Anthrax Is In Studio Recording New Album

May 1, 2023

Good news if you’re a fan of Anthrax! Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Frank Bello (bass) have been in-studio with producer Jay Ruston working on track for singer Joey Belladonna to record his vocals and for lead guitarist Jonathan Donais to add guitars and solos. 

Last month Benante was interviewed by Metal Rules and talked about juggling the 2023 touring schedule with Pantera and making new music with Anthrax, “We’re actually going in two weeks to start recording the record. But it probably wouldn’t come out till ’24 anyway. But the good part about it is we are going in to start recording it. So that’s awesome.”

Asked about why it’s taking so long to record a new LP, Benante said, “If we didn’t get hit with this whole global pandemic thing, it would have been out probably two years ago, three years ago. But we all know what happened. But now, being that some of the songs were [written] before the pandemic hit, they’re old to me. So now there’s a bunch of new songs that kind of came in the mix. So that’s a good thing. You can never have enough… We’re still working on the older ones because we really like a lot of those.”

And you may remember this past January, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian talked to Metal Edge and said they had “11 musical arrangements”, as well as “some” lyrics, that they were working on for their next album. He added, “Obviously, I’m going to be working on more words and we’re getting there. I’m hoping at some point we’ll be able to get into the studio [this year] and record them.”

Over the last five decades, Anthrax has put out 11 studio albums, gained multiple gold and platinum certifications, got six Grammy nominations, and toured the world since 1984 playing thousands of shows.

Anthrax’s new album follows up 2016’s “For All Kings”. So far, no title or release date is available.


Written by Todd Hancock