ANTHRAX kicked off its 2023 tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and EXODUS Tuesday evening (January 17) at Revolution Live performance Home & Occasion Heart in Backyard Metropolis, Idaho.
ANTHRAX‘s setlist was as follows:
01. Amongst The Residing
02. Caught In A Mosh
04. Metallic Thrashing Mad
05. Maintain It In The Household
06. Delinquent (TRUST cowl)
07. I Am The Regulation
08. In The Finish
10. Bought The Time (JOE JACKSON cowl)
11. Convey The Noise (PUBLIC ENEMY cowl)
EXODUS was compelled to overlook the Idaho live performance after members of the band “had been caught on the closed Donner Cross,” in keeping with guitarist Gary Holt. EXODUS performed its first present of the tour Wednesday evening (January 18) in Seattle, Washington.
ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s present 24-date tour sees the 2 bands making stops in all new markets, with each of them enjoying headline units. The trek, that includes EXODUS as assist, will wrap in Oakland, California on the Fox Theatre on February 18.
In a current interview with Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke concerning the progress of the songwriting periods for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “For All Kings” album. He mentioned: “We have been engaged on a file for fucking three years now. It is embarrassing to even say that. I really feel like DEF LEPPARD.”
In keeping with Benante, who can also be sitting behind the package for the reformed PANTERA, ANTHRAX is planning to enter the studio someday this spring to start recording the brand new LP.
“Between the PANTERA [tour dates in 2023], we’re gonna be engaged on this file, this ANTHRAX file,” he mentioned. “We’re hoping to have it completed earlier than PANTERA go to Europe [in late May]. I’ve a bit window after that, earlier than [PANTERA‘s stadium tour with] METALLICA begins. No less than if I get my drum tracks accomplished, then the opposite guys can proceed to work on it.
“That is the plan,” he added. “Until one thing else occurs, however hopefully nothing will occur.”
Final November, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello informed SiriusXM that the band is “not in a rush” to file the brand new album. “We wanna ensure it is the best file,” he defined. “We will not simply throw out one thing that is not prepared. So we’re gonna actually ensure it is the best file and dwell with it for a bit bit. Now we have some brutal stuff and a few cool stuff arising — very heavy — we have been engaged on. Everyone can say that after they’re engaged on a file. However the proof is within the pudding. I am fairly happy with what we have give you up to now.”
In August, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian praised the manufacturing high quality on a number of the band’s current albums, together with 2011’s “Worship Music” and “For All Kings”. He mentioned: [On] ‘Worship [Music]’ and ‘For All Kings’, for me, we have actually type of discovered our sound. We have this base degree the place we’re at proper now with [producer] Jay Ruston the place we all know it is gonna be nice, after which we might push it even additional. Particularly with the songwriting that we now have proper now, going into what is going to finally be a brand new ANTHRAX album, it simply lends itself to even a extra aggressive manufacturing which I believe we could have no downside conducting.”
In April 2022, Scott confirmed to Metallic Injection that ANTHRAX had a couple of songs already written for the upcoming LP. “All I can say is we’ll get within the studio once we’re prepared,” he mentioned. “I believe we’re getting there. I believe we now have nice songs. I believe folks will probably be very glad.
“To not make a bizarre comparability, however it’s our third file again along with [singer] Joey [Belladonna]. Truly, it is an odd comparability. I ought to simply say it is our third album since our type of our reboot in 2010 and our third album again within the day was ‘Amongst The Residing’. I am not saying that that is [like that album], as a result of it isn’t ‘Amongst The Residing II’ in any sense, however I simply assume we now have some nice songs and there is like a fucking mountain of nice riffs. I believe individuals are going to be very glad.”
Ian beforehand mentioned ANTHRAX‘s upcoming LP throughout a July 2021 look on Full Metallic Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio present. On the time, he mentioned: “We have been at it for a short time now. We truly began writing in ’19 — pre-COVID — and type of stepped away from issues when COVID occurred. We had been all separate and aside and we’d type of revisit a number of the demos, however we weren’t actively engaged on it.
“Yeah, it is the identical because it’s all the time been,” he mentioned. “I must assume by the point we get to the opposite facet of the writing course of and we resolve we’re able to go file it, I must assume it is actually going to symbolize this time in our lives. And the world having gone by a pandemic, I might think about actually that is ultimately, form or kind going to return out by this subsequent file. I can not inform you how but, however I must assume it’ll.”
ANTHRAX celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2021 with quite a lot of particular actions and occasions. Fashioned by Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of many first thrash steel bands to emerge from the East Coast and rapidly grew to become considered a pacesetter within the style alongside METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH.
Lively over the previous 5 a long time, ANTHRAX has launched 11 studio albums, been awarded a number of gold and platinum certifications, obtained six Grammy nominations, toured the world since 1984 enjoying hundreds of reveals, together with headlining Madison Sq. Backyard and enjoying Yankee Stadium with the “Large 4”.
“For All Kings” was known as by some critics ANTHRAX‘s strongest album to this point. Its arrival adopted a five-year interval throughout which the group skilled a rebirth of kinds, starting with ANTHRAX‘s inclusion on the “Large 4” tour, and persevering with with the discharge of comeback LP “Worship Music”.