FROM THE VAULT – HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – JUNE 23rd

FROM THE VAULT – HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – JUNE 23rd

Support: In Today’s From The Vault, we highlight the birthdays of 4 musicians who are celebrating their birthdays tomorrow (June 23): CHUCK BILLY The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 53rd birthday tomorrow. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and underwent chemotherapy treatments has since been given a clean bill of health.  The band is currently on tour and is expected to return to the studio this fall. LIZZY BORDEN The Me Against The World singer also celebrates his 52nd birthday tomorrow. Lizzy, (born Gregory Harges) who named the band after the axe murderess Lizzie Borden has been the frontman since 1983. He was also the vocalist for a side project called Starwood and got his start singing for a band called Diamond Dogs, prior to forming Lizzy Borden. The band has been on tour with their “30 years of American Metal” show across the country and are also working on the follow-up to their 2007 Appointment With Death album. GLENN DANZIG Glenn Danzig who founded the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig turns 60 tomorrow. Glenn born in New Jersey is also an avid fan of horror, gore and the occult and owns his own record label called Evilive and an adult oriented comic book company called Verotik. Glenn has often been compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley as far as his vocal style goes but has also written songs for Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.  CHRIS HOLMES The former W.A.S.P. guitarist turns 57 tomorrow. Chris, who was the lead guitar player in W.A.S.P.,...
Chuck Billy Gives You A Tour Of Testament’s Tour Bus!

Chuck Billy Gives You A Tour Of Testament’s Tour Bus!

Support: The legendary Testament just wrapped up their massive U.S. run with Exodus, and are now setting their sights on finishing up their new record. While out on the road they brought an old school set list to the fans, so hopefully that same vibe follows into the new music and we get a monster of a record by the end of the year! At the Illinois stop of the recent tour, Chuck Billy took some time out with Digital Tour Bus to give us an inside look at how the legends live while out on the road! So we’ve seen how Overkill and Megadeth live while touring the States, but how about the Testament crew? Find out below! Support: Have you seen these yet? CHUCK BILLY IS HONORED BY AN ASSEMBLYMAN! CHUCK BILLY PERFORMS “REDNECK” WITH LAMB OF GOD IN MARYLAND! CHUCK BILLY AND KIRK HAMMETT TO GUEST ON THE NEW EXODUS ALBUM! CHUCK BILLY WILL PERFORM AT THE METAL MASTERS 5 CLINIC! Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho And More Cover “Mr. Crowley” In Tribute To Randy...
Watch Testament’s FULL Show From The Fillmore Silver Spring In Maryland!

Watch Testament’s FULL Show From The Fillmore Silver Spring In Maryland!

Support:   The legendary Testament has been thrashing apart venues all month long with their brothers in Exodus, and last night they streamed their entire set online via Yahoo Live! As they promised before the tour kicked off, they’ve been performing an old-school set list, and it’s absolutely awesome! These songs have never sounded heavier! Watch last night’s full performance below, and raise up your horns to one of the greatest live bands of all time! Set list: “Over the Wall”, “The Haunting”, “Burnt Offerings”, “Raging Waters”, “The Preacher”, “Do or Die”, “First Strike Is Deadly”, “A Day of Reckoning”, “Apocalyptic City”, “Eerie Inhabitants”, “The New Order”, “Trial by Fire”, “Into the Pit”, “Alone in the Dark”, “C.O.T.L.O.D.”, “Practice What You Preach”, “Disciples of the Watch” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESDjSkjzCHo Support: Have you seen these yet? TESTAMENT: FULL TUSKA 2013 CONCERT FOOTAGE INCLUDING THE MASSIVE WALL OF DEATH IS HERE! Watch That Metal Show With Anthrax And Alex Skolnick! Testament And Exodus Kick Off The “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour In California! Set List And Footage Is Here! CHUCK BILLY PERFORMS “REDNECK” WITH LAMB OF GOD IN MARYLAND! TESTAMENT & OVERKILL, DARK ROOTS OF THRASH TOUR SHOW...
Testament And Exodus Kick Off The “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour In California! Set List And Footage Is Here!

Testament And Exodus Kick Off The “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour In California! Set List And Footage Is Here!

