Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Performs With Fifth-Graders At An Elementary School Variety Show

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) has posted some footage of him performing a medley of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” with fifth-graders Mikey Goldberg and Grayson Perri during a variety show at his daughter’s school (Kildeer Countryside Elementary) in Long Grove, Illinois. Benante commented:

“Helping out at my daughters school. Kildeer Elementary School w/ Mikey Goldberg on bass and Grayson Perri on electric guitar. You guys rocked the 5th grade Variety show!!!! Passing on the torch to the next generation of Rock N’ Roll!”

Anthrax Perform Their Cover Of Kansas‘ “Carry On Wayward Son” Live For The First Time

During their April 22 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, Anthrax played their cover of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” live for the first time. The studio version of the track comes with the band’s recently released limited edition vinyl box set version of “For All Kings.”

Anthrax Planning To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “State Of Euphoria” Next Year

Anthrax are planning to reissue their 1988 album “State Of Euphoria” next year to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Charlie Benante revealed the news to, and also mentioned that it will come with bonus disc of demos and rehearsal recordings.

Benante said the following (transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Yeah, it’s gonna be a great package. I’m actually almost done putting it together. The only thing I don’t have is good live stuff to go on it, but what can I do? But the bonus disc is gonna have… it has demos, actually, just guitar riffs that go into a rehearsal that go into basic tracks that go into the real songs. So it’s the evolution of most of the songs.”

He also added:

“It’s just funny, because that’s the record that we really don’t like that much, but after revisiting it, I started to pick out songs, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is a good song.’ ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’, I like that one. ‘Schism’ was another one. I think my least favorite one was probably ‘Make Me Laugh’. But ‘Now It’s Dark’ is on there. It’s good.”

Anthrax Stream “For All Kings” B-Side “Vice Of The People”

Anthrax are streaming a “For All Kings” b-side titled “Vice Of The People”, via Soundcloud. The track was originally a Japanese bonus track, but it will now come with the new limited edition vinyl box set version of “For All Kings“ as well. That set will be released on March 24.

Anthrax Reveal More Details For Upcoming Live DVD

Last night (February 15), Anthrax filmed their show at the Barrowland in Glasgow, Scotland for a new DVD. Paul Green is producing the effort, which was filmed with 17 cameras, including five GoPro’s and a full-size camera crane. It will feature a full album performance if “Among The Living” along with the following tracks: “A.I.R.”, “Madhouse”, “Evil Twin”, “Medusa”, “Blood Eagle Wings”, “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t”, “Be All, End All”, and “Breathing Lightning” It will also come with interviews and backstage footage, and more.

"AMONG THE KINGS" UK CONCERT CAPTURED FOR UPCOMING DVD. Thrash pioneers ANTHRAX, armed with an initial six dynamic SRO dates on "Among The Kings," their first UK/European headline tour in more than a decade, over-the-top rave press reviews, and hundreds of effusive social posts from fans who attended the shows, will chronicle the frenzy with a live DVD expected to be released later this year (Megaforce). With the energy level through the roof, Anthrax's show was filmed last night at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland. Seventeen cameras, including five Go-Pros and a full-size camera crane, captured more than two hours of Anthrax favorites that were voted onto the evening's set list by fans and included "Madhouse," "Be All, End All," "Breathing Lightning," and "A.I.R.," followed by Anthrax's classic 1987 album Among The Living performed start to finish ("Caught In A Mosh," "I Am the Law," "Indians," "N.F.L."). In addition to the live footage, the DVD will include "fly-on-the-wall" interviews and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD is being produced and directed by Paul Green of the Manchester, UK-based Paul Green Productions who has filmed concerts for Opeth, The Damned, Gary Numan, The Levellers, and many others. Last year's celebration of Anthrax's 35th anniversary saw the band getting some of the best live reviews of its career, but the reception from British fans on this tour has been far more than anyone anticipated. "I don't know why it took us so long to come back to the UK and headline our own tour," said Anthrax's Joey Belladonna, "but I'm sure glad we did. These shows have been some of the best we've ever done, and that's really due to the interaction with the fans, they've just been crazy. And that's what we wanted to capture for this DVD." The first five days on the UK tour saw a 150% increase in traffic on the band's website, and in less than a week, nearly 30,000 votes were cast by fans to help the band create the set lists for the UK and European shows. Anthrax plays its last "Among The Kings" UK date tomorrow in Norwich and then heads to 22 European cities winding up in Paris on March 1

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