Anthrax’s Frank Bello Begins Writing His Memoir

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has revealed that he has started writing his memoir with Joel McIver, the author who previously worked on Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s “My Life With Deth” and more. Bello told RockSverige the following:

“We started and we’re going to get back to it because we have busy schedules. We started it and I plan to write it with Joel. He’s done great stuff and he knows my history probably better than me. He’s great at what he does, so we’ll probably work that out. He goes deep and he does it right. That’s what I like about Joel. He has a lot of history that I probably have forgotten.”

[via Blabbermouth]


Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) & Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Go Public With Their Relationship

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) have officially gone public with their relationship. You can see some posts from them below. According to Blabbermouth, the couple have been together for at least three years.

Slayer & Anthrax’s Christchurch, NZ Show Cancelled Following Mosque Shootings

Slayer and Anthrax’s March 17 show in Christchurch ended up getting cancelled due to the horrific mosque shootings that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured. The concert was supposed to be Slayer’s final New Zealand show.

The following statement was issued:


Following advice from the Police and Christchurch City Council, Vbase has made the decision to cancel the Slayer concert which was due to take place at Horncastle Arena on Sunday 17 March.

“On behalf of Vbase our heartfelt deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected by the recent tragedy.”

“The advice we have received is too compelling to ignore and we have made this decision in conjunction with the Police and Christchurch City Council. We understand fans may be disappointed, however, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and wellbeing of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago.” Tim Scandrett Vbase Board Chairperson

Storm The Gates Directors add “Whilst we want music to be a positive impact on any city, the recent events are incomprehensible, and right now we stand together with Christchurch, and send our deepest sympathies to those affected.”

Tickets will be refunded to the cards that were used to purchase.

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Scott Ian (Anthrax) Shows Off His New Action Figure In New Video

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has officially unveiled his official action figure in a new video clip. The 8″ figure, which was created by The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), will come with a licensed Jackson Flying V toy guitar, two extra heads, including one featuring the walker he played on “The Walking Dead,” and an extra hand. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Frank Bello On Next Anthrax Album: “It’s Gonna Be Intense”

During an interview with The Metal Voice, Frank Bello talked a bit about Anthrax’s new album plans. According to him, the effort is “gonna be intense.”

Bello said the following:

“Everybody has their own collection of stuff. And Scott [Ian, guitar], Charlie [Benante, drums] and I will get together in two and a half weeks and we will start putting songs together. At NAMM [show] week [in late January], that’s what I’ll be doing. I fly in [to Los Angeles] on that Tuesday. Believe me, it’s a big schedule there, because I go back and forth to NAMM also, so it’s pretty crazy. But during the day, I’ll be writing with ANTHRAX, and at nighttime, it’s ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE [Bello’s project with MEGADETH’s David Ellefson] stuff.”

He also added:

“ANTHRAX is in a really good place. And I call this good for a record, because it’s an angry place. You just feel it. And I’m very excited to see what we come up with, ’cause I don’t know yet. We’re just gonna bounce off of each other. I know what I have, and I’m sure everybody’s gonna bring it. But I know it’s an angry sense, which I like. It’s gonna be intense, I’ll put it that way.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Charlie Benante Says Anthrax’s New Album Is “Gonna Be A Little More Extreme” & “A Little More Angry In Places”

During an interview with Heavy, Charlie Benante talked a bit about Anthrax’s new album plans. He said the following:

“There’s been a lot of good ideas, but nothing has been recorded yet. I mean, I’ve done demos — I just have my demos — but next year is when it’s probably all gonna start to take shape.”

“I know this next record is definitely gonna be a little more extreme, a little more angry in places, because I just think that’s where I am at this point in the world. Right now I’m very angry with a couple of things that have happened; I’m also very happy. So I think it’s gonna be a really good blend of anger and happy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sing Journey Songs Karaoke-Style

After Anthrax’s August 7 show with Slayer, Lamb Of God, etc. at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joey Belladonna made an appearance at Founders Brewing Co.’s “Founders Open Mic.” You can see footage of him covering some Journey songs karaoke-style in the below video:

[via Blabbermouth]