Anthrax at Louder Than Life Kentucky

Had a BLAST at Louder Than Life in Kentucky, Playing a blistering set. Signing sessions, and meeting and playing with one of their heroes Cheap Trick! Scott played Auf Wiedersehen, Frankie ran out to do back up vocals on a song, and Joey joined the guys on stage to sing as well! Great Times!

2 Nights At St Vitus!

2 Amazing Nights 16 & 17th September 2016 At St Vitus Bar For Gilda’s Club NY

Both night sold out instantly, Superb fun. Thank you to all that were there and with us!

Belly Of The Beast Night 1

Medusa Night 2

Night 1 Set List

Night 2 Set list

ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES SECOND SHOW AT SAINT VITUS BAR

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.

HERE’s THE ORIGINAL POSTER FOR THE 16th SHOW.
Gilda_St.VitusShow_lo_1

Anthrax Unleash Monster At The End Video

ANTHRAX’S “MONSTER AT THE END” TAKES A DETOUR TO THE PAST FOR AN INNOVATIVE STOP MOTION MUSIC 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.