Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Etc. Members Wish Happy 30th Anniversary To Machine Head

Machine Head have shared a new video in which members of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Lamb Of God, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Halestorm, Trivium, and more wished them a happy 30th anniversary. You can check out that clip below. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn commented:

“Thank you so much to the friends, tour-mates, and brothers and sisters in metal, that contributed to this, we are beyond grateful, genuinely humbled, and honored by your words. To all the band members past and present who contributed riffs, ideas, melodies and lyrics, thank you for everything you brought and bring to the table. To Tony Costanza, who I wish was here to celebrate this moment with us, rest in power. Massive respect to the Head Cases that have fought side-by side with us, stood with us through thick and thin, and believed for 30 years!! We love you crazy motherfuckers!”

Watch Anthrax’s Frank Bello Cover Iron Maiden’s “The Number Of The Beast” On A Signature Steve Harris Bass

Anthrax’s Frank Bello has shared footage of himself performing a cover of Iron Maiden’s “The Number Of The Beast” on a signature Steve Harris Fender Precision bass. You can check that out below:

Every Time I Die & Memphis May Fire Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Every Time I Die and Memphis May Fire have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. Their additions come after Helmet, Red Fang, and Hyro The Hero were all forced to drop off the event. Louder Than Life will be held on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Memphis May Fire, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Suicidal Tendencies, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

The set times can be found in the below Instagram post:

Anthrax Announce “Anthrax XL” 40th Anniversary Whiskey

Anthrax have teamed up with Hillrock Estate Distillery to create a 40th anniversary whiskey called “Anthrax XL.” You can purchase a bottle for yourself HERE.

The following was said about the whiskey [via Blabbermouth]:

“Today, the band announces the release of its 40th-anniversary high-end spirit, “Anthrax XL” (Roman numerals for 40), a smooth Solera-aged, single-barrel bourbon finished for 40 days in a 20-year old Oloroso Sherry cask, providing the spirits with balanced flavors and layers of complexity. Only one barrel of “Anthrax XL” has been produced, yielding 400 hand-numbered bottles at a cask strength of 115 proof. Each bottle features the bandmembers’ signatures, and is encased in a black drawstring velvet gift bag emblazoned with the Anthrax XL logo, with a suggested retail price of $155. Additionally, 40 limited-edition numbered bottles will be available. Priced at $350, each limited-edition bottle is also housed in a black drawstring velvet gift bag, imprinted with the Anthrax XL logo, then packed in a customized box encased in a SilverFoil card stock wrap-around. Each limited-edition item comes with a Golden Ticket, printed and debossed on gold foil-coated-card stock. The Golden Ticket awards the purchaser and a guest admission to an ANTHRAX headline concert in the purchaser’s area and includes a special in-person meet-and-greet with the band to take place during ANTHRAX’s 2022 U.S. tour.”

Frank Bello said the following:

“I had a great time up at Hillrock. Everything there is homegrown, and all done by hand. Jeffrey, Cathy, Alex, and everyone who works there are all really nice people who care so much about what they do and how they do it. I’m very, very happy with our ‘Anthrax XL’ whiskey. It’s smooth, has a great aftertaste, and creates a great vibe. Right after my first taste, I wanted more.”

Scott Ian added:

“I sampled eight different whiskeys from Hillrock’s rickhouse when I was there to pick one for our 40th-anniversary bottle. It’s a difficult task in that they’re all so great, thieved from the barrel and into my glass. Every time I’ve had to choose a whiskey, I wait for the juice to tell me that, ‘it’s the one.’ This barrel spoke up loud and clear. On the nose, there is an explosion of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch with hints of dried cherries and fresh herbs. The palette has a rich texture of bright red fruits, baking spices, and toasted almonds. I’m drooling just reading that back. Get yourself a bottle, you deserve it!”

Hillrock’s Jeffrey Baker, Cathy Franklin, and Alex Eckstein also commented:

“This ‘Anthrax XL’ Anniversary cask is the band’s fourth Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon selection. Over that time, we have become very close with Scott and have enjoyed getting to know all of the other bandmembers, either up here with us in person or virtually. We hope to have Scott and Frank, as well as Charlie, Joey and Jon all up here together soon to taste, create and finish more beautiful craft whiskey together for many more years.”

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Disturbed, Volbeat, & Atreyu Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Disturbed, Volbeat, and Atreyu have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. That event is set to take place on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Ghostemane, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, & Gojira Added To 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, and Gojira have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, and Ego Kill Talent.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Anthrax Announce 40th Anniversary European/UK Tour

Anthrax will be celebrating their 40th anniversary during a European/UK tour next year. Municipal Waste will open.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/29 Manchester, UK – Academy
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/03 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
10/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/06 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/08 London, UK – Brixton Academy
10/11 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/13 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
10/14 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega Main Hall
10/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
10/19 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
10/21 Oulu, FIN – Tullisali
10/22 Turku, FIN – Logomo
10/23 Talinn, EST – Kultuurikatel
10/25 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
10/26 Frankfurt, GER – Batschapp
10/27 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
10/29 Brno, CZE – Sono
10/31 Budapest, HUN – Babra Negra
11/01 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
11/02 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/04 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/05 Zurich, SWI – Komplex

Charlie Benante commented:

“It sure has been a long time since we rock’n’rolled in the UK and Europe, but we’re coming back soon to bring the noise to all of you guys. Being that we can’t get over there until 2022, we’re going to make sure that every show will be an eventful one. We won’t just be playing four decades of songs to celebrate our ongoing 40th anniversary – hey, we’ll be giving YOU some history! – but we just might have some brand new ones for you as well. Can’t wait to see all your happy, smiling faces!!!”

Joey Belladonna added:

“There’s just something special about Europe. Our fans there have always had a full-fledged excitement about our shows, and I enjoy performing more than anyone can imagine, so we’re really looking forward to this tour.”

Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante To Release His First-Ever NFT On Friday

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing his first-ever NFT this Friday (August 13) via neonARKade. The digital piece will serve as the first installment in his “Monsters” series.

Benante commented:

“The NFTs are a series of monsters that I created with neonARKade. Now, the series, it consists of four monsters. I won’t tell you which ones they are; you’ve gotta get ’em on Friday. But the artwork is all mine as well as the music soundscape. I created everything here. Now, they’re limited to only 15 of each, so you’ve gotta get on it and get them on Friday.

Now, with every purchase, you will be entered into a raffle to win coffee with yours truly, either with a Zoom call or if I’m playing in your area, we’ll do it in person. So I’m excited about that. We can get together, have coffee, talk about music, art, movies, politics, the weather — whatever you wanna talk about… How much cream you put in your coffee; how much coffee you drink. Let’s just do it. But you’ve gotta be in it to win it. Another cool thing is in the future, I’ll be announcing certain incentives to only NFT holders. So that’s a cool thing. If you’ve got an NFT, I’ll be announcing things in the future — fun things. If I’m in your area, let’s get together. You wanna come backstage, you’ve gotta be in it.”