Battle of San Bernardino Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Including Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax and More
Fistful of Covers
Anthrax is a group that needs little introduction, due in part to their status as one of the “Big Four” in thrash metal. It’s a status that has surely been well earned, as their discography is filled with several landmark albums that have been highly influential to the music (not just metal) world. It goes without saying that Anthrax helped pioneer a fast-paced brand of metal that remains celebrated even to present day. Anthrax has not been afraid of taking risks by stepping outside the norm; those who remember their collaboration with Public Enemy surely know that. Their latest EP, Anthems, is another such example of a risk they have taken, but it may leave even their die-hard fans feeling a bit lukewarm or indifferent.
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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV Announces 2013 Lineup Including Anthrax, Opeth, After the Burial and More
In 2011 we covered the Mayhem Festival way out in San Bernardino at the San Manuel Amphitheater, nestled deep within the pocket of cities outside the crest of LA county that are commonly referred to as the Inland Empire. Last year, the festival was headlined in this location by a one-off performance by Dethklok, the quasi-cartoon band headed up by Brendon Small from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. Dethklok was curiously joined by the nu-metal bands Disturbed and Godsmack, both of which don’t really pack sufficient punch to be considered true “metal” bands. This year, we returned to cover the yearly festival, only this time the lineup was everything a modern metalhead could hope for. The 2012 edition included Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying and more.