Thursday, February 5, 2015

Anthrax producer reveals new album plans

Anthrax are currently in a Los Angeles studio working on a new album, and producer Jay Ruston is revealing the band’s plans for the project.

"They’ve been writing songs for well over a year," Ruston tells Metal Insider. “I sat in and helped them record the demos and basically made sure everything was heading in the right direction. Once we hit the point to where they felt they were ready to go, around Thanksgiving, we decided it was time to get going.”

“We have 18 songs we’re working with that made the cut,” he continues. “We’re going to try to record everything just to see what turns out the best. Out of those 18 songs, we’ve got 8 that we’re working on.”

“I didn’t want to get too far ahead, because instead of Joey [Belladonna] coming in and singing a ton of songs, I wanted to break it up a little bit and finish these eight, then start another bunch from scratch, which we’ll probably do in March. In the meantime, we’re going to finish this first batch.”

Anthrax have issued two video updates from the studio as they work on their 11th album; the first one was posted the day they started sessions in December and a second one featuring rhythm tracks has just surfaced.

The follow-up to 2011’s "Worship Music" is expected to be released later this year.

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