Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Charlie Benante on the first few weeks of Anthrax's 29-city European tour that kicked off on May 27th in Barcelona, Spain and runs until July 12th in Balingen, Germany. Benante, who had surgery on his hand last summer and has been going for regular physical therapy up until just recently, thought he'd be back to 100% for the Carolina Rebellion and Beale Street Music Festival shows that Anthrax also did earlier this month.
Anthrax might be working on their new album, but guitarist Scott Ian has other projects on his hands (or fingers) as well. The co-founder of the thrash metal band sold his memoir, I'm The Man, to Ben Schafer at Perseus' Da Capo Press and the book will offer a complete history of the group. The book is scheduled for a fall 2014 release.
In a recent interview, Anthrax's guitarist Scott Ian confirmed that the band is planning to take on guitarist Jon Donais as the permanent replacement for Rob Caggiano. The Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais has been touring with Anthrax since Rob Caggiano left in January and then joined Volbeat.
Anthrax have announced plans to film their upcoming show in Santiago, Chile for a new live DVD and promise to play an extended set with tracks from their whole catalog. Testament will be opening the evening's festivities. The band is touring in support of Worship Music and their EP Anthems.
As you probably know by now, Anthrax will release this month their cover EP Anthems and the thrash band is currently streaming their version of Thin Lizzy's song "Jailbreak". You can hear it right here. Alternatively, you can listen to it on the video below.
Thrashers Anthrax are preparing for the release of a new EP, Anthems, and now you can take a listen to their cover of Rush's "Anthem" at this location. The eight-track EP Anthems pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax's favorite bands from the 1970s and will be released in North America on March 19th (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22nd in Europe (Nuclear Blast).
Veteran thrashers Anthrax find themselves facing a new line-up change and are one guitarist short after the departure of Rob Caggiano from the band. The guitarist will now pursue his other passion and focus on producing but the band promises to announce a replacement soon.
As it was reported in last week news, US thrash veterans Anthrax will headline the Metal Alliance Tour 2013, with support coming from Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail. Anthrax will also perform their legendary Among The Living album in its entirety. So, today is the day when the dates for this tour are unveiled.
The Metal Alliance Tour, set to kick off in March, usually offers good metal times, and next year it seems like thrash will be the main course. The initial 2013 lineup has been announced: Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail are confirmed.
Anthrax's drummer Charlie Benante was reportedly arrested this last Friday night on domestic battery in front of a child. Benante and wife were allegedly arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart Indiana after arguing in front of their daughter, age 6.
According to a local report from WSBT.com, the two were arrested and picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn and both were subsequently released from jail the next day. Benante's booking form shows a court date set for this Friday, Aug. 3rd.
US thrashers Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel will join forces once again for their third run of touring in the last two years. Testament will be promoting their new album The Dark Roots Of Earth, Anthrax will still be riding high on Worship Music, released last year and Death Angel are currently working on a new album.
British heavy metal veterans Motörhead have recently announced a UK tour of 10 shows for November with American thrashers Anthrax. The dates can be seen below. Motörhead will be touring in support of their latest album The Wörld Is Yours, while Anthrax will present their new album Worship Music.