Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Etc. Added To 2017 Metal Maya Festival

Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, Kyng, and Oni have been added to the Metal Maya festival. Previously announced acts include: Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Metal Allegiance (feat. Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy, Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), etc.), Otep, and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. The event will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This will be a special metal-themed vacation with all kinds of other activities to help celebrate Halloween and the Day Of The Dead. Lamb of God‘s Chris Adler will be one of the event hosts, and Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) will host a special Halloween horror movie night.

Slipknot, Anthrax, Etc. Members Perform Prince & Judas Priest Songs At “Strange 80’s”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and his wife Pearl Aday, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), and more formed as part of the “Strange 80’s” event at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA yesterday (May 14). You can see some footage of Taylor and more talking on Prince‘s “1999” & “Let’s Go Crazy” and Judas Priest‘s “Electric Eye” below:



Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Performs With Fifth-Graders At An Elementary School Variety Show

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) has posted some footage of him performing a medley of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” with fifth-graders Mikey Goldberg and Grayson Perri during a variety show at his daughter’s school (Kildeer Countryside Elementary) in Long Grove, Illinois. Benante commented:

“Helping out at my daughters school. Kildeer Elementary School w/ Mikey Goldberg on bass and Grayson Perri on electric guitar. You guys rocked the 5th grade Variety show!!!! Passing on the torch to the next generation of Rock N’ Roll!”

Anthrax Perform Their Cover Of Kansas‘ “Carry On Wayward Son” Live For The First Time

During their April 22 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, Anthrax played their cover of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” live for the first time. The studio version of the track comes with the band’s recently released limited edition vinyl box set version of “For All Kings.”

Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Etc. Set For 2017 Metal Maya Festival

Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Metal Allegiance (feat. Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy, Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), etc.), Otep, and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, have been confirmed for the Metal Maya festival. That will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and more artists will be announced a later date. This will be a special metal-themed vacation with all kinds of other activities to help celebrate Halloween and the Day Of The Dead.

Anthrax Planning To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “State Of Euphoria” Next Year

Anthrax are planning to reissue their 1988 album “State Of Euphoria” next year to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Charlie Benante revealed the news to hardrockhaven.net, and also mentioned that it will come with bonus disc of demos and rehearsal recordings.

Benante said the following (transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Yeah, it’s gonna be a great package. I’m actually almost done putting it together. The only thing I don’t have is good live stuff to go on it, but what can I do? But the bonus disc is gonna have… it has demos, actually, just guitar riffs that go into a rehearsal that go into basic tracks that go into the real songs. So it’s the evolution of most of the songs.”

He also added:

“It’s just funny, because that’s the record that we really don’t like that much, but after revisiting it, I started to pick out songs, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is a good song.’ ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’, I like that one. ‘Schism’ was another one. I think my least favorite one was probably ‘Make Me Laugh’. But ‘Now It’s Dark’ is on there. It’s good.”