It's a little hard right now to safely get into a room with other people, so Anthrax isn't doing that. Instead, the band is working on the follow-up to their 2016 album For All Kings over Zoom and FaceTime. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to SyFy Wire, saying Anthrax's original plan was to hit the studio this year and get the new record out either late 2020 or early 2021.
“We had already started working on stuff with the intent of finishing it up in the springtime of this year, of ’20, and then maybe getting in the studio and either having a record out later this year or early ’21. But obviously all those plans have now changed.
“We have still been working on stuff through the magic of the Internet. We can do a lot over Zoom and FaceTime, sending music back and forth through e-mail and all that. But we need to really get in the room and work on the arrangements and really play something, like, 30 times until you really understand it and feel like, ‘Okay, this is what this arrangement needs to be.’ But that’s kind of the holdup at this point.
“But we certainly have a lot of material, which makes me very excited about when we can actually get in a room together and [work on stuff].”
Check out the full interview below.