ANTHRAX Guitarist: 'Our New Singer Sounds Like He's Been With Us Forever'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the latest installment of his regular column on called "Scott Ian's Food Coma" where he writes about his food and travel experiences. An excerpt from the column follows below.

"I've been in Europe since May 31, all over the place. I spent the first two weeks doing promotion for the new ANTHRAX record 'Worship Music' (coming in October through Megaforce/RED/Sony... PLUG). Basically, traveling from city to city doing interviews and photo shoots. 12 hours a day, sometimes 14-16 hour days.

"Cry for me, Suicide Girls!

"London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo. It was a brutal schedule but the reaction to the new songs has been amazing!!!! I have an iPod with the new mixes on it and the writers get to hear them right before they sit down to talk to me. This is the way it's done in the world of stealing music, my friends. No more advance CDs.

"The instant reactions are great. It really makes me excited for all of you to hear it!!! It really feels like the press/media is hearing the songs the same way I hear them. They can hear all the energy and time and blood and sweat and hard work that we put into this record. The two years we spent writing and then the six months we spent recording were some of the toughest and best times I have ever had in ANTHRAX and listening back to the finished songs now I can say it was well worth it.

"This new record is the best representation of our career that I could ever imagine and our new singer, Dan Nelson, sounds like he's been with us forever. We're playing the fuck out of these songs and to quote my buddy Patton Oswalt, 'Playing them like we're going to jail tomorrow.'"


Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX performing a new song, "Fight 'em 'Til You Can't", at this year's edition of the biggest Croatian music festival, T-Mobile INmusic festival, on June 25, 2009 at Jarun lake in Zagreb, Croatia can be viewed below.

ANTHRAX will return to the U.S. to headline the first night of the third-annual, four-day Rocklahoma festival on July 9 in Prior, OK.


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