ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian was in the studio yesterday (Monday, April 9) with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, ADRENALINE MOB) laying down tracks for the forthcoming tribute album to Ronnie James Dio. No further details are currently available.
ANTHRAX recently began recording a cover version of RUSH‘s “Anthem” (from the Canadian rock band’s second album, 1975’s “Fly By Night”) for a separate tribute CD.
ANTHRAX‘s sold-out March 15 concert at O2 Islington Academy in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD.
ANTHRAX‘s latest album, “Worship Music”, sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous studio CD, 2003’s “We’ve Come For You All”, opened with just under 10,000 units to debut at No. 122.
The CD cover artwork for “Worship Music” was handled by renowned comic book artist Alex Ross, who has worked with Marvel Comics and DC Comics and is known for his “Marvels”, “Kingdom Come”, and “Astro City” illustrations. Ross also did the original artwork for ANTHRAX‘s “We’ve Come For You All” and “Music Of Mass Destruction” albums.
ANTHRAX recently completed the second leg of its U.S. tour with TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL.