ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is back in the studio demoing material for the band's next album, tentatively due in 2020.
On Saturday (December 7), Benante took to his Instagram to post a photo from the studio, along with the following caption: "Saturday demos , kinda 85 thrash mood + @judaspriest = metal for the masses - as @davidbowie once said ' I'm happy, hope you're happy too?' @anthrax 2020 #petercriss thanks for the shirt @anthony_that_minetti_"
Last year, Benante told Metal Rules that the songs that ANTHRAX is working on for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album "are a little more aggressive and angrier, only because the climate we are all living in is reflected in our music.
"When I come in with something, I have hopes and dreams that the song is going to be as great as I hear it in my mind," he added. "I think the other guys stepped up as well and want to hit a home run on each song. Everybody in the band stepped up their game."
Released in February 2016, "For All Kings" was called by some critics ANTHRAX's strongest album to date. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX's inclusion on the 2010 "Big Four" tour with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, and continuing with the 2011 release of comeback LP "Worship Music".
ANTHRAX's upcoming disc will be the band's third full-length release since the return of singer Joey Belladonna, who came back into the fold for the "Big Four" shows, in the process helping inspire a new wave of creativity.
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Saturday demos , kinda 85 thrash mood + @judaspriest = metal for the masses - as @davidbowie once said “ I’m happy, hope you’re happy too?” @anthrax 2020 #petercriss thanks for the shirt @anthony_that_minetti_
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