ANTHRAX PUT NEW MATERIAL ON HOLD, AS DRUMMER CHARLIE BENANTE WORKS ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF “SPREADING THE DISEASE”
The revamp of their breakthrough record is set to appear later in 2015, pushing the follow-up to 2011’s Worship Music into 2016.
Benante tells the Examiner, I’ve been working on this anniversary thing, where I’m putting a bunch of bonus material on the second disc. It’s going to be really good.”
Spreading The Disease was originally released in 1985. It was their first to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello, and the last to include writing credited to former frontman Neil Turbin.
The band are currently recording fresh music – but when pressed for a release date, Benante said, “Probably [the] beginning of next year. Because if we do the Spreading The Disease release at the end of this year, we don’t want to put two things out at the same time.”
Guitarist Scott Ian previously said they wouldn’t be rushed into a release.
additional source: classicrock.teamrock.com