Anthrax’s Singer To Record Vocals For New Album In November

October 7, 2023

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was recently interviewed on “THAT Rocks!”, the weekly YouTube series hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson and talked about writing and recording the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s “For All Kings” album.

Ian said, “We’ve only really been working on it for a year-ish, I would say. I mean, we have demos. Charlie [Benante, drums] has demos that he sent pre-COVID. But then once lockdown and all that stuff happened, we just all walked away; nothing creative was happening at all with us through that whole period. And then, slowly but surely, when we started playing shows again in ’21 and going into ’22, that’s when we started working again, really. And then in the last year, we really started to put stuff together and Charlie and Frankie [Bello, bass] and I getting together and having writing sessions and arranging stuff, to the point where we finally went in the studio just recently and recorded nine songs that have drums, bass, and guitar done now. And [guitarist Jonathan] Donais’s got a couple of lead breaks that are killer that he’s demoed and sent to us. He hasn’t actually officially recorded them yet, but I think he’s gonna get most of his stuff written and then he’ll go in and record all of it. And I’m pretty sure we’ve got dates on the books for Joey [Belladonna, vocals] to start working as well with [producer] Jay [Ruston] next month. So, yeah, everything’s officially moving along at a decent pace now.”

Anthrax has released 11 studio albums, earned multiple gold and platinum certifications, received six Grammy nominations, toured the world since 1984.

Many critics said “For All Kings” was Anthrax’s best album. You gotta think they’re doing their best to better it.

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Written by Todd Hancock