A new Anthrax album seems to be in the works as the band have shared a recent update via their Instagram account!
Via the Anthrax Instagram account, the band have shared a photo that features band members in a studio. The caption for the photo reads as “Forging new metal in an undisclosed location…..”
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The band’s most recent studio album is that of 2016’s For All Kings. With it now being roughly six years, we think it is fair to say that many fans are ready for a new Anthrax album!
Back in 2021, in an interview with Metal Pilgrim, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello brought up how the band had a “six-, seven-song thing right now,” as well as mentioning that a new record should be out in 2022.
“COVID hit and stopped everything. You’ve gotta realize, we can’t get on a plane — during COVID, during the whole thing, we couldn’t get on a plane and just travel to go jam. Usually what happens with an Anthrax record, Charlie, Scott and myself would all congregate in one spot. Either I would fly out to L.A. or Chicago or they would fly to New York or we go to L.A., Scott’s house, we would all get together and jam and create. That wasn’t happening.
“I don’t know if you’ve done Zoom, but jamming on Zoom doesn’t really work. It doesn’t work — there’s always a latency there; there’s always a timing thing. It doesn’t work the way we want it to work. So now that we’re moving on, I know next month we have a writing session, which is great. We’re all gonna get together in New York and we’re gonna get together and jam.
“I think we have a six-, seven-song thing right now that we’re working and finagling around. So we’re on a good path. There will be another record in ’22. Hopefully everything works — everybody stays healthy and things are open. We’ll see what happens.”
A new Anthrax album would mark the band’s 12th studio album release. Having formed in 1981, Anthrax made their studio debut with 1984’s Fistful of Metal. Since emerging onto the metal scene, Anthrax have become one of the most iconic acts in all of thrash metal. The band would go on to also become part of the “Big Four,” being alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
Words by: Michael Pementel