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Porcupine Tree Releases New Track

Porcupine Tree released their single Rats Return off their upcoming full-length release Closer/Continuation, which is out June 24th, along with an accompanying video.

‘Rats Return’ is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest,” says PORCUPINE TREE founder Steven Wilson. “I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first.”

“Closure/Continuation” will be available as a seven-track standard CD, standard black vinyl 2×12″ LP, white vinyl 2×12″ LP, transparent blue vinyl 2×12″ LP, limited edition white cassette, and digital download. A limited audiophile deluxe LP will also be available, cut at 45rpm on 3×12″ clear vinyl in 12″ slipcase box with two bonus tracks; a limited audiophile deluxe CD in 12″ slipcase box will include the standard CD, a second disc with three bonus tracks and album instrumentals, Blu-ray disc with 5.1/Dolby Atmos and HD audio versions of the album, and an exclusive album art book. Pre-orders are available now.

Check out the video:

Porcupine Tree Announces New Record

Megaforce is stoked to team up with Music for Nations for the first new Porcupine Tree album in 13 years, Closure/Continuation. The album will be released on June 24th. Read more about the release HERE at Brooklyn Vegan.

R.I.P. Jon Zazula

The world of rock and metal would not be what it is today without Jon Zazula.

Jon’s love of music and musicians was unwavering. A giant was lost today.
Rest In Peace Jon.

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Charlie Benante’s Silver Linings OUT NOW!

Charlie Benante, the legendary drummer from Anthrax, has released Silver Linings, a solo project with a lot of help from his friends.

When COVID hit hard and stay-at-home orders were issued, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante found he had all kinds of time to rediscover and fall in love again with music he hadn’t listened to in a long time. That gave him a great idea, and he enlisted musician buddies to get together and jam these great songs. Charlie’s new album, Silver Linings, is those jams.

 

“Silver Linings” track listing:

“City of Blinding Lights” (U2)

Frank Bello
Mark Osegueda
Charlie Benante

“Chloe Dancer / Crown of Horns” (MOTHER LOVE BONE)

Mark Menghi
Mark Osegueda
Charlie Benante

“Teardrop” (MASSIVE ATTACK)

Carla Harvey
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

“Run DMC” (Run-DMC)

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Rob Caggiano
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

“Rhiannon” (FLEETWOOD MAC)

Mark Menghi
Jennifer Cella
Randy McStine
Charlie Benante

“Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty)

Carla Harvey
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

“Transylvania” (IRON MAIDEN)

Dave “Snake” Sabo
Frank Bello
Jon Donias
Charlie Benante

“Presto Vivace” (U.K.)

Ra Diaz
Alex Skolnick
Jordan Rudess
Charlie Benante

“Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish)

Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

“Jimmy James” (BEASTIE BOYS)

Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

“All The Way” (KISS)

PJ Farley
Joe McGinness
John 5
Charlie Benante

“Mr Speed” (KISS)

Joe McGinness
PJ Farley
Charlie Benante

“Public Image” (PUBLIC IMAGE)

Hank Von Hell
Dave Brownsound
Jason “Cone” McCaslin
Charlie Benante

“Funny Vibe” (LIVING COLOUR)

Ra Diaz
Corey Glover
Henry Flury
Charlie Benante

 

 

Limited Edition Shepard Fairey Alternative Cover Into the Future

Legendary artists Bad Brains and legendary artist Shepard Fairey present an alternative cover to the Into The Future album.
Available June 4, 2021. Find at your local store while supplies last.

In Memory of Megaforce Co Founder Marsha Zazula

The world of music owes a debt of gratitude to Marsha Zazula, who along with her husband Jon gave birth to some of the most musically significant artists. Marsha was one of a kind and taught the world to be fiercely independent. Megaforce and our artists will never forget her. In our hearts, she will always be a guiding force.

POSEHN new video for NEW MUSIC SUCKS

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.

 

Anthrax Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Available 8.21.20

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.”

CD+DVD VERSION

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)
01 Time
02 Blood
03 Keep It In The Family
04 In My World
05 Gridlock
06 Intro to Reality
07 Belly of the Beast
08 Got The Time
09 H8 Red
10 One Man Stands
11 Discharge
Bonus Tracks
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)

DVD
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.”

LP EDITION

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:

Side A
Time (Remastered)
Blood (Remastered)
Keep It In The Family (Remastered)

Side B
In My World (Remastered)
Gridlock (Remastered)
Intro to Reality (Remastered
Belly of the Beast (Remastered)

Side C
Got The Time (Remastered)
H8 Red (Remastered)
One Man Stands (Remastered)
Discharge (Remastered)

Side D
I’m The Man (The Illest Version Ever)
Time (Live at The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Got The Time (Pre Production)

Side E
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)

Side F
Keep In In The Family (Rehearsal Room/Scott Guide Vocal)
Blood (Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)

Side G
Intro to Reality (Pre-Production)
Belly Of The Beast (Tracking)
Gridlock (Tracking)

Side H
One Man Stands (Pre-Production)
Time (Pre-Production, Scott Guide Vocal)

ORDER HERE.

March of the S.O.D. Quarantine Jam

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.

Enjoy.

 

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