ANTHRAX – To Release “ANTHEMS” EP and Announce Stand-In Guitarist

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2013-01-18 – ANTHRAX are set to release a special edition of their 11th studio album Worship Music through Nuclear Blast on March 22nd, 2013.

ANTHRAX, one of Heavy Metal”s all-time great acts who, along with SLAYER, METALLICA and MEGADETHThe Big Four – are credited with co-founding the Thrash genre, return with a special edition of Worship Music. The “Special Edition” includes a bonus “Anthems” disc which includes 6 covers, “Anthem” (RUSH cover), “Jailbreak” (THIN LIZZY), “TNT” (AC/DC), “Big Eyes” (CHEAP TRICK), “Smokin” (BOSTON) and “Keep On Runnin” (JOURNEY) as well as a remix of the track “Crawl”. “Worship Music” was the bands first release in seven years and marked the return of singer Joey Belladonna, an essential part of ANTHRAX”s line-up from 1985 to 1992.

The band who picked up the highly prestigious “Metal Guru” award at the Classic Rock Awards last November will be returning to the live circuit this year with an appearance at the annual Bloodstock Open Air festival on Sunday 11th August 2013. SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais will temporarily fill in for the departed Rob Caggiano when the band plays previously announced dates in India, Australia and North America.

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02.08. PL Przystanek – Woodstock

03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

11.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock


Anthems – Tracklist:

01. TNT (AC/DC)

02. Smokin’ (BOSTON)

03. Keep On Runnin’ (JOURNEY)

04. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK)

05. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY)

06. Crawl (Albumversion)

07. Crawl (Remix)


Anthems will be available both as a package along with Worship Music, but also separately on CD or Vinyl.


(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

*Β For more info on ANTHRAX, click on the links below!

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9 Responses to “ANTHRAX – To Release “ANTHEMS” EP and Announce Stand-In Guitarist”

  1. Wow…that’s a covers set I wanna hear! Reminds me of when UK rockers SKIN had a limited edition of their debut album, featuring an extra CD of covers -some of them downright off-the-wall, but which worked brilliantly – from Pump it Up by Elvis Costello to Respect Yourself by Madonna (!) they just ripped them up and made them rock!

    • Very cool Kev! Now I’m gonna go looking around YouTube for some of these SKIN cover songs \m/\m/

      I really dig ‘Pump It Up’ by Elvis Costello… that song just flat-out ROCKS! πŸ™‚

  2. Boston is sort of odd to cover, but I would enjoy hearing it. Didn’t Stryper do a cover of a Boston song on their covers CD? I might be wrong about that.

  3. On the subject of covers – I just started listening to the superb ‘Omerta’ by Adrenaline Mob – fantastic album! -and then suddenly there’s this AWESOME cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Come Undone’ – an inspired idea! Nearly drove off the highway in surprise! \m/

    • Yes Kev!! That ‘Omerta’ album seems to sound better after each listen! I am so psyched-out that you dig this album and enjoy knowing how ‘Come Undone’ surprised you in such a grand way!

      I understand your appreciation for Adrenaline Mob’s cover of ‘Come Undone’… that cover never fails to give me ostrich bumps on my entire face and arms, whoa!

      Lzzy Hale from Halestorm is on backing vocals on ‘Come Undone’ and she gave this song a 100% emotional boost! IMO. πŸ™‚ \m/

  4. Interesting there is no Black Sabbath Dio era cover as they always seem to sing one at their gigs

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