ANTHRAX - To Release Covers EP In September2012-07-01
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.