ANTHRAX Drummer: 'We Need To Make A Change In This Country'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"It's that time again, you get to vote — YEAH!!! Let's all meet up at the going out of business Tower Records in Shaumburg and make a change.

"Oh boy, Herman Munster, I mean John Kerry really screwed up, or did he? Of course not that the troops are stupid. It'd like to see Kerry or Bush drive a tank or guide a missile. It's the politicians and commanders that got us into this mess are the morons and we're still a nation where all too often it's the young, the poor or less fortunate fighting the wars. It's not like you'll see Paris Hilton or Harvard grad students signing up to fight anytime soon. I wonder if our troops over in Iraq thought for one second that by enlisting in the armed forces that they would be fighting for their lives every day? I guess it's a thought that you hope wouldn't become a reality, but it did. No battle lines, you're just a moving target. No enemy troops just road side bombs and fanatics with sand in their ass crack blowing themselves up. Infuckingsane.

"Enough about that. We need to make a change in this country. I hope it happens this Tuesday.

"JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN!! My favorite place to go. I'm happy to say that this was one of my favorite times there. We had two great shows, the Loud Park fest was a blast. Thank you for giving us a great time. Big thanks to Kenny G. For being such a great person, he is awesome. Be on the lookout for our series of toys coming out next year. The Chaney C.G. Line will be from Kenny and I, we're planning it all now — I included some of my new art for the Creature From The Living line that Kenny puts out in Japan. Stay tuned for more!

"'Kissology' — Holy shit!! What a package! This is a true KISS fan's dream. I've been waiting for this for a long, long time. I popped disc one in and was 12 again, happy, happy, joy, joy... I do wanna know why they only included one song from the Paul Lynde show?? Where are all the TV ads for the albums and toys? Where is the '20/20' interview? Where is the land of hype and glory? Hey Gene, where's my copy of 'Kisstory 2'???

Just like a KISS fan, complaining about something. All kidding aside, this box rocks! Going to see Paul Stanley tomorrow at the HOB, he'll answer my questions.

"Nothing new in ANTHRAX-ville, but something wicked this way comes..."

Check out Charlie's pictures at this location.

ANTHRAX is expected to release a new studio album in 2007 — the group's first since the reunion of the classic "Among the Living" lineup (featuring vocalist Joey Belladonna and guitarist Dan Spitz).

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