Anthrax Reveal Full Track Listing + Artwork for Upcoming EP ‘Anthems’
After recently revealing the release date of their upcoming covers EP, Anthrax have unveiled the full track list for the release, along with the artwork for the cover of the CD (pictured on the left).
Along with covers of Rush’s ‘Anthem,’ Thin Lizzy’s ‘Jailbreak,’ AC/DC’s ‘TNT,’ Cheap Trick’s ‘Big Eyes,’ Boston’s ‘Smokin” and Journey’s ‘Keep on Runnin’,’ two additional songs on the eight-track EP turn out not to be covers at all. Instead, Anthrax will offer fans the album version along with a special remix of ‘Crawl’ from the band’s latest full-length, ‘Worship Music.’
“These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever,” says vocalist Joey Belladonna. “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!”
Adds drummer Charlie Benante, “If ever there were a perfect first album, it’s Boston’s first album. The harmony leads they did would later be heard by Iron Maiden, which of course would lead to thrash metal.”
Look out for ‘Anthems’ to be released on March 19.