ANTHRAX is continuing to write and record material for its follow-up to 2011's "Worship Music", tentatively due in late 2015 or early 2016.
"We do have a lot of songs; it's not like we’re just working on 10 songs — we have 17 songs," ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian tells TulsaWorld.com. "So it's quite a bit of material."
"There's really no reason for us to put an end date or cap on the writing if you keep coming up with ideas," Ian said. "You just kind of go with it. We felt like we had a lot of really strong ideas. Certainly now on the back of that, having recorded a lot of it, I'm just glad we have so much great material."
According to Ian, the members of ANTHRAX want to make sure the album is exactly what they want before releasing it.
"When it's done and we're happy, then we'll make a decision [about a release date]," Ian said.
ANTHRAX's new album, which is once again being produced by Jay Ruston (STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), will mark the recording debut for guitarist and newest bandmember Jon Donais.
ANTHRAX last month embarked on a six-week-plus North American tour with VOLBEAT, as well as appearances at five major outdoor festivals — Northern Invasion (outside of Minneapolis), Rock On The Range (Columbus, Ohio), Rocklahoma (Pryor, Oklahoma), and the San Antonio and Kansas City Rockfests. The band's setlist features the new song "Soror Irrumator (Lords Of The Rock)", ANTHRAX's contribution to the the second installment of "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape", for HBO's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series "Game Of Thrones".