Videos with Mike Portnoy and Anthrax Remind You that Metal Masters 5 Will Kick Ass

In case you weren’t convinced that January 22nd’s Metal Masters 5 clinic/concert would be a high point in your life’s short existence, we’ve enlisted the likes of former Dream Theater / current Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy. He talks about his history with the event, how Phil Anselmo and Billy Sheehan became a part of it, and more.

And if that wasn’t enough for you, the giant robot-battling threesome of Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Frank Bello, and Charlie Benate team up to… well, they mainly just say Gary Holt a lot. But Gary Holt is a god-king of thrash guitar, so we’ll let that slide.

If you live in the Anaheim, CA area, or will be there for NAMM, you can get tickets for Metal Masters here. For the rest of you, the best place to watch is here, on Gear Gods. We’ll be livestreaming the event. This is by far the best way to experience it while wearing little-to-no pants.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.