American Carnage Coming to Sacramento

  On September 1, concert promoter Live Nation is bringing the “American Carnage” tour to Arco Arena. As reported earlier by The Sacramento Press, Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament will perform live. See: Angels of Death to Descend on Sacramento (May 14, 2010). Fans of the original “Clash of the Titans” tour will note that Anthrax will join replace Testament on the second leg of the tour that begins on September 24. After finishing up “The Big Four” tour in Europe alongside Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and playing to crowds of no fewer than 80,000 people per night, Megadeth flew to Canada, where they reunited with Slayer and met up with Testament in order to kickoff the “American Carnage” tour on July 23 at Pavillon de la Jeunesse in Quebec City, Quebec. With total global sales of over 25 million albums, 5 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums released in the USA, and an incredible 7 consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance, Megadeth has documented metal bona fides. The band released their twelfth studio album, “Endgame,” in September 2009. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200. Megadeth’s unique style of heavy grinding rhythms interlaced with alternating guitar solos harmoniously accompany the subterranean sonic blast emanating from Dave Ellefson’s bass. The Sacramento Press caught up with Dave Ellefson, the original bass player and co-founder of Megadeth, […]

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Special Film & Music Event: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”

Anvil! The Story of Anvil A film by Sacha Gervasi The Crest Theatre and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival co-present "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" – opening at the Crest on Friday, May 1st.  The band will make live appearances at the 5:40pm and 8:00pm screenings on Monday, May 4th.  Movie review megasite rottentomatoes.com lists "Anvil!" with a 98% positive rating (86 positive reviews out of 88) and 100% from the top critics (23 out of 23).  Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly said "It’s a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you’ve probably never heard of." The following synopsis appeared in the Sundance Film Festival Catalog: At 14, Toronto school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the "demigods of Canadian metal," releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982′s Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil’s career took a different path – straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil’s last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. His ingenious filmmaking may first lead you to think this a mockumentary, but it isn’t. Gervasi joined the […]

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American Carnage Coming to Sacramento

  On September 1, concert promoter Live Nation is bringing the “American Carnage” tour to Arco Arena. As reported earlier by The Sacramento Press, Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament will perform live. See: Angels of Death to Descend on Sacramento (May 14, 2010). Fans of the original “Clash of the Titans” tour will note that Anthrax will join replace Testament on the second leg of the tour that begins on September 24. After finishing up “The Big Four” tour in Europe alongside Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and playing to crowds of no fewer than 80,000 people per night, Megadeth flew to Canada, where they reunited with Slayer and met up with Testament in order to kickoff the “American Carnage” tour on July 23 at Pavillon de la Jeunesse in Quebec City, Quebec. With total global sales of over 25 million albums, 5 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums released in the USA, and an incredible 7 consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance, Megadeth has documented metal bona fides. The band released their twelfth studio album, “Endgame,” in September 2009. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200. Megadeth’s unique style of heavy grinding rhythms interlaced with alternating guitar solos harmoniously accompany the subterranean sonic blast emanating from Dave Ellefson’s bass. The Sacramento Press caught up with Dave Ellefson, the original bass player and co-founder of Megadeth, […]

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Special Film & Music Event: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”

Anvil! The Story of Anvil A film by Sacha Gervasi The Crest Theatre and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival co-present "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" – opening at the Crest on Friday, May 1st.  The band will make live appearances at the 5:40pm and 8:00pm screenings on Monday, May 4th.  Movie review megasite rottentomatoes.com lists "Anvil!" with a 98% positive rating (86 positive reviews out of 88) and 100% from the top critics (23 out of 23).  Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly said "It’s a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you’ve probably never heard of." The following synopsis appeared in the Sundance Film Festival Catalog: At 14, Toronto school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the "demigods of Canadian metal," releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982′s Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil’s career took a different path – straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil’s last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. His ingenious filmmaking may first lead you to think this a mockumentary, but it isn’t. Gervasi joined the […]

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