Anthrax’s ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Is A Royally Good Recording

Courtesy: Megaforce Records

The wait is finally over for Anthrax’s new live recording.

Kings Among Scotland arrived in stores and online today via Megaforce Records.  Originally recorded February 15, 2017 at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, the two-set, 19-song set list includes hits such as ‘Madhouse,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Breathing Lightning,’ ‘Indians’ and other songs.  Available also on CD and digital formats, the recording also features interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante said in a recent interview that he was happy to finally have the recording available.

“We are so excited that our DVD is finally being released,” Benante said.  “Don’t be surprised if the package is vibrating and dripping with sweat when you open it…that’s how live and exciting it really is!”

Front man Frank Bello agreed.

“This was such an amazing experience for us,” Bello said.  “The video is so alive and intense that even from the first edit, I felt like I was ‘right there’ at the show, in the audience.”

The release of King’s Among Scotland is only one of the band’s big announcements.  The band will join Slayer on its farewell tour this spring and summer.  It also has a handful of dates with Testament scheduled.  The band’s full, current tour schedule is noted below.

LEG ONE (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament)

MAY

22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

23   Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo, ND – Anthrax w/ Testament

24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   SOLD OUT

25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL

26   Clyde theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN – Anthrax w/ Testament

27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI   SOLD OUT

29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON   SOLD OUT

30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ   SOLD OUT

JUNE

 1    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT   SOLD OUT

 2    PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

 4    Santander Arena, Reading, PA   SOLD OUT

 6    Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

 8    International, Knoxville, TN – Anthrax w/ Testament

 7    Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH

 9    KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

12   Veteran’s United Home Loans  Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

13   The Stage on the Bay, Savannah, GA – Anthrax w/ Testament

14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL

17   Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX   SOLD OUT

18   House of Blues, New Orleans, LA – Anthrax w/ Testament

19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT

20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX  SOLD OUT

LEG TWO  (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death)

JULY

26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH

27   Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME

29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST

 1    Times Union Center, Albany, NY

 2    The Strand, Providence, RI  – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

 3    Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY

 4    Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY

 6    Budweiser Gardens, London, ON

 7    Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

 9    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO

10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA

12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

13   Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR

14   Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX  – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX

16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK

18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

20   Wilma theatre, Missoula, MT – Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW

21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID

23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR

26   SAP Center, San Jose, CA

More information on Anthrax’s tour, its new live recording and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://anthrax.com

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/anthrax

 

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Nine Inch Nails Tapped To Headline Expanded 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

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There’s good news for fans of the annual Louder Than Life Festival.

The annual rock festival has expanded to three days in what is now its fifth year.  Nine Inch Nails has been tapped to headline the festival, which is scheduled to be held Sept. 28 – 30 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.  The full concert lineup will be announced June 4.

VIP and presale general admission tickets are on sale now.  Prices are noted below.

GA Weekend: Starting at $129.50 (4-packs are also available)
VIP Weekend: Starting at $449.50
Top Shelf VIP Weekend: $899.50 (with special amenities)

General on sale starts Friday, June 8 at noon.  ET.  More information on VIP packages and tickets is available online now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

Nine Inch Nails’ performance at this year’s festival is in support of its forthcoming album Bad Witch, which is currently scheduled to be released June 22 via Null Corporation. The album’s first single, ‘God Break Down The Door‘ is streaming online now.

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.  More information on the Louder Than Life Festival is available online now along with all of the festival’s latest updates at:

 

Website: http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ltlfest

 

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Stray Train To Play Home Town Show Next Month With Scorpions

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Stray Train has a new home town show scheduled for next month.

The band, which hails from Ljubljana, Slovenia, will serve as support to veteran rock band Scorpions June 8 at Arena Stozice in its home town.  The announcement comes only a week after it was announced that the blues-rock band will serve as support to Nickelback on May 21 and 23 in Moscow and St. Petersburg respectively. The performances are part of Nickelback’s “Feed The Machine” Tour.

Stray Train is currently streaming two videos for the song ‘Blues From Hell’ in a standard and director’s cut.  Audiences can hear the song at any of the band’s currently scheduled live dates including its upcoming dates with Nickelback and Scorpions.  The band’s current live schedule is noted below.

