Anthrax are premiering a video for “Blood Eagle Wings,” the latest track issued from their newly-released album “For All Kings.”
The blood eagle is a ritualized method of execution, detailed in late skaldic poetry. Featuring in Norse Sagas, the condemned prisoner would have their spine column exposed and then their ribs severed from the spine and pulled open (to resemble wings).
"I think it's our masterpiece of a song," guitarist Scott Ian says of the epic 8-minute tune. “It's the biggest, coolest thing we've ever written. Any great city, whether it's London, Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles — these cities are alive because of how many people were killed to make these cities what they are, how much blood was spilled over time."
“For All Kings” marks the debut of former Shadows Fall lead guitarist Jon Donais, who replaced Rob Caggiano following his departure in 2013.
Anthrax recently wrapped up a series of dates supporting Lamb Of God on their headlining US tour, and have teamed up with Iron Maiden this week for a month-long run across Latin and South America.
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