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.

Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2019 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Riot Fest. The event will take place at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 13-15 and the headliners include: Blink-182, Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show), Bikini Kill, The Racounters, and Rise Against.

Here’s the full lineup:

Blink-182
Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show)
Bikini Kill
The Racounters
Rise Against
The Flaming Lips (performing “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots“)
Jawbreaker
Ween (performing “The Mollusk“)
Bloc Party (performing “Silent Alarm“)
Die Antwoord
Patti Smith And Her Band
Taking Back Sunday (performing “Tell All Your Friends“/”Louder Now“)
Rancid
Violent Femmes
Descendents
Manchester Orchestra
The B-52s
Dashboard Confessional (performing “The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most“)
The Story So Far
Avail (performing “Over The James“)
The Struts
Against Me! (performing “Reinventing Axl Rose“/”Transgender Dysphoria Blues“)
Pvris
Pennywise
The Starting Line
Cock Sparrer
Streetlight Manifesto
Anthrax
Neck Deep
Bob Mould
Hot Snakes
American Football
Guided By Voices
Ride
Lucero
Testament
Andrew W.K.
Senses Fail (performing “Let It Enfold You“/”From The Depths Of Dreams“)
The Get Up Kids
Village People
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
Glassjaw (performing “Worship & Tribute“)
Gwar
The Selecter (performing “Too Much Pressure“)
Anti-Flag
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets
Turnover
The Damned Things
Cursive
Turnstile
Surfer Blood
The Ergs!
Save Ferries
Frank Iero And The Future Violents
White Reaper
Grandson
H2O
Don’t Know How But They Found Me
Hot Mulligan
The Hu
Teenage Bottlerocket
Prof
Cherry Glazerr
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
The Garden
Drakulas
Dead Swords
Can’t Swim
Caroline Rose
The Beaches
Mat Kerekes
Angel Du$t
Microwave
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Sincere Engineer
Skating Polly
No Parents
Ultra Q
Lando Chill
Cleopartrick
Elder Brother
Thin Lips
Chaos Chaos
Kali Masi
Yours Truly
Ganser
Ramona
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
The Port-A-Hotties
Anustart
Final Wave

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]

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Etc. Added To 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, The Great Sabatini, and Harm’s Way have all been added to the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. On top of that, organizers have also revealed that the yet to be announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup will be added to the event as well. The festival will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

July 27: Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Beartooth, Kataklysm, Quiet Riot, Municipal Waste, Watain, Metal Church, Dying Fetus, All That Remains, Cancer Bats, Devin Townsend (acoustic), Fever 333, Galactic Empire, Harm’s Way, and The Summer Slaughter Tour.

July 28: Slayer (final Quebec show), Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Anthrax, In This Moment, Skillet, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Atreyu, Despised Icon, Stick To Your Guns, Beast In Black, Corrosion Of Conformity, Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Terror, Fu Manchu, Skalmold, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, 3TEETH, Metalachi, The Great Sabatini, Dirty Honey, and Mountain Dust.

Music From Scott Ian (Anthrax) & Brendon Small (Dethklok) Featured In New “Black Knight” Pinball Table

Music from Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things) and Brendon Small (Dethklok, etc.) is featured in Stern Pinball’s new “Black Knight: Sword Of Rage” table. The game, which also includes a speech by Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), can be purchased HERE.

[via The PRP]