In the three-minute clip below, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian explains to Artisan News why 2011 was a big year for him and his bandmates.
ANTHRAX is part of a new series of albums "featuring the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history," which promise to offer "unprecedented value to consumers." The aptly named "Icon" series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) launched in August 31, 2010, with releases from 30 major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country.
Each album, at a "great price," includes roughly a dozen hit tracks.
Due on January 10, 2012, the ANTHRAX "Icon" compilation (Island/UMe) will feature the following songs:
03. Armed And Dangerous
04. I Am The Law
06. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
08. Got The Time
09. Belly Of The Beast
10. Bring The Noise
11. I'm The Man 91
ANTHRAX last month completed a U.S. tour with TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL. The trek kicked off on October 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and concluded on November 19 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
ANTHRAX's new album, "Worship Music", sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous studio CD, 2003's "We've Come For You All", opened with just under 10,000 units to debut at No. 122.