ANTHRAX: New Song 'Breathing Lightning' Available For Streaming
January 3, 2016
"Breathing Lightning", a brand new song from ANTHRAX, was premiered earlier tonight (Sunday, January 3) on the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the track using the widget below (starting at around 5:30 mark).
"Breathing Lightning" is taken from ANTHRAX's long-awaited new album, "For All Kings", which will be released on February 26, 2016 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Megaforce in the U.S.
"For All Kings" will be available in Europe on the following formats:
* Boxset (including a digipack, picture-2LP, poster, card, slipmat) * 2CD digipack (including a bonus live CD) * 2LP (black vinyl in gatefold)
Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive:
* Nuclear Blast boxset (including a digipak, poker cards, buttons, dice) * 2LP (clear, blue, yellow vinyl in gatefold) * CD + 2LP Bundle (CD+ black vinyl bundle)
"For All Kings" track listing:
01. You Gotta Believe 02. 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
CD2 (Bonus Live CD)
01. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't 02. A.I.R. 03. Caught In A Mosh 04. Madhouse
01. You Gotta Believe 02. Monster At The End 03. For All Kings 04. Breathing Lightning
01. Suzerain 02. Evil Twin 03. Blood Eagle Wings
01. Defend/Avenge 02. All Of Them Thieves 03. This Battle Chose Us 04. Zero Tolerance
Says ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante: "The cover art for this record is again done by Alex Ross, who is probably one of the greatest artists living. And he did our previous covers."
He continues: "My idea for this one was to show this hall and these huge statues of these kings — who, of course, are us — and trying to tie in the last album cover with these creatures who are drawn into this room with our ANTHRAX 'A.' This one, you'll see those creatures in this hall kind of trying to reach up at these kings. We tried to tie in the last two album covers with this album cover. And when you see it, it's beautiful. It's grandiose. It just has this beautiful look to it. And, yeah, it's gonna be a great album cover."
Beginning in the fall of 2014, ANTHRAX — Charlie Benante (drums),Scott Ian (rhythm guitar),Frank Bello (bass),Joey Belladonna (vocals),and lead guitarist Jon Donais — took their time in the studio recording the follow up to their Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed 2011 album, "Worship Music". The band recorded some 20 original songs, almost twice as many as they had ever brought into the studio in the past. In terms of how the new music sounds, Bello said, "The thing about ANTHRAX...we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey's powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like ANTHRAX. I think we've done a really good job of that on the new album."
ANTHRAX recently joined "Big Four" comrades SLAYER on a seven-week European tour that kicked off on October 25.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).