Last year, ANTHRAX unveiled their own brand of bourbon. “Indians” did very well, and now the band is back with a new small-batch bourbon called “The Devil You Know”, reports Loudwire.com
“If we find something we really like and that we actually drink ourselves, we think maybe our fans might like it too, so we want to make it available for them,” says guitarist Scott Ian. “We really enjoyed ‘Indians,’ the bourbon we produced last year, and obviously our fans did as well as it sold out really quickly.”
This time the band members worked with Kentucky-based Knob Creek to produce two barrels of a high-end bourbon called “The Devil You Know.” The barrels were aged for nine years, a process that results in a richer and more distinctive taste.
“We had a great time sampling the different bourbons to find the one we thought was the best,” says bassist Frank Bello, ”And we hope our fans have the same good time drinking it. Responsibly, of course.”
“The Devil You Know” bourbon is priced at $59 and available now at this location. Every bottle comes with a card that’s personally autographed by the band.
Jimmy Kay from Canada’s ‘The Metal Voice’ recently spoke to John Bush lead singer of ARMORED SAINT and former front man of ANTHRAX. Watch the interview below.
Bush spoke to ‘The Metal Voice’ about Metallica, the early years of armour, jousting, car crashes with Tommy Lee and his 13 years of up and downs in Anthrax. As well as Armored Saints new Album ‘Win hands Down’
When asked how they financed their first E.P. that launched their career
“We were doing a show. One of the few people who attend the show was Tommy Lee. Tommy and Joey Vera were in a band before Armored Saint together and after the show they took off to go party somewhere. They ended up getting in a car accident. Next thing you know we get a call the next day and they said Joey is in the hospital and his hands are all cut up. It turned out he was going to be fine but he did obviously had an injury and he had some kind of insurance settlement that paid for the recovery of his hands and also got some extra money and from that extra money he decided to pay for the demo of the band. Funny thing is its actually in the book ‘The Dirt’ from Motley Crue. Vince talks about it but Vince gets it wrong he says they were on a motorcycle which was not true at all at was a car
When asked if Armored Saint was still in debt from recording their debut Album ‘March of the Saints’
Oh yeah because the record end up costing so much money, I’m speculating somewhere in the neighbourhood of $350,000. We were 20 years old, we didn’t know any better , it was an awesome moment and we were riding the wave. We don’t get any money from the first three records
When ask if he ever auditioned or jammed with Metallica after being made the offer to sing for the band
“No it never got to that, I think for me it was an easy decision to make because Armored Saint was becoming popular and all the guys in Armored Saint and I grew up together. It didn’t make sense for me to go quit my band that I am in with my friends and join this other band . I always make the joke, I would have change the face of Heavy Metal I don’t need that kind of pressure”
When asked about his decision to join Anthrax
I had to think about it . We just made Symbol of Salvation that was a great record. I didn’t like the idea that I was leaving the band and kind of abandoning the band. But I just had to, the results were kind of similar to what we had accomplished before. It was time for me to move on. I think it was important for me in Anthrax to be part of the songwriting process I didn’t want to go and be told what to do . I heard that’s kind of how they worked with Joey
When asked his feeling about finding out about Anthrax’s decisions to do the reunion tour with singer Joey Belladonna
I was pretty close to all of them in my own way. I think it could have been handled a bit better. The manager created a kind of wedge. If those guys would have come to me and said were considering doing a reunion tour it’s the right time. I’m sorry, I would have said I understand. The rumours were already circulating we were still touring and people were asking questions and those guys are trying to deny it, we were doing like interviews together and I knew.
It’s water under the bridge. I would entertain Armored Saint opening for Anthrax. I do love the music I created in Anthrax. I would actually prefer them to play a couple of songs (John Bush era)
When asked about his feeling towards the Armored Saints new album ‘Win hands down’
I think it’s an amazing record. It’s pretty awesome to say after all these years there seems to be that kind of feeling behind it that maybe it’s best record we ever did which is quite an accomplishment For us the whole general feeling was to able to take what we do and to take it a step beyond.
Watch interview here:
Thrash titans SLAYER recently announced their forthcoming twelfth studio album, “Repentless” with this video teaser:
The release will be their first for new record label home Nuclear Blast, and is set to hit the racks on September 11th.
“Repentless” will feature studio recordings from two ‘newcomers’ to the Slayer ranks: guitarist Gary Holt (Exodus) and former/returning Slayer sticksman, Paul Bostaph, following the untimely passing of co-founding guitarist, Jeff Hanneman and the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo in 2013.
