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Watch ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante Track Drums For a New Song Demo

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Anthrax is currently working on the follow-up to their 2016 album For All Kings, and drummer Charlie Benante is giving fans a peek into the process! Benante shared a clip of himself recording demo drums for the new album, which has tons of short kick drum bursts.

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As far as the new record goes, guitarist Scott Ian called it "riffier" in a recent interview.

"If I had to say what this next record sounds like to me, or a vibe, in a way, it's riffier — it's a riffier record.

"I think we've kind of proved to ourselves over the last two records that we've gotten pretty good at a certain style of Anthrax songwriting, and now we've taken a left turn away from that, because we don't want to do the same thing again," he explained. "So if anything, I think this record is a little bit riffier, maybe a little less linear, and certainly faster.

"We've always been really good at making things more difficult for ourselves. So if anything, yeah… I hate to say, 'Well, it's more of a thrash metal record,' because I'll let people decide what it is when they hear it. But from my point of view, it's definitely faster and riffier."

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