Anthrax, Testament, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Perform At “Ultimate NAMM Night 3”

The lineup has been revealed for the NAMM edition of “Ultimate Jam Night.” The event, which is called “Ultimate NAMM Night,” will take place on January 18 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom and it will include an all-star jam featuring: Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Doug “Dug” Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daises, etc.), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Derek St. Holmes (ex-Ted Nugent), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Kat Dyson (Prince), Divinity Roxx, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence), Ira Black (Dark Sky Choir, etc.), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Michael Spencer (Flotsam And Jetsam), James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dilana, Tiffany, and more. The concert will also feature full band performances from Jack Russell’s Great White and Hurricane.

Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

Guests:

  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

Death Angel Premiere “Immortal Behated” Music Video

Death Angel have premiered a new video for their song “Immortal Behated.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Humanicide.”

Mark Osegueda commented:

“‘Immortal Behated‘ is the second video from our latest release ‘Humanicide‘. The song is basically about one’s coming to terms and finally having to confront and face one’s enemy/monkey on one’s back… And sometimes unfortunately for many that enemy/monkey on one’s back tends to be one’s self…”

Rob Cavestany added:

“We are stoked to share our new video for ‘Immortal Behated‘ with you all. One of my personal faves from our latest album ‘Humanicide‘, I’m so proud to see it come to visual life on screen. Our team worked very hard to make it happen, I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Hope to see you from the stage as we perform ‘Immortal Behated‘ live on our tour!”

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Death Angel Announce North American Tour With Exmortus & Hellfire

Death Angel have announced a fall North American tour. Exmortus and Hellfire will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Seattle, WA – Club -Sur
11/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/18 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
11/19 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
11/20 Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/21 Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/22 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids
11/23 St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam
11/25 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/26 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/27 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
11/28 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
11/29 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
11/30 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
12/01 New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck
12/03 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
12/04 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
12/07 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
12/08 Orlando, FL – The Haven
12/10 Lafayette, LA – Grant Street
12/11 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/12 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/13 Dallas, TX – Tree’s
12/14 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
12/15 Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center
12/17 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
12/18 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
12/19 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

After this run, Death Angel will be playing their annual “Another Death Angel Xmas” shows in San Francisco:

12/20 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/21 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Lamb Of God Added To Megadeth’s Megacruise

Lamb Of God have been added to Megadeth’s inaugural Megacruise. The Norwegian Jewel will set sail from Los Angeles, CA on October 13 and it will hit ports in San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18. Previously announced acts include: Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, DragonForce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity, DevilDriver, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Beasto Blanco, Toothgrinder, Metalachi, and Mecanix (Megadeth tribute band).