Watch ANTHRAX Play "Now It's Dark" Live For The First Time In 27 Years
Anthrax released their album State of Euphoria in 1988, which contained the track "Now It's Dark". Anthrax hasn't played the song live pretty much since around the time the album was released, but on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany, that changed.
In an interview with Rock Hard Magazine, guitarist Scott Ian said it was a lot of fun to break the track out again.
"I'll be honest — I was nervous. We didn't rehearse it. We played it one time at soundcheck, and it felt really good at soundcheck. Everybody learned it at home before we came out. I think everyone was just very excited to bring that song back. And then during the show, it was my favorite song of the night. So, yeah, I was very, very happy with it. It was cool. It felt like a new song. Like, 'Wow! We have this new song to play now.' So who knows? Maybe that opens the door for other old songs that we didn't think we would maybe bring back. Although we've been talking about some other songs off of Persistence [Of Time] — certainly maybe next year, because it'll be the 30th anniversary of that album. I don't think we'll play the whole album or anything like that, but there's other songs we haven't played in a long time that would be cool to bring back. But yeah, 'Now It's Dark' was great."
The above video starts at "Now It's Dark", but you can rewind to watch the entire show.