Category 7 (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax, ex-Machine Head, Shadows Fall, Exodus) Sign with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has just welcomed all-star heavy metal band, Category 7, into the fold. The new band features vocalist John Bush, guitarists Phil Demmel and Mike Orlando, bassist Jack Gibson, and drummer Jason Bittner, all drawn from such legendary acts as Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax, Adrenaline Mob, ex-Machine Head, Violence, Kerry King, Overkill, Exodus, and Shadows Fall. An album is already planned for 2024. Keep reading below for more information on this new partnership.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Queensryche and Armored Saint – Live at Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades is a short drive from my home, here in Sacramento, but unless I really want to deal with humans, I do not get there often. In this town, I do not know security, the will-call person, or anyone for that matter, so when I do go it is always a crap shoot if something goes sideways. However, this time I made sure I was getting in; no matter if a photopass was waiting for me or not. With tickets in hand, I was not missing this show, I checked in!Continue reading

INTERVIEW: John Bush of Armored Saint on Touring with W.A.S.P., and Much More!


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Armored Saint vocalist John Bush! The band is on tour supporting W.A.S.P., celebrating 40 years as a band. John discussed his career, changes in the music industry, touring with WASP, how much practice a band at this level needs to go on tour, how he keeps his voice in shape, thoughts on his time in Anthrax, his potential solo tour he has been contemplating, a new blues-based rock band he is working on, and much more!

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DVD REVIEW: Armored Saint – Symbol Of Salvaton Live

It’s been thirty years since Symbol of Salvation (Metal Blade Records) first landed on record shelves around the world and to celebrate, LA metallers Armored Saint present Symbol of Salvation Live (Metal Blade), a show recorded at New York’s Gramercy Theatre in 2018 where the 1991 classic was played in its entirety to an overjoyed and packed house.

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Armored Saint Release Live Video – “The Truth Always Hurts”

Armored Saint have released a new live video for their track “The Truth Always Hurts” off their upcoming CD/DVD Symbol of Salvation Live (Metal Blade Records). Recorded at the legendary Gramercy Theater in New York City in 2018, the band will be releasing this live version of Symbol of Salvation (Metal Blade Records) as a means of celebrating the seminal records 30th anniversary. See the “The Truth Always Hurts” video below.

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Watch Anthrax Conclude with Web Series with “Worship Music” and More!

Anthrax has concluded their Anthrax 40th Anniversary web series with thoughts on “Worship Music, longevity, and the future. The band wrapped up their 40th-anniversary livestream last month (review here) and are plotting next steps including a new album. Their next show is at Welcome To Rockville in November! Congrats on 40 and here’s to many more!

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Watch Anthrax Get Intervewed by Chuck D of Public Enemy, Anniversary Livestream Today

Anthrax was interviewed by their comrade and collaborator Chuck D of Public Enemy in a new interview for Revolver Magazine. You can Watch Part 2 of the interview now, and part 1 below, along with all of the Anthrax 40th anniversary video series. The band will hosted their 40th-anniversary livestream last weekend (review here) and you can still buy a ticket and watch it until July 25th. Event tickets and special 40th-anniversary ticket bundles are still on sale here .

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Anthrax – 40th Anniversary Streaming Event

Okay, so watching streamed performances over the internet isn’t the best way to enjoy live shows. That’s a given. Every one of us would rather be in the middle of a sweaty moshpit, getting drunk with friends while being accidentally kicked in the head by overenthusiastic crowd surfers. Yes you would. Don’t lie.

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Anthrax Shares a New Video for “The Devil That You Know” and a Thank You Message to Fans


Anthrax has shared a live performance version of their song “The Devil That You Know” from their 40th-anniversary livestream Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents and originating from The Den in Los Angeles, the livesteam is still viewable today. The band also sent a message of thanks to the fans and reflected on 40 years as a band with Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bellow, and Charlie Benante. Check out the clips, their recent interview with Chuck D, and all of their Anthrax 40 for 40 videos. Continue reading