ANTHRAX Guitarist’s ‘Blood & Guts’: Trailer For Second Season Posted Online
March 4, 2013
A trailer for the second season of “Blood & Guts”, the Nerdist YouTube channel web series hosted by ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, can be seen below. The show returns on March 19.
When asked how his collaboration with Nerdist came about, Ian told Nerdist.com, “Just out of the blue last week, [Nerdist founder] Chris[Hardwick] hit me up and asked me if it was something I’d be interested in. He felt my personality was right for this. I guess the backstory on it would be that when they first came up with the idea for ‘Talking Dead’, I got a call about shooting the pilot, and my job was field reporter. What they did for my segment was send me out to the set of one of the webisodes, and then Greg Nicotero and his team made me up as a zombie and I got to be a walker. I had closeups and everything in the webisode. When it got picked up, they didn’t keep me as field reporter — that position, I guess, wasn’t something they were gonna move forward with — but Chris just kept it in the back of his mind. I can only assume that whenNerdist and Fangoria had the idea to do this show, Chris said I’d be the right guy to be going out and hosting these things because of the bit I did on ‘Talking Dead’.”
On the topic of his favorite horror make-up moments of all time, Ian said, “The first thing to pop into my mind is when Tom Savini gets torn apart in‘Dawn Of The Dead’. That scared me as a kid and I guess you could kinda say it stayed with me in a good way. The scene in ‘Scanners’ when his head blows up, that’s a classic. Anything in ‘Evil Dead’ or ‘Evil Dead 2’. I know I mentioned this, but I just watched ‘Drive’ last week and that scene where she gets her head blown off is straight out of an ’80s horror movie. The movie’s not necessarily slow, but very Michael Mann, ’80s kinda pacing, very moody and all that — and then all of a sudden that hotel-room scene happens and you’re just, like, ‘Holy crap!’ and then from there it’s just 100 miles an hour. I was blown away with that movie.”
MEGADETH’s new album, “Super Collider”, sold 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 4 via MEGADETHmainman Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, distributed byUniversal Music Enterprises (UMe). The disc follows up “TH1RT3EN”, which opened with 42,000 units back in November 2011 to enter the chart at No. 11. The band’s 2009 CD, “Endgame”, premiered with 45,000 copies to debut at No. 9. This was slightly less than the 54,000 first-week tally registered by 2007’s “United Abominations”, which entered the chart at No. 8. 2004’s “The System Has Failed” premiered with 46,000 copies (No. 18) while 2001’s “The World Needs A Hero” moved 61,000 units in its first week (No. 16).
“Super Collider” track listing:
02. Super Collider
04. Built For War
05. Off The Edge
06. Dance In The Rain
07. Beginning Of Sorrow
08. The Blackest Crow
09. Forget To Remember
10. Don’t Turn Your Back…
11. Cold Sweat
David E. Gehlke of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with new THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund (also of SIX FEET UNDERand FEARED). A few excepts from the chat follow below.
On joining THE HAUNTED:
Ola: “[Patrik] Jensen [guitar] gave me a call after he’s been watching a lot of my videos, really. Started talking about gear and stuff and he eventually popped the question. I didn’t know any one of the guys from before. I’ve been knowing this for almost six months and it’s hard to keep it in, for sure, especially when you’re so excited about something. But we kept our cool, which definitely gave the unveiling a lot more impact.”