Anthrax Premieres ‘The Devil You Know’ Live Clip

Courtesy: Megaforce Records

As the release date for Anthrax’s new live recording, Anthrax XL, nears, the band is giving audiences another preview of the recording with a new live clip.

The band premiered the clip of its performance of ‘The Devil You Know‘ Friday. The recording is schedule for release July 15 through Megaforce Records. The video features the band performing the song on stage and adds in pictures of the band alongside some very well-known friends. Among the well-known friends featured in the pictures are the likes of Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Vinnie Paul. Also among those friends featured in the pictures are the likes of Peter Criss, Slash, and James Hetfield.

The audio in the clip is exceptionally clear. The video is just as impressive.

‘The Devil You Know’ is the second live clip that Anthrax has released ahead of Anthrax XL‘s release. The band premiered a live clip of ‘Aftershock‘ early this month.

The track listing for Anthrax’s Anthrax XL Blu-Ray / CD / Digital is as follows:

Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t

Madhouse

Caught In A Mosh

Metal Thrashing Mad

Got The Time

I Am The Law

Keep It In The Family

Lone Justice

The Devil You Know

Be All End All

Now It’s Dark

Antisocial

In The End

Medusa

Evil Twin

Indians

Skeletons In The Closet

Blood Eagle Wings

Bring The Noise

A.I.R.

Among The Living

In other news, Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed will hit the road together this summer.

The bands will launch a five-week tour July 26 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour is scheduled to run through Aug. 28 in Philadelphia, PA and will feature performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH and Toronto, ON.

Anthrax’s upcoming tour is part of its ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration. For Hatebreed, the tour is a continued celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s album, Perseverance. The band is in the midst of a tour with Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns in support of the album’s release anniversary. The tour is scheduled to wrap June 5 in San Francisco, CA.

Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is in support of its latest album, Doom Crew, Inc., which was released last year through eOne. Front man Zakk Wylde spoke warmly of Anthrax and Hatebreed as he talked about the upcoming tour.

“ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME – I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet,” he said. “JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for – HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!”

Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta was also upbeat as he talked about the bands’ upcoming live run.

“Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer!” said Jasta.  “Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place!  See you in the pit.”

Public ticket sale for the upcoming tour opens at 10 a.m. local time Friday. The tour’s schedule is noted below along with the full schedule for the various ticket sales open times.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

JULY

26  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

28  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV

29  The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

30  Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA

AUGUST

  1  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

  2  Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO

  4  Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN

  5  Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI

  6  The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

  8  Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**

  9  Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX

11  The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

12  House of Blues, Orlando, FL

13  The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

15  The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

16  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

18  The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

19  Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY

20  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**

22  StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA

23  History, Toronto, ON  CANADA

24  Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC

26  Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY

28  The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**

** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.

TICKET PRESALE DETAILS:

Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time 

Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time 

Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST 

Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Nederlander Presale:  Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time

All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time 

More information on the upcoming tour is available along with all of Anthrax’s latest news at:

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More information on Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://blacklabelsociety.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/blacklabelsociety

More information on Hatebreed’s run with Anthrax and Black Label Society is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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‘The Beatles And India’ Is A Mostly Successful New Look At A Pivotal Point In The Beatles’ History

Courtesy: Silva Screen Productions/Renoir Pictures

It goes without saying that The Beatles is considering by many critics and audiences alike to be one of the most important bands in the history of modern music.  The band’s music has and continues to transcend generations since its original release from one album to the next.  Memorabilia surrounding the band still commands high prices among audiences to this day, and to this day, movies and documentaries are still being made about the band.  The most recent of the documentaries to center on The Beatles is the 2021 feature, The Beatles and India.  Having made its theatrical debut in 2021, it is scheduled for home release June 21 on Blu-ray and DVD.  No surprise to anyone, this documentary will appeal primarily to established fans of The Beatles, though more casual audiences will find it worth watching at least once.  The doc’s appeal comes primarily through its main feature, which will be discussed shortly.  While the main feature is a positive to the documentary’s presentation, the whole is not perfect.  There is something of an issue with the audio mix, though it is not enough to doom the documentary.  This will be examined a little later.  The concern with the audio is a bridge of sorts between the documentary’s main feature and bonus content.  Speaking of the bonus content, it is also an item that audiences will find a positive, so it will also be examined later.  When it is considered along with the documentary’s main feature, the two items collectively make the overall presentation a mostly successful offering for any fan of The Beatles.

The Beatles and India, the new documentary centered on the one and only Beatles, is a unique new look at what many considered to be a pivotal part of the band’s history, its journey to Rishikesh, India in 1968.  The story of that journey is interesting in that it is revealed here that it was really because of the band’s then guitarist George Harrison, that The Beatles even went to India in the first place.  As is pointed out, Harrison made the pilgrimage to India because he was more interested in Indian music and culture than his band mates. He apparently convinced his then band mates to make the journey to India, too.  The story from there gets even more interesting.  It gets more interesting as it is revealed that as much as has ever been said and written about the band’s time in India, apparently three quarters of the band did not stay very long.  Ringo and his wife left only a couple of weeks after making the trip.  Paul and his wife stayed less than six weeks.  Even after everything, it was George who largely remained.

