gave a brief progress update regarding their new album, confirming "good groove"
and a "very tight"
Bassist Frank Bello
and drummer Charlie Benante
did the talking as they explained Loudwire
that the band still has a thing or two to prove. "We're deep into it,"
Bello kicked off. "It's going well. It's a good groove we've got going. We're very, very tight and I think we've got something to prove. We're really going and really psyched about the future for Anthrax."
Benante chipped in, "Our last record [2011's "Worship Music"] took eight years to make and so we're very careful about the next record. I think a lot of people will be comparing it, of course. But we're very much nitpickers."
Bello additionally shared the band's down-to-earth approach, saying, "We just do what we do. We can't worry about it. We want to write the best record and if we feel good about it, the fans will hopefully feel good about it. I mean, we're fans. That's the whole idea, and never think you're above anybody, so we feel that if we're good with it, we hope that the fans are, as well."
The bassist concluded, "Don't forget where you came from. That's the whole key. We grew up like this and we'll stay like this."
Guitarist Scott Ian previously confirmed seven new songs written, while Benante recently also noted that the demoing process had begun. "Worship Music" saw its release in September 2011 via Megaforce Records.