Anthrax release studio update: The Next Level

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Official press release:

Anthrax is nearing the finishing line with the recording of the band’s follow up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album Worship Music. The new album is due out in early 2016 on Megaforce Records.

In this new in-studio clip, Frank Bello talks about Anthrax’s writing and recording process, Charlie Benante gets into the pressure that Anthrax has felt with this new project and gives his thoughts about why the new album is “the next level” for Anthrax, and Scott Ian explains why the band recorded the 18 new songs in batches.

Anthrax will be hitting the road late-summer-into-fall, playing major U.S. festivals, a series of North American dates with Motörhead, including Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise, and then dates in Japan and Europe, many with Slayer. The full itinerary is below.

9/11 – Chicago, IL | Riot Fest and Carnival, Humboldt Park
9/12 – Detroit, MI | The Fillmore *
9/13 – Covington, KY | Madison Theatre (headline)
9/15 – Wallingford, CT | The Dome *
9/16 – Wantagh, NY | Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre *
9/18 – Montreal, QC | Theatre Olympia *
9/19 – Baltimore, MD | Shindig Festival, Carrol Park
9/20 – Clark, NJ | Food and Truck Festival, Oak Ridge Park
9/22 – Philadelphia, PA | Tower Theatre *
9/23 – Charlotte, NC | The Fillmore *
9/25 – Lake Buena Vista, FL | House of Blues *
9/26 – Pompano Beach, FL | Pompano Beach Amphitheater *
9/28-10/2 – Motörboat 2015 Cruise *
10/10 – Tokyo, JP | Loud Park 15
10/25 – Tilburg, NL | Theaters Tilburg **
10/26 – Paris, FR | Zenith Paris **
10/28 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR | La Cooperative De Mai
10/30 – Bilbao, ES | Santana 27 **
10/31 – La Coruna, ES | Coliseum **
11/01 – Madrid, ES | La Riviera **
11/03 – Barcelona, ES | Razzmatazz **
11/05 – Milano, IT | Alcatraz **
11/07 – Vienna, AT | Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer B **
11/08 – Leipzig, DE | Haus Auersee **
11/10 – Munich, DE | Zenith, die Kulturhalle **
11/12 – Berlin, DE | Columbiahalle **
11/13 – Bochum, DE | RuhrCongress **
11/14 – Ludwigsburg, DE | MHPArena
11/16 – Frankfurt, DE | Jahrhunderthalle **
11/17 – Brussels, BE | AB Main Hall **
11/19 – Esch Sur Alzette, LU | Rockhal
11/21 – Newport, UK | Newport Centre **
11/22 – Plymouth, UK | Plymouth Pavilions **
11/24 – Manchester, UK | O2 Apollo Manchester **
11/25 – Glasgow, UK | O2 Academy Glasgow **
11/27 – Birmingham, UK | O2 Academy Birmingham **
11/28 – Leeds, UK | O2 Academy Leeds **
11/30 – Brixton, UK | O2 Academy Brixton **
12/03 – Helsinger, Denmark | Kulturvaerflet **
12/04 – Oslo, Norway | Sentrum Scene **
12/05 – Goteborg, Sweden | Lisebergshallen **
12/09 – Moscow, Russia | Stadium Live **

* = w/ Motörhead
** = w/ Slayer