Just as interesting to learn in watching this documentary is that apparently the band became pawns of a sort to a number of parties during and after their trip to India, including the very man who had become their spiritual leader of sorts during their time in India.  The story of how that relationship started and ended is surprising to say the very least.  It sounds in the bigger picture, like something that came right out of a movie.  Along with that, the band also became pawns of a sort to another individual back in the United States when they returned from India.  That story pairs with the story of the band’s relationship with the Maharishi to make quite the interesting overall tale.  When the examination of the band’s relationships with others and even each other during and after their trip to India is considered along with the overarching story of Harrison’s role in the whole thing, the overall presentation makes for a story that will keep audiences engaged and entertained throughout the documentary’s 96-minute run time.

While the overall main feature gives audiences reason to watch the documentary, its audio causes some concern.  The concern comes from the realization that the main feature runs surprisingly low.  Audiences will have to turn up the volume on their TVs quite a bit in order to be able to fully hear everything.  This is important to note because by comparison, the audio in the documentary’s bonus content was recorded at quite a high volume.  So in going straight from the main feature to the bonus content, audiences will have to immediately turn down the volume before starting the bonus content.  Otherwise, audiences will find the unpleasant surprise of having extremely loud audio in the bonus content.  Why and how this stark difference in audio levels is anyone’s guess.  It is not enough to doom the documentary, but it certainly negatively impacts the presentation’s aesthetics.

Speaking of the documentary’s bonus content, it will give the noted targeted audiences more reason to watch.  The extensive interview with author Ajoy Bose, whose book Across The Universe – The Beatles In India is the basis for the documentary, is the most notable of the bonuses.  Bose talks about a variety of topics during his interview, including finding the people who were interviewed for the documentary, the long-term influence of India’s culture and music on the band in regards to not just its music but its members, and the research that he did for his book and for the documentary.  His insights in regards to each item will again appeal to plenty of audiences, especially the most devoted fans of The Beatles.  The secondary bonus examining the compound where John, Paul, George, and Ringo stayed during their time in India offers its own interest.  Many will likely take issue with this, but in listening to the narration while observing the map, the whole compound looks and sounds like something that would be used by a cult.  That is sure to generate plenty of its own discussion among audiences and in turn shows why this item is important in its own way to the whole of the bonus content.  When it and the extensive discussions from Bose are considered together, they make clear why the documentary’s bonus content is just as important to the overall presentation as its main feature.  When that secondary and primary content are considered together, they make the documentary in whole a mostly successful presentation.

The Beatles and India, the latest documentary centered in The Beatles, is a presentation that most audiences will find intriguing.  Its interest comes in large part through its main feature.  The main feature focuses on the band’s much talked about journey to India in 1968.  Audiences will find interesting here that despite all the legend that has been made about that trip, it apparently did not go quite as smoothly as many have made it to be.  While the main feature gives audiences reason to watch, the seeming issues with the audio between the main feature and bonus content detracts from the enjoyment to a point.  The main feature was apparently recorded at a low volume while the bonus content was recorded at a much higher volume.  That difference in volume will require audiences to adjust the volume between the two items.  It is not enough to doom the documentary, but certainly does detract from the overall enjoyment.  Speaking of the bonus content, it proves itself worth watching, too.  That is because of the background that is offered on the documentary’s creation and on the band’s time in India through the two main features here.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the documentary’s home presentation.  All things considered, they make the documentary a mostly successful presentation that most audiences will agree is worth watching at least once.

The documentary’s soundtrack was released in March through Silva Screen Records. The doc’s DVD presentation is expected to retail for MSRP of $19.95 and its Blu-ray presentation for MSRP of $24.95. Each can be ordered here.

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The Rolling Stones Offer Audiences One More Of 2022’s Top New Live Recordings In ‘Licked Live In NYC’

Courtesy: Mercury Studios

The Rolling Stones has another new live recording out this week.  It comes in the form of Licked Live in NYC.  The recording is another wonderfully enjoyable presentation for any fan of The Rolling Stones.  That is due in part to its featured set list which will be discussed shortly.  The bonus content that accompanies the recording makes for its own engagement and entertainment.  It will be discussed a little later.  The companion booklet rounds out its most important elements and will also be examined a little later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the recording’s presentation.  All things considered, they make the recording another presentation that is sure to appeal to any rock purist and fan of The Rolling Stones.

