Watch Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sing U.S. National Anthem Before Seattle Seahawks Vs. Las Vegas Raiders Game

Yesterday (November 27), Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna performed the U.S. national anthem before the Seattle Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders game at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. You can see footage of that below:

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Discusses “War Dance” Riff From “Indians” On Jackson Guitars’ “Behind The Riff” Series

Jackson Guitars have released a new episode of their “Behind The Riff” series. The clip finds Anthrax’s Scott Ian discussing the “War Dance” riff from “Indians.” You can check that out below:

Anthrax, Black Label Society, & Exodus Announce Early 2023 North American Tour

Anthrax, Black Label Society, and Exodus will be hitting the road on a North American tour early next year. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
01/18 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
01/20 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
01/21 Penticton, BC – So. Okanagan Events Ctr.
01/22 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Events Centre
01/24 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
01/25 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
01/27 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
01/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
01/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
01/31 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
02/02 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
02/03 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
02/04 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Events Center
02/05 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/07 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
02/08 St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Tec Port Center + Arena
02/11 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
02/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02/14 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
02/15 Albuquerque, NM – Revel
02/17 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
02/18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

Scott Ian Offers Update On New Anthrax Album: “We’re Getting There”

During a recent fan Q&A organized by Metal Hammer, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“We’re getting there! Everything got thrown for a loop for a couple of years. We had started writing before COVID, but then eventually we jumped back in, so we do have eight arrangements and half of them with lyrics. We’ve got at least another six really, really great things that we just need to start bashing out as a band. We’re not that far off!”

Charlie Benante Teases Some New Anthrax Riffs

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante has shared a tease of the riffs he is working on for the band’s new album. You can check that out below. Benante commented:

“After a very successful tour with our friends in @blacklabelsocietyofficial and @hatebreedofficial we are Back to thinking about our new record… I think we have some heavy riffing on this one. See you at the @blueridgerockfest on Thursday 🤘🤘🤘”

Anthrax Cancel Mainland European Dates, UK Shows To Continue As Planned

Anthrax have cancelled their fall European dates. Despite this, the band’s UK shows with Municipal Waste and Sworn Enemy will continue as planned. Anthrax commented:

“Sadly due to ongoing logistical issues and 2022 costs that are out of our control, we have no other option but to cancel the European leg of our upcoming 2022 tour. We will however be coming to the UK as scheduled.
Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.”

Tour Dates:

09/27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/29 Manchester, UK – Academy
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/03 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
10/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/06 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/08 London, UK – Brixton Academy

Scott Ian Says He Once Invited Faith No More’s Mike Patton To Join Anthrax

During a recent interview with mxdwn.com, Scott Ian revealed that he actually invited Faith No More’s Mike Patton to join Anthrax “a million years ago . . . just before Joey [Belladonna] came back.” The offer was ultimately denied, but the duo did get to collaborate years later on the current incarnation of Mr. Bungle. Ian said the following:

“I had said, ‘Hey, do you want to sing on the next Anthrax record?’ We were drunk in a bar in Melbourne, Australia on a festival together. He was with Faith No More. He was like, ‘Oh, man. You don’t want me in your band. I’m a pain in the ass.’ I was like, ‘No, no, no. I think we could deal with it.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, but I got seventy-two projects and I could never commit.’ I’m like, ‘I know, really. I’m asking but I’m not really asking.’ He’s like, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll do something together someday.’ So then when he hit me up, he goes, ‘Remember in Melbourne when I said we would work together?’ I’m like, ‘Uh huh.’ He goes, ‘Guess what?'”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Anthrax Perform “Bring The Noise” With Public Enemy’s Chuck D In Brooklyn, NY

During Anthrax’s August 26 show in Brooklyn, NY, the band were joined onstage by Public Enemy’s Chuck D for a performance of “Bring The Noise.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Watch Anthrax Pay Tribute To The Late Dimebag Darrell With Partial Cover Of Pantera’s “Domination”

During their August 20 show in Detroit, MI, Anthrax celebrated the late Dimebag Darrell’s 56th birthday with a partial cover of Pantera’s “Domination.” You can see footage of that below. This news comes as Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is preparing to hit the road with Pantera as a fill-in for the late Vinnie Paul.

Anthrax & Black Label Society Cancel Rochester, NY Show

Anthrax and Black Label Society have cancelled their August 19 show in Rochester, NY due to “production issues.” The following statement was issued:

“Due to unforeseen production issues, the show tonight at the Main Street Armory in Rochester had to be canceled by both Anthrax and Black Label Society as it was unsafe for the bands to perform. Anthrax and Black Label Society do not cancel shows lightly but we could not put the health and safety of the bands and crew at risk. All of the bands tonight apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment. We will be back to Rochester to rock another time. Refunds are available at the point of purchase starting Tuesday August 23.”