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ANTHRAX Promo Live Shot 8-11-15LOS ANGELES, CA – (TUESDAY, August 11, 2015) — In the final stages of recording the follow-up to 2011’s Worship Music, /vocals, /bass, /drums, guitarist , /rhythm guitar – will hit the road beginning August 28 for a 42-city global trek that will see the band playing three major festivals as well as sharing stages with the likes of Motorhead and their fellow Big Four comrades, Slayer.

’s Bello, Benante and Ian started the new album writing process back in late 2013 when they began exchanging suggested riffs and other ideas for the new songs.  With producer and “sixth member of the band” Jay Ruston, formal writing sessions started last Fall, culminating with about 20 original songs, almost twice as many as the band had ever brought to the recording studio in the past.

According to Benante, “‘Worship Music’ started a new chapter in our career, and it has served as an inspiration for this new album.  ‘Worship’ was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s -sounding, but this new one is really thrashy.”

Said Bello, “The thing about Anthrax…we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey’s powerful and melodic vocals.  I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like Anthrax, and I think we’ve done a really good job of that on this new record.”

The  Worship Music featured the return of “classic era” vocalist Belladonna, and was named one of the best albums of 2011 in numerous media outlets including SPIN, Metal Hammer, Guitar World, and Loudwire, and provided the band with the rock’n’roll comeback story of the year, all adding up to the excitement and anticipation for this new album.

Confirmed dates for Anthrax’s upcoming tour schedule are as follows:

AUGUST

28   Riot Fest & Rodeo, Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO

SEPTEMBER

11   Riot Fest and Carnival, HumboldtPark, Chicago, IL

12   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI*

13   MadisonTheatre, Covington, KY  (headline)

15   The Dome, Wallingford, CT*

16   Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY*

18   Theatre Olympia, Montreal, QC*

19   Shindig Festival, CarrolPark, Baltimore, MD

20   Food and Truck Festival, Oak RidgePark, Clark, NJ

22   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA*

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC*

25   House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL*

26   Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL*

September 28 – October 2 – Motorboat 2015 Cruise*

OCTOBER

10   Loud Park 15, Tokyo, Japan

25   Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands**

26   Zenith Paris, Paris, France**

28   La Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France

30   Santana 27, Bilbao, Spain**

31   Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain**

NOVEMBER

1    La Riviera, Madrid, Spain**

3    Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain**

5    Alcatraz, Milano, Italy**

7    Planet.tt Bank AustriaHalle Gasometer B, Vienna, Austria**

8    Haus Auersee, Leipzig, Germany**

10   Zenith, die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany**

12   Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany**

13   RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany**

14   MHPArena, Ludwigsburg, Germany

16   Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany**

17   AB Main Hall, Brussels, Belgium**

19   Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

21   Newport Centre, Newport, UK**

22   Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK**

24   O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK**

25   O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK**

27   O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK**

28   O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK**

30   O2 Academy Brixton, Brixton, UK**

DECEMBER

3    Kulturvaerflet, Helsinger, Denmark**

4    Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway**

5    Lisebergshallen, Goteborg, Sweden**

9    Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia**

* w/ Motorhead

** w/ Slayer

ABOUT ANTHRAX:

Since the September, 2011 release of Worship Music, six-time Anthrax has experienced a tremendous comeback.  “Classic era” vocalist rejoined the lineup in the Spring of 2010, fronting for the band on The Big Four shows across Europe – Anthrax, along with Metalllica, Slayer and Megadeth – the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre.

Worship Music, the band’s first studio album in eight years and the first with Belladonna since 1990, was released the day after Anthrax played a home-town concert at New York’s Yankee Stadium with The Big Four.  Press and VIPs called it “the metal album of the year.”  In 2012, Anthrax became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars when its “Got The Time” was chosen by NASA to wake up the Mars Rover.  The band is in the final stages of recording the follow up to Worship Music that is expected out in early 2016.  According to Benante, the new songs are “aggressive and thrashy.  Anyone who liked ‘Worship Music’ should love the new album.”

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