If used, Anthrax could have one song on their new album that has an absolutely killer groove. Drummer Charlie Benante picked up a guitar and laid down some distortion fueled heaviness as a nod to some of the recent music they've been working on for their next studio album.

"We have some good riffage for our new tunes," says a stamp over the video of Benante's guitar playing, with the musician then adding the caption, "After a very successful tour with our friends in @blacklabelsocietyofficial and @hatebreedofficial we are Back to thinking about our new record… I think we have some heavy riffing on this one. See you at the @blueridgerockfest on Thursday."

The pandemic lockdown and Anthrax's 40th anniversary celebrations have allowed the band more time to flesh out their follow-up to 2016's For All Kings album. But the video of Benante jamming is a good sign that the group has returned their focus to completing their highly anticipated next album.

In a 2021 interview with Full Metal Jackie, guitarist Scott Ian confirmed that writing for the new record started in 2019, but the band then stepped away from the music for a period during the lockdown. Anthrax resumed their new album work in 2021, but have also taken the time to tour as well.

While there's a few weeks open after their Blue Ridge Rock Festival appearance tonight (Sept. 8), the band will be heading off to the U.K. for a tour leg with Municipal Waste for two weeks later this month carrying over to October. See the stops here.

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