Anthrax Playing Among The Living For U.K. Crowds



That’s right, mate.

I’d consider flying over to the U.K. this summer for some of these festivals if I had some coin to part with.

Anthrax will be performing not once, but twice at Sonisphere Knebworth this year.

On July 4, the band will perform its classic Among The Living in full.

Says Scott Ian:

“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away (1986, New York City) we wrote a record that at the time, we had no idea would become our ‘signature’ record. We had a song about the plight of the American Indian, we had songs about Stephen King characters (Randall Flagg from ‘The Stand’ and Todd Bowden from ‘Apt Pupil’), we had a song dedicated to Cliff Burton and another about John Belushi’s clichéd death. We had a song about Judge fucking Dredd and we had a song called ‘Caught In A Mosh.’ We had SONGS.

“When Among The Living punched the world in the face in 1987, it launched Anthrax into a high-speed trajectory that we could barely keep up with. Like going from 0-200 kph in 5 seconds flat. Our heads were spinning as fast as they were banging and 27 years later nothing has changed.

“We love to play these songs and people love to hear them so we’re really fucking excited to be doing this special show the day before our main-stage performance at Sonisphere Knebworth playing (for the first time ever) just the Among The Living record for you, our U.K. faithful! It’s gonna be sick.”

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