For fans of legendary thrash metal masters, Anthrax, there's some pretty heady jealousy happening right now in regards to the U.K. Currently on their "Among The Kings" tour, Anthrax is steamrolling through the U.K. and Europe for a series of standing room only, must-see dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Among The Living.
Their first headlining tour in the area in more than a decade, fans have been coming out of these shows simply blown away, regardless if they've seen Anthrax perform live in the past or if this was their first time. Providing a real treat to audience members, the band is performing the Among The Living album in its entirety as well as playing many other fan favorite tunes as well, classics and material from their most recent album For All Kings alike. But the best part is that even when this tour comes to an end all this energy and excitement will actually live on - by means of a live DVD expected for release later in 2017 via Megaforce Records.
Filmed at Glasgow's historic Barrowland venue with 17 cameras including five Go-Pros and a full-size camera crane, more than two hours of Anthrax favorites were captured on film. Performing a set that was voted on by nearly 30,000 fans, songs like "Madhouse," "Be All, End All," "Breathing Lightning," "Caught In A Mosh," "I Am the Law," "Indians," and many others brought the house down. Anthrax, in all their glory and with three and a half decades now under their collective belt, just simply know how to put on a great show - it's reflexive for them but downright explosive for anyone in attendance. This entire stellar performance will be included on the forthcoming DVD in addition to interviews and footage shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels, and various other locations.
"I don't know why it took us so long to come back to the UK and headline our own tour but I'm sure glad we did," explained Anthrax crooner Joey Belladonna in earnest, "These shows have been some of the best we've ever done, and that's really due to the interaction with the fans, they've just been crazy. And that's what we wanted to capture for this DVD."
And then beginning on March 29, Anthrax will be back on North American soil to co-headline the "KillThrax" tour with Killswitch Engage. Click here for ticket information.