And after yesterday’s introduction to Slayer it’s the turn of genre-defying noise merchants Anthrax.
Look out for Megadeth tomorrow and Metallica on Thursday – by which time Calum will be well on his way to thrash heaven…
WHEN: Friday 8th July (4.00PM)
WHERE: Apollo Stage
YOU KNOW THEM BECAUSE: They are another enduring force of the thrash movement – the first of the main thrash bands to sign to a major label in 1985, when they inked a deal with Island.
GUARANTEED THRILL: Indians – a classic still today.
TOILET BREAK: Who Cares Wins – a terribly one-dimensional, boring chorus that increasingly grates, from the State Of Euphoria album (1988).
LOOK OUT FOR: Scott Ian’s long-serving mastery at the riffing helm, some new songs from upcoming record Worship Music and the return of Joey Belladonna as lead vocalist – the oldest member of any of the big four at age 50! Let’s hope he can still hit those screeching high points!
ESSENTIAL ALBUM: Among the Living
OUT NOW: We’ve Come For You All.
LIKE ANTHRAX? YOU MAY ENJOY: Obviously the other thrashers apply with Sylosis and of course who could forget heavy metal veterans Diamond Head – who will take to the Apollo Stage just 45-minutes before the NY thrashers show Soni what they got.
RUSHONROCK THRASHTASTIC RATING: 7/10