ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before the Syracuse Orange vs. Pittsburgh Panthers college basketball Saturday (January 7) at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. You can now watch video footage of his rendition below.
ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello told Metal-Rules.com in a recent interview about Belladonna: "I have to tell you and this is not a kiss-up to Joey but he's better now than he has ever been. I stand on stage with him every night and the dude is just a phenomenon. I never heard of any singer that doesn't warm up and can still sing like he does. I'm a background singer and have things that I do to prepare. He is so consistent, and I'm a fan of his voice. He has a gift from God, and it's a beautiful gift. I'm thankful to be in a band with him."
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 joined forces with SLAYER and DEATH ANGEL for a seven-week North American tour last fall.