Poll: If The Big 4 Became The Big 5, Which Band Should Be Added?

Poll: If The Big 4 Became The Big 5, Which Band Should Be Added?

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, have collectively become known as “The Big Four” of thrash metal. If they were to do another concert and add another band, which one of these bands deserves the spot the most? Each of these bands has been an important and historical part of the “Thrash” movement over the years. But, unfortunately, only one can be voted as the rightful heir to the “Thrash Metal” crown.  You have until October…

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XS ROCK’s Top Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2016

XS ROCK’s Top Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2016

XS ROCK’s Top 20 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2016 01. Metallica-Hard Wired         02. Testament-Brotherhood         03. Megadeth-Dystopia         04. Anthrax For All Kings         05. Amon Amarth-Jomsviking         06. Metal Church-XI         07. Otep-Generation Doom         08. Death Angel-The Evil Divide         09. Dead Daisies-Make Some Noise      …

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The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Joins Anthrax Onstage In Atlanta

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Joins Anthrax Onstage In Atlanta

If you were at the Atlanta Georgia Anthrax concert, you received a special treat as The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus joined the band onstage and played bass. Anthrax posted the following pic on their Facebook along with the caption: Atlanta is where we Fight Em till we can’t fight no more with a special guest Norman Reedus – The Walking Dead with the Walking Dudes – Metal #anthrax #forallkings #thewalkingdead          …

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Happy Belated Birthday To Horror Author And Heavy Metal Fan Stephen King

Happy Belated Birthday To Horror Author And Heavy Metal Fan Stephen King

Happy Belated Birthday To Horror Author And Heavy Metal Fan Stephen King. Stephen King turned 69 on September 21st. Besides the fact that I am a huge fan of Stephen King and AC/DC, both Stephen and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson live in my very own hometown. King is  a fan of hard rock band AC/DC; he arranged for their album Who Made Who to feature as the score for the film he directed in 1986, Maximum…

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ANTHRAX CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

ANTHRAX CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band Anthrax was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music. Said co-founder Scott Ian, “Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am a long way from the 17-year-old soon-to-be-college dropout who co-founded a heavy metal band. The only thing that hasn’t changed…

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Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna In Istanbul During Chaos Following Terrorist Attack

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna In Istanbul During Chaos Following Terrorist Attack

Anthrax‘s Joey Belladonna was in Istanbul as a judge for a contest amidst all of the chaos of the terrorist attack that left 40 people dead. We are happy to report that Joey and his family are “Among The Living” and safe from harm. Joey is very grateful for the people of Istanbul who helped him and protected his family. He posted the following updates on his Facebook page as things transpired. Best known as…

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Aftershock Festival Lineup Announced

Aftershock Festival Lineup Announced

Aftershock Festival Lineup Announced Sacramento, California, Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 Saturday, October 22: TOOL SLAYER PRIMUS MESHUGGAH THE PRETTY RECKLESS ANTHRAX BARONESS FACE TO FACE DEAFHEAVEN MOTIONLESS IN WHITE AVATAR AMERICAN SHARKS WHORES TWELVE FOOT NINJA THE SHRINE AEGES BIG JESUS Sunday, October 23: AVENGED SEVENFOLD KORN DISTURBED PUSCIFER CHEVELLE GHOST PARKWAY DRIVE THE AMITY AFFLICTION ZAKK SABBATH MAX & IGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS SUICIDE SILENCE WHITECHAPEL IGNITE SOME…

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ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival Line Up Announced

ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival Line Up Announced

TALEN ENERGY STADIUM One Stadium Drive Chester, PA 19013 (610) 859-3100 AVENGED SEVENFOLD ALICE IN CHAINS SLAYER THE OFFSPRING BREAKING BENJAMIN VOLBEAT CHEVELLE THE CULT THE PRETTY RECKLESS PIERCE THE VEIL OF MICE & MEN GHOST ANTHRAX KILLSWITCH ENGAGE CHEVY METAL BARONESS HELLYEAH SEVENDUST MOTIONLESS IN WHITE BUCKCHERRY TRIVIUM AVATAR MAX & IGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD & ROWDY SICK PUPPIES THE AMITY AFFLICTION LETLIVE. NECK DEEP SKINDRED KYNG YOUNG…

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Congratulations To Bethany Hamilton! Our March Free CD Winner!

Congratulations To Bethany Hamilton! Our March Free CD Winner!

Each month XSROCK gives away a free CD to one lucky winner, just for “liking” us on Facebook. Congratulations To Bethany Hamilton! She’s our March Free CD Winner! She just won Anthrax’s “For All Kings” CD. Don’t forget to like us Here for your chance to win too! Check out our review of Anthrax: For All Kings- Review: “For All Kings” is the second full length album the band has released since the triumphant return of Joey Belladonna….

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ROCK’N DERBY: The Northeast’s Biggest Camp-Out Rock Festival

ROCK’N DERBY: The Northeast’s Biggest Camp-Out Rock Festival

ROCK’N DERBY More Bands Added to the Northeast’s Biggest Camp-Out Rock Festival: Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, State Champs, Sebastian Bach & More   Join THE CRUSADE – Enter Your Band for a Chance to Perform at ROCK’N DERBY!   ROCK’N DERBY: A 3-Day Concert & Demolition Derby Camping Event @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY –May 20-22, 2016 GET TICKETS NOW via Ticketmaster The inaugural ROCK’N DERBY – presented by SLP Concerts and GameLoud…

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