head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS  •  MOVIES  •  MUSIC  •  TELEVISION  •  GAMES  •  BOOKS
The Best Metal Albums Of 2016
Ides Bergen   |  

The Best Metal Albums of 2016

Wow! What a suck-fest 2016 was, huh? Lemmy goes and dies in the waning moments of 2015 and it’s all gone to hell since then. Bowie, Brexit, Prince, Trump, Mohammad Ali, ISIS, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frye, Harambe, Keith Emerson AND Greg Lake, Standing Rock… the list of death, destruction, and atrocities goes on. Hell, The Cubs even won the World Series, so you know the end must be near! Thankfully though, we metalheads had a treasure-trove of great new music in which to drown our sorrows. There were so many great albums released that it was more difficult than ever for me to work up my year-end best-of list! Who would’ve though that Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Darkthrone would all drop their greatest albums in decades? Perhaps another seal of the apocalypse breaking? I’ll let you decide that one for yourself. And as for the younger bands, there seem to be great ones crawling out of the woodwork everywhere.

So, without further ado, I present to you my favorite metal albums of 2016 from across all of the myriad subgenres. Keep in mind please, that this is exactly that… my favorite albums of the year. Yours are undoubtedly different. You probably even strongly disagree with some or all of my selections. Which is perfectly fine. Go write your own damn column!

...continue reading »
space
 
Massive Metal Monday: Anthrax “Evil Twin”
Ides Bergen   |  

Anthrax Band Photo

New York’s Anthrax is considered a part of “The Big 4” of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth) for a very good reason. They were among the very first purveyors of the genre and even if they can’t take credit for inventing it, they have certainly had a huge hand in refining the form. Through 35 years and numerous lineup changes this quintuplet has been responsible for some of the most iconic thrash songs ever recorded.

Anthrax has recently released its eleventh album via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc is titled For All Kings and it is their strongest offering in years. It is also the first Anthrax record to include the contributions of former Shadows Fall guitarist Jonathan Donais.

...continue reading »
space
 
The Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015
Marissa Bergen   |  

Holiday Metal Gift Guide 2015

It’s getting colder. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and everyone is so full of Christmas cheer, it makes you want to burn down a church. Worse than that, you have to spend precious beer money on… gifts. Well, whether you have metal buddies who are seriously expecting something this season, or whether you want to give Aunt Mabel something so heinously inappropriate that she will regift it right back to you, you might want to take a look at this list.

Here’s the 2015 Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide

...continue reading »
space
 
‘Catch The Throne’: Anthrax Teases ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mixtape Song (Video)
Empress Eve   |  

Anthrax Game Of Thrones Catch The Throne mixtape interview

At the end of last year, we learned that metal titans Anthrax would be contributing a song to Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. II, the official Game Of Thrones album featuring music inspired by the events of Season 4 of the popular HBO series. The New York thrash band had been in the studio working on their follow-up to 2011’s Worship Music, their first album with lead singer Joey Belladonna since 1990’s Persistence Of Time, when they posted studio photos to their social media accounts that were captioned #‎CatchTheThrone‬. The hashtag was an obvious Game Of Thrones reference, as that was the title of the first mixtape compilation featuring songs inspired by Seasons 1-3.

Now, Anthrax and HBO have released a quick teaser video that contains interviews with several members of the band talking about the television series, intercut with footage of them in the studio, so we get to hear a snippet of the song, which is about the Lannister family.

Check out the teaser video here below, which features guitarist Scott Ian — who just appeared as the Steel Pole Walker on last Sunday’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead — bassist Frank Bello, and drummer Charlie Benante.

...continue reading »
space
 
‘The Walking Dead’: Inside Episode 512 “Remember” (Video)
Empress Eve   |  

The Walking Dead Season 5.12

SPOILERS for The Walking Dead Episode 512 “Remember.”

AMC’s The Walking Dead Episode 512 “Remember” aired last night and it showed Rick and his group arriving with Aaron to his camp near Washington, D.C. in the “Alexandria Safe Zone.” Rick was skeptical about going there at first, after his harrowing experiences with The Governor and then at Terminus, but the fact is, his group needs a home and his baby Judith needs stability, too. They were all at the end of their rope; even without the Walkers at every turn, supplies are dwindling. But once he arrives at the safe zone, he still has to decide, will they stay? And what do the people in the safe zone need from him? What’s the catch? In this post-apocalyptic zombie-plagued world, if something is too good to be true, it typically is.

