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Record Store Day Introduces Third Option!

The success of Record Store Day caused people to ask, “how do we do this all year round?”  The answer, Third Option.  The Third Option includes a button graphic, along with backend programming which uses geolocation to find the nearest independent record stores participating in the program, allowing people to BUY LOCAL FROM A RECORD STORE in one of three ways:  PHYSICALLY, finding the closest store to walk into; MAIL ORDER, finding the closest store who fill the order and mail it out; and DIGITALLY, with per-song and album options from Record Store Day.

The Third Option launches with many artists committing to include the “BUY LOCAL FROM A RECORD STORE button on their sites shortly including Wilco, Mastodon, The Civil Wars, Sinead O’Connor, Josh Groban, Gary Clark, Jr., Anthrax, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Jack’s Mannequin, The Vespers, Rebelution, Lovedrug, Green River Ordinance, Butterfly Boucher, Sugar and the Hi Lows, Rosie Thomas, Katie Herzig, and none other than Bruce Springsteen.

We are proud to have Sinead O’Connor’s How About I Be Me (and you be you) and Anthrax’s Worship Music participating in the Program.  Please click on the links below to purchase the releases via local record stores.


For Sinead O’Connor’s How About I Be Me (and you be you):




For Anthrax’s Worship Music:




Anthrax nominated for several REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD’s


There are six nominees to each Golden Gods category, with the winner to be determined by public online voting at GOLDENGODSAWARDS.COM. The winners in all categories will be announced live at the 2012 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11. The show will be broadcast live on XBOX LIVE and on the Revolver and Xbox LIVE Facebook pages worldwide.

Please go vote for Anthrax at GOLDENGODSAWARDS.COM. The voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 1, but fans can vote as many times as they want up until then.


Anthrax Tour

Anthrax hits the road in support of the new release, Worship Music, with Testament and Death Angel.  Be sure to check out the killer bill.

Fri Oct 14 ’11 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Sat Oct 15 ’11 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Sun Oct 16 ’11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tue Oct 18 ’11 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Wed Oct 19 ’11 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Sat Oct 22 ’11 Los Angeles, CA Nokia LA Live
Sun Oct 23 ’11 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Mon Oct 24 ’11 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Wed Oct 26 ’11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Fri Oct 28 ’11 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
Sat Oct 29 ’11 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Sun Oct 30 ’11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Tue Nov 01 ’11 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Wed Nov 02 ’11 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri Nov 04 ’11 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Sat Nov 05 ’11 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
Sun Nov 06 ’11 Silver Spring (DC), MD The Fillmore (DC)
Tue Nov 08 ’11 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Thu Nov 10 ’11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
Fri Nov 11 ’11 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sat Nov 12 ’11 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sun Nov 13 ’11 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Tue Nov 15 ’11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Thu Nov 17 ’11 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Indoor Stage
Fri Nov 18 ’11 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Sat Nov 19 ’11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

Anthrax on Fallon

ANTHRAX will perform on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, September 7 (technically Thursday morning, September 8).

“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET/PT.

Scott Ian is a Zombie

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian got to fulfill one of his life-long dreams last week when he played the part of a zombie in a webisode of AMC’s the Walking Dead.  Check out the Revolver article here to read more about it.

Anthrax Rosary Beads

Anthrax is getting the band back together. Joey Belladonna is back in the fold after more than twenty years, and the new album WORSHIP MUSIC is out next month.  Participating indie record stores have a way for you to get started on the new Anthrax right now, though, with a special glow-in-the-dark Anthrax rosary on sale starting this week….(read more)

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and Scott Ian Talk About Their Song ‘Judas Priest’ — Video Exclusive

A couple of weeks back, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante stopped by Noisecreep’s West Coast headquarters for an on-camera chat about their new album. In this exclusive clip, the guys tell us about ‘Judas Priest,’ a song featured on ‘Worship Music.’

Watch the intereview HERE.

New Anthrax Song Available

It’s true.  The Anthrax camp wants to share a new track, “Fight’Em ‘Till You Can’t” from the upcoming release, Worship Music.  The new album is set to be in stores everywhere September 13th.  Don’t forget to check out the band at the Big Four show.  In the meantime, enjoy the new track by visiting:


Anthrax Announces Worship Music Date

Album Will Street September 13 in Conjunction with
THE BIG FOUR 9/14 Yankee Stadium Performance

“When Charlie and I started working on this record in 2007, for all intents and
purposes, there was no Anthrax. The band was fractured at that point and for the
first time in the band’s history, we didn’t know what was going to happen next. There
was no light at the end of the tunnel, there was no future. So, what did we do? We did
what we always do. We made music.” — Scott Ian, Anthrax

LOS ANGELES, CA – TUESDAY, June 7, 2011 – Worship Music, the long-awaited new
studio album from Anthrax, one of the four original architects of speed and thrash-
metal, has been confirmed for a September 13 release date on Megaforce Records,
it is announced today. Appropriately, Worship Music will street the day before the
band’s triumphant return to their native New York to play at Yankee Stadium as
part of The Big Four concert extravaganza.

