Video: Anthrax – Evil Twin, New Lyric Video

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Anthrax has released a new lyric video and single for a brand new song, ‘Evil Twin’. You can watch the lyric video at this link or below:

‘Evil Twin’ comes off of the long-awaited new Anthrax album, coming in early 2016 from Megaforce in North America and Nuclear Blast in the Europe/UK. The track is also available digitally, and can be purchased via Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon.

Charlie Benante comments on the thrashiness of ‘Evil Twin’:

“Yeah, that opening riff is really evil. We had done a lot of touring with Death Angel and Exodus, so I was in a really thrashy state of mind when I starting writing the riffs for that song. I think along with Scott’s lyrics and Frank’s melodies, we came up with a really great, old school thrash metal feel.”

The pointed lyrics of the track denounces the self-righteous religious extremists who spread their bloody terror under the guise of a Holy War.

You represent your discontent

Slaughtering the innocent

Insolence

You’re no martyrs

Scott Ian comments on the lyrics of the track:

“I was very affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre as I have been with all of the shootings that have taken place at schools and movie theatres. I can’t figure out what would cause someone to think that was the right thing to do. ‘I’ll show the world, I’ll make my God happy.’ It’s just such bullshit. I’m not bagging on religion, that’s not my intent, but people who go to that extreme, who feel they have become judge, jury and executioner over their fellow man because you or I don’t believe the same thing they do, I think that’s the ‘Evil Twin’ of humanity. Writing words about that is my only catharsis.”

Anthrax, photo credit Ignacio Galvez

Anthrax, photo credit Ignacio Galvez

Anthrax remaining tour dates, with Slayer:

Oct 25: Theaters Tilburg- Tilburg, NL**

Oct 26: Zenith Paris, Paris- FR**

Oct 28: La Cooperative De Mai- Clermont-Ferrand, FR

Oct 30: Santana 27- Bilbao, ES**

Oct 31: Coliseum- La Coruna, ES**

Nov 01: La Riviera- Madrid, ES**

Nov 03: Razzmatazz- Barcelona, ES**

Nov 05: Alcatraz- Milano, IT**

Nov 07: Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer B- Vienna, AT**

Nov 08: Haus Auersee- Leipzig, DE**

Nov 10: Zenith, die Kulturhalle- Munich, DE**

Nov 12: Columbiahalle- Berlin, DE**

Nov 13: RuhrCongress- Bochum, DE**

Nov 14: MHPArena- Ludwigsburg, DE

Nov 16: Jahrhunderthalle- Frankfurt, DE**

Nov 17: AB Main Hall- Brussels, BE**

Nov 19: Rockhal- Esch Sur Alzette, LU

Nov 21: Newport Centre- Newport, UK**

Nov 22: Plymouth Pavilions- Plymouth, UK**

Nov 24: O2 Apollo Manchester- Manchester, UK**

Nov 25: O2 Academy Glasgow- Glasgow, UK**

Nov 27: O2 Academy Birmingham- Birmingham, UK**

Nov 28: O2 Academy Leeds- Leeds, UK**

Nov 30: O2 Academy Brixton- Brixton, UK**

Dec 03: Kulturvaerflet – Helsinger, DK**

Dec 04:Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NO**

Dec 05: Lisebergshallen- Goteborg, SE**

Dec 09: Stadium Live – Moscow, RU**

** w/ Slayer