Smithsonian Institution profiles Anthrax
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As if this new year wasn't already shaping up to be the year of Anthrax, things just got even cooler in regards to the mark that this band is leaving upon the world.

In addition to 2016 marking the 35th anniversary of the band, we're barely at the end of January yet and Anthrax has already hit the iTunes "Hot-List" with their new single, "Breathing Lightning." The song appears on the forthcoming album For All Kings and has amped up an already titanic excitement in anticipation of the release. Then next month, when the highly-anticipated album drops on February 26, there are going to be a whole slew of new triumphs for this band from to follow.

But the most recent of many unique accomplishments that these now-thrash legends have racked up is with the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex. As part of their Places of Invention exhibit, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has added a video profile of Anthrax entitled, "How New York of the '80s Helped Influence Anthrax to Create East Coast Thrash. " The exhibit and its corresponding map shows the place that define exclusive combinations of geography, resources, and talent which played an important role in both invention and innovation - and Anthrax did just that with not only helping to create an entire sub-genre, but also in helping break down race and genre barriers with their 1988 collaboration with Public Enemy for the song "Bring The Noise."

Click here to check out the video about Anthrax added to the exhibit.

And don't forget there are still many shows left in Anthrax's U.S. tour with Lamb of God and you'll want to get yourself to one of these concerts. If you don't have your tickets yet click here, but do it soon as several of the shows in this itinerary have sold out.

Anthrax on tour (in progress):

29 Egyptian Room at Old National Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
30 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Ill.
31 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, Mich.

2 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, Mo.
4 Revention Music Center, Houston, Texas
5 Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas
6 Concrete Street Pavilion, Corpus Christi, Texas
8 ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, Austin, Texas
9 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, Okla.
11 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, Nev.
12 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, Calif.