ANTHRAX CONFIRMS “ANTHEMS” EP

ANTHRAX CONFIRMS “ANTHEMS” EP

Support: I can’t get over how perfectly this album matches our website. Anthems, Anthrax‘s long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast).  Anthems’s track listing features Rush’s “Anthem,” Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music. Said the band’s vocalist Joey Belladonna, “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever.  It’s just great music.  I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs.  Fun stuff!” Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and now-ex-guitarist Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world:  at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December. The band is hitting the road again on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then returning to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais. 3/22 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues 3/23 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues 3/24 Tempe, AZ The Marquee 3/25 San Diego, CA House Of Blues 3/27 W Hollywood, CA House Of Blues 3/28 San Francisco,...
STEVE ‘ZETRO’ SOUZA INTERVIEW

STEVE ‘ZETRO’ SOUZA INTERVIEW

Support: Last week I had the great opportunity to interview Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza who sang with Exodus from 1986–1993 and again from 2002–2004. Steve, while the ultimate professional, was so down to earth and really excited to talk about what was going on with him and especially his new band. Steve has a number of musical projects going on including Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ and his new band Hatriot which includes Kosta Varvatakis and Miguel Esparza on guitars, Alex Bent on drums and his son Cody on bass. Check out Zetro’s interview below: Congratulations on your new band Hatriot! Your voice is so on and sounds just as strong even stronger today since Exodus… SZS: It‘s more aggressive and I’m stronger vocally now more than EVER. People say Dude, do you rack your voice doing the screams? and I say “I do the screams effortlessly.”  It’s the way I position my jaw and I position my neck and a big breath. If you listen to the Tenet record, I do the scream for 45 seconds on the song Crown of Thorns. Vinny asks: “Are you okay?” and I say “I could do that shit all day long….bring it…bring it.” Did you hear the new Hatriot songs? Yes they have an Exodusy feel to them SZS: Very Exodusy, Very Legacy, very Testament don’t you think? I hear some little Death Metal influences as well! SZS: Yes you do, yes you do. That’s the whole idea of me keeping it REAL. Keeping it new, with the new kids that I have to back me up, but still doing the same...
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