WORLD PREMIERE: NEW SONG !!”SOROR IRRMATOR” OF ANTHRAX !!
CARD-CARRYING MEMBER OF THE BIG FOUR, ANTHRAX SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LATER ON THIS YEAR !!
グラミーにノミネートされること5回、METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER, とともに THE BIG FOUR の一角を堅持し続ける THRASH METAL LEGEND, ANTHRAX。JON DONAIS をギタリストに迎えて初の新作の発表を今年の後半に控えて、新曲をコンピレーションに提供、公開しました。”SOROR IRRUMATOR”。前作 “WORSHIP MUSIC” もガッツィーな好作でしたが、同時にジョーイに合っていない曲、曲ごとの出来不出来が存在したのも事実。今回公開された新曲は前作のキラーチューン “FIGHT ‘EM ‘TIL YOU CAN’T ” を超えるような素晴らしいデキ。ジョーイのボーカルも冴え渡っています。アルバムに期待大です！！
»Worship…« was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s ANTHRAX-sounding, but this new one is really thrashy.”
“The thing about ANTHRAX… we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey’s powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like ANTHRAX, and I think we’ve done a really good job of that, especially on this new record.
I know that there are a lot of expectations out there for this new album, but that doesn’t really affect us because we write the way we write. We’re all from New York, so we love a challenge, and while I’m happy to have people say that ANTHRAX is back and that ‘Worship Music’ was the best album of our career, we raised the bar on this one, I think we have the goods with the new songs, and I’m proud to say that. At the end of the day, all you can do is have it come from the heart, do your best, and hope that people like it. That’s what we did with ‘Worship Music,’ and look what happened.”
“The lyrics I write tend to go along with the way the music sounds, and this new music is very angry, Lots of people said that »Worship Music« was a return to the roots of the band…well, this record is even more so. Unlike »Worship Music,« we wrote this new album with a line-up, with Joey in the band, and that has made all the difference in the world. Joey being a part of the band again, going on five years already, it definitely feels like a unit. Everything that was great about him on ‘Worship’ is there even more on this new record.”