Thrash metal legends Anthrax will be releasing an EP entitled Anthems, which features covers from six bands as well as the original and a remix of “Crawl”, which comes from their album Worship Music. Some of the bands they will be covering include AC/DC, Boston, and Thin Lizzy.
To give fans a taste of their takes on these classic, beloved songs, they have teamed up with Rolling Stone to stream their cover of Rush’s “Anthem”. You can listen to it here.
Head below for the full track list. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Anthrax recently announced the shocking news that lead guitarist Rob Caggiano had quit the band, just a month before a heavy touring schedule was set to begin. However, the band also stated that they would not be hosting auditions for a new lead guitarist. The reason for that is now obvious as it has been announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in as lead guitarist while the band tours over the next few months.
Scott Ian states, “Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper. I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13′s gonna be a good year.”
Donais adds, “I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of The Big Four, I’d be crazy to not want to play with them. Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band – Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed – who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”
You can see all tour dates that Donais will be on below. READ MORE
Guitarist Rob Caggiano has decided to leave Anthrax to focus on studio production work. The lead guitarist has already amassed several production credits including Cradle of Filth‘s Grammy-nominated album Nymphetamine, The Damned Things, as well as Anthrax’s latest album Worship Music, which has a Grammy nod this year thanks to their song “I’m Alive”.
Caggiano’s official statement reads, “I’m extremely proud of my time in Anthrax. Actually, that’s an understatement! We accomplished so many great things together over the years and I shared some of the best times of my life with these guys. As a band, we also weathered quite a few storms along the way. It’s been a wild ride (to say the least) from Day One and I wouldn’t change one single thing about the last 12 years. This is an extremely difficult and emotional decision for me to make but my heart is just steering me in a different direction right now. I’ve always been one to follow my heart in everything that I do and while this might be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, it feels like the right one for me at this time. Scott, Charlie, Joey, Frankie (and John Bush) will always be part of my family and this decision doesn’t change the way I feel about that in the slightest. I would also like to say thanks to all the amazing fans I’ve met and hung out with worldwide over the years. You guys always were and always will be the reason why I make music! In this day and age, being a musician isn’t always easy -also an understatement- but the fans truly make it worthwhile for me. I hope to see each and every one of you again really soon. The fact that Anthrax is at the top of their game right now and totally ‘out for blood’ after all these years is a testament to this band’s longevity and conviction! I’m truly honored to have been a part of their brilliant legacy.”
Read on for more from Caggiano as well as Anthrax’s official statement. READ MORE
Eight years. It’s been eight years since Anthrax have released a studio album. Think about that for a second. The last time they released a studio album was in 2003. That was the year that Freddy Vs. Jason, Final Destination 2, Underworld, and The Texas Chainsaw remake came out. Now that the length of time has sunk in, you can understand why Worship Music holds such high expectations for fans. The question is, “Did this length of time work for or against Anthrax?” Well dear readers, check after the jump for your answer!
One of the “Big Four”, Anthrax have been rocking for three decades and have amassed a wealth of awards, gold and platinum albums, and the respect and admiration of metal generations. The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. also sees the band, three of whom were born and raised in The Bronx, as coming home and wants to celebrate that in the best way possible. So he decided to do this by announcing that starting Wednesday, Sept. 14th will now be known as ‘Anthrax Day’ in The Bronx.
Check after the jump for some more info.
Anthrax have just announced that they will be making an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this upcoming Wednesday, Sept. 7th. The band will be performing their latest single, The Devil You Know, which is tearing up the active rock radio charts. If you want to enter for a chance to sit on the show’s band benches, follow the instructions at THIS LINK (make sure to you use RAX as the band code).
The Devil You Know
comes off of Anthrax’s upcoming album Worship Music
, which comes out Sept. 13th. You can hear the song after the jump.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian
was lucky enough to recently be turned into a zombie for the AMC series The Walking Dead. You can read all about his experience here
Last week, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian announced via Twitter that he got to play a zombie on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Already an amazing story, Ian posted on his website the full story of how the entire experience went, from beginning to going home in full makeup to feed his 8-week old son. Now THAT’S something I bet we all wish our dads would’ve done, right?
Check after the jump for the full account and an after shot of Ian in full makeup.
During the makeup process
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will be donning some make up and pretending he has no pulse for AMC’s The Walking Dead! That’s right, one of thrash metal’s favorite guitarists will be zombified for your viewing pleasure. Ian tweeted a picture of himself in make up and said that more news will be coming out later.
Also, remember that free Anthrax song we wrote
about a few weeks ago? Turns out Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t
is about fighting off zombie hordes! How badass is that?
Check after the jump for Ian in all of his zombie make up glory!
Anthrax know you fans are beyond excited for the upcoming album, Worship Music. So, they’re treating you all by offering a new song, Fight’em ’til You Can’t, for free download! Just put your email in the widget below and the link will be sent to you. I’ve downloaded the song and it’s completely worth it! SO AWESOME!
Anthrax have announced a Sept. 13th release date for Worship Music, the long-awaited new studio album. This album has been in the recording process for the past four years and is the first studio album to feature original singer Joey Belladonna since 1990′s Persistence Of Time. This release comes the day before Anthrax is slated to play the Yankee Stadium as part of the Big 4.
Check after the jump for quotes from Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, and Charlie Benante.