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Germany’s Thunder will be re-issuing the 1984 album “All I Want” with bonus tracks on November 17th, 2014.

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Austrian outfit Mortician (not the U.S. band of the same name) will release “Shout For Heavy Metal” on November 14th, 2014 via Pure Steel Records. Today a trailer for the album has been posted online, which can be heard below.

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ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he “doesn’t give a shit” about former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin‘s opinion of Ian‘s autobiography, “I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax”, explaining that the book is an accurate account of the band’s history from Scott‘s point of view.

Turbin recently slammed Ian over the guitarist’s portrayal of the vocalist in “I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax”, saying: “I find it very sad that somebody I’ve had no contact for 30 years feels that it’s necessary to fabricate lies about me in order to draw attention to themselves.” He added: “I wish them all the luck in the world on their new work of fiction. I’m sure it must be as good as ‘The Lord Of The Rings’.”

Asked by Artisan News what his reaction is to Turbin‘s comments about “I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax”, Ian said (see video below) “I don’t care. My book is… It’s my book. [Laughs] I don’t give a shit.”

In a recently published excerpt from the book, which was released on October 14 via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, Ian details his tensions with Turbin — vocalist on ANTHRAX‘s 1984 debut album, “Fistful Of Metal” — and the band’s split with original bassist Danny Lilker, a period of time that Scott describes as “the worst moment for me in the history of ANTHRAX.”

“As soon as we started touring to support ‘Fistful Of Metal’, Neil got ultra-cocky,” Scott wrote. “He felt like he was the boss man, and he became inflexible. His attitude was, ‘I’m the singer and it’s my way or the highway.’ He thought we’d be dead without him. The shitty thing is, he was right. We were on the fast track. Jonny Z [founder of '80s metal label Megaforce Records] was managing us, and he was bringing RAVEN back in the summer of 1984 to tour like they did the year before with METALLICA opening, and this time we were scheduled to open all the dates, starting May 30. Everything was already announced and planned, and if we lost our singer, we’d have had to cancel. Jonny wasn’t going to wait around for us. There were other bands he was talking to like OVERKILL and LEGACY (which became TESTAMENT). We had to strike while the iron was hot, and that gave Neil the ability to pull all these power plays.

“The biggest dick move Neil ever pulled was when he fired Danny Lilker behind our backs after ‘Fistful’ came out in January 1984. The main reason he did it, in my opinion, was because Danny is taller than him. He honestly didn’t think someone should be taller than the front man onstage. He thought it made him look bad, so he tried to stand as far away from Danny as possible, which was hard when we were playing stages the size of ping pong tables.”

In a 2009 interview with VoltageMedia.com.au, Turbin stated about his departure from ANTHRAX: “I was a member of ANTHRAX from August 1982 up until August 1984. I was a member of ANTHRAX for exactly two years. The reason I left… well, there were a number of things, actually. The whole relationship started to deteriorate after a while, there was definitely backstabbing from certain people who chose to hang around with other people instead of focusing in the band. I was into metal… focused on music while Scott Ian and Charlie Benante [drums] formed an alliance and Dan Spitz [guitar] just followed. In a matter of months, it was simply a case of them versus me. It was very difficult to deal with them, because it was obvious that we wouldn’t get along and they were also more interested in other things than music… at least back then. We didn’t establish a trusted friendship within the band… that’s for sure!”

For “I’m The Man”, Ian worked with Jon Wiederhorn, co-author of the books “Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal” and “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen”.

Turbin will front British thrashers ONSLAUGHT on their “Thrash Invasion Tour 2014″ of the U.S., Canada and South America. He will fill in for ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler, who will sit out the trek due to health issues with his son.


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No Remorse Records has issued the following announcement about a forthcoming release from Demolition Train: “Forged in the sounds of N.W.O.B.H.M., 80′s thrash metal, Venom, Tank and Motörhead, Demolition Train will unleash a first album upon the metal hordes at the end of November 2014. ‘Unleash The Hordes’ is recorded at Entasis Studio and the cover artwork is designed by Dimitar Nikolov.” The track listing is: 1.

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Police in London have been given an extra £3million to help tackle digital piracy.

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This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight […]

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The Deathtrip today premieres new track “Flag of Betrayal” online, which can be heard below thanks to Metal Hammer . The track hails from The Deathtrip’s debut album, “Deep Drone Master,” set for international release on November 14th via Svart Records, and features ’90s era cold and minimalist black metal brought back from the dead by scene originator Snorre Ruch, from the legendary Thorns. The “Deep Drone Master” track listing is as follows: 1

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Described as “a full-blown sonic assault of the purest death metal essence” (Against Magazine), HOUR OF PENANCE’s commanding new release “Regicide” consists of 11 tracks of “blistering speed and extreme fury” (MetalSucks). The band are proud to announce they will showcase their furious blasphemy as they join Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates […]

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Canadian rock legends RUSH will release a special “R40″ video box set on six Blu-ray discs or ten DVDs this coming November to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band’s career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of “2112″, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus RUSH‘s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

Speaking to Artisan News at a recent charity golf event in California, Lifeson said (see video below): “We’re talking about putting a tour together for next spring. So ['R40'] is kind of like the prelude to it.

“I can’t believe that it’s been 40 years already. But I hope for another 40.”

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of RUSH‘s eponymous debut album in 1974. “R40″ is a superb collector’s box set which brings together live performances by RUSH from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30″, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all eight songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes two RUSH originals “I’ve Been Runnin’” and “The Loser”, as well as their cover of Larry William‘s “Bad Boy”, made famous by THE BEATLES. The bonus discus also features five songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park”, the rarely performed full, seven-part version of “2112″ filmed in 1997, “Lock And Key” from the “Hold Your Fire” tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when RUSH fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

RUSH are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The ten DVD (or six Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52-page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the ten discs contained in five additional rigid insert pages each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of RUSH live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of RUSH live performances, beautifully presented.

For more information, including the complete track listing, visit Rush.com.


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Brian Aberback of Patch.com recently conducted an interview with singer Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Patch.com: Would you say that your high-caliber musicianship sets you apart as being more than a simple novelty act? Your songs are hilarious and in many aspects you’re a modern-day SPINAL TAP, but you’re also serious musicians.

Starr: Absolutely. That’s one thing that separates us from a SPINAL TAP. We take what we do extremely serious as far as musicianship is concerned. Singing on key, playing onstage, getting the audience involved, having charisma. But at the same time, we have a lot of fun. We do care, but we don’t care. We’re not faking it, but we’re having fun. I think that’s one of the things that has really propelled us. We have nothing to lose.

Patch.com: Who were you favorite bands back in the glory days?

Starr: My favorite band was VAN HALEN. They were great musicians and David Lee Roth was an amazing performer. He would crack jokes onstage. It was a fun experience. If you went to see the band, it was a party. Jani Lane with WARRANT would crack jokes onstage, change words in the songs. It was fun. Those were the bands I was always drawn to as a kid. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing. The four of us in the band all feel the same way.

Patch.com: You may be playing to fans that don’t know STEEL PANTHER on the JUDAS PRIEST tour. Does that change any aspect of your performance?

Starr: Not really. We pretty much forge forward the same way we would do it in front of a crowd that knows who we are. We’ve had a lot of experience playing festivals before a bunch of people that have never seen us and we just do what we do, no matter what. It’s challenging too, because you have to realize that just because they’re not screaming your songs, it doesn’t mean they don’t like you. Usually by the end of our show, people are fans or hate us. Nobody leaves our show going, “They’re pretty good.” They just go, “I hate them” or “I love them.”

Read the entire interview at Patch.com.

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