US thrashers Anthrax are planning to issue a special EP of cover songs in September to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the release of the band's latest album, Worship Music.

During a recent interview, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante told Loudwire that the band is working on an EP of cover songs. The upcoming work will pay tribute to some of Anthrax's favorite bands more specifically, bands from the 1970s.

"To commemorate the first year of Worship Music being out, we're putting together a little companion EP with some fun s-t on it," says Benante. "It started out as what I call 'The '70s EP.' It's made up of some cover songs from our favorite bands consisting of Rush, Thin Lizzy, Boston, Journey... We're still working on it now, but I think it's gonna be really cool."

The following covers are expected to appear on the forthcoming EP:

- AC/DC - T.N.T.
- Boston - Smoking
- Journey - Keep On Running
- Rush - Anthem

Anthrax also recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's classic song "Neon Knights" for inclusion on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album which is being assembled by the singer's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio.



UPDATE: After Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante said the band would release a covers EP in September, Scott Ian has now told VH1 Classic Radio that the band is not working on a covers EP and that Anthrax always records cover songs when they get bored during the tracking of their material: "We're not working on a covers album. It's not at all what we're doing. We just always record cover songs. They just happen when we're in the studio or when we're touring, we get bored of jamming on our own songs at sound check so you end up jamming on cover songs and eventually we'll end up recording them and eventually, somehow, they end up getting released in some way, shape or form as B-sides, but we're definitely not working on a covers album."

Maybe another bandmember will come forward and clarify this for us as it is not clear anymore what is happening. It seems like we have to wait and see if something does come out of this.

[Also thanks to Cynic Metalhead for sending in this news!]



Source: metalinjection.net
Band profile: Anthrax
 
Posted: 30.06.2012 by Bad English



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Lit. - 21.06.2012 at 19:52  
It's weird but I want to hear this, espessially Boston and AC/DC
BoxCar Willy - 21.06.2012 at 20:55  
Boston isn't on the site? That's wierd.

Anyway, this should be cool.
The Shape 1973 - 21.06.2012 at 21:16  
Not bothered about the EP. Looking forward to the Dio tribute though.
I_Die_Often - 22.06.2012 at 02:57  
Not crazy about cover albums, I think Six Feet Under ruined that for me.
I_Die_Often - 22.06.2012 at 02:58  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 21.06.2012 at 20:55

Boston isn't on the site? That's wierd.

Anyway, this should be cool.


Yeah! Fucking Journey is on here, but not Boston! They kicked ass compared to Journey's weak rock!
Troy Killjoy - 23.06.2012 at 00:24  
Written by I_Die_Often on 22.06.2012 at 02:58
Yeah! Fucking Journey is on here, but not Boston! They kicked ass compared to Journey's weak rock!

The only reason Journey have a profile here is because one of our official reviewers was sent a Journey album to review.
BoxCar Willy - 23.06.2012 at 00:27  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.06.2012 at 00:24

Written by I_Die_Often on 22.06.2012 at 02:58
Yeah! Fucking Journey is on here, but not Boston! They kicked ass compared to Journey's weak rock!

The only reason Journey have a profile here is because one of our official reviewers was sent a Journey album to review.

Which I find hilarious, I mean... METALstorm. But I guess their promoter would liek to get their new stuff out as much as possible.

Oh well, I like Journey anyway.
Mattybu - 30.06.2012 at 21:19  
We need Journey on here for all the adult oriented rock fans out there!
Troy Killjoy - 01.07.2012 at 04:42  
So apparently the EP news is unofficial? I'm confused.
BoxCar Willy - 01.07.2012 at 04:48  
Written by Mattybu on 30.06.2012 at 21:19

We need Journey on here for all the adult oriented rock fans out there!

I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Dunno what the fuck adult oriented rock is. Journey is like, Pop rock U.U
Lit. - 01.07.2012 at 04:59  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 04:48

Written by Mattybu on 30.06.2012 at 21:19

We need Journey on here for all the adult oriented rock fans out there!

I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Dunno what the fuck adult oriented rock is. Journey is like, Pop rock U.U

If Journey is pop-rock then Woods of Ypres is adult oriented metal.
BoxCar Willy - 01.07.2012 at 05:01  
Written by Lit. on 01.07.2012 at 04:59

Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 04:48

Written by Mattybu on 30.06.2012 at 21:19

We need Journey on here for all the adult oriented rock fans out there!

I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Dunno what the fuck adult oriented rock is. Journey is like, Pop rock U.U

If Journey is pop-rock then Woods of Ypres is adult oriented metal.

Pop metal is like, Suicide Silence >>
Lit. - 01.07.2012 at 05:06  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 05:01

Pop metal is like, Suicide Silence >>

Tell me you're joking.
Troy Killjoy - 01.07.2012 at 05:24  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 05:01
I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Don't change things you haven't researched.

See also: Rammstein.
BoxCar Willy - 01.07.2012 at 07:03  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.07.2012 at 05:24

Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 05:01
I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Don't change things you haven't researched.

See also: Rammstein.

I didn't change it, I just thought it was funny, becaus eyou and Baz went back and fourth with it
BoxCar Willy - 01.07.2012 at 07:08  
Written by Lit. on 01.07.2012 at 04:59

Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 04:48

Written by Mattybu on 30.06.2012 at 21:19

We need Journey on here for all the adult oriented rock fans out there!

I went to change it, but it's been changed like 8 times?

Dunno what the fuck adult oriented rock is. Journey is like, Pop rock U.U

If Journey is pop-rock then Woods of Ypres is adult oriented metal.



"AOR (Adult Oriented Rock) is a sub-genre of Rock that emerged in the late '70s and early '80s as an amalgamation of Rock, Hard Rock and Progressive Rock. It is characterized by a rich, layered sound, slick production and a heavy reliance on POP HOOKS."



You were saying?
Lit. - 01.07.2012 at 07:48  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 07:08

POP HOOKS

If that's the case then you might as well call 50% of the bands on this site Pop Rock.
Troy Killjoy - 01.07.2012 at 08:08  
Agreed with Lit. Now if we could either move this discussion to say, a Journey thread or AOR thread, and let this thread be used for discussing the latest potential Anthrax EP, that would be great.

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