Friday, 18 December 2015

ANTHRAX discuss writing 'For All Kings'


The unique chemistry shared by ANTHRAX's main songwriters Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Scott Ian,is, in part, what sets the band's music apart from other bands' in the same genre. Drummer Benante comes up with copious amounts of foundation riffs and ideas for the music, bassist Bello writes the songs' melodies, tailoring them to Joey Belladonna's soaring vocals and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian has a very particular way of incorporating his intense lyrical ideas into the band's music. 

The three together build the songs' arrangements during writing sessions, and eveyone contributes his own ideas and suggestions to pretty much every song. In the end, the trio brings it all together to create what can only be described as 'ANTHRAX music'.

In a new trailer released today, all five members discuss the writing process for the new album 'For All Kings'and how it all came together. 
Watch the candid interviews here: https://youtu.be/7rAYVGq-fTw

Track list:
01. You Gotta Believe
02. Monster At The End
03. For All Kings
04. Breathing Lightning
05. Suzerain
06. Evil Twin
07. Blood Eagle Wings
08. Defend Avenge
09. All Of Them Thieves
10. The Battle Chose Us
11. Zero Tolerance

Beginning in the autumn of 2014, ANTHRAX took their time in the studio recording the follow up to their Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed 2011 album, Worship Music. The band recorded around 20 original songs, almost twice as many as they had ever brought into the studio in the past. In terms of how the new music sounds, Bello states, "The thing about ANTHRAX...we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey's powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like ANTHRAX. I think we've done a really good job of that on the new album."

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