Licked Live In NYC, the latest live recording from The Rolling Stones, is another thoroughly impressive presentation from the band and from Mercury Studios.  It is a work that will appeal to any fan of what is in this critic’s mind, the best rock and roll band in the world.  The recording’s success comes in part through its featured set list.  The set list is largely composed of so many familiar songs from The Rolling Stones.  ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Tumbling Dice,’ ‘and Honky Tonk Woman’ are all there.  The latter of the group features a guest appearance by Sheryl Crow.  Also included in the set list are the likes of ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),’ ‘Angie’ and ‘Street Fighting Man.’  At the same time though, the set list also pulls in what many might consider some deep cuts.  They come in the form of  ‘Happy,’ ‘If You Can’t Rock Me,’ ‘Don’t Stop,’ ‘Monkey Man,’ Thru and Thru’ and Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.’    The latter of that group of songs was performed by guitarist Keith Richards.  ‘Don’t Stop’ is a single featured in the band’s compilation record, 40 Licks.  ‘Monkey Man’ takes audiences back to 1969 and the band’s beloved album, Let It Bleed while ‘Thru and Thru’ is lifted from the band’s 1994 album, Voodoo Lounge.  On a side note, Mercury Studios has released a live Rolling Stones performance previously that was part of a tour in support of Voodoo Lounge in the form of Voodoo Lounge Uncut.  That recording was released in 2018.  Getting back on topic, ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ is lifted from the band’s hit 1971 album, Sticky Fingers but has rarely been featured on any of the band’s live recordings.  So it is its own treat for audiences.  ‘Happy’ reaches back to 1972 and the band’s album, Exile on Main Street while ‘If You Can’t Rock Me’ comes from the band’s 1974 album, It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Simply put, what audiences get from this concert’s set list is a fair balance of familiar songs and some that are less familiar in a live setting from the band.  They also pull from a relatively healthy swath of some of the band’s most well-known and beloved albums.  In other words, audiences get the best of both worlds in more ways than one here.  To that end, the set list forms a solid foundation for the recording’s presentation.

Resting firmly on that foundation is the band’s performance of the set list.  The band’s performance, which took place on stage at Madison Square Garden Jan. 18, 2003, is everything that audiences have come to expect from Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and the now late great Charlie Watts, as well as their fellow musicians and performers.  Jagger’s swagger is just as energetic and prevalent as ever throughout the concert.  Even his interaction with his fellow performers, including the backing singers, is just so real.  Watts’ energy is on full display as he keeps the beat in each song while Wood and Richards bring their own familiar yet unique energy to each performance.  Late great saxophonist Bobby Keys’ solo work and backing work throughout the show even added its own great touch to the whole.  The energy that he and everybody else brough from the whole unit is fully engaging and entertaining.  It makes the overall group’s performance just as immersive and enjoyable as ever.  There really is no one bad thing to say about the band’s performance at any point in the concert.  To that end, the set list and band’s performance thereof collectively make for so much enjoyment in this concert.  They are just a portion of what makes the recording so enjoyable, too.  The bonus content that accompanies the concert adds even more to the overall experience.

The bonus content comes in the form of a n extensive documentary about the band’s tour, a group of “studio rehearsal performances” and some live extras.  The extra live content comes in the form of live clips of ‘Star Star,’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ and ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You.’  Between those songs, the full “rehearsal” performances of ‘Well Well’ and Extreme Western Grip’ brings the recording’s full song list to 26 songs.  So in other words, audiences not only get some extra performances, which are engaging and entertaining in their own right, but audiences also get in these performances some more enjoyable live performances, some in studio and some on stage.  It’s the best of both worlds, so to speak. 

The bonus documentary that comes with the presentation is important in its own right because it really makes audiences the proverbial fly on the wall.  Audiences get to watch as the band members plan the tour from which the featured concert was included.  From planning the stage show to rehearsing together to even Jagger preparing his vocals and dancing skills.  Yes, he even trains in regards to the dancing that he does on stage.  Audiences will be pleasantly surprised to watch him train for that aspect.  It shows just how seriously the band members take the preparations for its shows.  At the same time, in listening to the band members talk about working together and to see them interacting with fans, family, and friends, audiences gain even more appreciation for the band.  That is because of how easygoing the band members appear throughout the show.  That easygoing nature shows through just as much on stage, so in essence, audiences get a definite vibe of what you see is what you get from the band.  It really shows that this veteran band, even at that point in its career, did not seem to have the ego of so many bands out there today, veteran and otherwise.  Between that and the appreciation that audiences will have watching the band prepare for the tour, the documentary presents its own engagement and entertainment.  When the enjoyment generated through the documentary is paired with that generated through the bonus performances, the overall bonus content more than makes for reason to take in this concert.  That bonus content is just one more part of what makes Licked Live In NYC so enjoyable.  The liner notes featured in the recording’s companion booklet rounds out the most important of its elements.

The liner notes featured in the companion booklet were penned by journalist/broadcaster Paul Sexton.  Sexton outlines the show in his notes, giving audiences a preview of the concert before audiences even take in the show.  It is a thorough description highlighting many of the extensive number of high points throughout the concert.  He also cites guitarist Ron Wood  as saying that the band rehearsed no less than 120 (yes, 120) songs in preparation for the tour.  That tidbit, while minimal, is still powerful.  It adds even more to the documentary, showing even more just how seriously the band took its preparations for the tour.  That the band had that many songs to rehearse is in itself shocking and in a good way.  It makes for even more appreciation for the band and the overall presentation here.  AS if that is not enough, there are comments from Richards and from Watts about how the band came to decide on the venues for the concert.  Their insights are deep as they talk about the constraints of performing at larger venues and at theaters and smaller venues.  All of these discussions and the previous that Sexton offers audiences makes for its own engagement and value to the recording, too.  When that engagement and value is paired with the impact of the concert’s set list and the band’s performance thereof, and with the bonus content featured here, the whole makes Licked Live in NYC yet another fully successful live offering from a group that is one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world if not the best.

