Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see ‘Kings Among Scotland’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour ‘Kings Among Scotland’ incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.
‘Kings Among Scotland’ can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.
“Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special,” said ANTHRAX’s Frank Bello. “We all know we’re going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video.”
With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD’s concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the “favourites” that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band’s fans which includes gems like ‘Madhouse,’ ‘Be All, End All,’ ‘Breathing Lightning,’ and ‘A.I.R.’ The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’, performing ‘Caught In A Mosh,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Indians,’ ‘Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),’ and more.
“It was a pretty intense show,” added guitarist Scott Ian, “especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down.”
“It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live,” admits Charlie Benante. “We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again.”
‘Kings Among Scotland’ was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.
ANTHRAX’s North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – ‘The KillThrax Tour II’ is set to kick off January 25th in Montreal. All dates are below.
‘The KillThrax Tour II’
w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01. CDN Montreal, QC – M Telus
26.01. CDN London, ON – Music Hall
27.01. USA Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
28.01. USA Richmond, VA – The National
30.01. USA Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
31.01. USA Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02.02. USA Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02. USA Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02. USA Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
06.02. USA Birmingham, AL – Iron City
08.02. USA Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02. USA Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
10.02. USA Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
11.02. USA Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
13.02. USA San Diego, CA – House of Blues
14.02. USA Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
16.02. USA Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
17.02. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02. CDN Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
20.02. CDN Grande Prairie, AB – Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02. CDN Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
23.02. CDN Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02. USA Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
25.02. USA Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02. USA Joliet, IL – The Forge
01.03. USA Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
02.03. USA Rochester, NY – Dome Arena
03.03. USA Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04.03. USA Portland, ME – State Theatre
Over the band’s 35-year career, ANTHRAX have sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum awards, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with PUBLIC ENEMY on ‘Bring The Noise’. And, of course, along with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of The Big Four.