The "Heavy Decibels"
radio show, which airs on 88.3 Southern FM
in Melbourne, Australia, recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX
bassist Frank Bello
. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below."Anthems"
's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI
), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast
(THIN LIZZY cover)
05. Big Eyes
(CHEAP TRICK cover)
06. Keep On Runnin'
EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes
and other online retailers. In addition to "Anthems"
' cover art, Benante
and artist Stephen Thompson
have subtly redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it. The "Anthems"
EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside. "Anthems"
was produced by ANTHRAX
, Jay Ruston
and Rob Caggiano
and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante
's home studio, in Ruston
's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.
will hit the road in support "Anthems"
on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour
that kicks off March 22. For all of these dates, ANTHRAX
will be joined by SHADOWS FALL
guitarist Jon Donais