Anthrax Will Keep the Thrash Alive Playing Shows with Testament on the Final Slayer World Tour "Off Days"
Anthrax will see its much anticipated, live-in-concert DVD, Kings Among Scotland arrive in stores and online today (Megaforce).
The two-hour Kings Among Scotland was filmed February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Barrowland Ballroom, the historic venue in Glasgow. The disc incorporates the band's entire live show, and includes gems like "Madhouse," "I Am the Law," "Breathing Lightning" and "Indians." The disc also features interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere, plus a "gear rundown" from each of the band members. The DVD is now available in CD (audio only), DVD and digital formats (both video). "We are so excited that our DVD is finally being released," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "Don't be surprised if the package is vibrating and dripping with sweat when you open it...that's how live and exciting it really is!" Frank Bello concurred, "This was such an amazing experience for us. The video is so alive and intense that even from the first edit, I felt like I was 'right there' at the show, in the audience." Anthrax will join fellow Big Four comrades Slayer when Slayer launches its final world tour on May 10 in San Diego, CA. On the Slayer "off days," Anthrax and Testament, who are also confirmed to support Slayer for the first two legs, will play a handful of high-energy, stripped-down dates together on the Slayer off-days, including three just-announced dates in Providence, Dallas and Missoula. "Really looking forward to our 'off days' headline shows with our friends Testament," said Bello. "We'll be playing a longer set and bringing the energy for a great night of metal." Added Benante, "We're looking forward to dipping into the Anthrax catalog and breaking out a surprise or two." Go to anthrax.com for all ticket purchasing info. Dates for Slayer's final world tour, Legs One and Two/North America, and the Anthrax/Testament "days-off show days" concerts (bolded below), including the three just announced shows are as follows: LEG ONE (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament) MAY 10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA SOLD OUT 11 Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT 12 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV - Anthrax w/ Testament 13 Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA SOLD OUT 16 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT 17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC 18 Western Finance Place, Cranbrook, BC - Anthrax w/ Testament 19 Big Four, Calgary, AB SOLD OUT 20 Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB SOLD OUT 22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB 23 Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo, ND - Anthrax w/ Testament 24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT 25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL 26 Clyde theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN - Anthrax w/ Testament 27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT 29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT 30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ SOLD OUT JUNE 1 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT 2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT 6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 8 International, Knoxville, TN - Anthrax w/ Testament 7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH 9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA 10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA 12 Veteran's United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA 13 The Stage on the Bay, Savannah, GA - Anthrax w/ Testament 14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL 17 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT 18 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA - Anthrax w/ Testament 19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT 20 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT LEG TWO (Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death) JULY 26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH 27 Impact Music Festival, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME 29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA AUGUST 1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY 2 The Strand, Providence, RI - Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW 3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY 4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY 6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON 7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO 10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA 12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR 14 Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX - Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW 15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX 16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO 19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT 20 Wilma theatre, Missoula, MT - Anthrax w/ Testament ADDED SHOW 21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID 23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR 26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA
ABOUT ANTHRAX: As part of the band's 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016's most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax's highest-charting album in more than two decades. Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it's no wonder the album and the band's live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews. Over its three-and-a-half-decade career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica's Kirk Hammett put it, "one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands." Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans, including 2016's inagural "Innovatator Award" presented at the the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise," to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four - with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.