Forget the #Anthraxalbum2015 hashtag – the new Anthrax album will be coming out next year, at least according to bassist Frank Bello. In a recent interview on the Mars Attacks podcast Bello reveals some details about the follow up to 2011’s Worship Music.
“We’re talking about January, dude. We’re just about to start mixing. We’re getting all the nitty-gritty stuff done, some B-sides, all that fun stuff. But it’s just about finished, and mixing will start soon. There needs to be a proper setup — when record companies set up a record and make people understand that it’s coming out. By the time you get all that [done], that whole propaganda thing you need to get out there in order for people to know [that the album is on its way]. So, it’s end of August now… We figure… Yeah, I’m thinking January.”
Anthrax started working on a new album last December, so Bello explains what’s taking so long:
“We just wanted to take our time, ’cause there’s no rush. It has to be the right record. And for us, you can’t let it go until it’s ready.”
Anthrax has also been busy this year; they were on the road with Volbeat back in April, May, and June, and they will be heading out on tour with Motörhead in mid-September, followed by Motörhead’s Motörboat which sails into October.