Former Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Fistful Of Metal” During Brazilian Shows

Former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Fistful Of Metal” during some April shows in Brazil. Here’s the dates:

04/21 Vila Velha, Brazil – Correria Music Bar
04/22 Campo do Meio, Brazil – CDM Metal Fest
04/23 São Paulo, Brazil – Jai Club

Watch Anthrax Perform “I Am The Law” Live With Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

During Anthrax’s February 18 show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, the band were joined onstage by Machine Head’s Robb Flynn for a performance of “I Am The Law.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Pantera’s Rex Brown Joins Anthrax Onstage In Albuquerque, NM

During Anthrax’s February 15 show in Albuquerque, NM, the band were joined onstage by Pantera’s Rex Brown for a performance of “Only” and a partial cover of Pantera’s “Domination.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Anthrax Are Working On “11 Musical Arrangements” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Metal Edge, Anthrax offered an update on their new album. The band are currently working on “11 musical arrangements” for the effort.

Guitarist Scott Ian said the following:

“We’re getting close. I can tell you we have 11 musical arrangements, and there’s lyrics to some of them. Obviously, I’m going to be working on more words and we’re getting there. I’m hoping at some point we’ll be able to get into the studio [this year] and record them.”

Drummer Charlie Benante also discussed the possibility of releasing EPs instead of full-length albums:

“What if it wasn’t a full album? If we released six songs and then we released another six songs. I know from a record company’s point of view that really doesn’t work, but in these days…”

Ian also shared his thoughts on that model:

“Yeah. It’s all so different now. SLIPKNOT’s saying now why even make full albums anymore. I get it. I get all sides of it. I still love a full album, but at the same time I totally understand the idea of what’s the point of giving someone 11 songs. Most people don’t listen to albums anymore. So, yeah — why not parse it out? I don’t know. All I know is at some point in the next few months we’ll probably have 14 or 15 things and then we’ll have to decide when we’re going to record it and how we’re going to release it.”

Benante continued:

“Think about it. If ANTHRAX released five songs and you have these five songs, and you absorb it in such a different way nowadays, too. I think that may be the way to go, rather than give everybody 11 songs and it’s like, ‘Oh — I only had a chance to listen to the first four or five.’ I don’t know. I just think maybe the business model is different.”

Ian added:

“And even for us, playing songs live it’s like, you put out a record with 10 or 11 songs on it with the idea that, ‘Oh man, I can’t wait to play this one live and I can’t wait to play this one live.’ On ‘For All Kings’, we definitely didn’t play all of those songs at any point. I think there’s maybe six songs on the record that got played – and that’s it. I almost feel like you’re wasting them. I understand album tracks, but if you put out just five songs it would be easy to play all five of those on a new tour.”

Benante concurred:

“And easier to digest, too. You would appreciate it more if it was just five songs and, ‘These five songs are fuckin’ killer. I can’t wait for the next five songs,’ knowing that we will release another five or six.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante To Miss Immediate Live Shows

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante will be missing the bands immediate live dates while he undergoes “a minor procedure.” The band commented:

“Our man who beats the beat – Charlie Benante – has stepped away from the tour for a few days to have a minor procedure done and will not be at the next few shows. Never fear, the formidable Derek Roddy is filling in while Charlie is away – and no worries, Charlie will be back soon. In the meantime, the metal is still heavy and the show must go on. We’ll see you there!”

Watch Charlie Benante Perform Pantera And Anthrax Songs With Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline

Yesterday (January 8), Charlie Benante joined the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline for some performances of Pantera’s “Walk” and Anthrax’s “Indians” at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. You can see footage of that below:

Joey Belladonna Says Anthrax Have Made “Some Progress” On Their Next Album

During a recent appearance on That Fuzzing Rock Show, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“There’s progress. It’s really hard to put it all in words right now. It’ll happen when it’s done and ready, or at least ready to even start. But, yeah, there’s some progress, for sure — there’s movement. And you know what? Good things come… We obviously don’t rush anything.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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