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As a part of Metal Hammer’s Discs Of Doom page, Philip Anselmo has answered the question of which album should have never seen the light of day with Metallica’s Load, and he’s been quoted as saying “It’s a terrible record”. Fans of Anselmo will probably agree with him, and almost most of the garbage that spills from his mouth, but it’s had to take someone seriously when their last solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, was one of the shittest albums of this century so far … And the title? What does that even mean, to walk through exits only? Is it a metaphor for being a total trend-kill like Anselmo and going against the grain, or direction with absolutely everything? No, it’s just plain stupid.
For an ‘Only in America’ case, a 31-year-old metal fan was arrested for “terroristic threatening” after posting lyrics to Exodus’ song ‘Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)’ on his Facebook wall. Specifically the bit where it talks about student bodies in the hall is what got everyone all super-duper paranoid because of school shootings and whatnot.
In other news…
Dream Deceivers, the 1992 documentary about the Judas Priest suicide trail, has finally been released on DVD and digital download.
Veruca Salt will play The Corner on Friday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 30 to sold-out audiences. Another show has been added at The Corner Hotel on Wednesday, October 1.
Flying Colors, consisting of Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse and Mike Portnoy on drums amongst others, will release their new album, Second Nature, on Friday, October 3.
Sepultura will be at 170 Russell on Friday, October 3.
Lamb of God will release their documentary about Randy’s Czech court case, As the Palaces Burn, on Tuesday, October 7.
Skate punks Comeback Kid will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 18 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 19.
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, on Tuesday, October 21.
Devin Townsend’s Melbourne guitar clinic takes place at St Kilda Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Tickets via
Aussie hardcore rats Confession will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 25 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 26.
Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album, Citadel, on Friday, November 7. They also kick off their national Citadel tour in Melbourne at 170 Russell on Friday, November 21.
Machine Head will release their new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, on Friday, November 7.
Gorguts will play the Northcote Social Club on Friday, November 14.
Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan will be at The Reverence in Footscray on Sunday, November 16.
Prong will play The Hi-Fi on Friday, November 21.
Primordial are slated to release their new album, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, on Friday, November 21.
The 2015 Melbourne Soundwave festival will be held on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22.
If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to [email protected] or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug
By Paul S Taylor