Special Midnight Show Set for Saturday, September 17 to Benefit Gilda’s Club NYC

NEW YORK, NY – THURSDAY, September 15, 2016 — With all tickets having sold out in less than a minute for Anthrax’s Saint Vitus Bar show tomorrow night, the New York thrash/metal titans announce that they will play a second show at the venue on Saturday, September 17. Doors are at midnight and Anthrax will take the stage at 1AM (Sunday). As with tomorrow night’s concert, proceeds from Saturday’s show will go to benefit Gilda’s Club NYC.

Tickets are priced at $50 and go on-sale at NOON ET TOMORROW Friday at CLICK HERE FOR TIX:

Anthrax is confirmed for Saturday’s Revolution Rock Festival in Connecticut and will take the stage at 1:30PM to insure they get to Brooklyn in time for the Saint Vitus show. The band has already begun to kick around ideas for a different set list and other surprises for Saturday’s show.

“With tomorrow night’s show having sold out so quickly, we decided to do a second one to bring more awareness to Gilda’s Club NYC,” said Anthrax’s Scott Ian. “Two shows in one day – it’s going to be amazing, so come on down.”

Gilda’s Club NYC was founded in 1995 in memory of Gilda Radner, the talented comedienne and original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” who passed away in 1989 from cancer. GCNYC’s mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families.


Anthrax Unleash Monster At The End Video

Check it out at Fangoria

“Hey, it might have been a great idea,” laughed video director Jack Bennett, “but holding down the shutter button on a still camera for that long a time? All we would have ended up with were four jammed cameras!”

Shooting the entire video with Super Sharp HD video still cameras, Bennett wanted an animated, staccato-feel to the flow of the individual images. “Video shutter speeds are faster and more reliable than anything we could have done manually, and we wanted as big a pool of still images to choose from as we could get.”

In post-production, Bennett went through the footage frame by frame and hand-picked the still images he wanted to animate – hundreds of them. Rather than print the video at 24 frames per second, he animated movement of the band members using the still images, creating a jagged, crude motion. “We didn’t want fluidity, we wanted the video to have more of a comic book feel to it, like flipbook animation.”

This also allowed Bennett to hang on the band members’ individual movements to accentuate the power of their playing, such as the strength in Charlie Benante’s drum hits, or Scott Ian’s strumming or Frank Bello’s rhythm.

And then the real fun began.

Bennett and his crew went one step further, taking a cue from the legendary Walt Disney animators of the 1920s and 1930s, who used the technique of rotoscoping, the art of painstakingly hand-painting individual cels to embellish a primary image.

Employing the fundamentals of rotoscope, Bennett has peppered the video with monsters, tattoos that come alive, explosions, popping eyeballs, speech bubbles, morphed images, and nods to the influence of ‘Creepshow.’ There’s even a frame or two of The Skull King, the evil character from Anthrax’s “Blood Eagle Wings” music video that Bennett also directed. Actor Justin Michael Terry, who played The Skull King, is The Runner in “Monster At The End.”

“We used a lot of stop-motion effects as well as other special and visual effects in the same way as was done in the original ‘Exorcist’ film,” Bennett added. “We even added a little bit of grain, some dust and some scratches just to give it that analog feel.”

As the music video unfolds, the frame rate increases, giving the band members more and more fluid movements until the final chorus when the video is full-on 24-frames per second. “You could watch this video one frame at a time,” Bennett added, “and probably not find everything we did.”

“The ‘Monster at the End’ video takes us back to our love of comics and horror,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We’ve always loved the ‘Creepshow’ movies and wanted something like that for this video. Jack is easy to work with, all we did was perform the song, he did the real work with the editing and achieving the look that we wanted.”

Bennett wraps the video with one more surprise, an unexpected ending that goes to show that in the end, there’s a little bit of the monster in all of us.

Facebook Live From Seth Meyers

At 2pm Wednesday 24th August Anthrax will be live on Facebook to Answer Your questions!

Get your questions ready and head to ANTHRAX FACEBOOK PAGE – Link below on this site, enter your questions in the post on Wednesday and look out for the broadcast on the page!



With October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New York born-and-bred thrash/metal icons Anthrax announce a very special concert to be held at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, September 16 with special guests ‘Kyng’

“This has to be the most intimate show we’ve played since the early 80s which makes it so special,” said vocalist Joey Belladonna about the Saint Vitus Bar, known for putting on massive underplays in their small Brooklyn bar.

Tickets are priced at $50 and go on-sale at NOON this Friday, August 19 at CLICK HERE FOR TIX:

All proceeds will go to benefit Gilda’s Club NYC, The mighty Kyng are playing in support. Everyone who purchases a show ticket will get a special, limited-edition t-shirt created just for cancer awareness

A limited number of Anthrax’s new album, For All Kings (Megaforce) will be pressed onto pink vinyl and released on September 27. Identified by a special sticker, the album will be available at all retail stores where vinyl is sold, through and all F.Y.E. stores. Fans will be able to get their hands on a copy of Anthrax’s For All Kings pink vinyl before release date as a small quantity – all signed by the band – will be on sale at the Saint Vitus show.


Anthrax to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers

As part of its 35th anniversary celebration, thrash legends ANTHRAX are confirmed to guest on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Wednesday, August 24 performing their new single, “Monster At The End.” This will be Anthrax’s “Late Night” debut. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PM CT.

“Monster At The End” is from the band’s critically-acclaimed album For All Kings (Megaforce) that impacts at radio on August 16 and has already been added to stations like WJJO/Madison, KILO/Colorado Springs and WQLZ/Springfield.
Anthrax will join fellow Big Four members Slayer for a major North American Fall tour that launches September 9. CLICK HERE TIX & VIP