Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sings The National Anthem At Chicago White Sox Vs. Kansas City Royals Game

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem during the Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois earlier today (September 12). You can see footage of that below:

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Former Anthrax Singer Dan Nelson Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Two Elderly Men

According to Daily News, Dan Nelson was arrested on felony assault and harassment charges. The ex-Anthrax singer allegedly assaulted two senior citizens following a show at the Aloft Hotel in New York City on August 31.

The alleged victims, 74-year-old James Paolino and 73-year-old Philip Falcone, were at the concert supporting their friend, who was playing drums for Nelson. According Paolino, the vocalist appeared very intoxicated onstage.

After the show, Paolino and Falcone were in an elevator with Nelson and the singer allegedly attacked them after Paolino told him: “You had a rough night.” Paolino told Daily News the following:

“He started kicking me and punching me in the head. These were real MMA kicks. He knocked me down. I’m on the floor bleeding. He broke my glasses and I knew the next kicks were coming for my head. I’m helpless.”

“I’m still shaking. It was very traumatizing. He knocked my hearing aids out. This guy is an animal.”

The incident reportedly ended after another person in the elevator attacked Nelson to make him to stop. Nelson is now expected to appear in court on October 11. However, his lawyer Marc Isaac is denying the allegations:

“I’ve seen the video, and what they’re saying is not correct. I can tell you that there was no bloody altercation. That’s completely false.”

Kreator To Replace Megadeth At Santiago Gets Louder Festival

Kreator have been added to the 2019 Santiago Gets Louder festival in Santiago, Chile. The event will take place at the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida on October 6 and it will also feature Slayer (final show in Chile), Anthrax, and Chilean extreme metal act Pentagram. Megadeth were previously scheduled to perform, but they dropped off the festival due to Dave Mustaine’s throat cancer diagnosis.

Actor Jason Momoa Lives “Childhood Dream” Meeting Slayer & Anthrax At Budapest Show

Celebrity metalhead Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”, etc.) attended Slayer and Anthrax’s show in Budapest, Hungary last night (June 11). The actor says it was “one of the greatest shows of [his] life” and that being able to meet the musicians was a “childhood dream.” You can see photos of Momoa hanging out with the bands below:

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Anthrax Perform “Now It’s Dark” Live For First The Time In 27 Years

During Anthrax’s June 8 show at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany, the band performed “Now It’s Dark” live for the first time since 1992 before playing it again during their June 9 set at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can see footage of the group performing the track during the aforementioned festival in the below video at about the 39:25 mark.

Scott Ian told Rock Hard the following about playing the track again [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“I’ll be honest — I was nervous. We didn’t rehearse it. We played it one time at soundcheck, and it felt really good at soundcheck. Everybody learned it at home before we came out. I think everyone was just very excited to bring that song back. And then during the show, it was my favorite song of the night. So, yeah, I was very, very happy with it. It was cool. It felt like a new song. Like, ‘Wow! We have this new song to play now.’

So who knows? Maybe that opens the door for other old songs that we didn’t think we would maybe bring back. Although we’ve been talking about some other songs off of ‘Persistence [of Time]’ — certainly maybe next year, because it’ll be the 30th anniversary of that album. I don’t think we’ll play the whole album or anything like that, but there’s other songs we haven’t played in a long time that would be cool to bring back. But yeah, ‘Now It’s Dark’ was great.”

In related news, Anthrax also broke out “The Devil You Know” for the first time since 2013 and “Earth On Hell” for the first time since 2012 during the June 8 show as well.

Slayer, Megadeth, & Anthrax To Perform At Santiago Gets Louder Festival

Three of the “Big Four,” Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, will be taking the stage together at the Santiago Gets Louder festival in Santiago, Chile. The event will take place at the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida on October 6 and it will also feature Chilean extreme metal act Pentagram. The concert will be Slayer‘s final show in Chile.