ANTHRAX's BENANTE: Surprises Planned For Upcoming Tour Set List

February 28, 2003

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante's regular online column as it appears on the group's official web site at

"Hi dilly dodilly,
A quick little bit of info - We started rehearsing for the Euro tour the other day and this is what it's going to sound like. We're pulling out some rare ones and some that we've never played before. I don't want to give it all away but- '1000 Points Of Hate', 'In My World', 'Black Lodge' and 'Gung Ho' are some of the tunes we've been rehearsing. We would like to come over and play the new album in its entirety but we're not doing that this time. We will change the new songs from night to night, maybe you'll hear some of your favorites in that night?? Who knows, we want to keep it fresh and exciting.

"We're putting a tour together for the U.S. starting the beginning of MAY (just in time for our record to come out). I'll have more info on that in a little bit.

"The response to the record in Japan and in Europe has been tremendous, I just wish it was out over here too. We've had some problems arise and we are taking care of them as fast as we can. We will have the American deal done a.s.a.p. and then this will all be behind us...

"I hear there's a way to track down everyone thats downloaded our record so far. I guess the FBI are on it - hahahahaha

"Went to see SUM-41 the other night in Chicago. They fucking rocked!! Great guys and metalheads ta boot!!! Go see 'em if they hit your town.

"OK, gotta run and make intro tapes. MAY 6th!! Keep that date open.


"PS - I wonder if Fred Durst really did Britney? He was on Howard and described it pretty well. Hahahahaha!!!!!!"

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