ANTHRAX frontman John Bush recently had the following to say about the musical direction on the group's upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album (tentatively due in Europe on June 24th via Nuclear Blast Records) during an interview with The Metal Gospel:“I think that it is just a progression really. The best metaphor that I have for it, and it might sound silly but the best thing to be is like a tree and what I mean by that is you will have the main body, the trunk, of a tree which is based on and entrenched in what it is and the roots are the origin but the tree is still growing and the branches are where the tree is growing. Branches grow and leaves grow and the whole tree continues to grow as it lives and that is what a band should do. We don't want to lose the meaning of what this band is about from back in the day, it is powerful, it is heavy, it is loud, it is explosive, energetic, everything that ANTHRAX has always been but we also want to grow and become better song writers and write things that are challenging to us and not just repeating. We just want to be better musicians and writers and I think that shows on this record and I think that the last few records have shown that as well.”
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