For the first time in 13 years, the entire "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX — Joey Belladonna (vocals), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), Scott Ian (guitar) and Dan Spitz (guitar) — will gather together in one room to discuss new music releases, as well as the future plans for this monumental ANTHRAX reunion.
This history-making ANTHRAX global press conference and luncheon will take place on April 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City. This media blitz, which will broadcast simultaneously on Hard Attack/27, Sirius Satellite Radio's extreme heavy metal station, has a dedicated telephone line available for overseas and out-of-state journalists to call in their questions and speak directly with ANTHRAX.
The ANTHRAX global press conference and luncheon will officially kick off "Spreading the Anthrax Weekend" on Hard Attack/27, where millions will hear it first.
At the conclusion of the ANTHRAX global press conference and luncheon, ANTHRAX will make an important statement regarding the U.S. Government and the Anthrax Vaccine. ANTHRAX has teamed up with Slave to the Metal Foundation to bring public awareness to the dangers of the Anthrax Vaccine. The newly legislated "BioShield Act" (July, 2004) allows the Department of Health and Human Services to inject American citizens with Anthrax Vaccines and other untested and unapproved substances without informed consent, using our military as first line guinea pigs. Experts will be at the conference to discuss this with attendees.
Twice Grammy-nominated, MTV/VMA nominees and multi-platinum- and gold-awarded music veterans ANTHRAX have sold over 10 million records worldwide over the course of nine studio albums, two live albums, three greatest hits, and two DVDs. Touring pros ANTHRAX performed on over fifty tours spanning the globe — in 32 countries on five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia.
ANTHRAX's "Among the Living" lineup has scheduled the following dates:
Apr. 30 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 01 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 07 – Hellendoorn, NETH @ Dynamo Open Air
May 12 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Arena
May 14 - Sydney, AUS @ The Roundhouse
May 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Palace
May 16 - Adelaide, AUS @ Heaven Nightclub
May 18 - Perth, AUS @ The Lookout
Jun. 09-11 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock
Jun. 11-12 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 11 - Donington Park, UK @ Download
Jun. 24-26 – Le Mans, FRA @ Fury Fest
Jun. 24-26 – Tolmin, SLO @ Metal Camp
Jul. 1-3 - Löbnitz (near Leipzig), GER @ With Full Force