Anthrax to Cover Rush, Thin Lizzy + Journey on New Covers EP
Anthrax really does worship music. After issuing their ‘Worship Music’ album last year to some of the best reviews they’ve seen in years, the metallers are preparing to celebrate the one-year anniversary of that release with a new covers EP.
While speaking with our sister site Loudwire, drummer Charlie Benante explained, “To commemorate the first year of ‘Worship Music’ being out, we’re putting together a little companion EP with some fun s— on it. 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.”
According to Blabbermouth, it is expected that the songs Anthrax are laying down are AC/DC‘s ‘T.N.T.,’ Boston’s ‘Smokin’,’ Journey’s ‘Keep on Runnin’,’ and Rush’s ‘Anthem.’ The band is also laying down a cover of Black Sabbath‘s ‘Neon Knights’ for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album.
Anthrax have recorded their fair share of covers over the years, including the Sex Pistols‘ ‘God Save the Queen,’ Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,’ and the Kiss songs ‘She’ and ‘Love Her All I Can.’
Look for the new ‘Worship Music’ covers EP arriving around Sept. 13, and keep an eye on Loudwire for their full Charlie Benante interview, coming soon.
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