Anthrax To Release “Stop Spreading The Disease” Hand Sanitizer

Anthrax are planning to release their own “Stop Spreading The Disease” hand sanitizer in the near future. Drummer Charlie Benante recently confirmed the news on Instagram:

“Stop spreading the disease #handsanitizer coming soon @anthrax #covid_19 #stayhealthy #clean @globalmerchservices”

Frank Bello (Anthrax) Working On Solo Album

During a recent appearance on Todd Kerns’ video podcast, Frank Bello (Anthrax) revealed that he is working on a new solo album. According to him, the material will “be rock and roll with a heavier edge to it.”

Bello said the following:

“Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer. And COVID hit, and I kind of backed out. It really hit New York in January and February. I had studio time booked and we were gonna do it, and long story short, I just felt weird. All the musicians involved, we all just decided, ‘You know what? Let’s hold this until we’re a little more clear about what’s going on.'”

“I had some great, great players play on it. And it’s even better now, because I can even write more right now. So let it simmer.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s funny, because it’s sounding a lot like ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE [Bello’s side project with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson]. It is more in that vein — heavy rock and roll… I grew up on this stuff. It’ll be rock and roll with a heavier edge to it, and that’s fine, ’cause that’s what I’m into.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Neil Peart (Rush) To Be Honored At Modern Drummer Festival

LiveXLive have partnered with Modern Drummer to stream a virtual tribute concert for the late Neil Peart (Rush) as part of the Modern Drummer Festival. The event will take place on September 12 and it will feature: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Ray Luzier (Korn), Eric Singer (KISS), Mike Portnoy (ex Dream Theater), Jason Bittner (Overkill), and more. Tickets can be found HERE with proceeds set to benefit brain tumor research.

Watch Anthrax, Death Angel, & Metal Allegiance Members Cover Mother Love Bone’s “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Mother Love Bone‘s “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns.“ You can check that out below:

Benante commented:

“What if? I always ask that when I listen to Mother Love Bone, Would Andrew Wood have sung “Release” or “Why go“? Would that TEN album have been the next MLB album? I remember sitting in Lonn Friend’s @instadude74 office when he got the Call that Andrew Wood had Died. I couldn’t believe it, WTF?? I thought that band was going to have a long career…well some of them did.

What A great album; to this day it’s one of my favorites. The Chloe/Crown Of Thorns song is a stand out, it’s so perfect. A few years ago I did a version of Chloe Dancer with Mark Osegueda @bonsloth and Mark Menghi @markmenghi at a @metalallegiance show. I think they both capture the feel and emotion on this song.

I always thought I never really finished or felt fulfilled and I wanted to do a better cover of it. Since I’ve been doing these jams this song has always been on my mind. I get goosebumps when I play it, it’s weird and emotional. I hope you Dig it! Thanks to @andylagis and @dlevanchuk for their awesome ears and eyes @roland.artists @ikguitarist @headrushfx @officialtamadrums @paistecymbals”

Anthrax Share Quarantine Performance Of “Time”

Anthrax have shared a quarantine performance of “Time” from their set for the “Wacken World Wide” virtual festival. You can check that out below. This news comes as the band are preparing to release a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Persistence Of Time” tomorrow (August 21).

Anthrax And Death Angel Members Share Quarantine Cover Of U2’s “City Of Blinding Lights”

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and bassist Frank Bello have teamed up with Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda for a quarantine cover of U2’s “City Of Blinding Lights.” You can check that out below:

Benante commented:

“There was a station in NY called WLIR, one of the first “alternative” stations and that’s where I first heard @U2. The song I always remember hearing first was 11 O’clock tick tock. I remember sitting on my back porch in the Bronx, bringing out speakers and listening to the radio.

I would Listen to WLIR and try to get a good enough signal for WSOU too. WLIR exposed me to not only @u2 but the @thecure, @depechemode and more.

The thing about @U2 was how their songs would hit you on an emotional level, both musically and lyrically. Til this day when I hear the opening of “where the streets have no name,” I still get this weird feeling; I don’t know if it’s happy or sad but it’s definitely something!

When Anthrax signed to Island records in 1985, we would be labelmates with @u2 (exciting). I loved the people at Island! The publicity department had such a great and dedicated crew and I would become friendly with a lot of them.

We were about to go to Japan for the first time and had a long flight ahead…I was given an advanced copy of “the Joshua Tree” album and I listened to it over and over. When I got off the plane I knew it like the back of my hand. I still can’t believe how many amazing songs are on that Album, it’s flawless.

You would think if I was going to do a U2 song it would be something from Joshua tree or older but NO! One of my favorite songs is “city of blinding lights,” another one of their songs that makes me emotional when I hear it.

I asked 2 other die hard U2 Fans to be a part because I knew they would ” NAIL” it. My Nephew and I would always play u2 songs during sound checks and backstage. We both had a kinship to their music. I knew he would Play the bass parts great, but I also knew he would sing the “edge” parts equally great.

Mark O and I always bonded through Music, u2 being one of the first. I always heard a “bono” thing in marks voice and I knew he would Bring that Vibe to this.

We all play a form of music that is very Different than what U2 play, but we have the same passion and dedication to the music we play.

It may seem odd that we chose this song but it’s really not…it’s MUSIC! it’s the thing that makes you move, the thing that gets you through the day, week, month etc.

thanks to -Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam for making music that still stands the test of time.

Hope ya dig this

Sing it to your Girlfriend, wife or whoever you feel Looks Beautiful!

all guitars recorded using Amplitube, go check out my pre set pack

Thanks to @andylagis for Mixing and @krknordenstrom for the edit”

Anthrax Share Fourth Episode Of “Persistence Of Time” Video Series

Anthrax have shared the fourth episode of their “Persistence Of Time” video series. That series was recently launched to promote the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Persistence Of Time,“ which will be released on August 21. The latest episode focuses on the band’s “Married With Children” appearance.

Anthrax Share Third Episode Of “Persistence Of Time” Video Series

Anthrax have shared the third episode of their “Persistence Of Time” video series. The series was recently launched to promote the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Persistence Of Time,“ which will be available on August 21. More details on that release can be found HERE.

Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, Etc. Members To Participate In Syfy’s “Metal Crush Monday”

Syfy have announced a special “Metal Crush Monday” series. Starting August 3, the channel will be airing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, while also sharing interviews that Whitney Moore conducted with members of Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, and more, who share a love for the aforementioned genres. Fans will also be able to find more in-depth interviews with the artists via Syfy Wire’s YouTube page and as part of a new limited series podcast.

SVP of Syfy Wire Sandy Deane commented:

“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre. Syfy is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”

Here’s the programming schedule:

* “Lake Placid” (Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus and Blothar The Berserker and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack

* “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon

* “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Aaron Douglas

* “Halloween” (2007) (Monday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio

Brian Posehn Premieres “Grandpa Metal” Video

Brian Posehn has premiered a new video for the title track of his latest album “Grandpa Metal.” The clip features remotely recorded performances from Anthrax‘s Scott Ian, Soundgarden‘s Kim Thayil, Fall Out Boy‘s Joe Trohman, and Armored Saint‘s Joey Vera.