Anthrax have released a stream of their cover of Kansas classic Carry On Wayward Son, listen to it below.

The song appears on the seven inch vinyl box set of For All Kings, which was released earlier this month.

Drummer Charlie Benante tells The Aquarian that he has long been a fan of the song, which originally appeared on Kansas’ 1976 album Leftoverture – and played along to it as a teenager.

Ben ante adds, “I had to go back into the hard drive of my brain and remember how to play the song. We wanted to do it justice.”

The new box set contains a total of ten seven inch singles, with each disc featuring a For All Kings track along with B-sides showcasing demos and covers.

Anthrax will head out on the road with Killswitch Engage and Code Orange next week – but the drummer says that despite their busy schedule, he’s already thinking about their next album.

He says, “I think there are two or three tracks that we could dust off and use as a starting point. I’d say maybe sometime this summer we could work on new material.”

However he adds, “I feel like we’re not done with For All Kings yet. We’re all so proud of it, and I feel like it still has some life to it.”

Anthrax previously released a stream of the track Vice Of The People from the box set. Find a list of their 2017 tour dates below.

Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Code Orange 2017 North American tour:

Apr 3: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD
Apr 4: Wallingford Oakdale Theatre, CT
Apr 5: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
Apr 7: Grand Rapids 20 Monroe Live, MI
Apr 8: Detroit The Fillmore, MI
Apr 11: Raleigh Ritz Raleigh, NC
Apr 12: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
Apr 13: Orlando House of Blues, FL
Apr 15: Austin Grizzly Hall Texas Independence Fest, TX
Apr 17: Houston House of Blues, TX
Apr 18: Dallas House of Blues, TX
Apr 22: Los Angeles The Wiltern, CA
Apr 23: San Francisco The Fillmore, CA
Apr 28: Denver The Fillmore, CO
Apr 29: Omaha Sokol Auditorium And Underground, NE
Apr 30: Kansas City The Midland, MO

May 1: St Louis The Pageant, MO
May 3: Toronto The Danforth Music Hall, ON
May 5: Huntington The Paramount, NY

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3 Responses

  1. I llove it when bands pay homage to their influences by covering one of theur songs, particularly when it’s played true to the original. In my opinion, Anthrax has historically done a great job with covers, particularly on Trust’s “Antisocial” song. I think Metallica has done a great job of covers, too, particularly how they always pay homage to their NWOBHM influences.

  2. The Anthrax version of this song is really good. This is a classic song, and Anthrax did it with respect. I was afraid they would try to thrash the song up, but they stayed true to the original, which is fine with me. This song is one of those songs that you just shouldn’t mess with too much. It is PERFECT the way it is, and if a band is going to cover it, they should stay as true to the original as possible. Kudos to Anthrax for covering it well.

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