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.
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
Anthrax are filming their show at the Barrowland in Glasgow, Scotland tonight (February 15) for a new DVD. The band posted the following:
Jasta and Code Orange have been added to select dates of the upcoming Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, and The Devil Wears Prada tour. You can see the dates for that trek below.
03/29 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater (Killswitch Engage closes)
03/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live (Anthrax closes)
03/31 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater (Anthrax only)
03/31 Knoxville, TN – The International (Killswitch Engage only)
04/01 Mainstee, MI – Little River Casino (Anthrax only)
04/01 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (Killswitch Engage only)
04/03 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/04 Wallingford, CT – The Dome At Oakdale Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (Anthrax closes)
04/07 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/08 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit (Anthrax closes)
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (Killswitch Engage closes)
With Code Orange:
04/11 Raleigh, NC – Ritz Raleigh (Anthrax closes)
04/12 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Anthrax closes)
04/13 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/15 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall (‘Texas Independence Fest’)
04/16 Pharr, TX – Boggus Ford Events Center (Anthrax closes)
04/17 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/18 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (Anthrax closes)
04/20 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (Anthrax closes)
04/23 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (Anthrax closes)
04/25 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/26 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (Anthrax closes)
04/28 Denver, CO – The Fillmore (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/29 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium and Underground
04/30 Kansas City, MO – The Midland (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/01 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (Anthrax closes)
05/03 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (Anthrax closes)
05/05 Huntington, NY – The Paramount (Anthrax closes)
05/06 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Boston, MA – House Of Blues (Killswitch Engage closes)
Anthrax have announced that they have joined forces with Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery to create their own craft beer called “Wardance.” That beverage will be available in New York on March 27, and will spread to other states shortly after.
Here’s an official press release:
ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES ITS OWN CRAFT BEER – “WARDANCE”
“Wardance is a beer you can drink over and over again. And I have.” — Scott Ian
LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, January 25, 2017) — It’s funny how an offhanded comment can make a dream come true, but that’s exactly what happened with thrash icons Anthrax.
Last year, the members of the band were hanging out at New York’s West Village bar Daddy-O and mentioned to owner Phil Casacelli how they’d love to have their own brand of beer. Casacelli, a long-time fan of upstate New York’s Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery, made a call to Chuck Williamson, owner of Butternuts, a metalhead and a long-time Anthrax fan, and everything started to fall into place for what would become Anthrax’s own craft beer, Wardance. Wardance will be available in stores, bars and restaurants where craft beer is sold in New York State beginning March 27. Plans are in the works to expand the distribution to other states around the country.
Said Anthrax’s Scott Ian, “I’ve wanted to do our own beer for a long time, it was just finding the right guy to make that a reality. I am a fan of Butternuts, especially their Porkslap Pale Ale, and when I found out that Chuck was interested in doing a beer with us I immediately said yes.”
“Finding the right taste that all of us loved was really important,” Anthrax’s Charlie Benante explained, “but it was also important that the beer not leave people feeling heavy or filled up afterwards. The other thing I love about our beer is that it goes really well with a burger. It’s the one beer to have when you’re having a ‘Wardance.’”
Working closely with Williamson and his partner on the Wardance project, marketing guru David “Rev” Ciancio (who also counts Anthrax as one of his all-time personal favorites), Anthrax’s Ian, Benante, and Frank Bello wanted a distinct flavor for Wardance, one that would fit not only the band members’ personal preferences, but that their fans would enjoy as well.
“I spoke to Chuck and we talked about what we like/don’t like and what I would want from our beer,” added Ian. “It was simple, a beer that would be very drinkable yet still have flavor.”
They decided on a pale ale style with a special blend of malts and hops to give it a unique flavor, and a “first batch” was brewed. Williamson and Rev did a tasting with the band on their tour bus parked outside the St. Vitus club the night Anthrax headlined a benefit show there last September for Gilda’s Club NYC. In addition and unbenownst to the band’s fans, a keg of that “first batch” was poured at the St. Vitus show with Williamson and Rev taking feedback from the fans. Taking band and fans comments into consideration, Williamson did a little more tinkering in the beer lab with the ale’s recipe, one more Anthrax tasting which received a unanimous thumbs up from the band, and Wardance Pale Ale, available in 12 oz. cans, was inaugurated.
Wardance (5.5% abv) is brewed using a blend of both New York State and North American two-row malt barley and a blend of special malts to add color and depth of flavor. The hops are sourced through New York State and West Coast growers. A percent of the hops is added in the boil kettle and a percent post fermentation to create a unique flavor profile that balances the rich flavor and aroma of the specialty malts with the delicate aroma of the select hops. The result is a recognizable beer with a unique character that sets Wardance apart from other beers out in the market today.
Anthrax will be releasing a new limited edition vinyl box set version of “For All Kings“ on March 24. It will come with all the songs from the effort spread across 10 7” vinyls. It will also contain covers of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son“ and The White Stripes’ “Black Math“, along with demo versions of “Breathing Lightning,” “Monster At The End,” “Suzerain,” “Zero Tolerance,” “Blood Eagle Wings,” and “Defend Avenge.”
For All Kings 7” Vinyl Box Set Info and order link: ANTHRAX.COM/NEWS Limited Edition Release Date: March 24th Contains: Removable Lenticular Cover Alex Ross Cover Art Sketch 10 pces of 7” Vinyl Containing the full For All Kings Album Bonus Tracks: Black Math (White Stripes Cover) Carry On (Kansas Cover) Breathing Lightning (Demo) Monster At The End (Demo) Suzerain (Demo) Zero Tolerance (Demo) Blood Eagle Wings (Demo) Defend Avenge (Demo) #ANTHRAX #FORALLKINGS
Anthrax have announced that they will be releasing a new tour edition of their latest album “For All Kings” on February 17. This version of the album will come with one bonus track titled “Vice Of The People,” and a bonus disc featuring demo versions of “Breathing Lightning,” “A Monster At The End,” “This Battle Chose Us,” “Soror Irrumator,” and “Vice Of The People.“