Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Anthrax to release Chile On Hell live DVD

Anthrax will release a new live DVD/Blu-Ray, “Chile On Hell”, on September 16.

The thrash masters were filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013, where they performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue.

"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said drummer Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time [guitarist] Scott [Ian] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that? Plus, the time was right to do this DVD."

The Chile concert date was one of the final shows of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support the “Worship Music” album and the “Anthems” EP.

"We wanted to finish on a high note," added Benante, "we didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston, with cover art designed by Stephen Thompson – who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's “Anthems” EP.

Anthrax launched a European tour this week, with shows running to mid-July.

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