ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has filed the following report via the group's official web site at www.anthraxtheband.com:I went to see DIMMU BORGIR Friday night at The Hard Rock Cafe in NYC (not a very good place to see a show). I was blown away! These guys were on fire! The drumming was sick, the guitar playing was sick, the whole fucking thing was SICK!! If they come to your town? Go see them! I also wanted to take this opportunity to THANK EVERYONE for coming to see us on this last tour with [JUDAS] PRIEST. Thanks for getting there early and cheering us on, it meant a lot to us. We'll continue working on our new record in March/April and we hope to put it out in the summer. I think this may be one of my favorite ANTHRAX records, if you liked Volume 8 YOU'LL LOVE THIS! I don't want anything to stand in our way, this is serious! F.CK EVERYTHING!! We're taking the music back! To view a photo of Charlie (along with S.O.D. bandmate Danny Lilker) hanging out with the DIMMU BORGIR boys, click here. In related news, unconfirmed reports suggest that former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna, ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland and BULLETBOYS bassist Lonnie Vincent will join forces for a European tour under the BELLADONNA banner sometime in the spring. If the rumors are to be believed, the band will be performing a set culled primarily from the former ANTHRAX duo's tenure with the group, with several BELLADONNA numbers being added for good measure.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).