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.

Anthrax’s Frank Bello Begins Writing His Memoir

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has revealed that he has started writing his memoir with Joel McIver, the author who previously worked on Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s “My Life With Deth” and more. Bello told RockSverige the following:

“We started and we’re going to get back to it because we have busy schedules. We started it and I plan to write it with Joel. He’s done great stuff and he knows my history probably better than me. He’s great at what he does, so we’ll probably work that out. He goes deep and he does it right. That’s what I like about Joel. He has a lot of history that I probably have forgotten.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) & Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Go Public With Their Relationship

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) have officially gone public with their relationship. You can see some posts from them below. According to Blabbermouth, the couple have been together for at least three years.