Not only is Worship Music Anthrax’s first studio release in eight years, but the album
marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the band
was 1990’s Persistence of Time. Belladonna is now firmly back in the Anthrax
line up with drummer Charlie Benante, guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and
bassist Frank Bello.

“Getting Joey back in as our full-time, permanent singer solidified us as a unit like
we hadn’t been in years,” said Ian. “All of us were on the same page creatively,
working together, writing together, and becoming a band again.”

“I get goosebumps listening to the new music,” Benante admitted. “Scott and Rob’s
guitars are absolutely on fire, Frankie kicks butt on bass, and hearing Joey sing, well,
the band sounds like Anthrax – Joey’s back and it’s great.”

Added Ian, “This record is filled with not just four years of our lives, but with our
lifetime in the band. It encompasses it all, and when I listen to the record, I can hear
all the energy and love and hate and pain and laughter that went into this.”

The 11-track Worship Music was produced by Anthrax, Rob Caggiano and Jay Ruston
and recorded over a four-year period at studios in New York, Los Angeles and
Chicago. Belladonna’s return to the band prompted some of the songs originally

recorded to be re-crafted with fresh lyrics or tweaked to better suit his overall vibe
and energy. Some of the songs were completely replaced with brand-new songs
and, of course, all have Belladonna’s inimitable vocal stamp on them.

“We had the unusual luxury of hindsight with this album,” Ian explained. “We were
able to live with the songs we originally recorded, look back on them and see what
we really loved about them and what we could make better.”

“I’m very happy with the record, it sounds like Anthrax,” said Belladonna. “There
are some interesting twists and turns on it, and plenty of tunes for fans to get their
fingers on. I felt very comfortable working with Jay Ruston, and I think everyone
brought to the table what they needed to. Now it’s time for the fans to listen and get
what they’ve been waiting for. I’ll tell you, I’m really excited.”

Worship Music is loaded with stand-out tracks. While “Judas Priest” is a nod to
the huge influence that band has had on the members of Anthrax and metal heads
everywhere. “I’m Alive” is beautiful and grand with a build that demands audience
participation. “Crawl” is dark and moody, and filled with a lot of the emotion and
stress the band was feeling when it was written. “Fight ‘em ‘til You Can’t” is a song
about killing zombies, and who doesn’t love a good zombie song? It’s the one new
track that Anthrax has played live since they started touring with Belladonna a year
ago, and has been getting tremendous audience response. The song “Earth on Hell”
is classic Anthrax thrash. “The Devil You Know” is best-described as “an AC/DC
groove filtered through an Anthrax lens,” while “In The End” is epic-sounding and
Anthrax’s way of remembering the late Ronnie James Dio and Darryl “Dimebag”

“’In The End’ does have a melancholy feel,” confessed Benante, “and when we play it
live, Ronnie and Dimebag will be right there with us on stage.”

And just where did the title Worship Music come from? “One night, many years ago,
I fell asleep with the TV on,” explained Benante. About four or five in the morning, I
woke up, picked up the remote and pulled up the digital program guide. There was
a show on called ‘Worship Music,’ and I thought ‘what a great title for an album.’
Most heavy metal fans worship their favorite bands, metal heads are so loyal to
metal, going to a concert is like going to a house of worship. ‘Worship Music’ said it

When Anthrax first started Worship Music, they had no idea if the music would ever
see the light of day, but they carried on because making music is what they do, it’s
in their blood. According to Ian, “It took everything in us as people to make this
record and it shows. We went back to square one and did it for the same reason we
did it back then, because we worshipped music and we still do. Music is something

worth worshipping.”

Anthrax will support Worship Music with a massive world tour. Dates will be
announced shortly. Check out Anthrax’s social pages to stay totally up to date with
the band:

Official website: //anthrax.com/NFWS/
Twitter: //twitter.com/#!/anthrax
Facebook: //www.facebook.com/pages/Anthrax-band/116801924996501

With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, 2011 sees Anthrax celebrating its 30th
year as a band. Over those three decades, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and
Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from
the media, industry and fans.

Joey Belladonna in the Studio for the New Anthrax Album

Anthrax is releasing a new album later this year with Joey Belladonna on vocals.  Joey was recently in the studio laying down vocal tracks for the release.  Check out the photos from the studio.

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