Licked Live in NYC, the latest live recording from The Rolling Stones, is an impressive new offering from the group that rock purists and fans of The Rolling Stones alike will find appealing.  Its appeal comes in part through its featured set list and the band’s performance thereof.  The set list gives audiences plenty of familiar content while also bringing some deep cuts that have rarely appeared in any of the band’s existing live recordings.  That best of both worlds approach and the enjoyment of the songs themselves makes for so much enjoyment.  The band’s performance of each song makes for its own engagement and entertainment.  That is because even being 40 years into its life at the time of the concert, it shows the band was still at the very top of its game.  That includes the core group’s backing performers.  The bonus content that accompanies the concert adds to the overall enjoyment.  That is because it gives audiences even more live content, both on stage and in studio.  The documentary that is also used as bonus content will keep audiences engaged and entertained in its own right.  That is because it shows the time and effort that the band put into preparing for its 40th anniversary tour.  The liner notes crafted by Paul Sexton do well to compliment the documentary while also previewing the concert through his own descriptions.  Each item examined here is important in its own way to the whole of the recording.  All things considered they make Licked Live in NYC one more of the year’s top new live recordings.

Licked Live in NYC is available now. More information on Licked Live in NYC is available along with all of its latest news at:

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Killswitch Engage Debuts ‘As Sure As The Sun Will Rise’ Live Clip

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Killswitch Engage released its new live recording, Live at the Palladium Friday, and with it, another live clip taken from the recording.

The band premiered the live clip of its performance of ‘As Sure As The Sun Will Rise‘ Friday. The clips is the third from the new recording behind clips of ‘Know Your Enemy‘ and ‘Vide Infra.’

The song is a heavy composition that has all of the trademarks of the band’s works throughout its life. The fire in its arrangement is enough reason for audiences to take in the song. The balance of the screams and clean vocals add even more to the presentation.

Front man Jesse Leach talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“This song was an uplifting song for me as soon as I heard the demo,” Leach said. It’s about spiritual redemption and hope amidst this troubled world. It’s a call to arms for those who seek a just and righteous path in this life. The message is fight through the darkness and perils to overcome the war of spirit and flesh.”

Live at the Palladium is available to order and stream here. More information on the recording is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Anthrax Announces Details For Livestream Concert’s Home Release; Tour Planned For This Summer

Courtesy: Megaforce Records

Anthrax is scheduled to release its new live recording this summer.

The band announced this week, it is scheduled to release the new presentation, dubbed Anthrax XL, in honor of its 40th anniversary, July 15 through Megaforce Records. The concert featured in the recording was a livestream performance that the band recorded July 16 and 17, 2021 as part of the band’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebration.

The concert features a number of the band’s biggest hits and some deep cuts. As a bonus, it will also feature never-before-seen rehearsal footage and Scott Ian’s “walking tour” of New York City. The tour finds Ian pointing out places throughout the city at which Anthrax has played throughout its life.

The recording’s set list is featured below. In anticipation of the recording’s release, the band premiered a live clip of its performance of ‘Aftershock‘ Wednesday.

The track listing for Anthrax’s Anthrax XL Blu-Ray / CD / Digital is as follows:

Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t

Madhouse

Caught In A Mosh

Metal Thrashing Mad

Got The Time

I Am The Law

Keep It In The Family

Lone Justice

The Devil You Know

Be All End All

Now It’s Dark

Antisocial

In The End

Medusa

Evil Twin

Indians

Skeletons In The Closet

Blood Eagle Wings

Bring The Noise

A.I.R.

Among The Living

Courtesy: Herfitz PR/Atom Splitter PR

In other news, Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed will hit the road together this summer.

The bands will launch a five-week tour July 26 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour is scheduled to run through Aug. 28 in Philadelphia, PA and will feature performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH and Toronto, ON.

Anthrax’s upcoming tour is part of its ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration. For Hatebreed, the tour is a continued celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s album, Perseverance. The band is in the midst of a tour with Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns in support of the album’s release anniversary. The tour is scheduled to wrap June 5 in San Francisco, CA.

Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is in support of its latest album, Doom Crew, Inc., which was released last year through eOne. Front man Zakk Wylde spoke warmly of Anthrax and Hatebreed as he talked about the upcoming tour.

“ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME – I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet,” he said. “JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for – HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!”

Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta was also upbeat as he talked about the bands’ upcoming live run.

“Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer!” said Jasta.  “Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place!  See you in the pit.”

Public ticket sale for the upcoming tour opens at 10 a.m. local time Friday. The tour’s schedule is noted below along with the full schedule for the various ticket sales open times.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

JULY

26  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

28  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV

29  The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

30  Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA

AUGUST

  1  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

  2  Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO

  4  Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN

  5  Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI

  6  The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

  8  Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**

  9  Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX

11  The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

12  House of Blues, Orlando, FL

13  The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

15  The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

16  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

18  The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

19  Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY

20  The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**

22  StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA

23  History, Toronto, ON  CANADA

24  Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC

26  Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY

28  The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**

** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.

TICKET PRESALE DETAILS:

Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time 

Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time 

Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST 

Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

Nederlander Presale:  Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time

All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time 

More information on the upcoming tour is available along with all of Anthrax’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://anthrax.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/anthrax

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/anthrax

More information on Black Label Society’s upcoming run with Anthrax and Hatebreed is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://blacklabelsociety.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/blacklabelsociety

More information on Hatebreed’s run with Anthrax and Black Label Society is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.hatebreed.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/hatebreed

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The Police’s New Live Recording Is A Mostly Successful Offering

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For the first time in more than a dozen years, veteran rock band The Police officially released a new live recording this week in the form of Around the World: Restored & Expanded.  Released Friday through Mercury Studios, the recording is the band’s first new live recording since the release of its then latest live recording, Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires in 2008.  That recording was released through A&M Records.  This latest presentation is such that it will appeal to a wide range of audiences, from the band’s most devoted audiences to even more causal audiences.  That is due in large part to its featured set list, which will be discussed shortly.  The audio’s companion tour documentary that is featured in the set’s DVD and Blu-ray platforms adds its own share of interest.  It will be discussed a little later.  The liner notes penned by The Police guitarist Andy Summers are a welcome companion to the tour documentary and round out the presentation’s most notable elements.  They will also be examined later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the recording.  All things considered they make Around the World: Restored & Expanded a presentation that most fans of The Police will find enjoyable.

Around the World: Restored & Expanded, the new live recording from The Police, is a presentation that most of the band’s audiences will find appealing.  That is due in large part to its featured set list.  Totaling 11 songs, the set list is pulled from performances that the band held on its then debut global tour in 1980.  The songs presented here were pulled from the band’s first two albums, Outlandos d’Amour (1978) and Reggatta de Blanc (1979).  That 1978 record is the most heavily represented here, with six total songs.  The latter received four nods.  As an added bonus, the rare b-side, ‘Visions of the Night’ is also featured here.  The song was a b-side to the band’s hit single, ‘Walking on the Moon’.  Simply put, what audiences get in this collection of songs is a presentation of The Police from what was at the time still its infancy.  To that end, it is a welcome representation of the band’s catalog at the time.  Keeping that in mind, this aspect is certain to appeal to plenty of audiences.  The only downside to the set list is that it is only made available on the recording’s CD platform.  Given, there are live performances of four of the songs featured in the audio side, but it still would have been great having the entire collection, considering that the tour documentary presented on the DVD and Blu-ray runs only an hour and 23 minutes.  Beggars can’t be choosers, though.  To that end, it is still good to even have this presentation of The Police’s early days both in studio and on the road.

The songs that make up the main body of Around the World: Restored & Expanded are just part of the presentation’s appeal for the band’s noted audiences.  The tour documentary that is featured in the collection’s DVD and Blu-ray presentation will appeal just as much to the noted audiences.  Audiences see the band make its way around the world, from Asia to Australia, to Africa (more specifically Egypt) to South America and to America, audiences are taken along for the band’s ride in its debut world tour.  Along the way, audiences get to see the noted live performances that are also separated as bonus content on the DVD and BD platforms.  While the band is in Asia, audiences get to see Summers take on a sumo wrestler, though some might not really want to see him in the glorified diaper that sumo wrestlers wear.  Yes, that was meant to be a lighthearted statement.  Audiences also get to see the band on board a boat in the waters of what looks like possibly Thailand.  When the band reaches Egypt things get a bit tense.  At first audiences think that a certain discussion had between a group of individuals was acted out, but as Summers points out in his notes, it apparently was not set up.  This will be discussed a little later.  Over in Australia, audiences see the band in the countryside as well as on stage.  Overall, the documentary builds on the foundation formed by the recording’s audio side and enhances the concert experience that much more for the noted audiences.

Building on the presentation that is the documentary are the liner notes penned by Summers.  As already pointed out, Summers explains that the band’s stay in Egypt was anything but good.  Summers explains that a comment made by Sting to an Egyptian official and his initial refusal to take back what he said almost caused an international incident.  Another incident was narrowly avoided in one South American country when Summers apparently had a physical altercation of sorts with a law enforcement official at a concert.  These two items will be left for audiences to discover for themselves, but they definitely build on the experience even more.  That is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that is the liner notes.  Summers also writes in his notes that the band had yet another close call in New Zealand, yet again involving law enforcement.  This is yet another intriguing anecdote that will be left for audiences to read about for themselves.  Between this story, the others pointed out here and everything else that Summers recalls in his notes, the overall content in the recording’s companion booklet puts the finishing touch to the presentation and ensures that much more that the band’s established audiences and casual fans alike will appreciate the presentation.  When this content, the audio, and video are all considered, they leave no doubt that the noted audiences will find plenty to appreciate about the recording.

