New Anthrax album could be a double LP says Benante

Charlie Benante

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has said that the band have enough new material to make their next album a double LP.

So inspired were the band by the reaction to their 2011 album, Worship Music, their creative juices have been flowing.

Speaking in interview with The Metal Voice, the sticksman said: “Some of the new music that’s been coming out for us has been so inspiring. I’ve been lucky enough to draw from the Worship Music experience and really build on that.”

“If that record was like Led Zeppelin IV, then this one is definitely gonna be like Physical Graffiti. The reason why I said that is because have such an abundance of songs. Physical Graffiti was a double record. We have enough material to have a double record at this point too.”

And he goes on to add that having frontman Joey Belladonna back in the band just feels right:

“It’s definitely a greater unit than it’s ever been. With Joey back in, it just feels right,” he says.

“One thing that’s really important, especially as you get up there in age or whatever, you start to realise that repairing old relationships should be a factor in this whole thing.”

“Because there’s so many bands that I loved when I was growing up who are not together any more, and I always say to myself, ‘Wow, I wish they could just get it together.’ Because if anything is going to bring you together, it should be the love of music.”

Watch Benante’s interview clip with The Metal Voice below:

Album Reviews | Live Reviews | News | SBA Lists | The Playlist | Under The Skin | Without A Song