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Kings Among Scotland

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2CD Digipack / 2DVD Amaray out 27 April 2018
Limited Edition 3 x Vinyl Box Set out 2 November 2018

TV has soap operas, literature has Shakespeare, and metal – well, metal has ANTHRAX, that fire-breathing, thrash-spitting, multi-headed beast of a band. You’ll have heard of their meteoric rise in the 80s alongside the likes of Slayer, Megadeth, and a little band that once crashed on ANTHRAX’s studio floor, known as Metallica. You’ll know all about their game-changing, crossover hit with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise“ in 1991. You’ll have listened to generations of bands that owe everything to their signature stomp and crushing riffs. Over the past 30 years, ANTHRAX has achieved sales in excess of 10-million.The band has also received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and, even, the Classic Rock ‚Metal Guru‘ Award.

ANTHRAX — Charlie Benante (drums), Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Joey Belladonna (vocals), and lead guitarist Jon Donais — unleashed their 11th studio album in 2016, garnering a whole new wave of critical acclaim. Bello explains, “The thing about ANTHRAX…we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey’s powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like ANTHRAX. I think we’ve done a really good job of that on the new album.” For proof, check out the title track, ‘Suzerain’ and, especially the soaringly infectious ‘Breathing Lightning’.On it’s release the album debuted at number 21 in the UK Album Charts (the band’s highest chart debut to date) and was crowned by a storming main stage performance at Bloodstock 2016 and the band being handed the ‘Inspiration’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods.

2017 saw the band play their first UK headline shows in, well, years. Playing their 1987 album ‘Among The Living’ in its entirety to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the band sold out every single UK show including a seething, writhing Glasgow Barrowlands where this live release was recorded.

Guitarist Scott Ian has long been a fan of the Glasgow audiences. “It was a pretty intense show – especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down.”

Drummer Charlie Benante admits playing Among The Living live was “a challenge” for all of the band, and continues: “We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage.We put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again.”


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Limited Edition 3 x Vinyl Box Set [Out 02/11/18]

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