Anthrax Bass Player Frank Bello Prepping Debut Solo EP, ‘Then I’m Gone’


Frank Bello by Jeremy Saffer

Frank Bello – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Jeremy Saffer

Frank Bello of Anthrax is gearing up to release his first-ever solo EP

Anthrax bass player Frank Bello has announced his debut solo EP, “Then I’m Gone,” which will hit stores on Nov. 4. Bello was completely hands-on with this release, as he played every instrument, except drums, on the EP’s three main songs: “Then I’m Gone,” “It Won’t Be Long” and “See Me Now.”

Bello also scored and played some special narrative pieces that have Bello reading excerpts from his debut autobiography, “Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax,” which arrived last year.

“I revisited some really dark times in my life when I was writing my book, and writing these songs was the result of reliving them,” Bello said in a press release. “Music has always been a great outlet for me as a coping mechanism. I felt it was a good time to put out these songs for people who connected with the book and maybe some who haven’t yet. Thanks for listening!”

In his memoir, Bello opens up about the importance of family in his life. He recently told Audio Ink Radio, “My family is integral. They’re just a strong a strong force in my life. They’ve always been there for me. And therapy, to be honest. I went to therapy for this. I had a lot of rage in me- a lot of rage about wanting revenge, all that stuff, for my brother’s stuff. This is all the book. I went to a really dark place after my brother was murdered. I was going to have revenge. I went out for revenge. I went to a very, very dark place. It’s all written in the book. Even when I when I read that again, it just brings me back to that dark space. I didn’t even know who I was at that time, because it just went blank. The band didn’t matter. Nothing mattered in my life. It was just all that. It was just it was just a really dark space I was in.”

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