Author: Michael Pementel
Last July marked the 40th anniversary for Big Four thrashers Anthrax! The band has been doing quite a lot to celebrate this landmark anniversary, and as of today, they’ve announced even more cool news to honor this achievement.
Last year, the band played an intense two-plus hour show, which included an array of popular hits and deep cuts from the band’s catalog; well, announced as of today, the band will be releasing a special 40th anniversary concert movie that features that remarkable performance! The movie is titled Anthrax XL.
This event was part of a global livestream – shot at the Los Angeles soundstage/studio The Den – and now you have the chance to watch it whenever you would like!
Via a press release, along with the entire show, this movie will feature “never-before-seen rehearsal footage and Scott Ian’s New York City ‘walking tour,’ pointing out the spots that played a role in Anthrax’s formation and history.”
From the night of the Livestream, bassist Frank Bello recalled, “For me, each song was like reading through a scrapbook of my life and the band’s career. Specifically, ‘Madhouse,’ one of my first recordings with the band, and then to where we are now with ‘Blood Eagle Wings.’ What a great ride it’s been, I’m very grateful.”
“Even though we were performing in a studio with just the crew there, we played that set like we were in front of 50,000 screaming fans,” said vocalist Joey Belladonna. “I felt like we made a full-on connection with everyone watching from their homes or wherever, and that they connected with us. It was quite an intense experience.”
Anthrax XL will be released on Blu-Ray / CD /and Digital in North America on July 15th; the European Digital release will be on the 15th as well, with a Blu-Ray release to come later. If you want to pre-order your copy of this movie now, you can follow this link here to do so.
To celebrate this upcoming release, the band have shared a video clip of “Aftershock” for fans to check out today.
Will you be ordering yourself a copy of this concert movie? The tracklist associated with Anthrax XL is as follows:
Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t
Caught In A Mosh
Metal Thrashing Mad
Got The Time
I Am The Law
Keep It In The Family
The Devil You Know
Be All End All
Now It’s Dark
In The End
Skeletons In The Closet
Blood Eagle Wings
Bring The Noise
Among The Living
Starting next month, the band will be hitting the road for an awesome tour! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.
7/26 – The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
7/28 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
7/29 – The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
7/30 – Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA
8/1 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
8/2 – Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO
8/4 – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
8/5 – Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI
8/6 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
8/8 – Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**
8/9 – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/11 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
8/12 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8/13 – The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
8/15 – The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
8/16 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/18 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8/19 – Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY
8/20 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
8/22 – StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
8/23 – History, Toronto, ON CANADA
8/24 – Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC
8/26 – Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
8/28 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA**
** Hatebreed will not appear on these dates.