Around the World: Restored and Expanded is a presentation that most fans of The Police will find enjoyable.  That is due in large part to the recording’s featured songs.  They are in themselves a strong representation of the band in its infancy.  That is because the songs that make up the main body of the recording are all pulled from the band’s first two albums.  There is even a rare b-side included in the mix for good measure.  The tour documentary that accompanies the performances makes for its own interest.  That is because it takes audiences along for the ride with the band on its first-ever world tour.  Audiences get to see firsthand, much of what the band experienced, including the high and occasional not so high points.  The liner notes penned by The Police guitarist Andy Summers work directly with the documentary to enhance the viewing experience therein.  That is because they are those firsthand notes.  They take audiences even deeper into the band’s tour and finish off the overall presentation.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the recording.  All things considered, they make Around the World: Restored & Expanded a presentation that most fans of The Police will find a welcome new offering from the band and from Mercury Studios.

Around the World: Restored & Expanded is available now. More information on the recording is available along with all of the latest news from The Police at:

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Mercury Studios Announces Details For New Documentary/Concert Presentation

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Mercury Studios will celebrate the legacy of Thin Lizzy and its front man Phil Lynott this summer with a new dual documentary/concert presentation.

Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town Live at the Sydney Opera House October 1978 is scheduled for release June 24. The expansive presentation will release on 2DVD/CD and Blu-ray/DVD/CD. Pre-orders are open and a trailer for the presentation is streaming here.

The band’s live recording is a re-issue of the presentation that was previously released on VHS, laserdisc, and DVD. It features five additional songs not featured in the concert’s previous releases as well as remastered video and remixed audio.

The set list in the concert features songs, such as ‘The Boys Are Back in Town,’ ‘Still In Love With You,’ and ‘Warriors.’ The 13-song set list is featured in different orders on the CD and DVD presentations. As an added note, there is an option on the DVD to play the songs with the Lost Performances from the order in which they were originally performed.

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Home Release Date Announced For ‘The Beatles and India’

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Renoir Pictures and Silva Screen’s documentary, The Beatles and India will come home this summer.

The documentary is scheduled for release on DVD and Blu-ray June 21 through MVD Entertainment Group. The documentary’s home release will come more than a year after it made its theatrical debut at the UK Asian Film Festival.

The documentary focuses on the impact that Indian culture had on The Beatles’ music. It follows the band’s journey to Rishikesh, India in 1968 and how the Fab Four’s journey changed them and their journey. The doc was inspired by author Ajoy Bose’s book, Across The Universe – The Beatles in India, produced by British Indian music businessman Reynold D’Silva and directed by Bose.

The documentary’s soundtrack was released in March through Silva Screen Records. The doc’s DVD presentation is expected to retail for MSRP of $19.95 and its Blu-ray presentation for MSRP of $24.95. Each can be ordered here.

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‘All Creatures Great & Small’ Remains One Of TV’s Top Series In Its Second Season

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Fans of the reboot of the classic television series All Creatures Great & Small have had a lot to be happy about this year in regards to the series. The series’ second season was met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike on both sides of the Atlantic. For those who don’t know, the series originally airs on the British television network Channel 5 before being imported by PBS after its European run. As Season 2 ran its course here in the U.S., the announcement came in January that the series has already been renewed for two more seasons, so lots more stories from the town of Darrowby are certain to come in the next couple of years, thankfully. While audiences await those many new stories, they can enjoy the series’ second season on DVD and Blu-ray thanks to PBS Distribution, having been released to both platforms March 8. For those who have yet to watch Season Two, it offers much to appreciate, not the least of which being its writing. That will be addressed shortly. The cast’s work is just as admirable as the writing and will be discussed a little later. The collective cinematography, make-up and costuming is also once again notable in its own right and will also be discussed later. Each item noted here is key in its own way to the whole of Season 2’s presentation. All things considered, they make the second season of the All Creatures Great & Small reboot series another presentation that the show’s fans will agree is so enjoyable.

The second season of Channel 5 and PBS’ All Creatures Great & Small reboot is another fully enjoyable presentation. It continues to make the series a rare rebooted series that is actually well worth watching. That is due in large part to the series’ writing. The writing presented in Season 2 is noteworthy because as in the series’ first season, it balances so many aspects so well. On one level, the writing shines because each episode is its own story. While there is a bit of a serial aspect here as romance starts to flourish for everyone at the veterinary office, the overall approach is anything but serial. Each episode overall is its own story. That means that audiences once again will not feel forced to binge the series and know what’s going on in one episode to the next in order to enjoy the show. What’s more, audiences do not even have to feel committed to going back to Season 1 if they have not yet seen that season in order to enjoy this season. That is because the writing does so well to catch viewers up with the first season’s events.

On another note, the writing here is impressive because the writers never let the growing romance aspect of the show overpower the bigger story. Rather they balance that respectfully into the bigger picture of each character’s continued development. Viewers will enjoy watching the continued sibling rivalry between Tristan (Callum Woodhouse)  and Siegfried (Samuel West) as Tristan starts to come into his own. James (Nicholas Ralph) and Mrs. Hall (Anna Madeley) each develop even more in their own right. James comes into his own as he also learns to stand up to Siegfried and establish his place at the practice. Additionally, he starts maturing even more as he deals with the residents of Darrowby and their personal biases. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hall gets even more of her own time as she has to manage the practice as a sort of house mother while also finding and accepting love. On yet another angle, the dynamic between Helen (Rachel Shenton) and James even develops more in a way that will make it fully relatable to audiences. The whole story will not be given away out of respect for those who have yet to see Season, 2, but the couple does have something of a happy ending, albeit very realistic. That in itself is yet another example of the power of the season’s writing. Between all of this and the fact that audiences one again will not feel like they have to intensely devote themselves to the show, the writing clearly offers audiences plenty to appreciate. It makes for a solid foundation for the series’ second season. It is just one of the items that makes Season 2 successful. The cast’s work is of its own applause.

