Anthrax Celebrating 40th Anniversary with Livestream Concert


Anthrax promo photo by Jimmy Hubbard.

Anthrax – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Anthrax, one of the Big Four in thrash metal, celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2021

Thrash metal greats Anthrax have announced a series of virtual events in honor of their 40th anniversary as a band. The group’s 40th anniversary livestream concert will kick off at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET on July 16 and be available to view on demand through July 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

“I was a 17-year-old metal-head kid from Queens when I started this band,” Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian said in a statement, reflecting on the genesis of Anthrax. “I am a 57-year-old metal-head kid from Queens about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this band. That means for 40 years, I’ve gotten to do exactly what I’ve wanted to do — and getting to do what I love and being a part of something so much bigger than myself has made the time, the unbelievable weight of 40 seems so light.”

During the livestream performance, Anthrax will perform music from their entire discography, including fan favorites and lesser-known tracks. Anthrax, one of the Big Four of thrash metal, promise a career-spanning set.

“It’s been an amazing story so far, and I see 40 as a milestone that absolutely should be recognized and celebrated. Congratulations to us!” Ian added. “I also see 40 as a stepping stone to the next chapter of Anthrax — we still have a lot to say and some killer riffs to unleash. I’m not going to say, ‘Here’s to 40 more’ because nobody wants to see that (I’d be 97). How about, ‘Here’s to at least 10 more, and we’ll go from there!’ Thank you for enabling me, my friends.”

For information and livestream tickets, as well as ticket-merchandise bundles, head to the Anthrax Live website. View the trailer for the livestream show and listen to Audio Ink Radio’s recent interview with Charlie Benante of Anthrax below.



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock News

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