ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I Only Ever Did What I Loved'
December 18, 2017
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian was interviewed by Paraguay's ABC TV before his band's first-ever concert in the country on November 7 at Jockey Club in Asunción. You can watch the chat below.
Asked what advice he would offer to young musicians who are just starting out, Ian said: "The best advice I could give is what I learned from my own life, in my own experience. I only ever did what I loved — I never wanted to, and I never tried to play any other music than just what I loved and what my passion was and what was in my heart and the music that moved me the most. And that was heavy metal — that's what I love the most. I stayed on that path always, my whole life. I only did what I loved. That doesn't mean that you will have success, but at least, whether or not you have success, you will be enjoying what you're doing."
ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, "Kings Among Scotland", on April 27, 2018 via Megaforce. Captured last February 15 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour set incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members.
"Kings Among Scotland" was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS),with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilized 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.
The release of "Kings Among Scotland" will be preceded by ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE — "KillThrax 2018" — set to kick off January 25 in Montreal.