Anthrax to record new drum tracks on Game Of Thrones set

Scott Ian Throne Room PicThrash fans partial to a bit of HBO smash hit series Game Of Thrones rejoice! Sort of…

Scott Ian, guitarist with thrash metal legends Anthrax, has revealed that they are planning on recording drums for the band’s new album on the Belfast throne room set of the hit TV show.

Speaking to the Metal Hammer Magazine Show on Team Rock Radio, Ian explained: “I asked Dan Weiss ‘Hey man, what would be the possibility of us recording the drums for the next album in the throne room?’ Like we bring a mobile studio and set up the drums, mic everything and record in here. He says ‘Oh my God that would be the sickest thing ever. We know the guys that can make that possible.’

“All of you out there who watch Game Of Thrones, much like me, probably think it is a very metal TV show. And just know, the reason for that is that one of the creators of it is a huge metalhead.”

Ian has previously indicated that Anthrax will release a new album in 2015.

You can hear the entire interview with the Anthrax axeman on this week’s Metal Hammer Magazine Show at 9pm, on TeamRock Radio starting at 9pm BST.

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Matt LeChevalier joins My Ruin for The Sacred Mood UK tour

My Ruin 2014 UK Announcement
Photo: “The Don” Jackson Wyatt

Great news for UK fans of LA’s finest, My Ruin.

Following the news last month that friend, producer and fellow musician Joel Stooksbury had dislocated his shoulder in a freak accident and wouldn’t be able to play with the band this summer, My Ruin have announced that Matt LeChevalier is to step in and take up the vacant drum stool.

LeChevalier joined My Ruin for both their “Brutal Language” and “Summer Of Hell” tours in 2006, played drums on the Throat Full Of Heart album in 2008, and hit the skins again with the band during their “Ghosts And Good Stories” tour in 2011.

“We are excited to announce that Matt (Frenchie) LeChevalier will once again be playing drums for My Ruin during our upcoming UK tour in August,” said Tairrie B. Murphy via a statement on the band’s Facebook page. “Matt is a longtime friend of the band and part of our extended rock family who many of you already know.”

“We look forward to sharing the stage with him again soon and seeing all of you who have continued to support us over the last 15 years, helping to keep our DIY spirit of independence alive, so remember to mark your calendars and save the dates!”

My Ruin are set to rock the UK this summer on their “The Sacred Mood” tour, with a series of live dates in August. Confirmed shows are as follows:

15th of Aug: Alt-Fest, Kettering
16th of Aug: The Underworld, Camden
17th of Aug: The Haunt, Brighton
19th of Aug: Sound Control, Manchester
20th of Aug: O2 Academy, Birmingham
21st of Aug: The Fleece, Bristol
22nd of Aug: Fibbers, York
23rd of Aug: The Waterfront, Norwich

Advanced tickets are available for the shows at:,, and

My Ruin’s latest album, The Sacred Mood, is out now, garnered a 5/5 review from Skin Back Alley last year, and was chosen as our album of the year for 2013. Read the review here, and read our 2013 year end summary here.

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Tommy Lee says that new Smashing Pumpkins album is like their early records

TLSP Studio Shot

Tommy Lee, currently filling the studio drum spot during recording sessions for the new Smashing Pumpkins album, has said that the new material is like the Pumpkins’ earliest records.

The Mötley Crüe drummer plays on nine songs from the Smashing Pumpkins’ forthcoming new album Monuments To An Elegy, and speaking to Billboard about the record, told fans to expect “epic, goose-bump songs.”

“I think he has probably the best record he’s ever written,” Lee says of front man Billy Corgan’s new material. “These are like epic, goose-bump songs. It sounds like the first couple of Smashing Pumpkins records. I was fucking blown away.”

Last week Corgan announced that he has nearly finished recording one of two new albums that the band will release in 2015. The first, which he says is nearly completed, will be Monuments To An Elegy. The second is likely to be called Day For Night and the band hope to precede both LPs with a new single this year.

Corgan also shared a tentative track listing for Monuments… that is as follows:

‘Being Beige (World’s On Fire)’
‘Run To Me’
‘One And All’
‘Drum And Fife’

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