ANTHRAX: Photos From Last Night's Chicago Show Posted Online

Photographer Scott Harrison has taken a number of high-quality shots of ANTHRAX performing live at the House of Blues on Saturday (April 30). Harrison, whose work can be seen at, has granted BLABBERMOUTH.NET permission to share a few of the pictures at this location. Also available at the same location are photos of the members of ANTHRAX answering questions during a press conference which took place Saturday afternoon prior to the House of Blues show.

In a recent interview with Australia's The Metal Forge, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke about his decision to leave the group last year and his eventual return in time for the reunion tour.

"For both of us, it wasn't a healthy situation. We just had differences of opinions, honestly, and just needed to separate for a while. That's as honest as I can be with that. We just needed space to tell you truth and that's really what happened with it. Well, we both needed to make a change. It was a mutual agreement. We just needed to separate for a while. It was smart to do that."

Asked if his departure was caused by the usual musical differences and personality issues, Bello said, "A little of both. Personality. Musical. Stuff like that. It was mostly business. I hate the business of music. I love music but I hate the business. It takes the life out of it — too much business. You have to play the game but when it gets to be too much, it's not good.

"I went to go jam with HELMET for a while and that was great. I did that and then I got a call about this reunion thing and it felt right. It was as easy as that. I believe that when my gut tells me to do something, I go with it, and that's what it was telling me. So it's the right thing to do at the right time."

Read the entire interview at this location.


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