As 2014 was coming to a close, it was December 8 to be exact, when Anthrax members Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, and Frank Bello released a short video with a dual purpose. The message honored their friend, Dimebag Darrel, on the 10th anniversary of his untimely passing, but it also made an announcement that the metal and thrash worlds had been waiting to hear - that the band was officially working on a new album. And just a little over a year later they delivered - and boy did they.
Five years after the release of massively successful release Worship Music, the band's Grammy-nominated release that topped charts all over the world and debuted at #12 here in the U.S., For All Kings was unleashed unto the music world creating somewhat of a tremor felt worldwide, and who's aftershocks are still rumbling with a vengeance. Just released this past Friday, February 26, the highly-anticipated,11th studio album from thrash-mavericks Anthrax has already become an authoritative force to be reckoned with in retail, radio and in the press - and it's expected to just keep on going.
Only four days after it's release, For All Kings has already been projected to sell more than 20,000 units in the U.S. alone in its first week of release, and it's already raking up notable achievements too. Having already hit #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers Metal chart, the Metal album chart on iTunes, and the best-selling album at Best Buy so far this week, For All Kings has already reigned supreme at #7 on the Amazon Best Sellers CD/vinyl chart, #1 Breakout album - Street Pulse, #2-debut - Street Pulse Indie Retail Sales (album), and #3-debut album - Street Pulse Major Retail Sales (album). And that list of accomplishments is expected to get much longer in coming days.
Click here to check out a video with all five member of Anthrax talking about For All Kings.
Having just wrapped up a North American tour with Lamb of God, Anthrax is now off to South America for a tour with Iron Maiden where they'll be jetting from show to show aboard Ed Force One jumbo jet piloted by none other than Iron Maiden crooner Bruce Dickinson.