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Anthrax To Release 40th Anniversary Livestream Concert On Blu-ray, Etc. In July, Debut “Aftershock” Live Video


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East Coast thrash metal legends Anthrax will be releasing their 40th anniversary livestream performance on Blu-ray, CD and digital formats this summer. That concert originally aired on July 19th of last year and was filmed at The Den in Los Angeles, CA. Additional bonus footage will accompany his upcoming home release, including previously unseen videos from the band’s rehearsal and a walking tour of New York City, NY conducted by guitarist Scott Ian. The latter will find him elaborating on the various spots that played a pivotal role in the band’s history.

The set has been christened “XL” and it will arrive on July 15th via Megaforce/Nuclear Blast. Alongside word of the release comes the below video of a performance of the track “Aftershock” from it. The band commented of the anniversary set as follows:

Drummer Charlie Benante:

“Forty years doesn’t feel like 40 years. Sometimes I have to remind myself about how long this strange trip has been. I enjoy playing these songs, they’re such a huge part of my life, and I know for a lot of our fans, they play a big part in theirs as well.”

Bassist Frank Bello:

“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.”

Joey Belladonna:

“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. 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.”

XL” track listing:

01 – “Time“/”Fight Em ’Til You Can’t
02 – “Madhouse
03 – “Caught In A Mosh
04 – “Metal Thrashing Mad
05 – “Got The Time” (Joe Jackson cover)
06 – “I Am The Law
07 – “Keep It In The Family
08 – “Lone Justice
09 – “The Devil You Know
10 – “Be All End All
11 – “Now It’s Dark
12 – “Antisocial” (Trust cover)
13 – “In The End
14 – “Medusa
15 – “Evil Twin
16 – “Indians
17 – “Skeletons In The Closet
18 – “Blood Eagle Wings
19 – “Bring The Noise” (Public Enemy cover) (feat. Chuck D)
20 – “A.I.R.
21 – “Among The Living

Pre-orders are available here (North America) and here (Europe). The band’s touring plans this year include:

With Black Label Society and Hatebreed:

07/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/28 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
07/30 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
08/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
08/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live North Indiana
08/05 Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
08/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
08/08 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom (no Hatebreed)
08/09 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
08/12 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
08/13 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
08/16 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/19 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)
08/22 Pittsburgh, PA – StageAE Outside
08/23 Toronto, ON – History
08/24 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Amphitheatre Cogeco
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘Tattoo The Earth‘)
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)

With Municipal Waste:

09/27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/29 Manchester, UK – Academy
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/03 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
10/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/06 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/08 London, UK – Brixton Academy
10/10 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
10/11 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/13 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
10/14 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega Main Hall
10/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
10/19 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
10/21 Oulu, FIN – Tullisali
10/22 Turku, FIN – Logomo
10/23 Talinn, EST – Kultuurikatel
10/25 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
10/26 Frankfurt, GER – Batschapp
10/27 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
10/29 Brno, CZE – Sono
10/31 Budapest, HUN – Babra Negra
11/01 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
11/02 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/04 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/05 Zurich, SWI – Komplex

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