Grammy-nominated thrash masters ANTHRAX will release "Chile On Hell", a live-in-concert DVD, on September 16. "Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band's entire catalogue.
"Chile On Hell" will be available on DVD and Blu-ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.
A short video clip of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian talking about "Chile On Hell" can be seen below.
"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time Scott [Ian, guitar] and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?
"Plus," Benante continued, "the time was right to do this DVD… We wanted to finish on a high note. We didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."
"Chile On Hell" was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson, who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's "Anthems" EP.
In a recent interview with Kaaos TV, Ian stated about "Chile On Hell": "It's a very good representation of us live. I mean, you can never actually have the experience of being at a show when you're watching it in your living room or on your computer or wherever you watch these things, but for that kind of a representation of recording something and filming something and putting it out there for people to see, I think this is definitely the best representation that we've ever done — better than what we did in '87 or '92, 'Live Noize', or whenever that came out, and even better than 'Music Of Mass Destruction'. I think this really captures the energy of our show, and that's helped by the Chilean audience. It's a real privilege to play in front of people who are that crazy for heavy metal. That's why we chose to shoot it there — because we knew going in that it was going to be a great show. I just think it's a great representation, if anyone ever had a question of what it's like to see ANTHRAX live, now all they have to do is watch this DVD."
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Among The Living
02. Caught In A Mosh
03. I Am The Law
04. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
05. A Skeleton In The Closet
06. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
07. In The End
09. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
10. I'm Alive
13. In My World
14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
15. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't
16. I'm The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
18. Antisocial (TRUST cover)
SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais, who has been touring with ANTHRAX since Rob Caggiano's departure in January 2013, handled the lead-guitar parts at the Santiago show.
"Anthems", ANTHRAX's eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s, sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 52 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in North America on March 19, 2013 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22, 2013 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).
ANTHRAX's latest full-length album, "Worship Music", sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 12. The band's previous studio CD, 2003's "We've Come For You All", opened with just under 10,000 units to debut at No. 122.