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ANTHRAX’S “WORSHIP MUSIC” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARDS TOP 20!

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News with tags , , , on September 22, 2011 by Randy

LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – “Worship Music“, (Megaforce) Anthrax’sfirst studio album in eight years and its first with vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990’s “Persistence of Time,” blasts onto next week’s Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #12, the band’s highest chart debut in two decades, and second-highest in its career, selling 28,500 copies.

And if that’s not enough, Worship Music” debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Core Chart, and #2 at both the Indie and Indie Core Stores charts.

“I am most proud of our fans who came out and gave us the amazing support they did,” saidAnthrax’s Charlie Benante. “To have our record debut at #12 is a great accomplishment.”

Added the band’s Scott Ian, “I’m absolutely thrilled with the fact that our Anthrax Army came out in force this week to show the world that good music matters. Thank you to all our friends, old and new! It’s a privilege to do this for you.”

While the recording of Worship Music was challenging and at some times difficult, it was at the core of an extraordinary experience for a band that had questioned its very future. Anthrax’s turning point took place in 2009 at a Cleveland hotel bar with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich when he first brought up the idea of The Big Four. That led to Anthrax’s decision to get Belladonna back in the band on a permanent basis, and to the complete refashioning of the previously-recorded tracks for “Worship Music” with Belladonna’s inimitable vocal stamp. Pre-release reviews of “Worship Music” hailed the album as not only a career-best for Anthrax, but “the metal album of the year,” and last week’s New York homecoming concert at Yankee Stadium as one of the original architects of speed and thrash metal with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four – only added to Anthrax’sremarkable renewal.

Anthrax hits the road beginning October 14 on a five-week, coast-to-coast tour with Testament andDeath Angel.

Dates are listed below.

10/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/15 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/18 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/28 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

10/29 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

10/30 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

11/1 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

11/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

11/6 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

11/8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/11 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/12 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom * NEW

11/13 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount * NEW

11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

11/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues * NEW

11/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

Anthrax – “Worship Music” out now! CD/LP [Best Buy]

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ANTHRAX’S “WORSHIP MUSIC” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARDS TOP 20!

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News with tags , , , on September 22, 2011 by Randy

LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – “Worship Music“, (Megaforce) Anthrax’sfirst studio album in eight years and its first with vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990’s “Persistence of Time,” blasts onto next week’s Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #12, the band’s highest chart debut in two decades, and second-highest in its career, selling 28,500 copies.

And if that’s not enough, Worship Music” debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Core Chart, and #2 at both the Indie and Indie Core Stores charts.

“I am most proud of our fans who came out and gave us the amazing support they did,” saidAnthrax’s Charlie Benante. “To have our record debut at #12 is a great accomplishment.”

Added the band’s Scott Ian, “I’m absolutely thrilled with the fact that our Anthrax Army came out in force this week to show the world that good music matters. Thank you to all our friends, old and new! It’s a privilege to do this for you.”

While the recording of Worship Music was challenging and at some times difficult, it was at the core of an extraordinary experience for a band that had questioned its very future. Anthrax’s turning point took place in 2009 at a Cleveland hotel bar with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich when he first brought up the idea of The Big Four. That led to Anthrax’s decision to get Belladonna back in the band on a permanent basis, and to the complete refashioning of the previously-recorded tracks for “Worship Music” with Belladonna’s inimitable vocal stamp. Pre-release reviews of “Worship Music” hailed the album as not only a career-best for Anthrax, but “the metal album of the year,” and last week’s New York homecoming concert at Yankee Stadium as one of the original architects of speed and thrash metal with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four – only added to Anthrax’sremarkable renewal.

Anthrax hits the road beginning October 14 on a five-week, coast-to-coast tour with Testament andDeath Angel.

Dates are listed below.