The network has released the “most talked about scene” from the episode, which is when Glenn comes back from the first supply run where he butts heads with Alexandria run leader Aiden. We know that Glenn can take care of himself, but we see now how far he’s come from his original job as runner way back in Season 1. AMC has also released two behind-the-scenes featurettes — one is a 3 1/2-minute “Making of” featurette that centers on the slippery skinned Walker that got out of Aiden’s chains, while the other is a 4 1/2-minute “Inside Look” at the episode that takes a look at how Rick and his group fit into Alexandria and how they perceive the existing residents.

You can watch all the videos here below.

...continue reading »
space
 
‘The Big 4’ Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax As An 8-Bit Video Game
Empress Eve   |  

Metallica James Hetfield One 8-Bit art

The gang at Loudwire teamed up with the folks over at Filthy Frackers to create a video of a “what if” NES-style 8-bit video game featuring the thrash metal giants of The Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

The 83-second 8-bit animated video with chiptune audio features Metallica’s “One,” including scenes from the video of the band members as well as the footage from the Johnny Got His Gun movie; Slayer’s “Raining Blood” (with the band in a live performance sequence); Megadeth’s “Sweating Bullets,” which showcases frontman Dave Mustaine’s multiple personalities from the video; and Anthrax’s “Madhouse,” with zany footage from that music video, as well as guest appearances from retro gaming characters.

Watch the video here below.

...continue reading »
space
 
Anthrax & Killswitch Engage Part Of New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mixtape (Metal Edition?)
Empress Eve   |  

Anthrax Game Of Thrones Metal Is Coming

Last year, leading up to the premiere of Season 4 of Game Of Thrones, HBO released Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, featuring hip hop and reggaeton songs from artists like Wale, Big Boi, Common, and Daddy Yankee that were inspired by Seasons 1-3 of the hit series.

This year for the lead-up to Season 5, it looks like HBO has reached out to the metal community for the next Mixtape, as bands like Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will be participating this time around.

...continue reading »
space
 
Reflections On A Father/Son Weekend At Knotfest (Day 1)
Ides Bergen   |  

Ides and Jesse Bergen Knotfest Selfie

Over the weekend of October 25 and 26, 2014, my 11-year-old son Jesse and I embarked on a heavy metal pilgrimage. San Bernadino, CA is 60 miles away from our home in Burbank and is home to the San Manuel Amphitheater. It was there that Slipknot was holding Knotfest, a three-day heavy metal summit featuring 60-plus bands on five stages over the course of three days.

This occasion was custom-made for some quality father/son bonding time and an early celebration of Jesse’s 12th birthday (which was on October 30th — Happy Birthday, Jesse!).

The festival actually commenced on Friday night with a special pre-event concert for the folks who purchased camping passes for the weekend and it featured performances from the likes of Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Since we aren’t really the camping type, we unfortunately missed that night.

...continue reading »
space
 
Thrashback Thursday: “Bring The Noise” By Anthrax With Public Enemy
Ides Bergen   |  

Antrax and Public Enemy

Bring the Noise” was originally done by Public Enemy and first appeared on the soundtrack to the 1987 film Less Than Zero. It was also the first single from the band’s 1988 album It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back.

After New York thrash band Anthrax displayed their appreciation for Public Enemy by wearing the group’s T-shirts onstage, Chuck D and Flor Flav agreed to appear on their cover of the song, thus creating the genre of rap-metal. The collaboration appeared on both Anthrax’s Attack of the Killer B’s and Public Enemy’s Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black.

Here with the official video for their collaborative cover are Anthrax and Public Enemy with “Bring The Noise.”

...continue reading »
space
 
Thrashback Thursday: Anthrax “Madhouse”
Ides Bergen   |  

Anthrax Band Photo

This week’s Thrashback Thursday spotlights one of the “Big Four” of thrash (Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer being the other three) at the height of their influence and popularity. With the third song and only single* from their 1985 album Spreading the Disease, here is New York’s own Anthrax with “Madhouse.”

Check it out below.

...continue reading »
space
space « Previous Articles space space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
Amazon.com
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2017 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space