ANTHRAX will return to European shores later this month in support of its current album, "For All Kings", which was released more than a year ago. To mark the occasion, the band has released a digital two-track single titled "Leftoverthrax", including cover versions of KANSAS's "Carry On Wayward Son" and THE WHITE STRIPES' "Black Math".
ANTHRAX upcoming shows:
Jun. 17 - D - Hockenheim - Matapaloz
Jun. 18 - D - Saarbrücken - Garage
Jun. 19 - D - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Jun. 21 - H - Budapest - Barba Negra
Jun. 22 – SRB - Kragujevac - Arsenal Fest
Jun. 23 - I - Natz - Alpen Flair
Jun. 25 - F - Strasbourg - Festival des Artefacts
Jun. 26 - D - Regensburg-Obertraubling - Eventhall Airport
Jun. 27 - D - Osnabrück - Hyde Park
Jun. 28 - B - Liège - Reflektor *SOLD OUT*
Jun. 29 - NL - Alkmaar - Victorie
Jul. 01 - DK - Roskilde - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 02 - NL - Uden - De Pul
Jul. 04 - E - Pamplona - Zentral
Jul. 05 - P - Corroios - Cine Teatro
Jul. 06 - E - Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
Jul. 13 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Music Fest
Jul. 14 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air
Jul. 15 - Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA
Oct. 29 - Nov. 02 - MEX - Cancun - Metal Maya
ANTHRAX's cover version of "Carry On Wayward Son" is a bonus track on the new expanded vinyl edition of "For All Kings".
ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante told The Aquarian Weekly that he had long been a fan of the KANSAS cut, and frequently drummed to it as a teen. "I had to go back into the hard drive of my brain and remember how to play the song. We wanted to do it justice," he said.
The "For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set" includes a removable lenticular cover and contains ten seven-inch vinyl discs featuring twenty songs — the eleven finished album tracks, two brand new covers (THE WHITE STRIPES' "Black Math" and " Carry On Wayward Son"),six demos from the "For All Kings" track listing, and "Vice Of The People", previously released as a bonus track only in Japan. The original album cover art sketch by Alex Ross is also part of this package, as well as a download card enabling the holder to access the box set's track listing for free.
Each seven-inch disc features gorgeous, double-sided four-color artwork designed by Douglas Heusser with additional art by Stephen Thompson, as well as band photos by Jimmy Hubbard. The tracks are pressed onto different-colored vinyl discs — red, green, blue, maroon, orange, most with a two-color swirl design.
"Doing a box-set edition of 'For All Kings' was something that we've always wanted to do," said Benante, who worked closely with Heusser and Thompson on the box set's artwork. "We wanted to do something special, something that was so much more than the original release, and have it be fun for our audience when they open it up, just be floored by the different colored vinyl, the artwork, everything that's inside. And we think we've done that."