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.
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.”