2017-12-11 - Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see »Kings Among Scotland,« the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018. Captured last February 15 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour »Kings Among Scotland« incorporates the band’'s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members. »Kings Among Scotland« can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to http://www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.
"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," said ANTHRAX's Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."
With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD's concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the "favourites" that had been voted on pre-show by the band's fans and includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'Be All, End All,' 'Breathing Lightning,' and 'A.I.R.' The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album »Among The Living«, performing 'Caught In A Mosh,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Indians,' 'Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),' and more.
"It was a pretty intense show," added guitarist Scott Ian, "especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down."
"It was a challenge for all of us to play »Among The Living« live," admits Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhiliration, like we could go out and do it again."
»Kings Among Scotland« was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.
The release of »Kings Among Scotland« coincides with ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - »The KillThrax Tour II« - set to kick off January 25 in Montreal. All dates are below.
»The KillThrax Tour II«
w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01. CDN Montreal, QC - M Telus
26.01. CDN London, ON - Music Hall
27.01. USA Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
28.01. USA Richmond, VA - The National
30.01. USA Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
31.01. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
02.02. USA Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02. USA Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
06.02. USA Birmingham, AL - Iron City
08.02. USA Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02. USA Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
10.02. USA Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
11.02. USA Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
13.02. USA San Diego, CA - House of Blues
14.02. USA Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
16.02. USA Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
17.02. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02. CDN Edmonton, AB - The Ranch
20.02. CDN Grande Prairie, AB - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02. CDN Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
23.02. CDN Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02. USA Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
25.02. USA Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02. USA Joliet, IL - The Forge
01.03. USA Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
02.03. USA Rochester, NY - Dome Arena
03.03. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium
04.03. USA Portland, ME - State Theatre
2018-04-20 16:30 - After recently launching the live clip of 'Indians', it's time to unveil another musical excerpt of the package today, in the following overview clip, that you can watch here. Details
2018-04-17 17:00 - After presenting two trailers over the past few days, it's time to unveil another musical excerpt of »Kings Among Scotland« today. Watch 'Indians' now, here. Details
2018-04-10 17:00 - »Kings Among Scotland« is just a couple of weeks away from its release, and the video's producer/director Paul M. Green had a few words to say about the making of it. Details
2018-04-04 10:00 - Charlie Benante has just posted a video clip where he talks about the filming of the live set and the decision to film in Scotland. Details
2018-03-09 18:00 - ANTHRAX's upcoming live release, »Kings Among Scotland,« due out on April 27th, can be pre-ordered now. Details
2018-01-29 19:30 - ANTHRAX is offering its fans a sneak peek at what they can expect from the band's upcoming live-in-concert DVD, »Kings Among Scotland,« due out April 27. Details
2017-12-19 18:00 - Watch out, Nuclear Blast fans! Yesterday, the "Dong Open Air" festival 2018 pre-sale started! The event will take place from July 12th-14th in Neukirchen-Vluyn. Details
2017-06-09 11:30 - Legendary New York thrashers ANTHRAX has released a digital 2-track single entitled »Leftoverthrax«, including cover versions of 'Carry On Wayward Son' and 'Black Math'! Details
2017-02-17 14:30 - To celebrate their big return, ANTHRAX unleash a limited tour edition of their latest studio album »For All Kings« today! Details
2017-02-16 12:00 - With the energy level through the roof, ANTHRAX's show was filmed last night at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland. Details