Friday, January 18, 2013

Rush classic covered by Anthrax


A Rush classic has been redone by Anthrax.

“Anthems,” Anthrax's long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax's favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19th (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22nd in Europe (Nuclear Blast).

"Anthems"'s tracklisting features Rush's “Anthem”, Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak', 'TNT' by AC/DC, Boston's 'Smokin'', 'Big Eyes' by Cheap Trick, Journey's 'Keep On Runnin', as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax's “Crawl”, from the band's critically-acclaimed 2011 album, “Worship Music.”

Listen to the cover of Rush's “Anthem” now at this location.

"When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [Rush's live album All the World's a Stage] and be transformed," Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante tells Rolling Stone. "I remember talking with Cliff [Burton] and Kirk [Hammett of Metallica] back when we first met, and we all agreed how much of an influence Rush was on all of us. I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there."

The EP will be available on CD as well as digitally via iTunes and other online retailers. In addition to Anthems' cover art, Benante and artist Stephen Thompson have subtly redesigned each track's original album cover art to "Anthrax" it. The "Anthems" EP will first be housed in one of the "re-imagined" digipak covers, and then inserted inside the main CD cover sleeve. The main cover sleeve has been designed in such a way so fans will be able to see which one of the six "re-imagined" covers is inside.

"Anthems" was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

Anthrax - Belladonna, Benate/drums, Scott Ian/guitar and Frank Bello/bass - will hit the road in support "Anthems" on February 16th with dates in India and Australia, and then return to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22nd. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.




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