Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante recently revealed that while he was not able to join the band on the beginning of their European tour, he was using the downtime to help finish up some things like the album art related to their upcoming For All Kings disc. Now we’ve got your first look at the new Anthrax For All Kings album art in the video above, with some commentary from Benante.
The drummer reveals that the group has re-teamed with Alex Ross, one of the most respected artists going. Ross has worked with the band on past albums and Benante states that there is a tie-in with the For All Kings album art with the band’s past two albums.
“When you see it, it’s beautiful. It’s grandiose. It just has this beautiful look to it,” says the drummer, who goes more in depth on the idea behind the album art concept in the video above.
We urge you to watch the clip in full as Anthrax also offer a bit of their new single “Evil Twin” as well as a tribute to Paris at the end of the video. “Evil Twin” was released just weeks prior to the Paris terrorist attacks, yet the lyrics tie in very closely with the events that just happened.
Anthrax’s For All Kings album is due Feb. 26. The band will wrap a European tour with Slayer in early December, then start off the new year touring North America with Lamb of God. See all of their dates here.
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