XL, The Band’s 40th Anniversary Livestream Concert
Released Digitally Now.
BLU-RAY + CD RELEASED JULY 22ND
Check out ANTHRAX with CHUCK D performing ‘Bring The Noise’ from the livestream HERE
ANTHRAX XL, Anthrax’s 40th-anniversary livestream concert is released. The release is now available digitally in the UK/Europe (Nuclear Blast), followed by a Blu-Ray release (inc. 2CD + 1Blu-Ray) on July 22nd. Orders can be placed HERE. Local version also will be available.
Also released today is the third track / video from the Livestream, ‘Bring The Noise,’ featuring special guest CHUCK D, which can be viewed HERE. Originally released in 1991 onANTHRAX’s Attack of the Killer B‘s album, the song helped break down barriers when the band collaborated on the track with PUBLIC ENEMY. Its success led to ANTHRAX andPUBLIC ENEMY hitting the road together, opening many people’s eyes when they performed ‘Bring The Noise’ together live, and birthing a rap-metal milestone.
ANTHRAX celebrated its 40th-anniversary last year, July 18, 2021, but due to COVID, had to cancel its global touring plans, scheduled for the band to celebrate the occasion with their fans all around the world. About to mark its 41st year, the band – Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante and guitarist Jon Donais are due to finally head out on that global anniversary tour.
The XL tracklisting:
Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t
Caught In A Mosh
Metal Thrashing Mad
Got The Time
I Am The Law
Keep It In The Family
The Devil You Know
Be All End All
Now It’s Dark
In The End
Skeletons In The Closet
Blood Eagle Wings
Bring The Noise
Among The Living
ANTHRAX: Scott Ian/guitars, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Jon Donais/guitars
Produced by Jack Bennett, Mike Monterulo, Anthrax
Directed by Jack Bennett
Mixed by Jay Ruston
Running time: 2h 5m 34s
July 18, 2021 marked ANTHRAX‘s 40th anniversary, during which time the band released 11 studio albums, was awarded multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, received sixGrammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the media, the music industry, and fans. In 1991, the band helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with PUBLIC ENEMY on the track ‘Bring The Noise’ and was the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played ‘Got The Time’ to wake up the Mars Rover in 2012. Along withMETALLICA, SLAYER, and MEGADEATH, ANTHRAX is a card-carrying member of The Big Four, the four bands that defined the speed/thrash/metal genre. ANTHRAX has also introduced a series of now sold-out signature whiskeys and bourbons and partnered with the Stockholm-based NEZUMI Studios for a high-end, limited-edition Baleine dive watch. Twenty-twenty-one also saw the release of Z2 Comics’ ‘Among the Living’ graphic novel with a track-by-track storyline inspired by ANTHRAX‘s iconic 1987 album, Among The Living. The book pulls together a “who’s who” of names from the worlds of comics and music who created “bubble dialogue” and original artwork to express what the songs meant to them. Taking advantage of COVID-19’s prohibition of concert touring, the band has been hard at work writing the next ANTHRAX album.
For ANTHRAX, 2022 is already off to a great start, but their 40th-anniversary isn’t quite in the band’s rear-view mirror. Unable to launch a planned 40th-anniversary world tour due to COVID, the band will launch their 40th-anniversary World Tour this year. The celebrations start July 26 in North America, co-headlining withBLACK LABEL SOCIETY, then a headline trek in the UK and Europe in the fall with MUNICIPAL WASTE.