Anthrax November update

A new studio album is being written, and work has commenced on the editing of the footage that was shot in South America earlier this year for an all new DVD!

Scott wrapped season 3 of Blood & Guts and he has also released a new website and store!

Do you know these 10 intriguing facts about Joey?

Charlie is working on Benante’s Coffee after some time spent with is family.

Don’t forget to keep up with Frank here.

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Anthrax joins Megadeth and Iron Maiden on Sept 13th for THE BATTLE OF SAN BERNARDINO

IRON MAIDEN continue their MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR into 2013 with a welcome return to the U.S.A., stopping off to play some select shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock In Rio Festival, Brazil, their show there having recently sold-out to 70,000 fans in just a couple of hours.

Following the hugely successful opening leg of the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR 2012, Maiden’s most extensive tour of North America for many years, the band wanted visit even more U.S. cities where their fans hadn’t had a chance to see them play for a very long time, so utilizing the journey to Brazil seemed an ideal opportunity to make this happen. Very special guests on all the dates will be Megadeth*.

Included in these seven selected U.S. shows is a very special event at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. THE BATTLE OF SAN BERNARDINO will take place on Friday 13th September.

Anthrax, Testament, Sabaton and Overkill will join Maiden and their special guests Megadeth for this performance only, making for a big, loud and exciting day out for Metal fans in Southern California.

Gates will open at 2 PM and Overkill will set things off at 3 PM with a very special performance for the fans in the venue concourse.

Tickets for this Maiden invasion will go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10 AM via and An exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members will run on Wednesday, April 10. Fan Club members should also check for details of which shows can accommodate special Fan Club access to be ‘First To The Barrier’.

Golden Gods? Hell Yes! VOTE for ANTHRAX as BEST LIVE BAND!


Anthrax, Golden Gods (along with Plant) long before it became fashionable, have been officially nominated for a 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award- and for the category that really matters: BEST LIVE BAND! 

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Anthems, Anthrax’s long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast). Anthems’s track listing features Rush’s “Anthem,” Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music.

Said the band’s vocalist Joey Belladonna, “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!”

On Boston’s “Smokin’,” Anthrax brought in a special guest to play keyboards – Fred Mandel, who has played with Alice Cooper, Queen, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Supertramp and on Pink Floyd’s The Wall. About the track, drummer Charlie Benante said, “If ever there were a perfect first album, it’s Boston’s first album. The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal.”

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers. In addition to Anthems’ cover art (attached), Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track’s original album cover art to “Anthrax” it. The Anthems EP will first be housed in one of the “re-imagined” digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six “re-imagined” covers is inside.

Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

The Grammy-nominated Anthrax – Belladonna, Benate/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass – will hit the road in support Anthems on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.