ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson and his wife walked the red carpet at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held on October 30, 2008 at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York. Check out a photo at Newsday.com.
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is a 501(c)(3) museum and membership organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island's musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization defines Long Island geographically as Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award (LISA), traveling educational exhibits, and a scholarship program. It is also creating a museum home in Port Jefferson where the story of the Island's musical heritage will be told.
ANTHRAX will enter the studio on November 4 to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Worship Music", for a May 2009 release via Nuclear Blast Records (in Europe). The band will record 13 new original songs and at least four covers, including "Brain Of J" (PEARL JAM), "Big Eyes" (CHEAP TRICK), "New Noise" (THE REFUSED), and "Running Down A Dream" (TOM PETTY). Drummer Charlie Benante wrote in a recent online posting, "The new tunes are very strong. We have some old-school thrash and some stuff that is like 'We've Come For You All' meets 'Sound Of White Noise'. This record is not forced — it is a very organic and honest representation of where we are as a band and as writers. I hear many things nowadays that sound forced, I ain't digging that. There is a six-minute tune called 'Down Goes The Sun', I believe it is one of my favorite songs. The music itself is epic, it sends chills up my spine. 'Face with No Name', 'The Devil You Know', 'Earth On Hell' — all killer."
Video footage of ANTHRAX performing a brand new song called "Fight 'Em Til You Can't" on May 28, 2008 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois can be viewed below (clip filmed and uploaded by Thraxx a.k.a. Ted). The Chicago concert was the group's first with Dan Nelson, who officially joined ANTHRAX in December 2007 as the replacement for Joey Belladonna.