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.

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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:

SLAYER AND ANTHRAX CHRISTCHURCH SHOW CANCELLED.

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.

FOR FURTHER TICKETING REFUNDS & ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Ticketek 0800 842 538 | http://www.ticketek.co.nz

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]

Anthrax Reveal Details For 30th Anniversary Edition Of “State Of Euphoria”

Anthrax have announced that the 30th anniversary edition of “State Of Euphoria“ will be released on October 5. It will come with two discs, including one with a remastered version of the album, b-sides, and a live version of “Antisocial” recorded in London back in March of 1989, and another one, titled “Statements Of Euphoria (Charlie’s Archives),” with early demo recordings and more. The effort will also include revised packaging, a 20-page booklet, new liner notes, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE in the following formats: 2-CD deluxe edition, 2-LP vinyl set, and digitally.

Drummer Charlie Benante helmed the project and he had the following to say:

“We recorded everything back then. We would sit in the rehearsal room with a little two-track machine record everything we did in rehearsal while we were putting the songs together.”

“‘State Of Euphoria‘ is the album that we always felt we never got to finish properly. We wished we had had a little more time to spend on it. But having revisited it while putting together this package, I really got to enjoy it again, it took me back to that time when everything was a whirlwind.”

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Be All, End All”
02. “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind”
03. “Make Me Laugh”
04. “Antisocial” (Trust cover)
05. “Who Cares Wins”
06. “Now It’s Dark”
07. “Schism”
08. “Misery Loves Company”
09. “13”
10. “Finale”

Bonus tracks:

11. “Antisocial” (Trust cover) (French version)
12. “Friggin In The Riggin” (Sex Pistols cover)
13. “Parasite” (Kiss cover)
14. “Le Sects”
15. “Pipeline” (The Chantays cover)
16. “Antisocial” (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)

Disc Two – ‘Statements Of Euphoria (Charlie’s Archives)’:

01. “Be All, End All”
02. “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind”
03. “Make Me Laugh”
04. “Antisocial”
05. “Who Cares Wins”
06. “Now It’s Dark”
07. “Schism”
08. “Misery Loves Company”
09. “Finale“