Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater Studios conducted an interview with MEGADETH‘s David Ellefson and ANTHRAX‘s Frank Bello when they took part in a joint Hartke bass clinic on Friday, June 24 at Gearfest 2011at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Check out the chat in two parts below.
Ellefson and Bello took part in the first of two joint Hartke bass clinics on February 25 at Sam Ash in New York City.
Following the first U.S. “Big Four” concert in Indio, California on April 23, a second U.S. show featuring METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX has been confirmed for September 14 at the new version of the legendary Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City.
MEGADETH has once again tapped artist John Lorenzi to create the artwork for the group’s forthcoming CD, tentatively due this fall via Roadrunner Records. The effort was recently recorded at Vic’s Garage with producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis), who has previously worked with DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, MACHINE HEAD and STAIND, among others.
“Worship Music”, the long-awaited new album from ANTHRAX, is due in the U.S. on September 13 via Megaforce Records (one day earlier in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records). The band’s first studio release in eight years marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the group was 1990’s “Persistence Of Time”.