ANTHRAX Drummer On New Songs: ‘It’s Definitely Metal’

July 29, 2015

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante recently did an interview with Metal Onslaught Magazine and talked about the recording the follow up to 2011’s “Worship Music” album.

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Benante said: “I think its going to be released the beginning of next year. I would like to have this ‘Spreading The Disease’ 30th-anniversary [reissue] out at the end of [2015]. I think this album is going to take a little bit longer to finish and complete, because there is about 20 songs. The problem with having 20 songs is that you have 20 songs. It’s not the problem that you have the twenty songs, it’s just the problem that you have to complete the 20 songs. The bigger problem is that we do not know which ones we are going to choose. It’s been taking a lot to really consider which ones are the best and which ones are [just] okay. So it’s a hard decision to come up with. We are giving each song 100 percent, so that’s why its taking a little longer to complete.”

Regarding the musical direction, Charlie said: “It’s metal! It’s definitely metal. I don’t think we are really experimenting. We are not doing any dub step, we are not doing any waltzes or anything like that. It’s strictly hard rock and heavy metal. Like the songs on the last record, if they were fast, these will be faster. [Laughs] So it’s going to be that type of evolution. It’s definitely something that has progressed really well.”

Anthrax recently completed a six-week North American tour with Volbeat. The band’s setlist included the new song “Soror Irrumator (Lords Of The Rock)”, Anthrax’s contribution to the the second installment of “Catch The Throne: The Mixtape”, for HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series “Game Of Thrones”.