ANTHRAX’S NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “SUZERAIN”

ANCIENT BATTLES, FEUDAL OVERLORDS AND THE DEADLY GAME OF CHESS ILLUSTRATE ANTHRAX’S NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK “SUZERAIN

noun: a feudal overlord or sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state

LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, December 19, 2016 — “Suzerain,” an intense and politically-charged track from Anthrax’s critically-acclaimed album For All Kings (2/16, Megaforce), is lyricist Scott Ian’s musings about a leader who would be so powerful that all nations, all people, would come under his benevolent authority, and in return, he would bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all of Earth.

“Mankind keep making the same mistakes over and over,” said Ian. “You’d think that after thousands of years of religious, economic and ideologic wars, we’d have figured out how to live with each other, but we haven’t. That’s what drew me to the idea for ‘Suzerain.'”

The “Suzerain” video incorporates the game of chess along with images of battles fought by ancient empires to illustrate imperial power. You can check out Anthrax’s new lyric video for “Suzerain” here:

Anthrax will hit the road in 2017 first with an appearance at the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and then will lauch their “Among The Kings Tour,” starting with a 26-date UK/European tour, and seguing into the band’s North American co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage, “Killthrax.”

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CO-HEADLINE SPRING 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR “KILLTHRAX”

“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” Added the band’s Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KsE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.” “Anthrax and Killswitch – KillThrax! Holy crap!,” said Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”

MARCH
29 The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *
30 Express Live, Columbus, OH **
31 Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL (Anthrax only)
31 The International, Knoxville, TN (KsE only)

APRIL
1 Little River Casino, Manistee, MI (Anthrax only)
1 Norva, Norfolk, VA (KsE only)
3 The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD *
4 The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT *
5 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA **
7 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *
8 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI **
9 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *
11 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **
12 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **
13 House of Blues, Orlando, FL *
15 Texas Independence Festival @ Grizzly Hall, Austin, TX **
16 Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **
17 House of Blues, Houston, TX *
18 House of Blues, Dallas, TX **
20 The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *
22 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **
23 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **
25 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *
26 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
28 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
29 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **
30 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *

MAY
1 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **
3 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA **
5 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **
6 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *
7 House of Blues, Boston, MA*

* KsE closes
** Anthrax closes

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SPECIAL APPEARANCE REVOLVER MUSIC AWARDS

ANTHRAX WRAPS UP ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH A RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE, ACOUSTIC TRACK AT RADIO, AND A SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT NEW YORK’S EPIPHONE REVOLVER MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, November 21, 2017 — Twenty-sixteen has been a banner year for thrash masters ANTHRAX: the February 2016 release of its critically-acclaimed 11th studio album For All Kings (Megaforce), two collaborations with director Jack Bennett for the grizzly music videos “Blood Eagle Wings” and “Monster At The End,” a “Late Night with Seth Meyers” appearance that paired the band with the iconic Robert De Niro, and sharing stages with bands like Slayer, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold.

But the celebrations are not done yet.

In support of Black Friday’s Record Store Day (November 25), Anthrax will release a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl single (Megaforce) for the tracks “Monster At The End” and “Vice of the People,” the latter previously released only in Japan as a bonus track and being made available in North America for the first time.

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In addition, an acoustic version of the band’s song “Breathing Lightning,” also on the For All Kings track listing, has just gone to radio. The song was performed and recorded at a special in-studio session at El Paso’s rock radio station KLAQ-FM on October 27, the final date of Anthrax’s recent North American tour with fellow Big Four members Slayer.

Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums and Jonathan Donais/guitar – will head to New York next month to co-headline (with another Big Four alumni, Megadeth) the 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards on Tuesday, December 13.

As Benante put it, “Anthrax looks forward to blowing the roof off of the Revolver Awards and making metal GREAT again.”

Among The Kings – EU Tour Dates Announced

Anthrax will return to Europe for a Full Scale Headlining tour – Their first in 10 years to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Among the Living and also their critically and fan acclaimed latest album For All Kings

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It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second act, but then ANTHRAX isn’t your average band. Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America’s hi-top wearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras – but that isn’t their real achievement. More than the group who let a fledgling METALLICA crash on their studio floor in 1983, who became a lightning rod for geekdom by immortalizing Judge Dredd with ‘I Am The Law’ in 1987, who enthusiastically raised a middle finger to the critics and unimaginative fans alike by collaborating with rappers PUBLIC ENEMY in 1991, and who – in 2011 with the release of »Worship Music« – proved that classic albums aren’t a bygone concept, the story of ANTHRAX is one of gritty determination in the face of outrageous odds.

Among The Kings – U.K Tour Dates announced

Legendary New York thrashers ANTHRAX this year celebrated their 35th anniversary and released their new album ‘For All Kings’ to widespread critical acclaim. In February 2017 the band will be back on UK soil for their first full UK headline tour in over a decade! These UK dates will see the band perform classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’ in its entirety alongside fan favourites.
Scott Ian commented:
“Finally! We’ve been looking forward to headlining in the U.K. for so long!!! We have a killer set planned, new stuff, old faves, deep tracks and Among front to back. You’d better start getting in shape now for the epic wardance!
See you soon my friends.
Cheers,
Scott”

These special shows will mark 30 years of the iconic album, with support from up and coming British metallers The Raven Age.

Dates as follows:
Thursday 9th February – Birmingham O2 Institute
Friday 10th February – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Saturday 11th February – Bristol O2 Academy
Monday 13th February – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 14th February – Manchester Academy
Wednesday 15th February – Glasgow Barrowlands
Thursday 16th February – Newcastle Northumbria University
Friday 17th February – Norwich UEA

Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th November at 10am.
Tickets will be available from myticket.co.uk/artists/anthrax

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