The multi-Platinum rock band Anthrax will release its first recording in 20 years with Joey Belladonna on vocals. “Live at the Sonisphere” (Megaforce Records), a limited-edition, 10-inch picture disc single, will feature the tracks “Medusa” and “Only,” both recorded this past June 22 in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Anthrax performed as part of The Big Four – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. “Live at the Sonisphere” will be released on “Black Friday,” November 26, exclusively through Metal Club, the North American indie record store consortium that works to connect the metal community with their local “brick and mortar” record stores. Go to http://www.mymetalclub.com/ to find a Metal Store record shop near you.
About the importance of independent record stores, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante said, “Indie stores are our only hope! People should cherish these wonderful treasures. Go, get lost in an indie record store, you may discovery a band or record that could blow your mind.”
“The Sonisphere concerts were some of the greatest shows for us,” added Belladonna, “and to have shared it with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth was just the best. It’s an experience none of us will ever forget, and we’re happy that our fans can share a little of that, and that Anthrax can be part of the Metal Club with this single.”
Anthrax just wrapped up the 20-date North American Jagermeister Fall Music Tour with Slayer and Megadeth, and will head to South America in November for a handful of dates. They will then return to the U.S. to finish recording a new album – their first with Belladonna on vocals since 1990’s “Persistence of Time” – set for a 2011 release.
With worldwide sales in excess of 10-million, Anthrax is about to celebrate its 30th year as a band. Over its career, Anthrax has received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the press, industry and fans.