ANTHRAX Is Lastly In The Studio
After what looks like years of speaking about it, Anthrax is lastly within the studio recording the follow-up to their 2016 document For All Kings. Anthrax is as soon as once more working with producer Jay Ruston, who they’ve recorded every little thing from 2011’s Worship Music onward with.
“We’ve been within the studio with producer Jay Ruston, laying down primary tracks in preparation for Joey [Belladonna] to document his vocals, and for Jonathan Donais, so as to add his leads and solos,” wrote Anthrax of their studio time. “No title nor launch date presently, Keep tuned for information!!”
What kind the brand new Anthrax will take stays to be seen, as guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante lately mentioned the opportunity of releasing EPs as an alternative of an album.
“It is all so completely different now,” stated Ian in a 2022 interview. “Slipknot‘s saying now why even make full albums anymore. I get it. I get all sides of it. I nonetheless love a full album, however on the similar time I completely perceive the thought of what is the level of giving somebody 11 songs. Most individuals do not hearken to albums anymore.
“So, yeah — why not parse it out? I do not know. All I do know is sooner or later within the subsequent few months we’ll most likely have 14 or 15 issues after which we’ll need to resolve when we will document it and the way we will launch it.”
“Give it some thought,” Benante added. “If Anthrax launched 5 songs and you’ve got these 5 songs, and also you take in it in such a unique manner these days, too. I feel which may be the best way to go, reasonably than give all people 11 songs and it is like, ‘Oh — I solely had an opportunity to hearken to the primary 4 or 5.’ I do not know. I simply assume perhaps the enterprise mannequin is completely different.”
Ian later famous that Anthrax usually solely performs a couple of songs from every album, and that releasing a handful of EPs may give the band the chance to play extra of the brand new materials reside. Which is sensible – if you are going to bust your ass writing new music and spend the cash recording it, you may as properly take advantage of it.
“And even for us, taking part in songs reside it is like, you set out a document with 10 or 11 songs on it with the concept that, ‘Oh man, I can not wait to play this one reside and I can not wait to play this one reside,'” Ian added.
“On For All Kings, we positively did not play all of these songs at any level. I feel there’s perhaps six songs on the document that obtained performed – and that is it. I nearly really feel such as you’re losing them. I perceive album tracks, however when you put out simply 5 songs it might be straightforward to play all 5 of these on a brand new tour.”
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