Official Press Release
In every band's career they have that one show that stands out from the rest. Whether it is their breakthrough or their crowning glory, there is always one that stands the test of time. Be it Shea Stadium, Budokan, Madison Square Garden, or Red Rocks, some performances transcend the realms of the live concert experience.
For ANTHRAX, their show at a sold out Metro in Chicago on Friday December 5th 2003 will forever stand as the show to define the bands legendary career. And it was captured on film!
One band, eight cameras, and thousands of crazed fans all came together for what will prove to be one of the most lethal live albums and DVDs of all time. Ninety minutes of pure destruction covering the entire career of this influential band. From their raw debut Fistful Of Metal through their critically acclaimed latest We've Come For You All its all here. Songs like "Metal Thrashing Mad," "Caught In A Mosh," "Be All End All," "Only," and "Safe Home," and a slew of others were performed with all the power and passion that ANTHRAX has been known for throughout their 20 year career.
According to Charlie Benante, "In the entire history of the band, this show was ‘the one.' From the moment we went on until the very last note we played it was on." The drummer continues, "I'm really glad we documented this show, so everyone can see what I mean, it was so Metal."
Going by the title MUSIC OF MASS DESTRUCTION, this DVD will feature a vast array of bonus materials including separate band segments, a featurette on famed comic book artist/painter/creator Alex Ross (Who, in addition to his amazing cover for last years WE'VE COME FOR YOU ALL, will be providing the art work for this release), 5.1 Surround Sound, two songs filmed in Hyper Angle, as well as a bunch of hidden extras.
This widescreen DVD package will also come with an audio CD that will include highlights from the show.
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What Doesn't Die
Look for MUSIC OF MASS DESTRUCTION to be unleashed in the U. S. on April 20 through Sanctuary Records.
In other ANTHRAX news, the band recently completed work on their upcoming CD Metallum Maximus Aeturnus, a project in which the band re-recorded classic ANTHRAX songs originally recorded by previous line-ups of the band (circa 1984-1990) live in the studio as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration. The songs recorded were chosen by the fans who voted online at www.anthrax.com. The recording session culminated in a very special show at Avatar Studios in NYC. One hundred lucky fans were selected from thousands of entries to this invitation only show in which the band performed many songs live that they haven't played in nearly 20 years.
ANTHRAX also spent a few days in LA to film the video for "What Doesn't Die" the punishing opening track off of their latest album We've Come For You All.
As reported earlier, the video was written and conceived by comic/writer Brian Posehn, know best for his work on Mr. Show, Just Shoot Me and his own stand up routine and directed by Michael Sarna, who has previously worked on videos for 50 Cent, Smashmouth, and Counting Crows.
A management spokesperson describes the concept of the video as "the most kick-ass, zombie-filled video of all time."