Friday, May 2, 2014

Anthrax planning live DVD release

Anthrax filmed their May 10, 2013 concert in Santiago, Chile last year and are now planning the release of a live DVD of the show.

The band were captured live playing the city’s Teatro Caupolican as part of a tour in support of their eight-track EP, “Anthems.”

“#Chile on Hell DVD. Everyone has been asking when it's coming out,” tweeted drummer Charlie Benante on Friday. “We decided to add more footage . August/September likely timeframe.”

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently revealed that the band have been actively working on a follow-up to 2011’s “Worship Music” release.

“Frank [Bello, bass] and Charlie came out here to my house and we jumped right in in November," Ian told Rolling Stone in February. “Not to jinx anything, but things have been going pretty fast creatively, which normally isn't the case. We've got a ton of material; I'm talking 12 songs now, musically arranged. I'm on my fifth and sixth lyrically, and Charlie sent over ideas for two more songs. He even wrote in an email, ‘Now the really good stuff is coming.’ And I was like, ‘Really? The stuff we have right now is pretty killer.’”

“This could probably be the first time in this band's history that we'll go into the studio with more original material than we need,” he continued. “Normally we have nine or 10 songs then do a bunch of covers, but I can safely say this time, we'll be recording about 15 of our own songs, if not more, which we've never had before.”

As for the timing of sessions for the new project, Ian said “I'd like to think May, so we can get guitar, drums, bass done before we go to Europe. If we could get that done, live with it for a month, then finish the record in July or August, that'd be the perfect-case scenario, but it depends on if we really feel ready or not.”

Anthrax kick off an extensive European tour in Barcelona, Spain on May 27.

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