Pics by Dylan Lappin
This past Friday (9/16), NYC’s own thrash metal kings Anthrax invaded the famous Saint Vitus in Brooklyn for what was a monumental and unforgettable night, and as leadman Joey Belladonna declared “the most intimate show we’ve played since the early 80s.” The uber sold-out gig was a cancer benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC, and fans lucky enough to snatch tickets were treated to a 90-minute set, which included epic tracks like “A.I.R.,” “Aftershock,” “Caught in A Mosh” and “Indians,” as well as cover songs such as Black Sabbath‘s “Neon Knights,” AC/DC‘s “TNT” and S.O.D.’s “March of the S.O.D.,” and even a few cuts from their new For All Kings LP like “Monster at the End,” “Evil Twin” and “Breathing Lightning.” Photo coverage from the night, plus full video from their set (thx to unARTig) can be viewed below.
The following day (9/17), Anthrax headed to Connecticut for an early afternoon set at “Revolution Rock Fest,” which also featured appearances from Slayer (whom they are currently on tour with), Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold and many more. The gang then returned to Saint Vitus later that night for another sold-out performance at 2am, which saw them play a revamped setlist.
Anthrax are currently on tour with Slayer and Death Angel until late October. They’re also scheduled to perform sets at upcoming giant fests such as “Houston Open Air,” “Ozzfest Meets Knotfest,” “Louder Than Life Festival” and “Aftershock Festival.” Head over to the band’s official site for a detailed list of upcoming shows.