Scott Ian Announces Spoken Word Tour By Flamethrowing Snowman

Anthrax guitarist posts picture online.

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Scott Ian will undertake his first spoken word tour later this year.

And he's announced this by posting a picture of him torching a snowman with a flamethrower:

Ian has issued the following statement about the tour, which will take place in May and June in the U.K.

"My first 'Speaking Words' tour and I get to do it in the UK and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!," says Scott. "My one-off show in London went so well and now I get to speak words at you all over the place. Thank you for having a superior sense of humour.

"I'm calling it 'Speaking Words' because the pretension of saying I am doing a 'Spoken Word' tour is too much to bear. This ain't no poetry reading. This isn't an evening of sensitive discourse.

"It's an evening of ridiculous truth. It's me talking (swearing) about this insane life I've led over the last 31 years, the people I've met and the shit that's happened. And when I'm done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours. Cheers my friends, see you in May and June."

Full dates are as follows:

05/24 - Oxford O2 Academy 05/25 - Cardiff The Gate 05/26 - Gloucester Guildhall 05/27 - Plymouth White Rabbit 05/29 - Rugby The Vault 05/30 - York The Duchess 05/31 - Liverpool O2 Academy 06/01 - Manchester Sound Control 06/02 - Stoke Underground 06/04 - Newcastle The Cluny 06/05 - Glasgow The Arches 06/06 - Belfast Limelight 2 06/07 - Cork Cyprus Avenue 06/08 - Dublin Button Factory 06/10- Bournemouth O2 Academy 06/11 - London The Garage

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Ian's day job band, Anthrax, will be featured on a tribute album to Metallica's Kill 'Em All alongside the likes of Motorhead and Cannibal Corpse. The album will be included with the German edition of Metal Hammer:

01. Hit The Lights Black Tide 02. The Four Horsemen Burden Of Grief 03. Motorbreath (live) Rage 04. Jump In The Fire Dust Bolt 05. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth Eisregen And The Vision Bleak 06. Whiplash Motorhead 07. Phantom Lord Anthrax 08. No Remorse Cannibal Corpse 09. Seek & Destroy Primal Fear 10. Metal Militia Dew-Scented

20 comments sorted by best / new / date

    I thought "spoken word" was gonna be a new band ha. But this sounds really cool.
    Black tide covering one of the best metallica songs ever...blasphemy!
    Really, it's not a surprise at all. Pretty much everyone has been influenced by Metallica. Now if they were covering Artillery or something, then I'd be pissed
    that cover is old - it was on their first album (where they sounded like a very different band). It wasn't too bad from what I remember. In fact from what I can see that entire tribute album is just a compilation of older covers.
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    I think it's awesome that Scott Ian is doing this.I saw Corey Taylor's solo tour and it was an awesome experience. I'm sure this will be a great tour to see.