Anthrax - 2011 Before you get down to moshing in the privacy of your own home, do some serious partying in either Los Angeles or New York when Anthrax’s Chile On Hell live DVD is premieres on Monday, September 15th, the day before its general release. And, not only will attendees be among the first to see the thrash-masters performing an extended set that features all the fan-favorites in front of a sold-out, rabid crowd in Santiago, Chile, but each event will feature a special Q&A – Scott Ian and Chile On Hell‘s producer Jay Rustin at the L.A. screening, and Anthrax’s Frank Bello at New York’s.

The premiere is free to fans who pre-order the Chile On Hell Blu-ray or DVD from either Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, or Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA. Each pre-order comes with one wristband that entitles the holder to attend the premiere. Wristbands are limited, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

The New York premiere will take place at 9:00PM ET at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street; go to or for all details.

..and the L.A. premiere is set for 9:00PM PT at the Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street; more details are available here.

Chile On Hell will be released on Tuesday, September 16th (Megaforce), and features Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar performing at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax’s entire catalog including I Am The Law, Indians, Madhouse, Caught In A Mosh, The Devil You Know, and I’m Alive. Chile On Hell was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?”

12 Responses

  1. No offense to the fans, but I just never did “get” Anthrax. If anyone can point me in a direction that is an Anthrax record that isn’t sonically horrible and that actually has songs that the melody sticks in your head and that doesn’t rely on chugging riffs, please do. I’ve tried over and over, giving every record a listen up through Persistence. So far, all I come up with is the song “Indians”. I do not understand what they are. I don’t think they understand what they are.

    1. If that’s what you don’t like about them, then I really don’t know what direction to send you in to hear something from them you might like. Like a lot if thrash, speed and extreme bands in general, not every band connects with everyone. That’s true with any style of metal. Maybe you’d like the John Bush era better. Sound Of White Noise, to start with, has a more accessible approach musically, I guess. Personally, I love the old albums, particularly Spreading The Disease and Among The Living. But not every metal fan has the same taste and that’s why we’re all great in our own ways. Hope my suggestion helps. ROCK ON!!

    2. Your loss Joe. Anything w. Belladonna at the mic is worth listening to. Just because it ain’t Metallica doesn’t mean its not good thrash. Their last album is killer from beginning to end.

    3. DR: I’m a person that thinks most of what Metallica wrote after 1986 isn’t that great. Of course there are good tunes in there, but it took them a million years to get to Death Magnetic and even then they have to climb back up, imo. I’m still waiting for another Disposable Heroes, in terms of sheer greatness. I will check out Anthrax’s latest record for sure. Hopefully it’s to my liking : )

  2. you two guys are nuts! their last album is as good as anything they have done since the 80s and i would dare say it is better than metallica’s last album (which i love!)

    1. I’m the Man….Got the Time…..I am the Law…..Indians…..anything from Worship Music….it’s all there.

    2. Jamie: Caught is a decent tune. Decent. Anthrax tries really hard, so I put star stickers on their foreheads for the effort. Great musicianship, which is the case with Anthrax, doesn’t necessarily mean great songs.

    1. Nick: I listen to everything from Parliament, Sly, Abba and Manilow to Slayer and Dead Kennedys. I love hard and non-radio friendly music. But in every case, there is something there for me to get hooked into, to sink my teeth into. Anthrax doesn’t know how to do that. Case in point, how many singers have they gone through, only to get their most popular one back in Joey, and their status in the metal world hasn’t changed one bit.

Leave a Reply