Thrash metal legends Anthrax will be releasing an 8-track EP entitled Anthems on March 19th in N. America. The EP features six covers from band such as Rush, Cheap Trick, Boston, and more, and two Anthrax tracks. For their cover of Boston’s “Smokin’,” the band brought in keyboardist Fred Mandel, who has recorded with Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Queen, Elton John, and many more.
Drummer Charlie Benante comments on the Boston cover, saying, “If ever there were a perfect first album, it’s Boston’s first album. The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal.”
Vocalist Joey Belladonna, “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!” READ MORE
Because so many websites and publications have Game of the Year awards that cover many games across many different genres, we created the FEAR Awards, which since its inception back in 2009 has recognized the best and worst horror (and horror adjacent) games of the year. Unfortunately, this means we miss many excellent games. To remedy this, I’m going to recognized this year’s best non-horror games right now. Check them out after the jump!
It’s that time of the year! 2012 has thrown everything it had at us, including a bevvy of highly anticipated games like Diablo III, Resident Evil 6, and Silent Hill: Downpour — but we made it. Many of us lost friends to the foggy town of Silent Hill, the demon-infested lands surrounding Tristram, or the eerie, deserted town of Night Springs, Arizona. It was tough, but the important thing is we survived. Sure, our social lives took a beating and our wallets are looking particularly thin, but the good news is we have about a month to save up before things pick back up.
In a continuation of our celebration of the glorious year for gaming that 2012 definitely was, the Bloody Disgusting staff has chosen our favorite games of the year. Check them out after the break.
Tomorrow sees the release of House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1 (stream the album here), the latest album from hard rock/metal band Stone Sour. In anticipation of this release, Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with singer Corey Taylor. In it, we discuss Corey’s history with music, his views on the music scene today, Slipknot and Stone Sour fans, and much more! Check it all out below!
You can pre-order HOGAB:P1 here. Make sure to read Sammy Key’s editorial on Music And Rebellion. READ MORE
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Its hard to deny Steve Perry, former lead singer of Journey, of his epic status in the history of rock and roll. He was without a doubt one of the most powerful and vocally gifted singers of our time. While many of you have heard that he is no longer with the band – not as many are familiar with the story of Arnel Pineda, the formerly homeless Filipino who has taken his place. Discovered on YouTube by Neil Schon, Arnel barely speaks a lick of English, yet he is perhaps the only man in world skilled enough to fill Steve’s shoes. If you haven’t heard him perform with Journey, take a peek at the trailer inside. His Perry-like voice alone is incredible.
There are times when a great song comes out. And when I say great, I mean that when you hear it, you know it’s something special, something that you want to keep on your iPod at all times so that whenever you have that yearning to hear it, it’s at your fingertips. But then there are tracks that, before it even gets on your iPod, you’ve heard it so many times that even the thought of dragging it onto your iPod makes you clench your fists and grit your teeth. With that, I present to you readers a list of ten rock and metal songs that I’ve heard more times than I could ever have possibly wanted. Check after the jump for the full list.
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Also, if there are any tracks you feel should’ve made the list, leave a comment and we’ll get a second issue of this going. Warning: if your song makes me kill someone, I’m blaming you.