2016 EPIPHONE REVOLVER MUSIC AWARDS PROUDLY WELCOMES ANTHRAX TO THE PERFORMANCE LINEUP
LEGENDARY THRASH BAND TO CO-HEADLINE WITH MEGADETH, JOINING LIVE LINEUP THAT FEATURES ZAKK WYLDE, LACUNA COIL + MORE
EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN NYC FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT WEBSTER HALL ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
(New York, N.Y.): Hard rock and heavy metal will continue to mount an epic takeover of New York City this December. Epiphone and Revolver are proud to announce that thrash legends Anthrax will be co-headlining the 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards.
"Anthrax looks forward to blowing the roof off of the Revolver Awards and making metal GREAT again," said drummer Charlie Benante.
Anthrax are added to a lineup that already includes fellow "Big Four" member Megadeth, who serve as co-headliners, as well as Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil, Stitched Up Heart, and more. A Fallen Heroes All-Star Jam, featuring Ace Frehley, Bumblefoot, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, and more, is also scheduled. More performers and presenters will be announced soon. The 2016 Epiphone RMAs are shaping up to be a "can't miss" event for metal fans.
Tickets to the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards are available for purchase here.
The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards aren't solely about the performances. The event also honors the musicians that make this music and scene so vital and viable. Categories include Album of the Year,Song of the Year, Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist, Best Vocalist, and more.
Fans can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite singer, their most beloved axe slinger, top rhythm minders, and beyond. Voting takes place herethrough December 1. Fans are encouraged to vote multiple times for their favorite artists.
The event takes place on Tuesday, December 13 at Webster Hall in Manhattan. It will be co-hosted by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM's Jose Mangin. The RMAs will be livestreamed by Twitch.TV. The show will livestream simultaneously through the Guitar World and Revolver websites, Facebook Live, and YouTube channels, allowing metal fans worldwide to participate in the festivities no matter their location.
As is customary, both attendees and viewers can expect plenty of surprises, both unplanned and otherwise, to unfold throughout the course of the show.
Anthrax is the perfect addition to the only awards show to salute hard rock and heavy metal in the U.S. The band celebrates its 35th anniversary with the release of For All Kings. The eleven-song crusher that Benante has described as "aggressive and super-thrashy," was written by Benante, bassist Frank Bello, and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre. Add to that Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by Jonathan Donais, and it's no wonder the band’s 11th studio album garnered the acclaim that it did.
ABOUT THE RMAs:
Each year since 2009, with the exception of 2015, during which the event took a brief hiatus, Revolver and Epiphone have thrown the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, previously known as the "Revolver Golden Gods," in Los Angeles.
The show has a rich history and has featured appearances by Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, Guns N' Roses, Ronnie James Dio, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slayer, Johnny Depp, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Dave Grohl, Slash, Alice in Chains, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Black Veil Brides, Marilyn Manson, William Shatner, Carmen Electra, Nicholas Cage, Andrew Dice Clay, Chris Jericho, Taylor Momsen, Kat Von D, and many others.
As the primary print and digital destination for the latest and loudest from established and legendary hard rock and metal acts, as well as the first place fans look to to discover emerging talent, the Revolver name carries incredible weight. Therefore, it made perfect sense for the show to now be rebranded as the "Epiphone Revolver Music Awards."
The show's move to NYC this year is also a logical relocation, since Manhattan is also where the magazine is headquartered. The city was also selected as it is widely regarded as a hard rock mecca, thanks to its contributions to revolutionizing rock music through the years. NYC is home to legendary artists who helped pave the way for aggressive music, such as The Ramones, KISS, New York Dolls, Twisted Sister, White Zombie, and Anthrax, among countless others.
While previous ceremonies have aired on VH-1, Palladia, AXS TV, and XBOX, this year's show will broadcast via livestreaming video platform Twitch.TV, which is owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month.