Drum-cam footage of ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante performing the band’s classic song “Caught In A Mosh” during on one of their recent concerts can be seen below.
In a 2011 interview with Roxwel, Benante spoke about ANTHRAX‘s latest studio album, “Worship Music”, which saw the light of day in September 2011 — eight years after its predecessor, “We’ve Come For You All”. Singer Joey Belladonna‘s return to the band prompted some of the songs originally recorded with previous vocalist Dan Nelson to be re-crafted with fresh lyrics or tweaked to better suit his overall vibe and energy. Some of the songs were completely replaced with brand-new songs and all have Belladonna‘s inimitable vocal stamp on them.
“It’s hard to take these songs and not listen to it as a whole piece,” Charlie said. “Because there’s thrash elements on the record, there’s definitely newer-sounding songs on the record. But there is a reason for some of the thrashier songs, and that’s just what we were feeling — a lack of it. So those songs just naturally came out. Like ‘Earth On Hell’, I remember having this idea for that song in my head, and it was just this fast riff. And I was, like, ‘Woah, here we go. I’m glad it’s going back that way.’ But it wasn’t intentional; it just happened that way.”
ANTHRAX recently spent time in the studio recording several cover versions of some of their favorite rock classics, to be included with the upcoming re-release of “Worship Music”.
In addition to RUSH and BOSTON covers, ANTHRAX is also recording its versions of AC/DC‘s “T.N.T.”, JOURNEY‘s “Keep On Runnin'” and BLACK SABBATH‘s “Neon Knights”. The latter song is expected to appear on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album which is being assembled by the singer’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio.