Anthrax Announce Fall Release Date For New Album
Anthrax now has an arrival date for the band's first album in more than two decades with vocalist Joey Belladonna. The group announced in a press release that the new disc, titled "Worship Music," is due out September 13th. For this project, guitarist Scott Ian says the band went back to a time when they "worshipped music." He adds that they still hold it in high regard because, quote, "music is something worth worshipping." Drummer Charlie Benante says the band "sounds like Anthrax," thanks in part to the return of Belladonna. The singer last appeared on record with the band in 1990 for "Persistence of Time." "Worship Music" will be the band's tenth studio album overall and the first since 2003's "We've Come for You All."
The day after the album hits stores, Anthrax is scheduled to take part in another Big Four show. The band will take the stage at New York's Yankee Stadium along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. The September 14th show will the be the Big Four's second this year after April's gig in Indio, California.