PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell makes a return guest appearance on the forthcomingANTHRAX CD, We've Come For You All, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has revealed via his latest posting on the group's official web site.
"The almighty Dimebag is back and playing on two songs: 'Cadillac Rock Box' & 'Strap It On' (that's our ode to lesbian sex)," Benante wrote. "He fuckin' smokes as always!!!!!!! I'm so thankful he saves his best shit for us - hee hee hee. I could listen to him play all night."
"The songs on this record are absolutely KILLER, I'm very proud of this one," Benante stated about the upcoming CD. "I'm so close to it and all, that's why I've been playing it for friends and enemies. The response I'm getting is great, which is a good thing. So please hang on, simmer down now. It's coming like a raging bull with its balls tied. With thick riffs, crazy double bass beats (my idea, you're welcome), screaming vocals, bombastic bass and yes... we have guitar solos as well!
"The cover art is the SHIT with the Kung Fu grip!" the drummer continued. "It's the kind of cover you'd always thought we'd do but hadn't. I had this idea and title when I was flying back from Chicago, it just came to me: "we've come for you all"... kinda creepy, kinda Twilight Zone. I was going over some things with [webmaster] Brent and he mentioned Alex Ross as a possible artist. I first thought 'Hmmmmmmmmmm, his style is very cool', could we get him? YES WE CAN! If you're not familiar with Alex check out http://www.alexrossart.com. He did many of the concept work for the Spider-Man movie and his work is in the movie Unbreakable and countless comics. He's really in demand and actually wanted to do a cover for us. What are the odds? Ahhh, something went smooth for a change. I had a great time speaking with Alex over the 2 months that this came together. He is my favorite artist.
"People were asking me if we're doing a tour with MOTÖRHEAD in Europe and I would like to tell them a big fuck 'yes', but it hasn't been CONFIRMED yet. Stay tuned to this channel all you ANTHROPEANS and we'll let you know where and when it's going to happen."
In other news, Benante performed the song "Bounce" with SYSTEM OF A DOWN during the latter's appearance at the Ozzfest 2002 stop in Holmdel, New Jersey on Saturday, July 20th. "['Bounce'] one of my favorite [SOAD tracks]," Charlie said. "Gawd that felt good. I can actually say that ANTHRAX kinda played the Ozzfest, well one fifth, ha ha ha!"