Last night in Hollywood, California, ANTHRAX, who are headlining the “Metal Alliance Tour”, played to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues. But the fans got a little more than ANTHRAX playing their classic “Among The Living” album front to back, or songs from the just-released covers EP, “Anthems”.
Joining ANTHRAX on stage for their AC/DC cover of “T.N.T.” was none other than Slash, who played lead on the song, and then, later in the show, Chuck D came out for “Bring The Noise”, the song ANTHRAX and PUBLIC ENEMY recorded together in 1991.
Also in the House last night were SLAYER‘s Kerry King, John Tempesta from THE CULT, Justin Chandellor from TOOL, DETHKLOK/“Metalocalpyse”‘s Brendon Small and actor/musician Brian Posehn.
The “Metal Alliance Tour”, which also features EXODUS, HIGH ON FIRE, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HOLY GRAIL, will stay on the road through late April.
“Anthems”, ANTHRAX‘s long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band’s favorite acts from the 1970s, sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 52 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).
ANTHRAX‘s latest full-length album, “Worship Music”, sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 12. 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.
All photos below courtesy of Stephanie Cabral