May 6, 2013
The 5th annual Golden Gods Awards hit the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 2nd. This was an award show specifically for rock and metal alike. Basically what the Grammys should be, but aren't. This was my 1st time attending an awards show so it was definitely interesting and something new. The show was dedicated to Slayer co-founder and guitarist Jeff Hanneman that had passed away earlier that day.
There were lots of surprises this night as well as the awards themselves. ... Read More
Mar 30, 2013
The Metal Alliance tour was phenomenal. This took place at the world famous House of Blues in Hollywood, Ca. The lineup consisted of thrash metal legends Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail.
Due to the show starting so early and obviously short on time from coming home from work from a traffic jam because of an accident plus driving to LA which there was another accident on the road,
I missed all the bands except for Exodus and Anthrax. Right ... Read More
Jan 24, 2013
Soundgarden - 01/23/2013
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City
Words/Photos/Video - Jay Porks
If this was my start to 2013, then boy is it going to be tons of musical fun. What goes on people, welcome yourselves to yet another Jay Porks Experience. Tonight it's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to see Soundgarden, who are on the 2nd night of a back to back here at this dreadful venue located at 34th and 8th. It's 15 degrees outside and I don't have any ... Read More
Jan 9, 2013
The 15th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival hits Worchester, MA April 19th, 20th and 21st. Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies and Opeth lead the way headlining the three nights of madness. Anthrax is said to be playing a "Amongst The Living" set (at least that what the poster says anyway). If you don't want to zoom in and decipher the band names through the cool font, never fear. All the announced artists are listed below. If changes are made, we'll keep ... Read More
Dec 30, 2012
2012 has got to be one of the best year's for me to go to concerts. There's bands I had never seen before but have wanted to, bands I hadn't seen in 2-3 years, and even bands I thought wouldn't come around again for a long time.
10. Metalachi 5/5/12 - The Roxy Theater - Hollywood, CA
The world's first and only metal mariachi band. This was a special Cinco De Mayo concert at the world-famous Roxy Theater. Even though these guys aren't really ... Read More
May 30, 2012
Volbeat @ House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida 05/29/12
With Eye Empire and Gorillafight
Words by Ronman
Up until just several weeks ago, I had no idea who Volbeat was. No clue. A friend of mine turned me onto this Danish Metal act. This friend of mine has been absolutely geeking out on this band, so I had to give them a listen. As it turned out, their song, "Warrior's Call", has been getting some serious air time on WJRR, our local rock station. I had heard the ... Read More
May 29, 2012
Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel Team Once Again To Terrorize North America
Remember back in September of 2011 when we told you about Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel teaming for a tour of North America? You may recall our pal Ron Man confessed about the Orlando stop of that tour. Then back in December of 2011 we told you about these three thrash legends teaming up again to tour? Well guess what kids, it is now May 2012 and if you guessed that ... Read More
Apr 30, 2012
Inaugural Mayhem Cruise Sets Sail December 7th
Update 08/08/12: This cruise has been cancelled. Click here for more information
Good news metal heads, cruises are no longer just for your out of touch parents. From the fine folks who bring you the annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, it’s the Mayhem Cruise. Departing for the Bahamas from Miami on December 7th, 2012 the four day trek will feature performances from many of your favorite heavy metal acts. Some of the musical highlights include Lamb of God, ... Read More
Feb 2, 2012
Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed
Check Out The Lineup For The 2013 Rock On The Range Festival By Clicking Here!
Most events held at Crew Stadium in Columbus are trash. I say that because we all know that Ohio State Football is a joke. What is not a joke (minus a few bands) is the lineup for the 2012 Rock on the Range concert. To be held on May 18th and 19th, highlights of the line up include, The Darkness, Down, Megadeth, ... Read More
Jan 25, 2012
2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Artists Announced
Now in its 5th year, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has just announced what bands will be performing for 2012. Slipknot and Slayer will headline the main stage this summer, and will be joined by a third mystery artist to be named on March 5th. The main stages fourth slot will rotate between As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria and The Devil Wears Prada.
Updated 03/05/12: The mystery artist has been unveiled and it is MOTORHEAD!
Thrash ... Read More
Dec 5, 2011
Anthrax & Testament Set To Terrorize North America in 2012
With a successful trek across North America under their belts in 2011, (check out our coverage of the Orlando stop) thrash metal legends Testament and Anthrax have just announced dates for quick run across the continent in early 2012. Death Angel will once again join the duo on the road and more dates will be added to the trek soon.
