Anthrax might have made last album - Charlie Benante
Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante says For All Kings could have been their final album: “I’d rather go out on a high”
Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has said there’s a chance For All Kings could be the band’s final album.
That’s because he’s not sure they can top the success of their 11th title, coupled with the acclaim of previous release Worship Music.
But he’s not thinking about splitting the thrash icons any time soon.
Benante tells EonMusic: “I don’t even know if there will be another record. This may be our last record – I’d rather go out on a high.”
He adds: “Certain sports teams will have the greatest team one year, then come back next year and a lot of those players are missing.
“I’m not saying any of us will be missing, but maybe I think that inspiration may not be there. So let’s enjoy it.”
But the co-founder and co-lead songwriter emphasises: “I didn’t say we’d wrap it up. I just said it may be our last record. That’s how I feel.”
For All Kings is Anthrax’s second album since the return of classic-era vocalist Joey Belladonna in 2010. Anthrax won the annual Inspiration Award at this week’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods.
Anthrax 2016 tour dates
Jun 17: Hellfest, France
Jun 18: Pratteln Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switzerland
Jun 19: Graspop, Belgium
Jun 25: Amnesia Rockfest, QC
Jul 02: Tuska Open Air, Finland
Jul 03: Wroclaw Stadium, Poland
Jul 09: Jalometalli Festival, Finland
Jul 15: Gavle Gefle Metal Festival, Sweden
Jul 16: Dynamo Metalfest, Netherlands
Jul 24: Rock In Roma, Italy
Aug 14: Bloodstock Open Air, UK
Aug 21: Auburn Pain In The Grass, WA