Anthrax ‘Chile on Hell’ DVD – Exclusive Trailer Premiere + Scott Ian Interview

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Anthrax are set to unleash their new live DVD, the awesomely titled ‘Chile on Hell,’ on Sept. 16. The release documents the band’s May 10, 2013, show at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the explosive trailer (watch above).

‘Chile on Hell,’ which will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, features the band playing songs from throughout their storied career, with tunes like ‘I Am the Man,’ ‘Caught in a Mosh’ and ‘The Devil You Know’ making the setlist. Adding to the experience, the concert was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound.

We spoke with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian in conjunction with our premiere of the ‘Chile on Hell’ trailer, so check out that conversation below. And be sure to pre-order ‘Chile on Hell’ from Amazon.

With the DVD ‘Chile on Hell’ set to come out in September, what can you tell us about the performance that made it so special?

Scott Ian: Going in, we didn’t know what our performance was going to be like. You never know, that’s the thing about doing these kind of DVD shoots. The only thing we were able to have a guarantee on was how great the crowd was going to be, that’s why we did it in Chile. That’s the point of the whole thing, the last few times we had played in Santiago, the shows were so incredible! We thought, at some point, if we do a DVD to document this ‘Worship Music’ cycle, we’re going to do it in Chile.

Knowing that going in, we at least knew how great the crowd was going to be. We didn’t have to worry about shooting a show and then thinking we could have played somewhere else. We took that whole question out of the mix because we knew how the crowd was going to be.

We haven’t done that many live DVDs, or live videos from back in the day. We did the one in 1987 and then there was ‘Live Noise’ in the early 90s, then one from the reunion tour in 2005, 2006. So, this being the fourth time we’ve ever done this, it’s by far the best representation of seeing us live. Nothing will ever replace coming to a show and being a part of the experience, but if you’re sitting in your living room watching us with the speakers cranked, it’s the closest thing you’re going to get. The energy is captured by the cameras and the mics. I’m happy with it. I think it definitely represents what we do as a live band.

We hear a lot of metal acts say there’s nothing quite like the crowds in South America. What do you think it is about those concerts that set them apart from the rest of the world?

Scott Ian: It just comes down to it being more important to them — any time you have people that are so passionate about something, whether it’s music, food, movies, whatever. It’s because they have to work harder for it and they have to sweat a little more. The point I’m making is, in South America, people don’t make as much money as people in America do. They also don’t get as many shows as a city like New York. It’s not like you know a band is going to come through three times on a tour. Bands go to South America once every few years.

These people will save their money to come see Anthrax, it’s something like — and we’re not even an expensive ticket — that might be a month’s salary to come see us. To me, that means how passionate you are to spend what comes out to be a month’s salary to go see a metal show. You’re sweating a little bit harder to go see that. I think that’s why when people come to those shows, it’s just such a release for them. Such an amount of energy being released in that room when bands are going down there.

Look at Iron Maiden on a completely different scale going down there. People saving their money for months to go see an Iron Maiden concert or saving their money to see AC/DC. Then you watch those DVDs and go, holy crap — I’ve never seen anything like it. People have to work so much harder for it. I think that passion really comes out when they come see the bands play.

Our thanks to Scott Ian for taking the time to chat with us. Once again, ‘Chile on Hell’ is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

“Chile On Hell” Live Blu-Ray/DVD Melts Players Sept. 16, 2014

ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell,” a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release.

“Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013, and features Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax’s entire catalogue – all the fan-favorites including “I Am The Law,” “Indians,” “Madhouse,” “Caught In A Mosh,” “The Devil You Know,” and “I’m Alive.” “Chile On Hell” will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

“Plus,” Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD.” The band was in the home stretch of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support Worship Music and the Anthems EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of “classic era” vocalist Joey Belladonna, Worship Music making the band’s highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows – Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Metallica, the four bands that wrote the speed and thrash metal road map – that culminated in the September 2011 Big Four spectacular at Yankee Stadium in the band’s home town of New York, “Anthrax Day” declared in the Bronx, becoming the first metal band to have its music (“Got The Time”) played on Mars, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe. “We wanted to finish on a high note,” Benante continued, “we didn’t want to look back and regret that we didn’t record the live show.”

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD’s cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to “redesign” the artwork from last year’s Anthems EP.