10/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/15 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/18 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/28 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

10/29 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

10/30 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

11/1 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

11/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

11/6 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

11/8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/11 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/12 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom * NEW

11/13 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount * NEW

11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

11/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues * NEW

11/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom

Anthrax – “Worship Music” out now! CD/LP [Best Buy]

Website / Facebook / Twitter

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO THE BIG 4 CONCERT AT YANKEE STADIUM ON 9/14 FEATURING ANTHRAX

Posted in All Metal, News with tags , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Randy

Anthrax has launched a contest, presented by f.y.e., to see the band perform live in New York City with the original singer Joey Belladonna.  Starting now, one very lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a trip to the Big 4 concert at Yankee Stadium on September 14th. The winner and a guest will receive round trip airfare tickets to New York City, hotel, and tickets to one of the biggest metal events this year!  In order to enter and for official contest rules, go to www.redmusic.com/anthrax/anthraxsweepstakes.html

Make sure to pick up your copy of the new Anthrax “Worship Music” record on September 13th or preorder your copy of the record now on fye.com.

THE BIG 4 METALLICA. SLAYER. MEGADETH. ANTHRAX. COME TOGETHER FOR FIRST AND ONLY U.S. SHOW SATURDAY, APRIL 23 AT THE EMPIRE POLO CLUB IN INDIO, CA

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by Randy

VIP SHUTTLES, TICKETS AND HOTEL TRAVEL PACKAGES
AVAILABLE FOR CONCERTGOERS
FROM VALLEY MUSIC TRAVEL

On Saturday, April 23THE BIG 4METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX–will take over the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA (home of the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival) for this one-day only U.S. appearance by these four legendary hard rock acts.   THE BIG 4 day-long event will feature full performances from these four iconic bands, who–for the first time ever–toured together last year for seven acclaimed shows across Europe.

Valley Music Travel is organizing transportation and vacation packages for fans’ added ease and comfort.  For travel to and from the Empire Polo Field, “THE BIG 4 Day Trip” package features same-day shuttle service from various Southern California locations.  Check http://valleymusictravel.com/ for all the travel package information.

Here is info on “The Big 4 Day Trip” shuttle services (all prices round-trip):

CARSON
Departs at 11:00 AM
$65 shuttle only, $164 with GA ticket, $264 with VIP ticket

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Departs at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM
$65 shuttle only, $164 with GA ticket, $264 with VIP ticket

PASADENA
Departs at 12:00 PM
$50 shuttle only, $149 with GA ticket, $249 with VIP ticket

ONTARIO
Departs at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM
$40 shuttle only, $139 with GA ticket, $239 with VIP ticket

RIVERSIDE
Departs at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM
$40 shuttle only, $139 with GA ticket, $239 with VIP ticket

ANAHEIM
Departs at 12:00 PM
$50 shuttle only, $149 with GA ticket, $249 with VIP ticket

IRVINE
Departs at 11:30 AM
$65 shuttle only, $164 with GA ticket, $264 with VIP ticket

SAN DIEGO
Departs at 11:00 AM
$65 shuttle only, $164 with GA ticket, $264 with VIP ticket

Each shuttle location and the Empire Polo Club will feature on-site staff to assist with travel to and from the show.  More details here: http://thebig4festival.com/socal-shuttles/

For fans looking to make a weekend out of the one-show-only event, Goldenvoice has teamed with Palm Desert’s Homewood Suites and JW Marriott, offering all-inclusive packages featuring admission to the day-long concert, lodging and hotel/venue shuttles.  More info is available here: http://www.valleymusictravel.com/thebig4_hotels.php

Off-site camping information is available here: http://thebig4festival.com/travel/offsite-camping/

Tickets for THE BIG 4 went on sale Friday, January 28 through Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Ticket prices are $99.00, general admission and $199.00 for VIP.  More details can be found at www.thebig4festival.com andwww.facebook.com/THEBIG4.

A DVD from the BIG 4’s 6/22/10 Sofia, Bulgaria show entered the U.S. and Canada video sales charts at #1 and has achieved double platinum status since its November ’10 release.

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