“Tour From Hell, Pt.2” shows/festivals:
May 21st – Moscow – Olympissky – w/ NICKELBACK
May 23rd – St.Petersburg – Ice Ledovy Palace – w/ NICKELBACK
June 02nd – Blaurock Open Air – Ulm – Germany
June 8th – Arena Stožice – Ljubljana, Slovenia – w/ SCORPIONS
July 14th – Pivo In Cvetje – Lasko – Slovenia
July 20-22nd – Cutombike Summer Days – Mannheim – Germany
August 2-4th – Castle Kolpa Music Festival – Fara – Slovenia
August 18th – Motorcity Festival – Sotocje, Tolmin – Slovenia

More information on Stray Train’s live schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.straytrainband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StrayTrain

 

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Year of the Locust Announces New Live Dates

Year of the Locust has announced a new string of live dates.

The band will serve as support for Saliva from May 23 – May 26 on Saliva’s current headlining tour.  Once that short run is done, the band will embark on its own headlining tour starting May 31 and running through June 10.

YOTL’s upcoming headlining tour is presented by Phantom Records. The band’s current live dates are noted below.

 

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Shows with Saliva:

5.23.18 • Amityville, NY • Revolution

5.24.18 • Halethorpe, MD • Fishhead Cantina

5.25.18 • New Bedford, MA • Greasy Luck

5.26.18 • Rochester, NY • Pineapple Jack’s

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

The Dawning Tour:

5.31.18 • Cincinnati OH • Mad Frog

6.01.18 • Fort Wayne, IN • Glory Hub

6.02.18 • Columbus, OH • Bethel Road Pub

6.03.18 • Lafayette, OH • PRIVATE

6.06.18 • Warren, MI • Hot Rock

6.07.18 • Mentor, OH • Music Lynxx

6.08.18 • Niagara Falls, NY • Evening Star Music Hall

6.09.18 • Binghamton, NY • The Spotlight

6.10.18 • Stanhope, NJ • Stanhope House

Audiences can hear some of YOTL’s music now as the video for the band’s songs ‘Sunrise,’ ‘Movin’ On‘ and ‘Rise Up‘ are streaming online now.  ‘Sunrise’ can be downloaded now via iTunes.

More information on Year Of The Locust’s new live dates is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.yearofthelocust.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YearoftheLocust

Twitter: http://twitter.com/yearofthelocust

 

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D.O.A. Unveils New Video; Updates “Fight Back” Tour Dates

Courtesy: Sudden Death Records

Veteran punk outfit D.O.A. released its latest music video this week.

The legendary Canadian punk band unveiled the video for its single ‘You Need An Ass Kickin’ Right Now‘ on Tuesday.  the video is the first from the band’s new album Fight Back.  It crosses footage of the band performing live with video footage outlining what front man Joe Keithley called the problem of the world’s negativity to get its message across.

“In our modern world that is stuffed with ever increasing episodes of racism, sexism, greed and warmongers, it’s time to say enough is enough, time to fight back,” Keithley said.

Among the figures highlighted that brought about that “racism, sexism, greed and warmongering” presented in the new video are: Donald J. Trump, Kanye West, Vladmir Putin, Harvey Weinstein, Chinese president Xi Jingping and more. Keithley said of the figures highlighted that he wished more could have been put into the video to help illustrate the song’s message.

“My only regret is that the song is only one minute and 20 seconds long, so we ran out of time to include more,” Keithley said.

 

Courtesy: Sudden Death Records

D.O.A.’s new video premiere is only one key announcement from the band this week.  The band reminded audiences that it will launch a new tour in support of Fight Back beginning Monday, May 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The June 16 in Spokane, Washington.

After that leg ends, the band will take some time off to recharge before launching the second leg of its tour July 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  That leg runs through August 18 in Ucluelet, British Columbia.  Both legs’ schedules are noted below.