Anthrax w/ Testament and Death Angel 2012 Tour Dates
01/22 – House of Blues – Las ... Read More
Nov 2, 2011
Anthrax with Death Angel and Testament
House of Blues, Orlando Florida 11/01/11
Words/Photos by Ron Man
I'm not going to bore you with the history of Anthrax. For that you can go to Wikipedia.
I will say that after the departure of lead singer, Joey Belladonna in '92, I was really no longer a fan. For me, it was kind of like when David Lee Roth was out of Van Halen, the magic was gone. The difference being, Van Halen went on to be an even ... Read More
Sep 6, 2011
Anthrax Teams With Testament and Death Angel For US Tour
With a new album entitled Worship Music set to hit shelves on September 13th, Anthrax has announced dates for an American tour. The trek kicks off October 14th in Grand Rapids Michigan and will cover most of the nation over five weeks. While Anthrax will close all shows, the tour will feature co-headliners Testament while Death Angel will cover the opening duties.
The American tour follows a hometown appearance for Anthrax at Yankees Stadium ... Read More
Apr 24, 2011
The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
My phone was hounded by texts all day with people trying to figure out where I was at the Big 4 concert in Indio. As the resident metal head of Concert Confessions, it makes sense that I would be deep in the desert for Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. While I am sure the Big 4 was an amazing time, it simply wasn’t in the cards for me. Instead of seeing metal history, I ... Read More
Jan 25, 2011
The Big Four Come To Indio
By now I am sure you have heard that The Big Four are coming to Indio. That’s right, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica will be rocking the Empire Polo Fields on April 23rd, 2011. Tickets are on sale Friday January 28th at 10 am PST. Rumor has it this will be the only North American date for these four acts. For all the latest information on this once in a lifetime event, click here. If you want to ... Read More
Oct 24, 2010
American Carnage Tour featuring Anthrax, Megadeth & Slayer 10/21/10
Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA
Words/Photos by Steve
A good friend of Reverend Justito - Steve sent us his thoughts on the Southern California stop of the American Carnage tour. Truly one of the good guys, we thank Steve for sharing and ask that you check out his awesome design work via Non-Compliant Industries. From furniture to stage set designs for As I Lay Dying, Steve is a highly talented and if you can dream ... Read More
Jul 20, 2010
I had no intention of even going to this concert until I found out that my friend's band was the opener. I got free tickets!
Ratt. They were big in the 80's. I was a huge fan of their "Out of The Cellar" LP. "Round And Round", "Lack Of Communication", "Back For More", "Wanted Man", all great tunes. That was 1984. Their next effort, "Invasion Of Your Privacy" was a bit light for my tastes as I had since discovered Anthrax and Metallica. ... Read More
Jul 12, 2010
Slayer & Megadeth Extend American Carnage Tour
By now I am sure you have heard that Slayer and Megadeth are touring the states together. Well, perhaps you have not heard that they have added a second leg to the tour, and this particular leg just happens to feature fellow “Big Four” act – Anthrax.
Dates for leg two of the American Carnage tour are as follows:
Sep. 24 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Dallas, TX
Sep. 25 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Sep. 26 - Verizon Wireless ... Read More
Jun 22, 2010
I just got wind that video of The Big Four (Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer & Metallica) jamming together in Sofia, Bulgaria has surfaced on YouTube. Currently performing on the Euro Summer Festival circuit, the four legends of trash came together earlier today to perform the Diamond Head classic “Am I Evil?”
There are no confirmed dates for The Big Four in North America at this time.
Apr 9, 2010
The 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards
04/08/10 - Club Nokia: Los Angeles, CA
words/photos/videos by concertconfessions.com
OK, I admit it, I totally geeked out last night. In the deep trenches of confusion over guest lists vs. will call along with a “black” carpet ceremony, I was informed that my press credentials were at the VIP table. So I head into to the clusterfuck that is the VIP area outside Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles when I became the meat of a rock royalty sandwich. ... Read More
Mar 29, 2009
Biohazard & Suicidal Tendencies
The Palladium - Hollywood, CA 03/28/09
Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.c0m
Walking into the Hollywood Palladium just past 9pm on Saturday night, my heart was split 50/50. The left side had hope, the right side was full of natural fear. After all, this is LA and Suicidal Tendencies are about to throw down in their home town. I had high hopes for violence, mayhem, disorderly conduct, nudity, a bit more violence, a few beers and of course a few good tunes serving ... Read More
Mar 19, 2009
The Key Club in Hollywood is always (in our opinion) the best place to see a Metal show. The Security is cool, the food and drink is delectable (though they recently shortened and changed their dinner menu) and there isn’t a bad spot to stand in to see the mayhem that takes stage. Matt & I have been here many, many times and it’s usually busy. Rarely have there been shows that have been light in attendance. The show for Armored Saint ... Read More