The thrash icons continue their 11-week docuseries featuring metal’s elite discussing the impact and influence of Anthrax’s 40-year tenure.
The march towards Anthrax’s 40th anniversary celebration began earlier this month with the launch of a docuseries that airs every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Pooling testimonials and personal Anthrax experiences from the likes of Kerry King, Robert Trujillo, Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Gene Simmons, Henry Rollins, John Carpenter, Norman Reedus, Rob Zombie, Slash, Tom Morello, Mike Patton, Nergal, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Michael Paulson, and Roger Miret to name a few, the featurettes take a chronological deep dive into the discography of the thrash icons.
The unveiling the 11-week succession of the series was introduced with the finish line of July 16th as the culmination of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of heavy music’s most venerated artists. Punctuating the festivities, Anthrax announced that they would perform a comprehensive set for a global streaming event that would span the career of the thrash icons.
A special worldwide livestream event, presented in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents will broadcast from Los Angeles, will kick off in North America on Friday, July 16, beginning at 4 PM PT and 7 PM ET, and in the UK on Saturday, July 17, starting at Midnight BST. The band is set to perform an extensive set of hits and deep cuts that will pull from the band’s historic catalog.
“I was a 17-year-old metal-head kid from Queens when I started this band,” says Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. “I am a 57-year-old metal-head kid from Queens about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this band. That means for 40 years, I’ve gotten to do exactly what I’ve wanted to do – and getting to do what I love and being a part of something so much bigger than myself has made the time, the unbelievable weight of 40 seems so light. It’s been an amazing story so far, and I see 40 as a milestone that absolutely should be recognized and celebrated. Congratulations to us! I also see 40 as a stepping stone to the next chapter of Anthrax – we still have a lot to say and some killer riffs to unleash. I’m not going to say, “Here’s to 40 more” because nobody wants to see that (I’d be 97). How about, “Here’s to at least ten more, and we’ll go from there! Thank you for enabling me, my friends.”
Special 40th-anniversary artwork was created by Brian Ewing and Stephen Thompson for limited-edition t-shirts, commemorative tickets, and an anniversary poster. In addition to the Livestream and merchandise bundles, fans will be able to buy a digital ticket to relive the past 40 years with exclusive interviews, testimonials, and behind-the-scenes stories of the band’s legendary career.
Anthrax 40th-anniversary ticket bundles – one including a live video chat with the members of Anthrax – are on sale now and can be purchased – HERE. Watch the trailer below.