German thrash legends Sodom performed at Rock Hard Festival 2023 in Gelsenkirchenm, Germany on May 27th.
In late 2022, Sodom released a new single and video for the song "After The Deluge". The song is taken from the bonus CD of the box set version of the 40th anniversary album, 40 Years At War-The Greatest Hell Of Sodom.
Bassist Jason Newsted, who was a member of Metallica from 1986 - 2001, performed with his Newsted band for the first time in close to ten years on Saturday, May 20th at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Newsted, who played bass and sang lead vocals, was joined on stage by two original Newsted members
On May 13th, Megadeth brought their Crush The World tour to the Avenir Centre Moncton, New Brunswick. Fan-filmed video of the entire show can be viewed below.
The setlist was as follows:
Dread And The Fugitive Mind
Arizona-born thrash metallers, Flotsam And Jetsam, have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates. A message from the band follows...
"It is with great disappointment that we need to cancel our June European shows. We hope our fans will understand and support us in this. Unfortunately, the costs associated with touring have doubled, and in some cases tripled.
Metallica performed the 72 Seasons track, "Screaming Suicide", during their concert at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 27.
Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour sees the band in a complete 360 performance playing two nights in every city it visits
Annihilator founder / guitarist Jeff Waters has checked in with the following message:
"Well, it's now official: the most listened to song by Annihilator on the world wide web is 'King Of The Kill' (guess who sang it?! hahaha!). Just goes to show, hard work, commitment, good tunes can create something pretty damn good. It was also a #2 record in Japan, a huge record in most of Europe, and was the fourth big-seller in a row for Annihilator."
Metallica kicked off their M72 World Tour, as part of the No Repeat Weekend, on April 27th in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena. The setlist featured the following 16 songs:
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Holier Than Thou
The legendary New York thrashers Anthrax have canceled all of its previously announced European festival (and other) appearances for this summer due to logistical and scheduling issues.
This is the second time that the band canceled European shows in less than a year.
In a new interview with El Lado Oscuro TV, Testament frontman, Chuck Billy, reveals the band are working on material for their new album and follow-up to 2020's Titans Of Creation.
Says Chuck: "We're working on a new record now, so it's time to put that one behind us and make another one."
earMUSIC has released the video below, featuring Annihilator performing the title track from the album King Of The Kill (originally released in 1995) live at the Masters Of Rock festival in 2008.
The video has been remastered in HD for the first time. Enjoy Annihilator at its best, in front of 30.000 metal fans.