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ANTHRAX Announces Anthrax XL Live Album, Streams "Aftershock"

From their 40th anniversary livestream.

Anthrax played their 40th anniversary livestream show in mid-July 2021 at the Los Angeles, CA soundstage/studio The Den. Anthrax has now announced they're releasing that performance, as well as never-before-seen rehearsal footage and a mini-doc of guitarist Scott Ian's New York City “walking tour" where he shows fans the crucial spots in Anthrax’s history, on July 15 as the Anthrax XL album. Check out "Aftershock" above and pre-order Anthrax XL here. The show ran as follows:

  1. "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't"
  2. "Madhouse"
  3. "Caught in a Mosh"
  4. "Metal Thrashing Mad"
  5. "Got the Time" (Joe Jackson cover)
  6. "I Am the Law"
  7. "Keep It in the Family"
  8. "Lone Justice"
  9. "The Devil You Know"
  10. "Be All, End All"
  11. "Now It's Dark"
  12. "Antisocial" (Trust cover)
  13. "In the End"
  14. "Medusa"
  15. "Evil Twin"
  16. "Indians"
  17. "A Skeleton in the Closet"
  18. "Aftershock"
  19. "Blood Eagle Wings"
  20. "Bring the Noise" (Public Enemy cover with Chuck D)
  21. "A.I.R."
  22. "Among the Living"
  23. "Breathing Lightning"
  24. "Protest and Survive" (Discharge cover)
  25. "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)"

According to Ian in a recent interview, the band is planning on releasing a new record in 2023 depending on when they can hit the studio.

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"We didn't get to tour [in 2021], so we're doing the 40th anniversary tour in our 41st year," said Ian. "Obviously, we couldn't go out last year and do it when we wanted to, so we've got this summer run coming up with Black Label [Society] and Hatebreed. And we're calling that part of our 40th anniversary. We've got 40th-anniversary dates in Europe after that, in the fall. And who knows? I like to think this U.S. run with Black Label [Society] is gonna do pretty well, and maybe we get to do a second run of those dates at some point early next year. And then I'm sure next year at some point there should be a record, depending on when we get in the studio."

We also recently spoke to Ian about the new record, which he said will very likely make Anthrax fans happy. As if it's possible for the band to disappoint, given their recent two albums.

"Not to make a weird comparison, but it's our third record back together with Joey. Actually, it's an odd comparison. I should just say it's our third album since our kind of our reboot in 2010 and our third album back in the day was Among the Living. I'm not saying that this is, because it's not Among the Living II in any sense, but I just think we have some great songs and there's like a fucking mountain of great riffs. I think people are going to be very happy."

Catch Anthrax on tour with Black Label Society and Hatebreed at one of the dates below.

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7/26 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
7/28 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
7/29 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
7/30 Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA
8/1 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
8/2 Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO
8/4 Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary, IN
8/5 Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh, WI
8/6 The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
8/8 Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX (no Hatebreed)
8/9 Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/11 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
8/12 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8/13 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
8/15 The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
8/16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/18 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
8/19 Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY
8/20 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (no Hatebreed)
8/22 StageAE Outside, Pittsburgh, PA
8/23 History, Toronto, ON CANADA
8/24 Amphitheatre Cogeco, Trois Riviere/Montreal, QC
8/26 Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, NY
8/28 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA (no Hatebreed)

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