Anthrax Performs “Now It’s Dark” for the First Time in 27 Years

Anthrax is currently on tour in Europe, performing at festivals and headline dates, still supporting their 2016 album For All Kings (Megaforce/Nuclear Blast Records). The band has started to change up their setlist finally on this tour after a lot of repeated songs on opening slots on tours. The band performed the song ‘Now It’s Dark’ for the first time in more than twenty-seven years on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. The band played it again the following night at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen. The track comes from their 1988 album State of Euphoria (Island Records), which saw a thirty-year anniversary edition release last year. Continue reading

Slayer – Lamb Of God – Anthrax – Behemoth – Testament: Live at Mohegan Sun Arena

Go and see your heroes at least once before they are gone. I say this once a week to friends of mine. I hear all the time that “I can’t believe I missed so and so and now they are done”. For some of us, that list is long. Luckily, I have seen almost everyone on my bucket list, minus a few glaring omissions (AC/DC with Bon Scott, Queen). I’ve seen Slayer in all their iterations. Every lineup and era since 1991, which was my very first time. All of them ruled. However, when they announced their start of this farewell tour, it wasn’t a question to me if I was going or not? It was a question of how many times will I get to go? How many times will they come around? That number is up in the air as of this writing, but I am tickled that I got to go to see them at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut. Thanks to my brother for life Dan Christian for hooking me up with a ticket and the great hangs. I saw a bunch of my metal brothers and sisters at the show and everyone was damn happy to be there, even if it also felt like a New Orleans funeral march at times with grave, sweaty faces. Continue reading

Anthrax Has Eight New Songs Written For Next Album, State Of Euphoria Reissue Planned

In a recent interview, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante revealed that he has written at least eight new songs for the bands’ next record. In addition, the band has plans for a 30th-anniversary edition of the sometimes maligned State Of Euphoria (Island) re-release in 2018. More details below.Continue reading

Anthrax Streaming Vice Of The People Single Online

Anthrax will be releasing their special For All Kings box set on March 24th via Megaforce Records, and to celebrate, the legends are streaming one of the rare tracks from the collection online today. Continue reading

End Of Year Lists: Jason Korelenko Top 10 Of 2016

In another list to help put 2016 behind us, Ghost Cult contributor and celebrated author Jason Korelenko chips in with his Top 10 Albums Of 2016. Continue reading

Watch Frank Bello Of Anthrax Jam In A Teaser For Their European Tour

Anthrax, by Rick Triana Photography

Anthrax is heading out soon on their first full headline tour of Europe in over a decade. Watch bassist Frank Bello walk fans through the upcoming tour in this video: Continue reading

Anthrax To Release Special Tour Edition Of For All Kings

Anthrax will kick off a huge year of touring in 2017 with their first headline tour of Europe in over a decade. The band will also release a limited tour edition of their acclaimed album For All Kings on February 17th. Full details below: Continue reading

Anthrax Releases Suzerain Lyric Video

The legendary Anthrax announced the The Killthrax Tour with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada last week, and just to get you more excited for those dates, they’ve released a brand new video. Continue reading