The cast’s work is of note in examining Season 2’s presentation because it does just as much to engage audiences as the writing. One of the most memorable moments in which this is exhibited comes late in the season as Tristan realizes that Siegfried and Mrs. Hall had lied to him about his exam grades. He sits at the table, nursing a bottle and fighting back tears as he confronts Mrs. Hall about what she knew. It would have been so easy for Woodhouse to go over the top and just milk the moment. Thankfully he did not go that route. The control that he exercised in handling the moment made it all the more powerful and engaging. On the opposite side, the varied moments when he brings out Tristan’s normally cocky attitude makes for its own share of laughs. This shows in its own right, Woodhouse’s talent and its impact on the show. On yet another note, his work opposite West is so believable. Anyone with a sibling will fully relate to the pair’s squabbling will love those moments.

In looking at Madeley’s performance, her balance of counselor, confidant, and general semi-boss standing makes her just as enjoyable to watch. She has lost nothing along the way. Those softer moments as she handles Tristan and Siegfried’s relationship and the more personal moments as she listens to broadcasts about the coming war show a wide range of emotions and talent. That she can make Mrs. Hall so believably coy as she deals with her own feelings towards her own romantic interest and her friend’s attempt to counsel her in the matter is just as enjoyable to watch. It all feels so real. There is no over the top drama even in this aspect. It does just as much as Woodhouse’s work to make the acting so rich.

The dynamic between Shenton and Ralph as Helen and James is just as enjoyable. The tension between the pair early in the season actually does well to leave audiences wonder if the couple would end up together. That is a tribute to the duo’s work interpreting the story this season. Even in the season finale, there is a discussion between the pair that leaves one wondering if the honeymoon period ended before it even began. Once again, this is the duo acting so well. It is a moment to which any ordinary person will relate because every couple goes through the discussion that Helen and James had. The total outcome will be left for audiences to learn for themselves even as audiences wait to see where Helen and James’ relationship will go in Season 3. Between this work and that of the rest of the cast examined here, it goes without saying that the cast’s work in Season 2 makes for just as much engagement and entertainment as the season’s writing. The two items together make for even more reason for audiences to take in Season 2. They are just part of what makes Season 2 enjoyable. The collective cinematography, makeup and costuming round out the season’s positives.

The cinematography featured in Season 2 is just as stunning as that in the rebooted series’ debut season. The lush, green meadows and the quaint town streets (captured in and around Yorkshire) are so stunning, especially under the bright, blue skies. The ability of those behind the cameras to just as effectively set the stage in the vet office and even in the farmers’ homes and land is just as admirable even in its minutiae. It makes the stories all the more engaging. The same can be said of the work put in to ensure the season looks time period accurate. From the vehicles to the costumes and the hair dos and more, it is clear that a lot of time and effort went into making sure as much as possible was done to make everything right and believable. So just as much credit is due to those behind the cameras in this angle as those behind the cameras and capturing the acting. When all of this is considered along with the work of the show’s writers and cast, the whole makes for even more enjoyment in the second season of All Creatures Great & Small. It makes the second season a complete success and one more of the year’s top new DVD and BLu-ray box sets for grown-up audiences.

The second season of All Creatures Great & Small‘s reboot is a joy of a presentation. That is due in part to the season’s writing, which balances so many story aspects so expertly from one episode to the next. The writing once again avoids any serial aspects, which in this day and age is so welcome. It also makes the separate stories so engaging and entertaining in their own right. The cast’s work interpreting the writers’ work is just as enjoyable. The cast’s work is fully believable from one story to the next and makes the season all the more immersive. The collective cinematography, costuming and makeup make the season’s aesthetic impact just as enjoyable as the writing and acting. Each item examined here is important in its own right to the whole of the season’s presentation. All things considered, they make the season another welcome presentation for the rebooted series and another positive addition to this year’s field of new DVD and Blu-ray box sets for grown-up audiences.

All Creatures Great & Small: Season 2 is available now. More information on the series and other shows from Channel 5 is available online at:

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20th Century Studios’ ‘Murder On The Nile’ Reboot Is A Reboot That Is Actually Worth Watching…If Only Occasionally

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Crime sells, and it sells a lot. From television to books to movies, it sells. As much as humans might want to deny their fascination with crime, it sells. That is why there are so many TV shows that center solely on crime. That is why newspapers and news agencies thrive on the topic. It brings those eyeballs, and with them, sales. That is why some of the most well-known novels in literary history center on crime. One of the great names in literary crime is the late great author Agatha Christie. Her novels about Hercule Poirot and the crimes that he solved are known the world around. They have been read by countless audiences, and the TV series that rose from the books has been seen by just as many viewers. The popularity of Christie’s works is such that they have also led to multiple big screen adaptations of those books, the most recent being this year’s take of her novel, Death on the Nile. Released theatrically this year through 20th Century Studios, it came 44 years after the then most recent adaptation, which was released in 1978. Now Tuesday, it will come home on DVD and Blu-ray, less than two months after its Feb. 11 domestic theatrical premiere.

