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Anthrax To Release "Chile On Hell" DVD This September
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 16:43

Drummer Charlie Benante and Anthrax have announced the release of "Chile On Hell," a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release.  "Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013,  and features Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar.  The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue - all the fan-favorites including "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught In A Mosh," "The Devil You Know," and "I'm Alive."  "Chile On Hell" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98. 
"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante.  "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room.  But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap.  I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop.  One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense.  Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?
"Plus," Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD."  The band was in the home stretch of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support Worship Music and the Anthems EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna, Worship Music making the band's highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows - Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Metallica, the four bands that wrote the speed and thrash metal road map - that culminated in the September 2011 Big Four spectacular at Yankee Stadium in the band's home town of New York, "Anthrax Day" declared in the Bronx, becoming the first metal band to have its music ("Got The Time") played on Mars, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe.  "We wanted to finish on a high note," Benante continued, "we didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."
"Chile On Hell" was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global.  The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's Anthems EP. 

Sick Drummer Magazine 'Embrace The Grind' and Logo T-Shirts Available Now
Friday, 23 May 2014 19:32
We have teamed up with Ben Orum of Oblivion (Ex: All Shall Perish) and, to bring you some standard Sick Drummer Magazine t-shirts. There will be others available soon, as well as some shorts, but this is just the beginning. Many people have been asking where they can purchase a shirt from us and we've tried a few other outlets in the past, but none of them really worked out or were printed the best possible way. 
That's come to an end, as these are top quality shirts being printed by a top quality company. Ben also operates and handles printing for many bands, and large tours. If you need quality merch at good prices and outstanding customer support, get in touch with them.
These first Sick Drummer Magazine shirts are printed on Gildan Brand Shirts and range from only $14.99 - $16.99:
- Preshrunk Jersey knit 
- Seamless Double Needle 7/8" Collar 
- Taped Neck and Shoulders 
- Double Needle Sleeve and Bottom Hems
They are available in sizes Small - XXL. If you need a different size, please just send us an email - ian[at] and we'll see what we can do. 


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Will Carroll - Death Angel - Succubus - Isolating The Throne
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 00:10
'The Dream Calls for Blood' is the seventh studio album from the San Francisco thrash metal band Death Angel and drummer Will Carroll. This track entitled "Succubus", was track five on the record. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, with producer Jason Suecof and was released on October 11, 2013, via Nuclear Blast Records. 
The records has sold over 5,400 copies in the U.S and reached number 72 on the Billboard top 200, marking the first time in Death Angel's history they cracked the Top 100 on the American charts.
Some Questions For Will:
SDM:  Do you remember the exact gear you were using during this tracking?
It was a hodgepodge of Pearl Reference and old Yamaha drums with Meinl cymbals. It's documented on the DVD that comes with the album.
SDM:  How long did tracking take and how was it tracked? mics, triggers, both, to tape or all digital?
I tracked the whole album in 3 days. This song took maybe 2 takes with a few punch-ins. I have no idea what mics were used. I played along to a click and scratch rhythm guitar. The kicks were triggered and it's all digital.

SDM:  Has anything changed in your setup since this tracking?
Nothing has changed in my setup but playing wise, on this particular track, has changed a bit. Live I do more double bass and a few more fills.
SDM:  Your thoughts on sound replacement software? wish it never existed?
I'm not opposed to sound replacement software. Just as long as it's not over used. There's pros and cons to everything.
SDM:  What's your favorite old-school raw drum sound? Which band and album or albums?
Handle With Care by Nuclear Assault has amazing old school drum tones. Actually, most Randy Burns produced albums have killer drum tones. Van Halen's Fair Warning, Bad Brains' Quickness, Death's Leprosy, Living Colour's Time's Up and Anthrax's Among The Living are all albums that come to mind that have old school natural drum tones that were very inspiring to me.
SDM:  One piece of advice to younger kids about to record an album?
Obviously practice a ton, especially to a click. Be open to suggestion and don't be afraid of technology.


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