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POSEHN featuring comedian Brian Posehn and Scott Ian, has released a new video for the track New Music Sucks. The video features Weird Al, Pat & Joe from Fallout Boy, Patton Oswalt, and others.
Check it out.
The Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set for an August 21, 2020 release, exactly 30 years after its original release. Available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition will offer four LPs as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album’s original visual concept.
The 40-minute “guerilla-style” DVD was shot when Anthrax was on the “No Prayer on the Road” tour with Iron Maiden in 1991 and features live footage of Benante taking over the drums for Iron Maiden’s Nick McBrain, as well as backstage and dressing room footage with members of both bands. The piece wraps with Benante, Bello, and Ian joining Iron Maiden on stage for the final song of the night, “Sanctuary.”
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERSISTENCE OF TIME WITH DELUXE VINYL EDITIONS
Fully Re-Mastered with Refashioned Cover Art
Persistence of Time (30th Anniversary Edition) – Anthrax
CD1 (Remastered Original Album/Bonus Tracks)
03 Keep It In The Family
04 In My World
06 Intro to Reality
07 Belly of the Beast
08 Got The Time
09 H8 Red
10 One Man Stands
12 I’m The Man (The Illest Version Ever)
13 Time (Live at The Palace of Auburn Hills)
CD2 (Bonus Tracks)
01 Got The Time (Pre Production)
02 In My World (Pre Production – Scott Guide Vocal)
03 H8 Red (Rehearsal Room/Charlie’s, Riff Tape/Pre-Production)
04 Discharge (Charlie’s Riff Tape/Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)
05 Keep In In The Family (Rehearsal Room/Scott Guide Vocal)
06 Blood (Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)
07 Intro to Reality (Pre-Production)
08 Belly Of The Beast (Tracking)
09 Gridlock (Tracking)
10 One Man Stands (Pre-Production)
11 Time (Pre-Production, Scott Guide Vocal)
The 40-minute “guerilla-style” DVD was shot when Anthrax was on tour with Iron Maiden in 1991 and features live footage of Benante taking over the drums for Iron Maiden’s Nick McBrain, as well as backstage and dressing room footage with members of both bands. The piece wraps with Benante, Bello, and Ian joining Iron Maiden on stage for the final song of the night, “Sanctuary.”
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERSISTENCE OF TIME WITH DELUXE COLOR VINYL EDITIONS
Fully Re-Mastered with Refashioned Cover Art
Persistence of Time/Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition Vinyl Track Listing:
Keep It In The Family (Remastered)
In My World (Remastered)
Intro to Reality (Remastered
Belly of the Beast (Remastered)
Got The Time (Remastered)
H8 Red (Remastered)
One Man Stands (Remastered)
I’m The Man (The Illest Version Ever)
Time (Live at The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Got The Time (Pre Production)
In My World (Pre Production – Scott Guide Vocal)
H8 Red (Rehearsal Room/Charlie’s, Riff Tape/Pre-Production)
Discharge (Charlie’s Riff Tape/Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)
Keep In In The Family (Rehearsal Room/Scott Guide Vocal)
Blood (Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)
Intro to Reality (Pre-Production)
Belly Of The Beast (Tracking)
One Man Stands (Pre-Production)
Time (Pre-Production, Scott Guide Vocal)
S.O.D. members and metal legends Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Dan Lilker joined together, virtually, and did a jam session that included March of the S.O.D.
It’s exactly what we all need in these times of social distancing.
KERRANG! calls Posehn’s Grandpa Metal the “Mona Lisa of Comedy Metal Albums.”
Grandpa Metal releases into the world on February 14th!
From the feature:
While discussing the massive guest stars included on his new album?—?among them Corey Taylor, Scott Ian, Dethklok’s Brendon Small and Exodus’ Steve?—?one can hear the awkward metalhead teenager in Posehn’s voice, wondering how he got any of these musicians to work with him.
Read the entire feature HERE.
Megaforce is excited to release Grandpa Metal, by comedian and heavy metal fan Brian Posehn. Grandpa Metal will be available everywhere on February 14th, 2020!
“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong,” says Posehn. “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.”
Grandpa Metal is packed with cameos from legends in the metal world including Scott Ian (Anthrax) Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) Brendon Small (Dethklok) Corey Taylor (Slipknot) Michael Starr (Steel Panther) Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth) Gary Holt (Slayer) Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Chuck Billy (Testament) Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) Jill Janus (Huntress) Rob Cavestany (Death Angel), and more.
AND…there’s a sick cover of A-ha’s Take on Me.
ARTE Concert filmed Anthrax’s June 23rd performance in Clisson, France at the 2019 Hellfest. The footage looks and sounds great, so good you’ll think you were there.
Included in the set is Now It’s Dark from State of Euphoria, which they’ve recently started playing for the first time in 27 years.
Check out the almost hour-long performance below:
Satans Taint, featuring former Overkill member Bobby Gustafson, will release their new album, Destruction Ritual, on August 2nd.
Gustafson describes the song as, “a bit of old-school thrash with a touch of the newer, groove-oriented metal. I am just looking to concentrate on writing the best music possible,” he said. “Looking to bring back some old-school thrash with some new twists. Good songs always rise to the top.”
Listen to Desecration below:
The legendary Meat Puppets have reunited and put together an album of new music. The album, Dusty Notes, will be available March 8th via Megaforce records.
You can pre-order the album HERE.
The band has also released a new single, Warranty, which you can check out below.