The second of 20th Century Studios’ adaptations from Christie’s novels following the 2017 release of Murder on the Orient Express (which was also a reboot of a previous theatrical rendition), this presentation is not terrible nor is it great. It is worth watching at least once. The studio’s new updated take of Murder on the Nile is worth watching at least once. That is due in large part to the story, which will be discussed shortly. While the story makes for its own engagement and entertainment, the pacing thereof is slightly problematic. It is not enough to doom the movie, but is still important to note. It will be discussed a little later. The movie’s general presentation works with the story to make for more appeal, and will also be addressed later. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of Death on the Nile. All things considered, they make this latest update on the story worth watching occasionally.

20th Century Studios’ reboot of Death on the Nile is an interesting update on the late great author’s timeless crime thriller novel. Its appeal comes primarily through its story. The story is simple. It features Poirot on a boat trip down the Nile River with a group of well-to-do individuals as part of a couple’s honeymoon. Along the way, the newlywed wife, Linnet Ridgeway (Gal Gadot — Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984, Red Notice) is gunned down as she sleeps one night during the river cruise. Linnet’s new husband, Simon (Armie Hammer — The Lone Ranger, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Social Network) is heartbroken, and everyone on board is a suspect. Poirot (played here once again by Kenneth Branagh — Murder on the Orient Express, Henry V, Hamlet) interviews each suspect on board, including his own friend, Bouc (played once again by Tom Bateman — Jekyll & Hyde, Murder on the Orient Express, Snatched). AS the interviews take place and everyone suspects everyone else, two other murders happen, and they are connected directly to that of Linnet. The final reveal will not be covered here out of respect for those who have yet to watch the movie, but in hindsight, it comes as no surprise, considering how so many real life crime stories unfold in shows, such as Dateline and 48 Hours. This critic will at least admit that the one person thought to be the offender turned out to not be that person, but rather a red herring. Now given, being another adaptation of Christie’s original story, there are variations, which is somewhat disconcerting. At the same time though, the story plays out relatively well and will keep viewers engaged and entertained.

While the story plays out so well, there is still a concern about its pacing. The story wastes little time introducing the main characters. However, from there, the story takes its time building up the full plot. Specifically, it spends the first hour of its two hours building the plot. That buildup drags more than once, which will lead some audiences to want to fast forward plenty of times. The second act, which takes place aboard the boat, drags at multiple points, too as Poirot interviews each suspect. What keeps things moving is the surprise murders that happen in connection with that of Linnet. If not for those moments though, the movie would have otherwise just plodded along, so to that end, it’s more proof of the attraction that humans have to crime. Even in the final act as Poirot begins to unfold everything, the remaining group together in one room, there seems to be a bit more exposition than is really needed. Thankfully it is not so much that it bogs down the action too much. Keeping all of this in mind, the story’s pacing does pose some problems for the movie’s overall presentation. Thankfully though, that issue is not so concerning that it makes the movie a total failure.

Keeping in mind that the pacing, while problematic is not overly so, there is at least one more positive to this reboot’s presentation. That positive is the movie’s general presentation. It is clear throughout the movie’s two hour six minute run time (which is relatively short considering how most movies average two and a half hours nowadays if not longer) that lots of sound stages and computer generated effects are used. At times that blend of real sets and CG is a little bit cheesy, but there is honestly something appealing about it, especially in an age when so many movies rely almost entirely on computer generated graphics and green screens. It is a bit of a throwback to movie making from a bygone era. The costumes are also nice throwbacks, including Branagh’s clearly fake mustache. Speaking of Branagh, his acting is part of that general presentation. It leads the way once again among a cast whose work is otherwise just part of the whole. Also of note here is that while there is some blood used at points, its use is so minimal. In an age when so many crime stories overly use blood and gore, this minimalist approach is just as welcome to the general presentation as anything else. It is such a nice change of pace. Keeping everything noted here in mind, the whole of the general presentation makes for its own share of engagement and entertainment. When that engagement and entertainment is considered along with the overall positive of the movie’s story, the whole makes this reboot of Death on The Nile worth watching at least occasionally.

20th Century Studios’ new update of Agatha Christie’s crime novel, Death on the Nile is an intriguing presentation. It is not great nor is it terrible. Its story, which is relatively easy to follow makes for most of the reason for giving it a chance. It is a crime story that while fiction, is mirrored in real life by just as many true stories very similar in fashion, ironically enough. The story’s pacing is somewhat problematic because it drags at points throughout the story. The general presentation works with the story to make for more engagement and entertainment. When the two items are considered together, they make for reason enough to give the movie some appeal and in turn worth watching at least occasionally. Each item examined is important in its own way to the whole of this movie’s presentation. All things considered, they make this reboot of Murder on the Nile worth watching at least occasionally.

Murder on the Nile is scheduled for release Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray. More information on this and other titles from 20th Century Studios is available at:

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