The band announced today their return to the UK stages with support from labelmates and longtime friends, ANTHRAX, plus Norwegian noiseniks, KVELERTAK.
Tour dates rack up as follows:
Sat 21st Nov – NEWPORT Centre
Sun 22nd Nov – PLYMOUTH Pavilion
Tue 24th Nov – MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 25th Nov – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 27th Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 28th Nov – LEEDS O2 Academy
Mon 30th Nov – LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 5th of June from box offices, all usual agents and online at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets.
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s ‘The Metal Voice’ recently spoke with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, talking about his book ‘I’m The Man’ and ANTHRAX’s coming new album:
When asked about the music scene when Anthrax first started out.
“At the beginning there was no scene in New York for bands playing their own music, there were just cover bands at the time. We were just a bunch of guys who were into metal and wanted to write our own songs and had a rehearsal space, we there six, seven times nights a week just working on trying to be the best band we could be. By 1984 there was a scene because Raven, Metallica and Anthrax sold out the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, none of us had a major record label deal yet 3500 kids showed up and lost their minds.
Remembering Johnny Z being playing him Metallica’s ‘No life ‘Til Leather’ Demo for the first time
“I remember he played me the ‘No life ‘Til Leather’ demo at his store one day, just blew me away sounded so cool and he told me he’s bringing them to New York and he’s going to make an album and he’s starting his own record company. I was like how do you do that? How are you going to start a record label? How do you even know how to do that? He was honest, I don’t know but nobody else is going to do it. I’ve been playing this demo for every major label and they just stick their fingers in their ears and they throw me out of their office.
When asked about the golden era of metal in the 1980’s
When it comes to heavy metal certainly what happened in the US in the 80’s was a big deal and a lot of people worldwide are still interested in us and Metallica and Slayer, so it just shows what we were doing as kids in the early 80’s really has left a big imprint on this planet. I am glad I can give a peak behind the curtain for people who weren’t a part of it. If you read my book you can kind of just to see what was going on
When asked about which stories did not make it in this book ‘I’m The man’
“Hopefully you’ll read them in book two. I feel like I have more than enough material I don’t know what book 2 is going to be yet it’s obviously not going to be another memoir. So I haven’t really figured out what it’s going to be yet. I’ve got a ton of material
When asked about the up and coming Anthrax album
It’s coming along great we’re going to take a break we head out on tour and be able to get away from it, live with it for awhile and then come back in June and spend another month finishing it up . We’re in a real good zone creatively and I think if you like the last record your really going to love this new one.
Watch the interview here:
Caleb ‘Sick’ Smith of the Heavy Metal Thrash, The Sick Room Podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX and MOTOR SISTER guitarist Scott Ian. During this 15 minute audio interview it was revealed that Anthrax are well underway to completing their 11th studio album and that vocalist Joey Belladonna had been recording vocals all week in the studio.
Guitarist Scott Ian says “I think Worship Music was a great record and we have an even better recording to come”
Watch the interview below.
Anthrax recently contributed Sorror Irrumator to the Game of Thrones Mix Tape II along side metal giants Mastodon. “We obviously felt strong enough to release this is our first song since Worship Music” Ian hints “This is just the tip of the ice berg” suggesting the fans can expect more to come on their 11th studio album. Shadows Fall guitarist Jonathan Donias replaced Robert Caggiano in 2013 who went on to join Volbeat and Anthrax had begun recording lead guitars in studio.
The band will tour the US and Canada soon with plans to return to Australia in 2016.
Scott Ian has debuted his monster rock n roll band MOTOR SISTER‘s “Ride” on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!
#12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums, #40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums, #27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums, #163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums
Guitarist Scott Ian says in confidence that in his opinion Motor Sister’s ride is “the biggest rock record since Appetite for Destruction – in all modesty”
MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.
“This music was born out of the love of Mother Superior songs and rock and roll, and the time is right to show case what this music is all about”
ANTHRAX have teamed up with producer Jay Ruston and the team are currently holed up in a studio in Los Angeles recording the follow-up to the band’s 2011 Grammy-nominated and critically-acclaimed album, “Worship Music”.
The band — Charlie Benante (drums), Frank Bello (bass), Joey Belladonna (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar) and Jon Donais (guitar) — has been writing and demoing new songs over the past few months and plan to continue recording for the next several weeks. The as yet untitled album, the band’s eleventh full studio collection, is set for a release in 2015.
A new video clip of ANTHRAX laying down tracks for the new album can be seen below:
The band released a Live-DVD ‘Chile On Hell’ not too long ago, which was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago.’Chile On Hell’ is available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 Live CDs, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound.