Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Set For 2023 Milwaukee Metalfest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Milwaukee Metalfest. The event, which was resurrected by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, will take place at The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI on May 26-28 and it will feature: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Napalm Death, Dark Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Obituary, Shadows Fall, Corrosion Of Conformity, Fear Factory, After The Burial, The Halo Effect, Dying Fetus, Immolation, Crowbar, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Jungle Rot, Misery Index, Broken Hope, Terror, Macabre, Gatecreeper, Sanguisugabogg, Frozen Soul, Defeated Sanity, Dying Wish, Khemmis, Undeath, Blood Incantation, Imperial Triumphant, Impaler, Fuming Mouth, Ingrown, HATH, Repentance, Casket Robbery, Disinter, Thrown Into Exile, and Toxic Ruin.

Anthrax Are Working On “11 Musical Arrangements” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Metal Edge, Anthrax offered an update on their new album. The band are currently working on “11 musical arrangements” for the effort.

Guitarist Scott Ian said the following:

“We’re getting close. I can tell you we have 11 musical arrangements, and there’s lyrics to some of them. Obviously, I’m going to be working on more words and we’re getting there. I’m hoping at some point we’ll be able to get into the studio [this year] and record them.”

Drummer Charlie Benante also discussed the possibility of releasing EPs instead of full-length albums:

“What if it wasn’t a full album? If we released six songs and then we released another six songs. I know from a record company’s point of view that really doesn’t work, but in these days…”

Ian also shared his thoughts on that model:

“Yeah. It’s all so different now. SLIPKNOT’s saying now why even make full albums anymore. I get it. I get all sides of it. I still love a full album, but at the same time I totally understand the idea of what’s the point of giving someone 11 songs. Most people don’t listen to albums anymore. So, yeah — why not parse it out? I don’t know. All I know is at some point in the next few months we’ll probably have 14 or 15 things and then we’ll have to decide when we’re going to record it and how we’re going to release it.”

Benante continued:

“Think about it. If ANTHRAX released five songs and you have these five songs, and you absorb it in such a different way nowadays, too. I think that may be the way to go, rather than give everybody 11 songs and it’s like, ‘Oh — I only had a chance to listen to the first four or five.’ I don’t know. I just think maybe the business model is different.”

Ian added:

“And even for us, playing songs live it’s like, you put out a record with 10 or 11 songs on it with the idea that, ‘Oh man, I can’t wait to play this one live and I can’t wait to play this one live.’ On ‘For All Kings’, we definitely didn’t play all of those songs at any point. I think there’s maybe six songs on the record that got played – and that’s it. I almost feel like you’re wasting them. I understand album tracks, but if you put out just five songs it would be easy to play all five of those on a new tour.”

Benante concurred:

“And easier to digest, too. You would appreciate it more if it was just five songs and, ‘These five songs are fuckin’ killer. I can’t wait for the next five songs,’ knowing that we will release another five or six.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante To Miss Immediate Live Shows

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante will be missing the bands immediate live dates while he undergoes “a minor procedure.” The band commented:

“Our man who beats the beat – Charlie Benante – has stepped away from the tour for a few days to have a minor procedure done and will not be at the next few shows. Never fear, the formidable Derek Roddy is filling in while Charlie is away – and no worries, Charlie will be back soon. In the meantime, the metal is still heavy and the show must go on. We’ll see you there!”

Watch Slipknot Members Perform “(sic)” With Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, Etc. In 2005

As previously reported, Roadrunner United, the project that was organized to commemorate Roadrunner Records’ 25th anniversary in 2005, will be reissuing “The All-Star Sessions” on March 10, alongside a live album featuring the group’s December 15, 2005 show at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY. Now, footage of “(sic)” from the concert has been shared online. The performance found Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Paul Gray, and Joey Jordison rocking the track with Scott Ian (Anthrax), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) and Tommy Vext (ex-Bad Wolves). Ian said the following about taking part in the set:

“It was incredible to be part of a lineup of such insanely heavy hitters. WOW. And to have had the opportunity to play with Joey and Paul that night, with Corey singing — definitely a Make-A-Wish moment for me”

Watch Charlie Benante Perform Pantera And Anthrax Songs With Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline

Yesterday (January 8), Charlie Benante joined the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline for some performances of Pantera’s “Walk” and Anthrax’s “Indians” at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. You can see footage of that below:

Anthrax, Overkill, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc. Members To Pay Tribute To Late Rush Drummer Neil Peart During Charity Concert

Rush tribute band, YYNOT will be paying tribute to the late great Neil Peart during “Bubba Bash 2023.” The charity concert will take place at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on January 7 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jason Bittner (Overkill), Jon Dinklage, Joe Bergamini, John Wesley (ex-Porcupine Tree), and Seven Antonopoulos (ex-Opiate For The Masses). Proceeds from the event will benefit Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Sepultura Joined Onstage By Pantera, Anthrax, And Trivium Members During Knotfest Brasil

During their December 18 set at Knotfest Brasil, Sepultura were joined onstage by several special guests including: Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and Trivium’s Matt Heafy. Fan-filmed footage of the band performing “Arise” with Anselmo, “Cut-Throat” with Ian, and “Slave New World” with Heafy is available below:

Joey Belladonna Says Anthrax Have Made “Some Progress” On Their Next Album

During a recent appearance on That Fuzzing Rock Show, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“There’s progress. It’s really hard to put it all in words right now. It’ll happen when it’s done and ready, or at least ready to even start. But, yeah, there’s some progress, for sure — there’s movement. And you know what? Good things come… We obviously don’t rush anything.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Anthrax Drop Off 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Triptykon Added

Anthrax have dropped off the 2023 Bloodstock Open Air festival due to “logistical issues beyond [the band’s] control.” The group will now be replaced by Triptykon, who will be playing a Celtic Frost set. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Triptykon, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, and more.

Meshuggah And Helloween Added To 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Meshuggah and Helloween have been added to next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Anthrax, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, InVisions, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Cobra The Impaler, and Gutalax.