Posted by Reggie
The September slaughter continues. I think we are up to five solid metal releases so far for September 2011; now you can add one more. Anthrax is FINALLY going to release their new material with Belladonna on vocals. Worship Music is slated for a September 13, 2011 release which would coincide roughly with their September Big Four performance at Yankee Stadium in New York. That ought to be nice for the hometown crowd.
I like what Anthrax has offered to the metal world with both Bush and Belladonna. I am a bit skeptical to hear new music after 8 years of…well nothing much. I am not going to anticipate it too much, but I am looking forward to hearing it. Here is an excerpt from Anthrax’s website regarding Worship Music:
“I get goosebumps listening to the new music,” Benante admitted. “Scott and Rob’s guitars are absolutely on fire, Frankie kicks butt on bass, and hearing Joey sing, well, the band sounds like Anthrax – Joey’s back and it’s great.”
I guess the rest is up to the ear of the beholder. I know many metal fans think that Anthrax is overrated and should never have been part of the Big Four, but there is no denying their fame and what they have done for metal. I believe they spawned the entire genre of nu-metal (Limp Bizkit types), but whatever, I dig their music and look forward to seeing them this year at Sonisphere UK with the rest of the Big Four. Anthrax does put on a good show especially if you see them in a smaller venue.
Here is a video clip of Anthrax’s glory days complete with jams and high-tops.
Here is Belladonna singing Only which was recorded with John Bush.