First Date Leaks For Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, & Behemoth Summer Tour

It looks like Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth will be touring together this summer. So far, a June 4 date at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA has been confirmed via Live Nation.

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[via Metal Injection]

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Anthrax To Release New Live DVD “Kings Among Scotland” In April

Anthrax will release their new DVD “Kings Among Scotland“ on April 27. The effort features the band’s February 15, 2017 show at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, as well as interviews, gear rundowns, and behind the scenes footage. It was filmed and directed by Paul M. Green, who used 17 cameras to capture the performance, and mixed by Jay Ruston

The concert featured the following setlist:

01. “A.I.R.”
02. “Madhouse”
03. “Evil Twin”
04. “Medusa”
05. “Blood Eagle Wings”
06. “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t”
07. “Be All, End All”
08. “Breathe Lightning”
09. “Among The Living”
10. “Caught In A Mosh”
11. “One World”
12. “I Am The Law”
13. “A Skeleton In The Closet”
14. “Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)”
15. “A.D.I./Horror Of It All”
16. “Indians”
17. “Imitation Of Life”
18. “Antisocial” (Trust cover)

Frank Bello said the following:

“Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special. We all know we’re going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video.”

Charlie Benante also added:

“It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living‘ live. “We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhiliration, like we could go out and do it again.”

Woman Accuses Former Anthrax Guitarist Dan Spitz Of Rape

According to Alternative Press, a woman has accused former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz of raping her while she was at a KISS/Anthrax show at the age of 15. She described the disturbing incident in a since deleted Facebook post, which also mentioned that Paul Stanley (KISS) tried picking up on her as well.

Here’s the victim’s full statement:

“Jesus Christ. With all these sexual assault accusations going around by famous people..

Maybe it’s my turn to call out DAN SPITZ formerly of Anthrax. When I was 15 years old, I was at a KISS concert in Edmonton Alberta. In between sets I was invited back stage. I was then ushered onto their tour bus..where Dan walked in wearing a robe and a towel on his head. He FORCED his penis down my throat. It happened so fast. He had my hair wrapped tightly around his fists so I couldn’t move. Not ONE WORD was ever said to me. I vomited on him…it was my way to get out of there. As I ran with tears streaming my face..i was approached by PAUL STANLEY who then touched my hair and said..wow you and me would make beautiful babies with lots of hair. He didn’t even mention my mascara or tears running down my face, or why I was upset. I went back into the crowd…AND TOLD NO ONE. TODAY..I TELL THE WORLD. #METOO“

She later added:

“I want to make this VERY CLEAR: NO OTHER MEMBERS OF ANTHRAX WERE INVOLVED. As far as I know…NONE OF THEM KNEW. This is about DAN SPITZ. NOT ANTHRAX AS A WHOLE. The band should not be punished, or their name tarnished. Please..if you must say anything, blame the abuser. Not the band. Thank you!”

She then finished with the following:

“To all the nay-sayers and a-holes: WHY in the world..of all people..would I accuse Dan Spitz? I wasn’t even a fan of Anthrax. I didn’t even know who they were when I saw them at 15. Surely if I was to make this story up, I could have picked a hundred other so called famous people to blame. #ImNoLiar #TheTruthHurts #DanSpitzIsAChildRapist“

Anthrax To Reissue “We’ve Come For You All” & “The Greater Of Two Evils”

Anthrax will be reissuing two John Bush (Armored Saint) era albums, including “We’ve Come For You All” and “The Greater Of Two Evils,“ via Nuclear Blast on December 22. They will be available as a packaged CD set, and on separate limited edition vinyl gatefolds.

Scott Ian (Anthrax) To Release New Book “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life” In December

Anthrax’s Scott Ian will be releasing a new book titled “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life” on December 12, via Da Capo Press. You can find an official book description, as well as dates for an upcoming book tour below.

Description:

“Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of Anthrax and author of I’m the Man, collects all of his craziest hard rock stories into one balls-to-the-wall volume. Access All Areas has tales of humor, excess, fun, debauchery, food, booze, and mayhem from Scott‘s many years on the road as well as his encounters with celebrities like Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor/NIN, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

In recent years, Scott Ian‘s “Speaking Words” club tours have drawn a devoted crowd of metal fans who love a good rock story. Ian has perfected his delivery, comic timing, and ability to highlight where the ridiculous meets the sublime. Best of all, Ian seems to lack the ability to be embarrassed, rendering Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.”

Tour Dates:

12/12 Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends
12/13 New York, NY – The Strand (signing & talking)
12/14 Huntington, NY – Book Revue (signing & talking)
12/15 West Hollywood, CA – Book Soup (signing & talking)

Anthrax & Killswitch Engage Announce Second “KillThrax” Tour

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have announced another North American tour together. This time, Havok will serve as support.

Anthrax’s Frank Bello commented:

“After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch ENGAGE, I’m psyched for round two of ‘KillThrax’, and we’re adding Havok to the heaviness!!”

Charlie Benante added:

“The shows were great, the audiences were great, and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?”

Scott Ian continued:

“‘Evil Dead II’. ‘Dawn of the Dead’. ‘The Godfather: Part 2’. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. All sequels that are better than the original. Add ‘KillThrax II’ to that list. Back by popular demand, ‘KillThrax’ is coming at ya again my friends.”

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach also commented:

“We are looking forward to the next leg of the ‘KillThrax’ tour. We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax! There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no-brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It’s an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! ‘KillThrax’ is gearing up for round two, so let’s keep the party rolling!”

Like they did last time, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will rotate the headlining spot each night.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/26 London, ON – London Music Hall
01/27 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
01/28 Richmond, VA – The National
01/30 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
01/31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/02 Milwaukee, WI – Club Stage @ Eagles Ballroom
02/03 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
02/05 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/06 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
02/08 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Music Hall
02/09 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/14 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/16 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/19 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
02/20 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place Casino
02/21 Calgary, AB – Mac Hall
02/23 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/25 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/02 Rochester, NY – The Dome
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 Portland, ME – State Theater