The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where I’ll be discussing all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we discuss The Dark Roots of Thrash Tour featuring Testament and Exodus coming to The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday April 29. Purchase tickets here.

Also hard rockers Halestorm crack the U.S. Billboard 200 at no. 5 with the release of their new album 'Into The Wild Life'. Check out Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless live at The Palace Theatre in Albany May 5.