Anthrax Bassist on New Album 'There's More of a Thrash Element'

Frank Bello talks album progress in new interview.

Anthrax Bassist on New Album 'There's More of a Thrash Element'
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Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has been speaking with Metal Hammer about progress on the band's new record.

As Bello notes, Anthrax is bringing back the thrash for the next album:

"I think we've got twelve songs for the new Anthrax record right now, and I don't know what happened, but for some reason, there's a great jam going on.

"Scott, Charlie and I have been getting together and it's been running smoothly. Maybe it's been from all the touring we did for Worship Music, but we're not used to it coming together this fast. Let me tell you, there's more of a thrash element in the vibe. It's a heavy record.

"I'm really psyched about it. Scott and I were talking about it recently, how some of it is really tough to play. We need to warm up into it, and that lends itself to some fun, so I love the challenge of it all, and we just want to push it to the next level. That's all we want to do. We're having fun, man."


The bassist also notes that the band's new found energy has a lot to do with them finding a new audience:

"We really were having a lot of fun up there. You know, when that Big 4 thing happened - and we still thank Metallica for that - it opened us up to a whole new audience that had maybe heard of Anthrax, but they never saw us or really heard us.

"So I think that maybe between the DVD getting so big, a lot of people got to see us and to experience the live show and our songs, so there's a whole new audience now. We have our audience along with this whole new audience who have just caught on, and we know how lucky we are for that, and we're very grateful for that. We just want to nurture it and be true, be honest and write a great record."

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    acdcfan34
    Worship Music was a great album so I have very high expectations for this one!
    ammy73546
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    jamesrulesmetal
    Motherphucken THRASH!!! \m/ Yep, the Big 4 concerts and resulting DVD were a cunning plan indeed. Anthrax are certainly one of the best thrash metal bands in the (subgenre's 30-year history, and it's great to see 'em continue to blaze forth that metallic excellence. \m/
    ScottStewart1
    honestly was never a fan until I went to the Big 4 show. Their live energy is incredible. I'll definitely check out the new album, but honestly I'm more excited about them touring the States hopefully soon
    jamesrulesmetal
    ATL? I Am The Law, bebbe. The intro. riffing is incredibly excellent-like. Arguably their best track. \m/
    jamesrulesmetal
    Motherphucken THRASH!!! \m/ Yep, the Big 4 concerts and resulting DVD were a cunning plan indeed. Anthrax are certainly one of the best thrash metal bands in the genre's 30-year history, and it's great to see 'em continue to blaze forth that fiery metallic excellence. \m/
    Blitzkriegslap
    I hope it is like there among the living sound that was one of the best thrash albums of the 80s worship i was hoping to be more thrash but it was not to me but i was happy to see they got joey back