well and go ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008