Lead guitarist Jonathan Donais (Shadows Fall) joined the Anthrax touring line-up in 2013, replacing Rob Caggiano. “For All Kings” marks the first album he’s recorded with the band.
“I think Jon has brought a great energy to the band,” said Anthrax’s bassist Frank Bello. “He stepped up and then some on this record.” Added the band’s rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, “Jon’s approach towards lead guitar playing, he’s more of a guy who’s looking to construct something that makes sense and helps a song rather than the 45-seconds for him to be showing off how many notes he can play in x-amount of measures.”
On this video clip, members of Anthrax talk about working with Donais. Check it out:
Already getting terrific reviews, Anthrax’s 11th studio album “For All Kings” will be released this Friday, February 26. On March 1, the band joins Iron Maiden for a month-long tour of South America.