ANTHRAX: 'For All Kings' Tour Edition To Include Bonus Disc Of Demos
December 23, 2016
ANTHRAX will embark on its first full European headline tour in more than a decade in February. All shows will see the band celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of its classic "Among The Living" by performing the LP live in its entirety along with fan favorites from throughout the band's rich 35-year career.
In support of this upcoming trek, ANTHRAX will release a limited tour edition of its latest studio album, "For All Kings", on February 17. In addition to the regular album, it will include "Vice Of the People" (previously only available in Japan) as well as a bonus disc of demo versions of several of the album's songs.
ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante commented on the "For All Kings" tour edition: "We've included some of the demos from 'For All Kings' in this package. We wanted to show the evolution of the songs. The idea of a song can start from a guitar riff or a thought in your head. It then takes shape and goes from my music to Scott's [Ian, guitar] lyrics to Frank [Bello, bass] and Joey's [Belladonna, vocals] ideas and melodies to Jon's [Donais] lead guitar. This is our way of making ANTHRAX music — ENJOY!"
"For All Kings" tour edition track listing:
CD1 - "For All Kings"
01. You Gotta Believe 02. A Monster At The End 03. For All Kings 04. Breathing Lightning 05. Suzerain 06. Evil Twin 07. Blood Eagle Wings 08. Defend/Avenge 09. All Of Them Thieves 10. This Battle Chose Us 11. Zero Tolerance 12. Vice Of The People (bonus track)
CD2 - Demos
01. Breathing Lightning 02. A Monster At The End 03. This Battle Chose Us 04. Soror Irrumator 05. Vice Of The People
ANTHRAX has sold in excess of ten million units, received multiple gold and platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with PUBLIC ENEMY on "Bring The Noise". And, of course, along with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of the "Big Four".
"For All Kings" sold 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.
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