ANTHRAX: New Audio Interview With CHARLIE BENANTE

Natalie of Natalie's World conducted an interview with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante on August 20, 2010. The chat is now available for streaming below.

Following seven historic shows as part of the "Big Four" European festival dates with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX will join SLAYER and MEGADETH on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour set to kick off September 24 at Superpages in Dallas, Texas. The 20-date concert trek will mark the first U.S. tour ANTHRAX has done since vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the band earlier this year, and the first time the three bands have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 "Clash of the Titans" tour. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com (KnoxvilleTickets.com for the Knoxville date).

For this tour, ANTHRAX has teamed up with Artist Arena to offer fans the ultimate ANTHRAX VIP Package, which consists of a meet-and-greet pass to meet ANTHRAX, an autographed commemorative poster, a commemorative tour laminate, and an exclusive VIP-only ANTHRAX T-shirt.

For more details, and to get your ANTHRAX VIP Package, go to this location (Usermane: anthrax; Password: tickets).

For the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, fans can expect an ANTHRAX set packed with some of their all-time favorite songs — "Caught In The Mosh", "Antisocial", "Madhouse" and "Indians" are just a few that the band knows HAVE to be played.

"There are a lot of songs to fit into 50-minutes," laughed Benante, "so we'll probably change up the set list a little from night to night, and we might debut a new song from our upcoming album as well."

Since returning from the European tour, the members of ANTHRAX have begun writing and rehearsing for their new album which is expected out in early 2011.

"We've got an unusual luxury of hindsight," Ian explained. "We finished an album more than a year ago, we've lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold. On these U.S. dates, we'll have a portable rig with us so we can work on the songs during any down time, and get everything to the point where we'll be ready to get into the studio as soon as possible."

Added Benante, "There are five or six songs from a year ago that we don't want to change, we love them the way they are, other than having Joey making them his own with his vocals. Then there's another five or six that we may want to rework, and then there are a bunch of other tunes that are still in the early stages, that we want to finish."

ANTHRAX will also headline two shows while out on the Jägermeister tour.

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