Despite the fact that thrash-legends Anthrax are still wielding material from their latest studio album, For All Kings, there's another 'new' song - well, new to Anthrax anyway - that's been making waves as well. Aside from the full track listing from For All Kings and six demos included on the newly released For All Kings 7″ Vinyl Box Set, there are also two covers on the release - one of which is a phenomenal version of the Kansas classic, "Carry On Wayward Son," or simply "Carry On."
But fans in Los Angeles just got an extra special treat this past Saturday when the "KillThrax Tour" came to town. Although there are certain Anthrax classics that fans expect to hear live, the band has become famous for trying to mix up their set-lists at times to keep their live performances fresh. So while crushing it across North America on the co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage, Anthrax took the opportunity to close out the L.A. show with their first-ever live performance of the Kansas anthem. Anthrax even enlisted the help of Fred Mandel for the performance - Mandel recorded the keyboards for Anthrax's "Carry On" cover track and has played with musical luminaries like Alice Cooper, Elton John, and Queen.
Click here to check out this special performance now.
And to watch a video interview with Anthrax drummer Charlie Bentante where he talked about the tour with Killswitch Engage, the intricacies of putting together set-lists with 35 year's worth of music, and more - click here.
Remaining dates of the "KillThrax" tour featuring Anthrax and Killswitch Engage are as follows:
April 25 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo* (Grab tickets here)
April 26 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre**
April 28 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium*
April 29 - Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium**
April 30 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre* (Grab tickets here)
May 1 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant**
May 3 - Toronto, ON CANADA - Danforth Music Hall**
May 5 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre**
May 6 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall*
May 7 - Boston, MA - House of Blues*
* KsE closes
** Anthrax closes