Anthrax will perform their album Among The Living plus all the classics!!
Over the past 30 years, Anthrax has achieved sales in excess of 10-million. The band has also received multiple Gold and Platinum albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans.
“There was no way I was going to let anything derail my life’s work,” says Scott Ian. “We’ve been through more drama than most bands experience in a lifetime. Granted, we didn’t have to deal with somebody dying or some tragic situation but at the same time we really did face an uncertain future.
Refusing to accept their predicament, the remaining members rallied themselves in a spine-tingling gesture of conviction and self-belief for what would become the single greatest metal event of the 21st century, the first-ever performance of The Big 4. According to Charlie Benante, getting the band’s proverbial excrement together for that gig was just the motivation that Anthrax needed to spit out the blood and get back on their feet.
Worship Music, released in 2011 was Co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Jay Ruston (both Grammy-nominated producers), the album takes its name from one of Charlie’s late-night bouts of insomnia where, while flipping through TV channels he stumbled upon a religious-themed infomercial entitled “Worship Music.” A fitting sentiment for an undeniable masterwork of skewering melodies powered by herculean riffage and a tunefulness that bespeaks Anthrax’s utter supremacy as songwriters. From the haunting, ethereal tones of “Worship” – an atmospheric piece composed by Charlie himself – to the punch-in-the-face assault of opening track “Earth On Hell,” the results are positively badass. But that isn’t to say Worship Music is without its deeper subtexts.
“It’s just an epic piece of music,” adds Scott. “Of course in the back of my mind I was thinking, ‘if somehow I could get this in the lyrics without it being completely cornball, that song would just lend itself to expressing the feelings and emotions about how we felt about what those guys meant to us — Did we ever tell you how much we loved you tearing my head off tearing my face off ripping my heart out.” I meant that in a good way. The first time I ever heard Ronnie James Dio, my world was fucked forever.”
Of course, Worship Music also features a far more obvious musical tribute about Anthrax’s greatest inspiration, Judas Priest, mysteriously entitled… “Judas Priest.”
A little bit about Twisted Wrath:
Formed in late 2007, TWISTED WRATH are a Heavy Metal outfit from the west of Ireland. After five years on the Irish Metal scene, the band has worked with numerous Irish bands and promoters, as well as branching out and playing gigs abroad. Twisted Wrath are respected as an active band in the local scene and have had the opportunity to work with various well established international acts, including the legendary Exodus in The Button Factory, Dublin; rock legends UFO in The Academy, Dublin; British NWOBHM outfit, Hell, in The Button Factory, Dublin; guitar god Michael Schenker in Vicar Street, Dublin; and thrash legends Onslaught in The Pint, Dublin.
The band released a small EP, “Hath Fury”, in 2010 to positive reviews in Ireland and abroad. The Ep was recorded at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany with European producer, Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, etc).
In January 2013, Twisted Wrath recorded the follow up to “Hath Fury”, entitled “Madman’s Chorus”, once again with Mr. Lammert at the helm, showcasing a faster, heavier and more technical sound.
“Madman’s Chorus” was released in April 2013 as a digital release. The band are currently working on their debut album and have plans to return to the studio in late 2014.
With special guest Twisted Wrath
The Academy Dublin, 2nd July 2014
Tickets on sale now | €30 from ticketmaster.ie
For more information see: www.anthrax.com