Posts Tagged “Holy Grail”

Courtney Love gave the rapper permission to use her late husband’s lyrics in Jay’s upcoming album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

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Superskum.com conducted an interview with with guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS on April 2 at the Denver stop of the 2013 “Metal Alliance” tour with ANTHRAX, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL.

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“Ride The Void”, the new video from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, can be seen below.

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Michael Arms of Rock My Monkey TV recently conducted an interview with drummer Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS during the “Metal Alliance” tour with ANTHRAX, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL.

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Keith Lovett of PopCultureMadness.com conducted an interview with guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS on April 18 at the Philadelphia stop of the 2013 “Metal Alliance” tour 2013 with ANTHRAX, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL.

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Peter Ruttan of MetalTitans.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco thrash metal veterans EXODUS during the “Metal Alliance Tour” with ANTHRAX, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL.

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The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco thrash metal veterans EXODUS prior to their March 24 concert in Tempe, Arizona during the “Metal Alliance Tour” with ANTHRAX, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL.

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Los Angeles-based heavy metallers Holy Grail have joined forces with independent video game designers Nocturnal Studio in the new arcade-style game “Death Goat,” now available via Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Games service. The game has been described as “a bloody twin-stick shooter featuring hordes of brutal enemies and eardrum-destroying heavy metal.” You can view a trailer for the game — which features the title track from Holy Grail’s new album, “Ride The Void” — below. For more information on “Death Goat,” visit the official website here

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Our intrepid West Coast correspondent Dave Schalek had the opportunity to check out the opening show of the Metal Alliance Tour in Anaheim, California. Shadows Fall, who will be playing select dates, were not on the bill, nor were Exodus, who are apparently banned from that particular venue. Check out Dave’s take on the sets from Anthrax, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail along with photos of the concert.

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Anthrax: now minus one Rob

Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail took over San Diego’s House Of Blues on the immense Metal Alliance Tour. Joe Daly was there to get his face blown clean off.

“Go fuck yourself, San Diego!”

It’s not often that you hear a frontman treat a full house to such a colourful greeting, but when the Metal Alliance tour pulls through town, all bets are off, and on this Monday evening, the paradisical city of San Diego is about to tuck into a feast of nearly five hours of glorious, ear-bleeding metal.

San Diego’s House of Blues, a sweatbox of a room more suitable for a Sunday roast than a metal show, requires all bands to complete their set by 11 p.m. or plugs are unceremoniously pulled. With five bands attached to the Metal Alliance tour, featuring headliner Anthrax bringing a 90 minute set that includes the entirety of their classic Among the Living album, tonight’s festivities kick off at 6 o’clock sharp, with quick, punishing sets from Holy Grail and Municipal Waste.

At 7:30 p.m., High on Fire, led by a gloriously shirtless Matt Pike, dive headfirst into Rumors of War and blaze through a jet-paced thirty minute sludge and doom offensive that sees giant circle pits form across the floor, with the “No Crowd Surfing” sign getting less respect than Fernando Torres at Old Trafford.

A recent Facebook debate explored the question: “We know who the thrash metal ‘Big 4’ are, but who would be the fifth?” Tonight, Exodus lay out a strong, if not airtight case for themselves, delivering forty bracing minutes of thrash and speed metal that includes Piranha, Bonded by Blood and Strike of the Beast. Frontman Rob Dukes is having the time of his life, at one point bellowing, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!” The crowd of course, howls with delight at this quote from the movie Anchorman. After orchestrating a wall of death that makes the battle scenes in Game of Thrones look subdued, Exodus bid farewell, along with one more “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!” for good measure.

Anthrax have just released Anthems, their spectacular new covers opus, but tonight is a celebration of their past, with a setlist featuring a performance of Among the Living in its entirety. Two years of hard touring, including a turn at Donington last summer, have left the band in their best ever performance shape and Anthrax unleash an absolutely blistering ninety minute set that sees them cover side one of ATL before breaking into a middle set that includes AC/DC’s T.N.T. from their new EP.

Scott Ian: Respect the beard

They end the song by jumping straight into Back In Black, stopping abruptly after the first few chords and smirking at the audience. A twisted sense of humour, those guys…

Frank Bello slapp-a da bass

Across the board, Anthrax are polished, high-energy, and utterly devastating. After side two of ATL, they end with I’m the Man, Antisocial and Rainbow’s Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll. Before walking off, Scott promises that the band will hitting the studio soon and will be back with a new album next year. We should be fully recovered by then.

Joey Belladonna: paying tribute to Ronnie James Dio

All photos by April Edwards

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