US TOUR DATES:
5/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
5/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/23 – Fort Collins,CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
5/24 – Denver, CO @ Streets Of London Pub
5/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Festival – Main Stage
5/29 – Laguna Niguel, CA @ Karmann Bar
5/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/31 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
6/01 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
6/02 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
6/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
6/04 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
6/05 – Lubbock, TX @ TBD
6/06 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
6/07 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
6/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/09 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
6/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Shrine
6/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
6/13 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music
6/15 – Billings, MT @ The Pub Station
6/16 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin!
US EAST COAST & CANADA TOUR DATES:
07/06 – Vancouver, BC @ First Annual Fight Back Festival, Rickshaw Theater
07/07 – Kamloops, BC @ Blue Grotto
07/13 – 07/25 – US Midwest to East Coast @ TBD w/ Kevin Seconds
08/15 – Duncan, BC @ Cowichan Theatre
08/16 – Quadra Island, BC @ The Legion
08/17 – Port Alberni, BC @ Rainbow Room
08/18 – Ucluelet, BC @ The Legion

More information on D.O.A.’s new single, video, tour and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.suddendeath.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DOAPUNK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/doajoe

 

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Palmer, BMG Partner For New ELP Legacy Live Recording

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Emerson Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer will release a new live recording next month.

ELP Legacy Live is currently scheduled to be released June 29 via BMG.  Scheduled to be released on a 2CD/DVD combo pack, the recording presents performances from New York and Miami.

The CD platform presents a performance by Palmer’s ELP Legacy project originally recorded November 25, 2015 at Tralf Music Hall in New York.  It includes performances of ‘Tarkus,’ ‘Knife-Edge,’ ’21st Century Schizoid Man’ and many others.

The DVD presentation features a performance by the band originally recorded June 24, 2016 in at the Olympia Theater in Miami, Florida.  A tribute to late ELP member Keith Emerson, it includes appearances by special guests: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni.  The show’s set list includes performances of ‘Jerusalem,’ ‘Barbarian,’ ‘Karn Evil 9’ and many others.

The full track listing for each platform is noted below.

Tracklist

CD: TRALF MUSIC HALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK, U.S.A., 25TH NOVEMBER 2014
Rondeau Des Indes Galantes / Ride Of The Valkyries
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Mars, The God Of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man
Tarkus (Full Version)
America
Knife-Edge
Trilogy (Short Version)
CD running time: 48 mins. CD album previously unavailable digitally

DVD: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION – A TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON. OLYMPIA THEATER, MIAMI, FLORIDA, U.S.A., 24TH JUNE 2016. SPECIAL GUESTS: STEVE HACKETT, MARK STEIN
& DAVID FRANGIONI 

1.    Introduction
2.    Peter Gunn
3.    Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)
4.    The Barbarian
5.    Bitches Crystal
6.    Jerusalem
7.    Romeo & Juliet
8.    21st Century Schizoid Man
9.    Clair De Lune
10.    Knife-Edge
11.    Hoedown
12.    Take A Pebble
13.    Carmina Burana
14.    Pictures At An Exhibition
15.    Fanfare For The Common Man / Drum Solo
16.    Nutrocker

Bonus footage:
17.    Behind The Scenes At The Tribute For Keith Emerson

DVD running time: 2hrs 4 mins

More information on Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Project is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.carlpalmer.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CarlFPalmer

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ELP_Carl

 

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Mellencamp’s New Live Recording Is Available Now

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

John Mellencamp has a new live recording in stores.

The veteran musician released his new recording Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre May 11.  The recording, which was originally broadcast online via Netflix, is available now on DVD/CD combo pack, Blu-ray/CD combo pack and digital download.

The original presentation included the concert along with audio commentary from Mellencamp, in which he reflects on his life and career.  This new home release includes not only that take on the concert, but also a concert sans commentary along with bonus CD.  The 16-song set list pulls from various points in Mellencamp’s career and includes hits such as ‘Rain on the Scarecrow,’ ‘Paper in Fire,’ ‘My Soul’s Got Wings’ and others.

The concert’s full set list is noted below

  1. Lawless Times
  2. Troubled Man
  3. Minutes To Memories
  4. Small Town
  5. Stones In My Passway
  6. Pop Singer
  7. Check It Out
  8. Longest Days
  9. The Full Catastrophe
  10. My Soul’s Got Wings
  11. Overture
  12. Rain On The Scarecrow
  13. Paper in Fire
  14. Authority Song
  15. Pink House
  16. Cherry Bomb

Audiences can get a preview of the concert online now as Mellencamp’s performance of ‘My Soul’s Got Wings’ (ft. Carlene Carter) is streaming online now here.

More information on Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre is available online now along with all of John Mellencamp’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mellencamp.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JohnMellencamp

Twitter: http://twitter.com/johnmellencamp

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

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