With the decade coming towards its end, 1988 was a genuine mixed bag. Pet Shop Boys released some of their best ever work; Elton John’s ‘Reg Strikes Back’ album marked somewhat of a comeback for the megastar after five years of intermittently enjoyable material and Jane Wiedlin hit the UK singles chart with ‘Rush Hour’, arguably one of the decade’s greatest pop singles.
Anthrax’s eleventh studio album ‘For All Kings’ was released in February 2016. The highly anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Worship Music’ was initially available in two versions – a standard and deluxe edition. Those opting for the affordable deluxe 2CD were treated to a handful of live tracks in exchange for a couple of extra dollars.
Legendary independent metal label Music For Nations – once home to many a great band throughout the 80s and early 90s – has returned. The label, once home to Anthrax, Mercyful Fate, Mindfunk, Tyketto, Hed(pe), Godflesh, Exodus and countless others folded in 2004, but has just been relaunched.
Metal legends Iron Maiden have announced a run of US dates with Megadeth as part of their ongoing ‘Maiden England 2013’ tour.
Maiden will be joined by Megadeth at the following shows in September:
Following a successful performance in London where he took the opportunity to relate various tales, Anthrax’s Scott Ian is to embark upon more “speaking” dates across the UK and Ireland next May and June.
The 16 date stint includes a return appearance at London’s Relentless Garage.
The full list of performances for May/June 2013:
May 24 – Oxford O2 Academy
May 25 – Cardiff The Gate
May 26 – Gloucester Guildhall
May 27 – Plymouth White Rabbit
May 29 – Rugby The Vault
May 30 – York The Duchess
May 31 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Jun. 01 – Manchester Sound Control
Jun. 02 – Stoke Underground
Jun. 04 – Newcastle The Cluny
Jun. 05 – Glasgow The Arches
Jun. 06 – Belfast Limelight 2
Jun. 07 – Cork Cyprus Avenue
Jun. 08 – Dublin Button Factory
Jun. 10 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Jun. 11 – London The Garage
Read a review of Anthrax’s ‘Worship Music’ here.