Anthrax revealed on social media they are back in the studio to work on their new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s For All Kings. The band shared a photo of core instrumental members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello alongside producer Jay Ruston, along with the caption: “ANTHRAX IN THE STUDIO…”We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat…..We have been in the studio with producer @jayruston, laying down basic tracks in preparation for Joey to record his vocals, and for Jonathan Donais, to add his leads and solos. No title nor release date at this time, Stay tuned for info!! @thefrankbello @joeybelladonnaofficial @scottianthrax @charbenante @jonathanmdonais”
Anthrax are currently laying down tracks before vocalist Joey Belladonna and lead guitarist Jonathan Donais add their respective parts. Benante briefly discussed the band’s recording plans earlier this year, and how the band is working around his own busy schedule as the current drummer for Pantera. Said Benante: “Basically we’ve been working on this record but it’s been taking long to do, because we’ve been out here touring again. The plan is to get in in between the Pantera schedules and start to do the drums, and just start to build the record. At least if we can go in and record the drum tracks, and everybody can start to add to that, then we can really have some momentum on this record, with a 2024 release [planned].” Benante will hit the road with Pantera both as support on Metallica’s tour and on their own headlining North American run with special guests Lamb of God.
Anthrax recently wrapped up a co-headlining run with Black Label Society, and are set to perform at the Milwaukee Metal Fest in late May.
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