1986 – a year almost every Metalhead will, at some point in their life will experience. Responsible for four of Metal’s biggest bands and almost four of the most influential albums in the Metal timeline. Bringing each a different aspect to the aggression that personified Thrash. Slayer took on the more morbid of tendencies with a particularly more visceral religious slant. Opting for more conspiracy theories and the government itself, Megadeth saw more into the military like vein. Anthrax the New York Thrash underdogs went for more of a well rounded if ever slightly crossover approach with their 1987 release Among The Living. Ending with the biggest band of all time Metallica are without a doubt the crowned kings of the big four and deservedly so. Taking on more of an introspective look into subjects ranging from war to inner torments the band simply got it right with (almost) every release.
Elementary in the education of Thrash, Anthrax are not only one of Thrash’s most revered bands but archetypal in the Metal genre. Five years on from their previous release Worship Music, Anthrax have indeed been riding the wave of success after a fantastic return with their 2011 effort. Now years later they prepare to deliver their most desicive record to date, featuring the first recording with brand new guitarist Jonathan Donais, we enter the the halls of coronation For All Kings.
Having been welcomed back to the Thrash Metal arena what seems like a lifetime ago with previous release Worship Music the silence will soon be broken to reveal the next stage in Anthrax’s plan. Back in November whilst on tour with Slayer we had the absolute delight of speaking with Joey Belladonna. Focusing primarily on brand new scintillating effort For All Kings, we spoke to the singer about what the recording process was like when creating the album. Giving a detailed account of what we can come to expect from a singing standpoint as well as what it was like incorporating new guitarist John Donais on the new record whilst also discuss classic Thrash origins and returns. Set to take the world by storm with For All Kings to be released in just two days time we welcome the new age of our five kings, this is Anthrax at their best.
For those who might not be British Radio listeners some may have missed out on the world exclusive first play of the brand new Anthrax track “Breathing Lightning”.
Recently Anthrax announced that they will be releasing their brand new album For All Kings, debuting a brand new song the band have now released yet more details surrounding the album.
For thse who might not have known Anthrax released their first single from their upcoming album just a week ago and now we are able to have the details surrounding the new record.