Support:   One of the biggest tours of 2015 kicked off this week in California, and it did not disappoint! The legendary Testament and Exodus began their “Dark Roots of Thrash II” in their home state a few days ago, with Shattered Sun opening up the gig, and put on one hell of a metal onslaught to the fans! From the beginning to the end, it’s a brutal attack on your ear drums and necks, and a show I can’t wait to hit the East Coast! Shattered Sun is definitely putting their name on the map with each gig, Exodus is proving that they are still one of metal’s finest bands, and Testament is bringing an old-school set list, to show that they are still one of the elite thrash bands of our time, and I’m more than ready to see it with my own eyes! Check out the incredible set lists from Testament and Exodus, and fan footage from the first dates below! Exodos set list: “Black 13”, “Blood In, Blood Out”, “Children of a Worthless God”, “The Last Act of Defiance”, “Salt the Wound”, “Bonded by Blood”, “Blacklist”, “A Lesson in Violence”, “The Toxic Waltz”, “War Is My Shepherd”, “Strike of the Beast”, “Metal Command” Testament set list: “Over the Wall”, “The Haunting”, “Burnt Offerings”, “Raging Waters”, “Alone in the Dark”, “C.O.T.L.O.D.”, “Do or Die”, “First Strike Is Deadly”, “Apocalyptic City”, “Eerie Inhabitants”, “The New Order”, “Trial by Fire”, “Into the Pit”, “The Preacher”, “A Day of Reckoning”, “Musical Death (A Dirge)”, “Practice What You Preach”, “Sins of Omission”, “Disciples of the Watch” Remaining Tour Dates: April...
Watch That Metal Show With Anthrax And Alex Skolnick!

Watch That Metal Show With Anthrax And Alex Skolnick!

Support: That Metal Show kicked off their 14th season two weeks ago on Vh1 Classic with Geddy Lee and John Petrucci, and this past Saturday night they welcomed Anthrax legends Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello as guests, along with Testament‘s Alex Skolnick shredding in and out of commercial breaks. I was in attendance at the taping of this show, so it’s pretty cool to see it up close and personal, and then see the finished product. It’s more hilarious than I remember! The banter between Eddie Trunk and Frank Bello is priceless, the shredding by Alex is unbelievable, and it’s definitely a fun watch for an hour! Check it out below! [iframe src=”http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:videolist:vh1.com:1734498/cp~instance%3Dfullepisode%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26id%3D1734498%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideolist%3Avh1.com%3A1734498″ width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″][/iframe] Support: Have you seen these yet? That Metal Show Welcomes Anthrax And Alex Skolnick This Weekend! ALEX SKOLNICK AND REX BROWN TO TAKE PART IN MUSIC AND ARTS USA BENEFIT SHOW! David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, And Alex Skolnick Will Release A Metal Allegiance Album! Phil Anselmo, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi And Mike Portnoy Are On The New “Metal Allegiance” Single! Watch Zakk Wylde And Kerry King On That Metal...
That Metal Show Welcomes Anthrax And Alex Skolnick This Weekend!

That Metal Show Welcomes Anthrax And Alex Skolnick This Weekend!

Support: That Metal Show kicked off their 14th season last week on Vh1 Classic with Geddy Lee and John Petrucci as guests (watch it here). This Saturday they are welcoming Anthrax legends Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello to the stage, along with Alex Skolnick shredding in and out of commercial breaks. I was there for the taping of this show on Tuesday here in NYC, and this episode will be hysterical! The banter between Eddie Trunk and Frank Bello is priceless, the shredding by Alex is unbelievable, and this episodes “Stump The Trump” segment will become an instant classic for the show! Why? You’ll have to watch Saturday at 9pm on Vh1 Classic to find out! Plus, you’ll get the latest on the new Anthrax album as well! Check out some preview clips below! Support: Have you seen these yet? Watch That Metal Show With Anthrax And Alex Skolnick! That Metal Show Welcomes Dave Lombardo And John 5 This Weekend! That Metal Show Confirms Members Of Slayer, Anthrax, Soulfly, Exodus, And More Will Be Guests On Season 14! ALEX SKOLNICK AND REX BROWN TO TAKE PART IN MUSIC AND ARTS USA BENEFIT SHOW! Watch Zakk Wylde And Kerry King On That Metal...
Testament And Exodus Are Confirmed For The “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour!

Testament And Exodus Are Confirmed For The “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour!

Support: We all know that the legendary Testament is more than halfway done with their new album, which means new tour dates later this year right?! HELL YES IT DOES! Today they’ve announced the “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour, and it’s going to be MASSIVE! Not only will Exodus and Shattered Sun be in direct support, but Testament will be performing “The Legacy” and “The New Order” in their entirety, plus select “Practice What You Preach” tracks! HOLY FUCKING SHIT! For a thrash addict like myself, this is a fucking dream come true! Check out the dates below, and prepare for your neck to collapse after this show is over! April 01st, 2015 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom April 02nd, 2015 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues Hollywood April 03rd, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire April 04th, 2015 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater April 06th, 2015 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater April 07th, 2015 Houston, TX @ House of Blues April 08th,2015 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues April 10th, 2015 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s April 11th, 2015 Joilet, IL @ Mojoes April 12th, 2015 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s April 13th, 2015 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection April 15th,2015 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre April 16th, 2015 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre April 17th, 2015 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom April 19th, 2015 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount April 21st, 2015 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom April 22nd, 2015 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom April 23rd, 2015 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Support: Have you seen these yet? Testament And Exodus...
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