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ANTHRAX – Drops Second Live Track/Video ‘The Devil You Know’ From ‘XL’ 40th Anniversary Livestream Concert Release

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Today, ANTHRAX releases ‘TheDevil You Know‘ live, the second “early taste” single/music video from the band’s 40th anniversary livestream concert, ‘XL‘. The release will be available in the UK/Europe digitally on July 15th (Nuclear Blast), followed by a Blu-Ray release (inc. 2CD + 1Blu-Ray) on July 22nd. It will be available in North America on Blu-Ray/CD/Digital on July 15th (Megaforce).

Pre-order ‘XL HERE
Watch the ‘TheDevil You Know‘ live video HERE.
Stream/purchase ‘TheDevil You Know‘ live HERE.

TheDevil You Know‘ was the first official single released from the band’s highly-acclaimed 2011 album, Worship Music, and was a stand-out track with the media. Rolling Stone referred to it as  “…a relentlessly heavy number…as aggressive and punishing as you would expect from the band, but with a touch of old school AC/DC swagger thrown in for good measure,” while Loudwire wrote that it was “addictive and propulsive…Scott unleashes what might be the riff of the year.” 

ANTHRAX celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, on July 18th 2021, but due to Covid had to cancel their global touring plans, scheduled for the band to celebrate its milestone with their fans all around the world. While the band are about six months into their 41st year, the band – Joey BelladonnaScott IanFrank BelloCharlie Benante, and guitarist Jon Donais are due to finally head out on that global anniversary tour. In late July, ANTHRAX will kick off their 26-date co-headline North American tour with Black Label Society, joined by Hatebreed. They will then head to the UK and Europe in late September to headline a five-week run with MUNICIPAL WASTE. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at anthrax.com. All dates are below.

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‘XL’tracklisting:
Time/Fight Em ’Til You Can’t
Madhouse
Caught In A Mosh
Metal Thrashing Mad
Got The Time
I Am The Law
Keep It In The Family
Lone Justice
The Devil You Know
Be All End All
Now It’s Dark
Antisocial
In The End
Medusa
Evil Twin
Indians
Skeletons In The Closet
Blood Eagle Wings
Bring The Noise
A.I.R.
Among The Living

Credits:
Anthrax: Scott Ian/guitars, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Jon Donais/guitars
Produced by Jack Bennett, Mike Monterulo, Anthrax
Directed by Jack Bennett
Mixed by Jay Ruston
Running time:  2h 5m 34s

Anthrax will be touring Europe this autumn with label mates Municipal Waste.
Dates are listed below, and tickets are in sale via the below links:

ANTHRAX – UK/European Tour 2022
w/ Special Guests Municipal Waste

27.09.22  UK  Birmingham @ O2 Academy
29.09.22  UK  Manchester @ Academy
30.09.22  UK  Glasgow @ O2 Academy
01.10.22  UK  Newcastle @ O2 City Hall
03.10.22  UK  Leeds @ O2 Academy
04.10.22  UK  Nottingham @ Rock City
06.10.22  UK  Bristol @ O2 Academy
08.10.22  UK  London @ O2 Academy Brixton
10.10.22  BE  Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique
11.10.22  NL  Tilburg @ 013
13.10.22  FR  Paris @ Bataclan
14.10.22  DE  Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
15.10.22  DE  Leipzig @ Werk 2
17.10.22  DK  Copenhagen @ Vega Main Hall
18.10.22  SE  Gothenburg @ Tradgarn
19.20.22  SE  Stockholm @ Annexet
21.10.22  FI  Oulu @ Tullisali
22.10.22  FI  Turku @ Logomo
23.10.22  EE  Talinn @ Kultuurikatel
25.10.22  PL  Warsaw, @ Stodola
26.10.22  DE  Frankfurt @ Batschapp
27.10.22  DE  Stuttgart @ LKA Longhorn
29.10.22  CZ  Brno @ Sono
31.10.22  HU  Budapest @ Babra Negra
01.11.22  HR  Zagreb @ Culture Factory
02.11.22  AT  Vienna @ Arena
04.11.22  IT  Milan @ Alcatraz
05.11.22  CH  Zurich @ Komplex    

ABOUT ANTHRAX:  

July 18th 2021 marked Anthrax‘s 40th anniversary, during which time the band released 11 studio albums, was awarded multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, received six Grammy nominations, and a host of other accolades from the media, the music industry, and fans. In 1991, the band helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with Public Enemy on the track ‘Bring The Noise‘ and was the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played ‘Got The Time‘ to wake up the Mars Rover in 2012.  Along with MetallicaSlayer, and Megadeth, Anthrax is a card-carrying member of The Big Four, the four bands that defined the speed/thrash/metal genre. Anthrax has also introduced a series of now sold-out signature whiskeys and bourbons and partnered with the Stockholm-based NEZUMI Studios for a high-end, limited-edition Baleine dive watch. Twenty-twenty-one also saw the release of Z2 Comics’ ‘Among the Living‘ graphic novel with a track-by-track storyline inspired by Anthrax‘s iconic 1987 album, ‘Among The Living.  The book pulls together a “who’s who” of names from the worlds of comics and music who created “bubble dialogue” and original artwork to express what the songs meant to them. Taking advantage of COVID-19’s prohibition of concert touring, the band has been hard at work writing the next Anthrax album.

For Anthrax, 2022 is already off to a great start, but their 40th-anniversary isn’t quite in the band’s rear-view mirror. Unable to launch a planned 40th anniversary world tour due to COVID, the band will launch their 40th anniversary World Tour this year.  The celebrations start July 26 in North America, co-headlining with Black Label Society, then a headline trek in the UK and Europe in the fall with Municipal Waste

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