Anthrax To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “Persistence Of Time”


Anthrax will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their gold-selling 1990 album “Persistence Of Time” this year with a new deluxe release of the album. The expanded edition of the record was overseen by the band’s drummer Charlie Benante and has been fully remastered by Paul Logus (Amon Amarth, Clutch), who has also worked on several over projects from Anthrax as well.

In addition to revised cover art and expanded liner notes, a bonus DVD will also be available with the CD edition. It will sport a 40-minute feature highlighting the band’s time spent touring with Iron Maiden back in 1991. The included bonus material runs as follows:

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I’m The Man” (The Illest Version Ever)
Time” (live at The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Got The Time” (pre-production)
In My World” (pre-production – Scott guide vocal)
H8 Red” (rehearsal room/Charlie‘s, riff tape/pre-production)
Discharge” (Charlie‘s riff tape/rehearsal room/pre-production)
Keep In In The Family” (rehearsal room/Scott guide vocal)
Blood” (rehearsal room/pre-production)
Intro To Reality” (pre-production)
Belly Of The Beast” (tracking)
Gridlock” (tracking)
One Man Stands” (pre-production)
Time” (pre-production, Scott guide vocal)

Reflecting back on the time spent touring on the effort, the band’s bassist Frank Bello stated:

“One of the things I’ll never forget from the ‘Persistence Of Time‘ tours was when we played the songs ‘Time‘ and ‘Got The Time‘ live. We had this big clock on our stage, the ‘Persistence Of Time‘ clock, and the hands on this clock went around and around while we played the songs ‘Time‘ and ‘Got The Time.’

Today, something like that would be motorized, but back in 1990, it had to be done manually using a hand crank on the back of the clock. My bass tech from that time, Troy, it was his job to keep those hands turning during those two songs, throughout the entire songs. I mean, what a workout that guy got from turning that crank.”

Benante added:

“It was a weird time for us for a number of reasons, but at the same time, a lot of great things happened. We did ‘Married With Children” we toured with Slayer and Megadeth on the ‘Clash Of The Titans Tour,’ and we recorded ‘Bring The Noise‘ with Public Enemy‘, and that turned everything around.”

Megaforce will have this new version of the album out on August 21st with pre-orders available via Amazon.

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