Although it's not as if Anthrax has ever really slowed down much in their 37-year career, these thrash masters have been on one hell of a roll since the release of their eleventh studio album, For All Kings, released in February of 2016. And that momentum is going to keep on rolling beginning today, with the in-store and online release of their highly anticipated, live-in-concert DVD, "Kings Among Scotland."
The two-hour gig was recorded last February at the band's sold-out concert at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. "Kings Among Scotland" includes Anthrax’s entire live show as well as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, "gear rundown" from each of the band members, and additional B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and in other various places and settings.
"Don't be surprised if the package is vibrating and dripping with sweat when you open it," exclaimed Anthrax drummer, Charlie Benante, in a press release, "That's how live and exciting it really is!"
Anthrax bassist, Frank Bello concurred, "This was such an amazing experience for us. The video is so alive and intense that even from the first edit, I felt like I was 'right there' at the show, in the audience."
And beginning early in May, Anthrax will dominate in their roles as true road warriors once again, this time joining another one-fourth of The Big Four, Slayer, as Slayer launches into their final world tour. Kicking off May 10 in San Diego, Testament, Lamb of God, and Behemoth will be joining Anthrax as special guests for the first leg of this tour, and for the second leg, Napalm Death will replace Behemoth but Anthrax, Testament, and Lamb of God will all still be on board.
And as if that's not enough metal thrashing goodness already, Anthrax will be playing assorted headline shows on off-days from the Slayer tour and featuring Testament as their special quests.
"Really looking forward to our 'off days' headline shows with our friends Testament," said Bello. "We'll be playing a longer set and bringing the energy for a great night of metal."
Benante added: "We're looking forward to dipping into the Anthrax catalog and breaking out a surprise or two."
May 10 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center SOLD OUT
May 11 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
May 12 - Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl *headline show with Testament
May 13 - Sacramento, CA - Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo SOLD OUT
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum SOLD OUT
May 17 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
May 18 - Cranbrook, BC - Western Finance Place *headline show with Testament
May 19 - Calgary, AB - Big Four SOLD OUT
May 20 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre SOLD OUT
May 22 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
May 23 - Fargo, ND - Sanctuary Events Center *headline show with Testament
May 24 - The Armory - Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
May 25 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 26 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Clyde theatre *headline show with Testament
May 27 - Detroit, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill SOLD OUT
May 29 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage SOLD OUT
May 30 - Montreal, PQ - Place Bell SOLD OUT
June 1 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
June 2 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
June 4 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena SOLD OUT
June 6 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
June 8 - Knoxville, TN - International *headline show with Testament
June 7 - Cleveland, OH -Blossom Music Center
June 9 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
June 10 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
June 12 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veteran's United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 13 - Savannah, GA - The Stage on the Bay *headline show with Testament
June 14 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
June 15 - Orlando, FL - Orlando Amphitheater (Grab tickets here)
June 17 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land SOLD OUT
June 18 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *headline show with Testament
June 19 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory SOLD OUT
June 20 - Austin, TX Austin - 360 Amphitheater SOLD OUT
July 26 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 27 - Bangor, ME - Impact Music Festival, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 29 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 31 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 1 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
Aug. 2 - Providence, RI - The Strand *headline show with Testament
Aug. 3 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 4 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug. 6 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
Aug. 7 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 9 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 12 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 13 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
Aug. 14 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey *headline show with Testament
Aug. 15 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
Aug. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (Grab tickets here)
Aug. 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 - Missoula, MT - Wilma theatre *headline show with Testament
Aug. 21 - Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 26 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center